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Laurence Olivier

 
Date of Birth: May 22, 1907
Date of Death: July 11, 1989 (82)

Birth Place: Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

  [London Fringe]
Original London Production, 1965
Reader
  [Broadway]
1961
Henry II
  [Broadway]
1960
Thomas Becket
  [Broadway]
1958
Archie Rice
  [Broadway]
1951
Antony
  [Broadway]
1951
Julius Caesar
  [Broadway]
1946
Oedipus Rex
  [Broadway]
1946
Mr. Puff
  [Broadway]
1946
Mikhail lvovich Astrov
  [Broadway]
1946
Justice Shallow
  [Broadway]
1946
Henry Percy
  [Broadway]
1940
Romeo
  [Broadway]
1939
Gaylord Easterbrook
  [Broadway]
1933
Julian
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1931
Victor Prynne
  [Broadway]
1929
Hugh Bromilow

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1980]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1960]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1952]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1950]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1940]
Composer
Director
Producer
Production Designer

Laurence Olivier Movies

The Temporary Widow
 
[1930]
Peter Bille
Potiphar's Wife
 
[1931]
Straker
The Conquest of the Air
 
[1931]
Vincent Lunardi
Friends and Lovers
 
[1931]
Lieutenant Ned Nichols
The Yellow Ticket
 
[1931]
Julian Rolfe
Westward Passage
 
[1932]
Nick Allen
No Funny Business
 
[1933]
Clive Dering
I Stand Condemned
 
[1935]
Captain Ivan Ignatoff
As You Like It
 
[1936]
Orlando
Fire Over England
 
[1937]
Michael
The Divorce of Lady X
 
[1938]
Everard Logan
Q Planes
 
[1939]
Tony McVane
Wuthering Heights
 
[1939]
Heathcliff
Rebecca
 
[1940]
Maximde Winter
Pride and Prejudice
 
[1940]
Mr. Darcy
21 Days Together
 
[1940]
Larry
That Hamilton Woman
 
[1941]
Lord Horatio Nelson
49th Parallel
 
[1941]
Johnnie - The Trapper
Adventure for Two
 
[1943]
Ivan Kouznetsoff
Henry V
 
[1944]
King Henry V of England
Hamlet
 
[1948]
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
The Magic Box
 
[1951]
Police Constable 94-B
Carrie
 
[1952]
George Hurstwood
The Beggar's Opera
 
[1953]
Captain MacHeath
Richard III
 
[1955]
Richard III
The Prince and the Showgirl
 
[1957]
The Regent
The Devil's Disciple
 
[1959]
General Burgoyne
Term of Trial
 
[1962]
Graham Weir
Bunny Lake Is Missing
 
[1965]
Superintendent Newhouse
Othello
 
[1965]
Othello
Khartoum
 
[1966]
The Mahdi
The Dance of Death
 
[1969]
Edgar
Oh! What a Lovely War
 
[1969]
Field-Marshal Sir John French
The Battle of Britain
 
[1969]
Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding
Three Sisters
 
[1970]
The Doctor
Nicholas and Alexandra
 
[1971]
Count Witte
Sleuth
 
[1972]
Andrew Wyke
Lady Caroline Lamb
 
[1972]
Duke of Wellington
Marathon Man
 
[1976]
Szell
A Bridge Too Far
 
[1977]
Doctor Spaander
The Betsy
 
[1978]
Number One
The Boys from Brazil
 
[1978]
Ezra Lieberman
Dracula
 
[1979]
Prof. Abraham Van Helsing
A Little Romance
 
[1979]
Julius
The Jazz Singer
 
[1980]
Cantor Rabinovitch
Clash of the Titans
 
[1981]
Zeus
The Jigsaw Man
 
[1983]
Adm. Sir Gerald Scaith
The Bounty
 
[1984]
Admiral Hood
Wild Geese II
 
[1985]
Rudolf Hess
War Requiem
 
[1989]
The Old Soldier

Laurence Olivier Awards and Nominations

 
Evening Standard Awards - 1973 - Lebedev Special Award Gold Star
Laurence Olivier
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1972 - Best Actor Gold Star
Laurence OlivierLong Day's Journey Into Night
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1967 - Best Actor Gold Star
Laurence OlivierDance of Death
 
Tony Awards - 1958 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Laurence Olivier, The Entertainer
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1957 - Best Actor Gold Star
Laurence OlivierThe Entertainer

Laurence Olivier News

Paramount Theatre Announces Subscription Series for 2023-24 Season Featuring BEAUTIFU Photo Paramount Theatre Announces Subscription Series for 2023-24 Season Featuring BEAUTIFUL, BILLY ELLIOT & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2023

Light the marquee, roll out the red carpet and open the doors to the largest subscription theater in the nation, because downtown Aurora’s Paramount Theatre has announced the four blockbuster musicals on tap for its 2023-24 Broadway Series.

What's On Tour? A Guide to Currently Running and Upcoming National Touring Production Photo What's On Tour? A Guide to Currently Running and Upcoming National Touring Productions
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2023

Favorites like Hamilton, Wicked, Anastasia, and Beetlejuice have already announced planned stops around the country. Want to know what's on tour now, or coming soon to a theatre near you? Enjoy Broadway locally with BroadwayWorld's full list of Broadway National Tours in 2023. 

THE FERRYMAN to Play Conrad Prebys Theatre at the Dea Hurston New Village Arts Center Photo THE FERRYMAN to Play Conrad Prebys Theatre at the Dea Hurston New Village Arts Center
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 20, 2023

Jez Butterworth's masterful international Tony Award winning Best Play (2019) ‚ÄúThe Ferryman‚ÄĚ will run January 27-March 5, 2023 (opening February 4) ‚Äď in the first United States production after Broadway ‚Äď and the first in the newly renovated and renamed Conrad Prebys Theatre at the Dea Hurston New Village Arts Center.

TCG Books to Release TIP OF THE TONGUE: REFLECTIONS ON LANGUAGE AND MEANING By Peter  Photo TCG Books to Release TIP OF THE TONGUE: REFLECTIONS ON LANGUAGE AND MEANING By Peter Brook
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 20, 2023

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Tip of the Tongue: Reflections on Language and Meaning by Peter Brook. TCG will publish the U.S. edition of this title, which was originally published in the U.K. in 2017 by our Partner Publisher Nick Hern Books. 

Photos: Sharon D. Clarke and Wendell Pierce Get Honored With Portraits at Sardi's Photo Photos: Sharon D. Clarke and Wendell Pierce Get Honored With Portraits at Sardi's
by Bruce Glikas - Jan 18, 2023

Death of a Salesman stars Sharon D. Clarke and Wendell Pierce recently were honored with portraits at the iconic Sardi's. BroadwayWorld was there for the unveiling and you can check out photos here!

Listen: THE THEATRE PODCAST With Alan Seales Welcomes Brandon Victor Dixon Photo Listen: THE THEATRE PODCAST With Alan Seales Welcomes Brandon Victor Dixon
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 17, 2023

Hear a podcast exclusive as The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales chats with Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor Brandon Victor Dixon.

Film Producer Edie Landau Dies at 95 Photo Film Producer Edie Landau Dies at 95
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2023

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Edie Landau, film producer, and mother of Broadway's Tina Landau, has died at 95 years old.

Boise Contemporary Theater to Present SWEAT Beginning This Month Photo Boise Contemporary Theater to Present SWEAT Beginning This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 14, 2023

Boise Contemporary Theater (BCT) will present their first show of the new year, Sweat by Lynn Nottage, in two weeks, with previews on January 25 and 26 at 7 pm and 27 at 8 pm.

Photos: Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford Pose in New Art for SWEENEY TODD
 Photo Photos: Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford Pose in New Art for SWEENEY TODD
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 12, 2023

Check out new photos of Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford for the upcoming Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

ENNIO: THE LIVING PAPER CARTOON Announced At Club Fugazi Photo ENNIO: THE LIVING PAPER CARTOON Announced At Club Fugazi
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2023

The art of living origami meets hilarious theatre magic when Club Fugazi presents Ennio: The Living Paper Cartoon, co-produced by Club Fugazi Experiences, Glynis Henderson Productions, and Jonathan Reinis Productions, making its triumphant return to San Francisco after an 11-year absence, with a limited engagement, January 10 through February 5, 2023.

Laurence Olivier Videos

Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway Videoplay
Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2022

The Lion King celebrated its 25th anniversary last night, Sunday, November 13th. Check out video footage from the big night here, featuring a performance from Lebo M, plus the stars taking their bows, and walking the red carpet.

Watch: THE LION KING on Broadway Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Short Film Highligh Videoplay
Watch: THE LION KING on Broadway Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Short Film Highlighting 'The Circle of Life'

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 10, 2022

Disney Theatrical Productions has partnered with ArtClass‚Äô Jamaal Parham and Bashan Aquart, also known as the Brooklyn-based directing duo, ‚ÄėJams x Bash,‚Äô to collaborate on a branded short film, Generations, the first of its kind for a Broadway production in celebration of The Lion King‚Äôs historic 25th Anniversary on Broadway. Watch the film here!

Video: Julie Taymor Talks THE LION KING 25th Anniversary and More! Videoplay
Video: Julie Taymor Talks THE LION KING 25th Anniversary and More!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 24, 2022

The Lion King will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on Sunday, November 13th. Julie Taymor sat down with Richard Ridge to discuss the show's impact and more. Check out the full interview in the video here!

BACK TO THE FUTURE Will Open on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre in Summer 2023 Videoplay
BACK TO THE FUTURE Will Open on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre in Summer 2023

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 21, 2022

BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Musical begins performances Friday, June 30, 2023 and officially opens Thursday, August 3, 2023 at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre. Learn about how the iconic film is coming to the stage.

VIDEO: Go Inside HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD's First Preview in Toronto Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD's First Preview in Toronto

by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2022

After many weeks of rehearsals in the studio, the all-Canadian cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now ensconced in the newly re-modelled CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre. Check out a video preview of the show here!

VIDEO: Go Inside HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD's  First Day of Rehearsals Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD's First Day of Rehearsals

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

Experience the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's journey in Toronto as the cast, creative team, and staff all meet for the first time to begin rehearsals and make some magic! Find out how to get tickets.

VIDEO: CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre Transforms for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Videoplay
VIDEO: CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre Transforms for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

For the last four months The CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre has been preparing for the Canadian premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Check out footage of the theatre's transformation.

VIDEO: JEOPARDY Features 'Remembering Stephen Sondheim' Category Videoplay
VIDEO: JEOPARDY Features 'Remembering Stephen Sondheim' Category

by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2022

Last night's episode of Jeopardy featured a category called 'Remembering Stephen Sondheim', featuring clues about some of the legendary composer's most notable work.

VIDEO: Broadway Sings in Times Square to Honor Stephen Sondheim Videoplay
VIDEO: Broadway Sings in Times Square to Honor Stephen Sondheim

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 2021

As BroadwayWorld sadly previously reported, Broadway lost its greatest icon in Stephen Sondheim, who passed away at the age of 91. The legendary composer is widely acknowledged as the most innovative, most influential, and most important composer and lyricist in modern Broadway history.

VIDEO: Brandon Victor Dixon Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! Videoplay
VIDEO: Brandon Victor Dixon Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 11, 2021

Watch as Richard Ridge chats with Brandon Victor Dixon, who will bring Broadway to the Hamptons tomorrow, August 12, with Broadway Out East.


Laurence Olivier Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Laurence Olivier been in?
Laurence Olivier has appeared on Broadway in 15 shows.

How many West End shows has Laurence Olivier been in?
Laurence Olivier has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Laurence Olivier been nominated for?
Lebedev Special Award (Evening Standard Awards) , Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night , Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for Dance of Death Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Entertainer and Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for The Entertainer .

What awards has Laurence Olivier won?
Lebedev Special Award (Evening Standard Awards), Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for Dance of Deathand Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for The Entertainer.