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Laurence Olivier (1907-1989)
Just about the most revered British actor of the 20th Century, Laurence Olivier didn't get as many great film roles as his stage work merited. Due possibly because being acclaimed as a great actor was his motivation, and not being a great star.

Especially famous for his interpretations of Shakespeare - both on screen and on the stage, Olivier won a Best Actor Oscar in 1948 for 'Hamlet (1948)', though he is probably better known for 'Henry V (1944)' and 'Richard III (1955)' - as regards Shakespeare-inspired movies. He was also renowned for his stage King Lear.

Olivier put in many other memorable performances on screen, including in the films 'Wuthering Heights (1939)', 'Rebecca (1940)', 'Carrie (1952)', 'Spartacus (1960)', 'Sleuth (1972)', and 'Marathon Man (1976)'.

Also a respected director, Laurence Olivier was a great supporter of young actors, including the likes of Richard Burton and Anthony Hopkins. Olivier also co-founded the National Theatre in London. He died on July 11th, 1989, aged 82.

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Laurence Olivier DVDs available from booksmusicfilmstv.com - in association with Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

LAURENCE OLIVIER DVDs available from booksmusicfilmstv.com - in association with Amazon.co.uk
The Boys From Brazil [1978] The Boys From Brazil [1978]
Carlton Visual Entertainment Ltd
DVD - April 14, 2003
Wuthering Heights [1939]
MGM Home Ent. (Europe) Ltd.
DVD - July 5, 2004
Rebecca DVD Rebecca [1940]
Prism Leisure Corporation
DVD - October 4, 2004
Laurence Olivier - Hamlet / Henry V [1944] Laurence Olivier - Hamlet / Henry V [1944]
Carlton Visual Entertainment Ltd
DVD - November 12, 2001
Khartoum [1966] DVD Khartoum [1966]
MGM Home Ent. (Europe) Ltd.
DVD - March 31, 2003
The Three Sisters [1970]
Warner Home Video
DVD - June 28, 2004
LAURENCE OLIVIER DVDs available from booksmusicfilmstv.com - in association with Amazon.com
Product photo Richard III - Criterion Collection

 

Laurence Olivier Filmography
(most recent films listed first)

War Requiem (1989)
Wild Geese II (1985)
The Bounty (1984)
The Jigsaw Man (1983)
Clash Of The Titans (1981)
Inchon (1981)
The Jazz Singer (1980)
Dracula (1979)
A Little Romance (1979)
The Boys From Brazil (1978)
The Betsy (1978)
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)
Marathon Man (1976)
The Rehearsal (1974)
Sleuth (1972)
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
Nicholas And Alexandra (1971)
Three Sisters (1970)
Battle Of Britain (1969)
The Dance Of Death (1969)
Oh! What A Lovely War (1969)
The Shoes Of The Fisherman (1968)
Khartoum (1966)
Othello (1965)
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Uncle Vanya (1963)
Term Of Trial (1962)
Spartacus (1960)
The Entertainer (1960)
The Devil's Disciple (1959)
The Prince And The Showgirl (1957)
Richard III (1955)
The Beggar's Opera (1953)
Carrie (1952)
The Magic Box (1952)
Hamlet (1948)
Henry V (1944)
The Demi-Paradise (1943)
49th Parallel (1941)
That Hamilton Woman (1941)
Pride And Prejudice (1940)
Rebecca (1940)
21 Days (1940)
Wuthering Heights (1939)
Q Planes (1939)
The Divorce Of Lady X (1938)
Fire Over England (1937)
Conquest Of The Air (1936)
As You Like It (1936)
Moscow Nights (1935)
No Funny Business (1933)
Perfect Understanding (1933)
Westward Passage (1932)
The Yellow Ticket (1931)
Friends And Lovers (1931)
Potiphar's Wife (1931)
The Temporary Widow (1930)
Too Many Crooks (1930)

 

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