Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier
1907 - 1989

Laurence Olivier  British Actor

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier of Brighton, OM, Kt (/ˈlɒɹəns kɜːɹ ɒˈlɪvi.eɪ/; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20t...

Confirmed Relationships7
Longest Relationship28 yrs, 8 mths
Average Relationship Length9 yrs, 1 mth
Rumored Relationships7
First Name Laurence
Middle Name Kerr
Last Name Olivier
Full Name at Birth Laurence Kerr Olivier
Alternative Name Larry, Larry-Boy, Baron Olivier, Kim
Age 82 (age at death) years
Birthday 22nd May, 1907
Birthplace Dorking, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Died 11th July, 1989
Place of Death Steyning, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Cause of Death Complications From A Muscle Disorder
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Bisexual
Religion Anglican / Episcopalian
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
High School All Saints Choir School, St Edward's School, Oxford, England
University Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England
Occupation Text Actor, Director, Producer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Hamlet
Year(s) Active 1926–1988
Official Websites,,,
Father Gerard Kerr Olivier (clergyman, encouraged Laurence to become an actor)
Mother Agnes Louise Crookenden (died when Laurence was 12)
Brother Gerard Dacre (older brother)
Sister Sybille (older sister)
Friend Stewart Granger, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Raymond Massey, David Niven, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Tony Curtis, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud
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Laurence Olivier82 GeminiActor
Joan Plowright86 ScorpioActress
Sarah Miles74 CapricornActress
Claire Bloom85 AquariusActress
Marlon Brando80 AriesActor
Danny Kaye74 CapricornActor
Vivien Leigh53 ScorpioActress
Jill Esmond82 AquariusActress
Elissa Landi43 SagittariusActress
Henry Ainley66 Leo
Graham Payn87 TaurusActor
Margot Fonteyn71 TaurusDancer
Shelley Winters85 LeoActress
Noël Coward73 SagittariusWriter
Dorothy Tutin71 AriesActress
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Male21st August, 193679 years old
Male196155 years old
Female196353 years old
Julie - Kate
Female196650 years old

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War Requiem1989 The Old Soldier Movie
Lost Empires1986 Harry Burrard TV Show
Peter the Great1986 King William III of Orange TV Show
Wild Geese II1985 Rudolf Hess Movie
The Bounty1984 Admiral Hood Movie
A Talent for Murder1984 Dr. Anthony Wainwright TV Movie
A Voyage Round My Father1984 Clifford Mortimer TV Movie
The Ebony Tower1984 Henry Breasley TV Movie
The Last Days of Pompeii1984 Gaius TV Show
The Jigsaw Man1983 Adm. Sir Gerald Scaith Movie
King Lear1983 King Lear TV Movie
Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson1983 Joe Halpern TV Movie
Wagner1983 Pfeuffer TV Show
Clash of the Titans1981 Zeus Movie
Inchon1981 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Movie
Brideshead Revisited1981 Lord Marchmain TV Show
The Jazz Singer1980 Cantor Rabinovitch Movie
A Little Romance1979 Julius Edmond Santorin Movie
Dracula1979 Prof. Abraham Van Helsing Movie
The Betsy1978 Number One Movie
The Boys from Brazil1978 Ezra Lieberman Movie
Daphne Laureola1978 Sir Joseph TV Movie
Saturday, Sunday, Monday1978 Antonio TV Movie
A Bridge Too Far1977 Doctor Spaander Movie
Come Back, Little Sheba1977 Doc Delaney TV Movie
Jesus of Nazareth1977 Nicodemus TV Show
Marathon Man1976 Szell Movie
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution1976 Professor James Moriarty Movie
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof1976 Big Daddy TV Movie
Love Among the Ruins1975 Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones TV Movie
The Rehearsal1974 Movie
The Merchant of Venice1973 Shylock TV Movie
Lady Caroline Lamb1972 Duke of Wellington Movie
Sleuth1972 Andrew Wyke Movie
Nicholas and Alexandra1971 Count Witte Movie
Great Performances1971 Harry TV Show
Three Sisters1970 Dr. Ivan Chebutikin Movie
Battle of Britain1969 Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding Movie
Oh! What a Lovely War1969 Field-Marshal Sir John French Movie
David Copperfield1969 Mr. Creakle TV Movie
Male of the Species1969 Narrator TV Movie
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1969 James Tyrone Sr. TV Show
The Dance of Death1969 Edgar Movie
Romeo and Juliet1968 Narrator (voice, uncredited) Movie
The Shoes of the Fisherman1968 Premier Piotr Ilyich Kamenev Movie
Khartoum1966 The Mahdi Movie
NET Playhouse1966 Astrov TV Show
Bunny Lake Is Missing1965 Superintendent Newhouse Movie
Othello1965 Othello Movie
Uncle Vanya1963 Dr. Astrov Movie
Term of Trial1962 Graham Weir Movie
The Power and the Glory1961 Priest TV Movie
Spartacus1960 Crassus Movie
The Entertainer1960 Archie Rice Movie
The Devil's Disciple1959 Gen. Burgoyne Movie
The Moon and Sixpence1959 Charles Strickland TV Movie
The Prince and the Showgirl1957 The Regent Movie
Richard III1955 Richard III Movie
ITV Play of the Week1955 John Gabriel Borkman TV Show
The Beggar's Opera1953 Captain MacHeath Movie
Carrie1952 George Hurstwood Movie
The Magic Box1951 Police Constable 94-B Movie
Hamlet1948 Hamlet - Prince of Denmark Movie
Henry V1944 King Henry V of England Movie
This Happy Breed1944 Narrator (uncredited) Movie
Adventure for Two1943 Ivan Kouznetsoff Movie
That Hamilton Woman1941 Lord Horatio Nelson Movie
49th Parallel1941 Johnnie - the Trapper Movie
21 Days Together1940 Larry Durrant Movie
Pride and Prejudice1940 Mr. Darcy Movie
Rebecca1940 'Maxim' de Winter Movie
Clouds Over Europe1939 Tony McVane Movie
Wuthering Heights1939 Heathcliff Movie
The Divorce of Lady X1938 Everard Logan Movie
Fire Over England1937 Michael Ingolby Movie
As You Like It1936 Orlando Movie
The Conquest of the Air1936 Vincent Lunardi Movie
I Stand Condemned1935 Capt. Ivan Ignatoff Movie
Perfect Understanding1933 Nicholas Randall Movie
No Funny Business1933 Clive Dering Movie
Westward Passage1932 Nick Allen Movie
Friends and Lovers1931 Lieutenant Ned Nichols Movie
The Yellow Ticket1931 Julian Rolfe Movie
Potiphar's Wife1931 Straker Movie
The Temporary Widow1930 Peter Bille Movie
Too Many Crooks1930 The Man Movie
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silverscreenjimMar 2, 2010

A great stage and screen of Englands finest sons.His voice was perfect and could hold one`s attention so well just with his speech..let alone his acting ability.Listen to him narrate the world at war ..fantastic.

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