Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier (1907-1989) was for many years associated with the Old Vic theatre, he was director of the National Theatre company (1962-1973).
His stage roles include Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III, and Archie Rice in Osborne's The Entertainer. His acting and direction of filmed versions of Shakespeare's plays received critical acclaim, for example Henry V in 1944 and Hamlet in 1948.
Other films in which he appeared are Wuthering Heights in 1939, Rebecca in 1940, Sleuth in 1972, Marathon Man in 1976, and The Boys from Brazil in 1978. The Olivier Theatre (part of the National Theatre on the South Bank, London) is named after him.
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Laurence Olivier was a English actor and director.
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