Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
Birthday: May 22, 1907
Place of Birth: Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom
Bio: Laurence Olivier -- Sir Laurence after 1947, Lord Laurence after 1970 -- has been variously lauded as the greatest Shakespearean interpreter of the 20th century, the greatest classical actor of the era, and the greatest actor of his generation. Although his career took a rather desperate turn toward the end when he seemed willing to appear in almost anything, the bulk of Olivier's 60-year career

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Year Title Credit
2007 Never Apologize: A Personal Visit with Lindsay Anderson Actor
2006 Tony Palmer's Classic Film of John Osborne and the Gift of Friendship Actor
2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Dr. Totenkopf
2003 Long Day's Journey Into Night Actor
2001 21 Days Actor
1999 Gay! Gay! Hollywood Actor
1999 Shylock Actor
1998 Shakespeare's Women and Claire Bloom Actor
1990 War Requiem Old Soldier
1987 William Walton: At the Haunted End of the Day Actor
1987 Lost Empires Actor
1986 Peter the Great Actor
1985 Wild Geese 2 Rudolf Hess
1984 The Bounty Admiral Hood
1984 A Voyage Round My Father Father
1984 The Jigsaw Man Adm. Sir Gerald Scaith
1984 The Ebony Tower Actor
1983 King Lear King Lear
1983 Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson Mr. Halpern
1983 Wagner Actor
1982 Laurence Olivier - A Life Actor
1981 Inchon Gen. Douglas MacArthur
1981 Clash of the Titans Zeus
1980 The Jazz Singer Cantor Rabinovitch
1979 A Little Romance Julius
1979 Dracula Abraham Van Helsing
1978 The Boys from Brazil Ezra Lieberman
1978 The Betsy Loren Hardeman Sr.
1978 Daphne Laureola Actor
1977 A Bridge Too Far Dr. Spaander
1977 Come Back, Little Sheba Actor
1977 Jesus of Nazareth Nicodemus
1976 Laurence Olivier Presents Actor
1976 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Prof. Moriarty
1976 Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Actor
1976 Marathon Man Szell
1976 Hindle Wakes Director
1975 Love Among the Ruins Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones
1975 Gentleman Tramp Narrator
1974 The Three Sisters Director
1974 The Rehearsal Actor
1973 The Merchant Of Venice Shylock
1972 Sleuth Andrew Wyke
1972 Lady Caroline Lamb Duke of Wellington
1971 Nicholas and Alexandra Count Witte
1970 American Film Theatre - Bundle Director
1970 David Copperfield Mr. Creakle
1969 Battle of Britain Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding
1969 Oh! What a Lovely War Field Marshal Sir John French
1968 Romeo and Juliet Narrator of Prologue
1968 The Shoes of the Fisherman Premier Kamenev
1966 Khartoum The Mahdi
1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing Newhouse
1965 Othello Othello
1962 Term of Trial Graham Weir
1960 The Entertainer Archie Rice
1960 Spartacus Marcus Licinius Crassus
1959 Devil's Disciple Gen. John Burgoyne
1957 The Prince and the Showgirl Grand Duke Charles
1956 Richard III Richard III
1953 The Beggar's Opera Capt. MacHeath
1953 A Queen Is Crowned Narrator
1952 The Magic Box Police Constable 94-B (uncredited)
1952 Carrie George Hurstwood
1948 Hamlet Director
1946 Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France Director
1944 This Happy Breed Narrator
1944 Olivier's Shakespeare Director
1943 Demi-Paradise Ivan Kouznetsoff
1941 49th Parallel (The Invaders) Johnnie
1941 That Hamilton Woman Lord Horatio Nelson
1941 Words for Battle Actor
1940 Rebecca Maxim de Winter
1940 21 Days Larry Durrant
1940 Pride and Prejudice Mr. Darcy
1939 Wuthering Heights Heathcliff
1939 Q Planes Actor
1938 21 Days Together Actor
1938 The Divorce of Lady X Everard Logan
1937 Fire Over England Michael Ingolby
1936 Conquest of the Air Vincent Lunardi
1936 I Stand Condemned Capt. Ignatoff
1936 As You Like It Orlando
1933 Perfect Understanding Nicholas Randall