Laurence Olivier

Date of Death: July 11, 1989 (82)

Birth Place: Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND

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Laurence Olivier STAGE CREDITS

[London Fringe]
Original London Production, 1965

Henry II

Thomas Becket

Archie Rice


Julius Caesar

Oedipus Rex

Mr. Puff

Mikhail lvovich Astrov

Justice Shallow

Henry Percy


Gaylord Easterbrook


Broadway Production, 1931
Victor Prynne

Hugh Bromilow

Laurence Olivier Productions

[Broadway, 1980]
[Broadway, 1960]
[Broadway, 1952]
[Broadway, 1950]
[Broadway, 1940]
Production Designer

Laurence Olivier Movies

[1930]The Temporary Widow Peter Bille

[1931]Potiphar's Wife Straker

[1931]The Conquest of the Air Vincent Lunardi

[1931]Friends and Lovers Lieutenant Ned Nichols

[1931]The Yellow Ticket Julian Rolfe

[1932]Westward Passage Nick Allen

[1933]No Funny Business Clive Dering

[1935]I Stand Condemned Captain Ivan Ignatoff

[1936]As You Like It Orlando

[1937]Fire Over England Michael

[1938]The Divorce of Lady X Everard Logan

[1939]Q Planes Tony McVane

[1939]Wuthering Heights Heathcliff

[1940]Rebecca Maximde Winter

[1940]Pride and Prejudice Mr. Darcy

[1940]21 Days Together Larry

[1941]That Hamilton Woman Lord Horatio Nelson

[1941]49th Parallel Johnnie - The Trapper

[1943]Adventure for Two Ivan Kouznetsoff

[1944]Henry V King Henry V of England

[1948]Hamlet Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

[1951]The Magic Box Police Constable 94-B

[1952]Carrie George Hurstwood

[1953]The Beggar's Opera Captain MacHeath

[1955]Richard III Richard III

[1957]The Prince and the Showgirl The Regent

[1959]The Devil's Disciple General Burgoyne

[1962]Term of Trial Graham Weir

[1965]Bunny Lake Is Missing Superintendent Newhouse

[1965]Othello Othello

[1966]Khartoum The Mahdi

[1969]The Dance of Death Edgar

[1969]Oh! What a Lovely War Field-Marshal Sir John French

[1969]The Battle of Britain Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding

[1970]Three Sisters The Doctor

[1971]Nicholas and Alexandra Count Witte

[1972]Sleuth Andrew Wyke

[1972]Lady Caroline Lamb Duke of Wellington

[1976]Marathon Man Szell

[1977]A Bridge Too Far Doctor Spaander

[1978]The Betsy Number One

[1978]The Boys from Brazil Ezra Lieberman

[1979]Dracula Prof. Abraham Van Helsing

[1979]A Little Romance Julius

[1980]The Jazz Singer Cantor Rabinovitch

[1981]Clash of the Titans Zeus

[1983]The Jigsaw Man Adm. Sir Gerald Scaith

[1984]The Bounty Admiral Hood

[1985]Wild Geese II Rudolf Hess

[1989]War Requiem The Old Soldier

Laurence Olivier Awards and Nominations

Evening Standard Awards - 1972 - Best Actor

Laurence OlivierLong Day's Journey Into Night

Evening Standard Awards - 1967 - Best Actor

Laurence OlivierDance of Death

Evening Standard Awards - 1957 - Best Actor

Laurence OlivierThe Entertainer

Laurence Olivier Videos

Laurence Olivier News

Tickets to At Proctors SIX On Sale This

Get ready for the exhilarating new musical phenomenon, SIX, coming to Proctors in Schenectady. Learn how to purchase tickets!

WOLF HALL Series Adds Harriet Walter & Timothy Spall

Harriet Walter and Timothy Spall will join Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Jonathan Pryce, Kate Phillips and Lilit Lesser in the upcoming sequel to PBS' Emmy-nominated Wolf Hall miniseries. Walter will be playing Lady Margaret Pole, alongside Spall as the Duke of Norfolk.

VIDEO: Watch a Teaser Trailer for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE* (*SORT OF), Beginning This Month at CAA Theatre

Watch a teaser trailer for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (SORT OF) at CAA Theatre in Toronto running from December 14 through January 14 2024 below!

Cast Announced for BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL at Aurora's Paramount Theatre

Paramount Theatre rings in 2024 with an inspired new production of this popular coming-of-age tale, set to the music of Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, directed by Trent Stork. Performances are February 7-March 24, 2024. Opening Night is Friday, February 16 at 8 p.m. Learn more about the cast here!

Northern Ballet's ROMEO AND JULIET Will Tour UK in 2024

Northern Ballet will bring their award-winning Romeo & Juliet back to the stage in spring 2024 after an absence of over 16 years. 

Rambert's PEAKY BLINDERS to be Broadcast as Part of BBC's Festive Line-Up

The BBC have revealed their festive line-up, including many theatrical treats. Among the announcements are Rambert's Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty and The Hound of the Baskervilles, recorded on the stage of London’s Barbican Theatre.

Suzie Miller's Smash Hit JAILBABY Stages A Comeback In 2024 At Griffin Theatre Company

Following a sell-out debut season and due to astronomical audience demand, Griffin Theatre Company has announced the return of playwright Suzie Miller's Jailbaby for a highly limited season at the SBW Stables Theatre from the 4th – 21st January 2024.

Photos: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Reveals First Look At New Cast Members In Action!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child welcomes some new leading cast members for its sixth year making magic on Broadway! See Cara Ricketts, Daniel Fredrick, Jane Bruce and the rest of the company in new production photos!

THE LION KING to Open a New Toronto Sit-Down Production

Toronto will become the first city in North America to have a second sit-down production of Disney’s The Lion King. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets!

SIX in Fort Worth Launches Digital Lottery

Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, and the producers of the musical phenomenon SIX have announced a digital lottery powered by Broadway Direct, offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $36 tickets available for all performances of SIX at Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall.

22 Theater Books for Your Winter 2024 Reading List

The weather outside might still be frightful for a while, but what better time to stay in and snuggle up with a great Broadway read? Check out our complete Winter 2024 reading list!

Photos: First Look at CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Paramount Theatre

Step behind the gates and discover the magic that awaits when Aurora’s Paramount Theatre presents the Professional Regional Premiere of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, currently running through January 14, 2024. Check out production photos here!

Special Sing-Along Performance of SIX Comes to Chicago in July 2024

Broadway In Chicago has announced the first sing-along performance here in Chicago of SIX on Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the James M. Nederlander Theatre.

Amber Riley Joins Gay Men's Chorus Of South Florida For 'Celebrate The Holidays' Concert

Award-winning actress and singer Amber Riley (Glee) will join the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida (GMCSF) for its “Celebrate the Holidays'' concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.

Lesli Margheita, George Salazar & More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR

Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast for their Holiday Spectacular, including Broadway stars MaryAnn Hu and Lesli Margheita. Get all the details here.

American Ballet Theatre Unveils 2024 Summer Season at The Met

American Ballet Theatre has unveiled their 2024 Summer season at the Metropolitan Opera House, June 18 – July 20.

Grand Theatre Invites Audiences into a World of Pure Imagination at CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Step into a world of pure imagination with Grand Theatre's production of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.' Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, this musical is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Directed by Jan Alexandra Smith, with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. Don't miss this magical journey!

Steve Carell Will Make His Broadway Debut in UNCLE VANYA; Additional Cast Revealed!

Steve Carell is headed to Broadway! The actor, best known for starring in the television series The Office, will make his Broadway debut in Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Anton Chekhov’s classic UNCLE VANYA. Find out more information about the production here!

THE LION KING Celebrates 26th Anniversary on Broadway

The Lion King celebrates its 26th anniversary on Broadway today, Monday, November 13th.  

REVIEW: Highly Amusing And Deeply Poignant, THE MEMORY OF WATER Contemplates The Enduring Effect A Person Can Have On Their Loved Ones After Death.

Brilliantly funny with relatable moments, THE MEMORY OF WATER combines comedy with scientific theory to challenge how memories are retained and altered over time. 


Laurence Olivier has appeared on Broadway in 15 shows.

Laurence Olivier has not appeared in the West End

Laurence Olivier has been nominated for several awards, including the Lebedev Special Award at the Evening Standard Awards. He has also been nominated for Best Actor at the Evening Standard Awards for his performances in "Long Day's Journey Into Night" and "Dance of Death." Additionally, Olivier received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for his role in "The Entertainer." He was also nominated for Best Actor at the Evening Standard Awards for his performance in "The Entertainer."

Laurence Olivier has won several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable wins include the Lebedev Special Award at the Evening Standard Awards, Best Actor at the Evening Standard Awards for his performances in "Long Day's Journey Into Night," "Dance of Death," and "The Entertainer." These accolades highlight Olivier's exceptional talent and contributions to the theater industry.

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