Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier
1907 - 1989
Laurence Olivier  British Actor

Laurence Olivier dating history


Laurence Olivier was previously married to Joan Plowright (1961 - 1989), Vivien Leigh (1940 - 1960) and Jill Esmond (1930 - 1940).

Laurence Olivier was in relationships with Sarah Miles (1960), Danny Kaye (1949 - 1950), Margot Fonteyn, Duke of Kent, Ivor Novello, Terence Morgan, Peter Finch and Siegfried Sassoon.

Laurence Olivier had encounters with Claire Bloom (1955), Marlon Brando (1951), Elissa Landi, Michael Farmer, John Gielgud, Jed Harris, Noël Coward, Shelley Winters, Henry Ainley, Graham Payn and Dorothy Tutin.

Laurence Olivier is rumoured to have hooked up with Cecil Roberts.


British Actor Laurence Olivier passed away on 11th Jul 1989 Steyning, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom aged 82. Born Laurence Kerr Olivier on 22nd May, 1907 in Dorking, Surrey, England, United Kingdom and educated at St Edward's School, Oxford, England, Laurence Olivier is most remembered for Hamlet (1948) in a career that spanned 1963 > 1963 (stage director) and 1932 > 1981 (performer: soundtrack) and 1944 > 1976 (film director) and 1944 > 1978 (film producer) and 1958 > 1985 (tv presenter) and 1941 > 1980 (narrator: short documentaries & tv documentaries & films) and 1937 > 1986 (self) and ???? > ???? (theatre Actor) and 1926 > 1988...............................(OVERALL) and 1926–1988. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Laurence Olivier was in 12 on-screen matchups, including Greer Garson in Pride and Prejudice (1940), Jennifer Jones in Carrie (1952), Elizabeth Sellars in A Voyage Round My Father (1984), Jean Simmons in Hamlet (1948) and Joan Fontaine in Rebecca (1940).

Laurence Olivier is a member of the following lists: Academy Honorary Award recipients, Emmy Award winners and Best Drama Actor Golden Globe (film) winners.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 28 years, 8 months 20 years, 11 months 10 years, 1 month
Dating8 1 year 1 month, 15 days -
Encounter11 - - -
Rumoured1 - - -
Total23 28 years, 8 months 2 years, 9 months 1 year


First Name Laurence
Middle Name Kerr
Last Name Olivier
Full Name at Birth Laurence Kerr Olivier
Alternative Name Larry, Larry-Boy, Baron Olivier, Kim, Sir Laurence Olivier, Lieutenant Laurence Olivier RNVR, Baron Olivier of Brighton, Lord Olivier
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
Distinctive Feature A handsome man with a magnificent rich and smooth speaking voice..., Synonymous with Shakespeare: many roles in Shakespeare adaptations....
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 in London, England
Occupation Text Actor/Director/Producer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Hamlet (1948)
Year(s) Active 1937 > 1955
(screenwriter), 1963 > 1963
(stage director), 1932 > 1981
(performer: soundtrack), 1944 > 1976
(film director), 1944 > 1978
(film producer), 1958 > 1985
(tv presenter), 1941 > 1980
(narrator: short documentaries & tv documentaries & films), 1937 > 1986
(self), ???? > ???? (theatre Actor), 1926 > 1988...............................(OVERALL), 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

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, was one of a trio of male actors who dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. He also worked in films throughout his career, playing more than fifty cinema roles. Late in his career, he had considerable success in television roles.

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Laurence Olivier82 GeminiActor
Joan Plowright94 ScorpioActress
Sarah Miles82 CapricornActress
Claire Bloom93 AquariusActress
Marlon Brando80 AriesActor
Danny Kaye76 CapricornActor
Vivien Leigh53 ScorpioActress
Jill Esmond82 AquariusActress
John Gielgud96 AriesActor
Terence Morgan83 SagittariusActor
Jed Harris79 PiscesDirector
Noël Coward73 SagittariusWriter
Shelley Winters85 LeoActress
Henry Ainley66 LeoActor
Graham Payn87 TaurusActor
Peter Finch60 LibraActor
Dorothy Tutin71 AriesActress
Siegfried Sassoon80 VirgoPoet
Margot Fonteyn71 TaurusDancer
Cecil Roberts84 TaurusJournalist
Duke of Kent39 SagittariusRoyalty
Elissa Landi43 SagittariusActress
Michael Farmer73 TaurusActor
Ivor Novello58 CapricornComposer
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NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
TarquinMale21st August, 193687 years oldJill Esmond
Male196163 years oldJoan Plowright
TamsinFemale196361 years oldJoan Plowright
Julie - KateFemale196658 years oldJoan Plowright


War Requiem1989The Old SoldierMovie
Lost Empires1986Harry BurrardTV Show
Peter the Great1986King William III of OrangeTV Show
Wild Geese II1985Rudolf HessMovie
Paul Hardcastle: Just for Money1985NarratorMovie
The Bounty1984Admiral HoodMovie
A Talent for Murder1984Dr. Anthony WainwrightTV Movie
A Voyage Round My Father1984Clifford MortimerTV Movie
The Ebony Tower1984Henry BreasleyTV Movie
The Last Days of Pompeii1984GaiusTV Show
The Jigsaw Man1983Adm. Sir Gerald ScaithMovie
King Lear1983King LearTV Movie
Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson1983Joe HalpernTV Movie
Clash of the Titans1981ZeusMovie
Inchon1981Gen. Douglas MacArthurMovie
Brideshead Revisited1981Lord MarchmainTV Show
Wagner1981PfeufferTV Show
The Jazz Singer1980Cantor RabinovitchMovie
A Little Romance1979JuliusMovie
Dracula1979Prof. Abraham Van HelsingMovie
The Betsy1978Number OneMovie
The Boys from Brazil1978Ezra LiebermanMovie
Daphne Laureola1978Sir JosephTV Movie
Saturday, Sunday, Monday1978AntonioTV Movie
A Bridge Too Far1977Doctor SpaanderMovie
Come Back, Little Sheba1977DocTV Movie
Jesus of Nazareth1977NicodemusTV Show
Marathon Man1976Dr. Christian SzellMovie
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution1976Professor James Moriarty (as Sir Laurence Olivier)Movie
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof1976Big DaddyTV Movie
Love Among the Ruins1975Sir Arthur Glanville-JonesTV Movie
The Merchant of Venice1973ShylockTV Movie
Lady Caroline Lamb1972Duke of WellingtonMovie
Sleuth1972Andrew WykeMovie
Nicholas and Alexandra1971Count WitteMovie
Great Performances1971HarryTV Show
Three Sisters1970The DoctorMovie
David Copperfield1970Mr. CreakleTV Movie
The Battle of Britain1969Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh DowdingMovie
Oh! What a Lovely War1969Field-Marshal Sir John FrenchMovie
Male of the Species1969NarratorTV Movie
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1969James Tyrone Sr., NarratorTV Show
The Dance of Death1969EdgarMovie
Romeo and Juliet1968Complementary Role (voice, uncredited), Lord Montague, NarratorMovie
The Shoes of the Fisherman1968Premier Piotr Ilyich Kamenev (as Sir Laurence Olivier)Movie
Uncle Vanya1967Dr. Mihail Lwowitch AstrowTV Movie
Khartoum1966The MahdiMovie
Bunny Lake Is Missing1965Superintendent NewhouseMovie
NET Playhouse1964Dr. AstrovTV Show
Uncle Vanya1963Dr. AstrovMovie
Term of Trial1962Graham WeirMovie
The Power and the Glory1961PriestTV Movie
The Entertainer1960Archie Rice (as Lawrence Olivier)Movie
The Devil's Disciple1959Gen. BurgoyneMovie
The Moon and Sixpence1959Charles StricklandTV Movie
The Prince and the Showgirl1957The RegentMovie
Richard III1955Richard IIIMovie
ITV Play of the Week1955John Gabriel BorkmanTV Show
Richard III1955King Richard III of England (as Sir Laurence Olivier)TV Show
The Beggar's Opera1953Captain MacHeathMovie
Carrie1952George HurstwoodMovie
The Magic Box1951Police Constable 94-BMovie
Hamlet1948Hamlet, Prince of DenmarkMovie
Henry V1944King Henry V of EnglandMovie
Adventure for Two1943Ivan KouznetsoffMovie
That Hamilton Woman1941Lord Horatio NelsonMovie
49th Parallel1941Johnnie - The TrapperMovie
21 Days Together1940Larry [DarrantMovie
Pride and Prejudice1940Mr. DarcyMovie
Rebecca1940'Maxim' de WinterMovie
Clouds Over Europe1939Tony McVaneMovie
Wuthering Heights1939HeathcliffMovie
The Divorce of Lady X1938Everard LoganMovie
Fire Over England1937MichaelMovie
Scenes from Macbeth1937MacbethTV Show
As You Like It1936OrlandoMovie
The Conquest of the Air1936Vincent LunardiMovie
I Stand Condemned1935Capt. Ivan IgnatoffMovie
Perfect Understanding1933Nicholas RandallMovie
No Funny Business1933Clive DeringMovie
Westward Passage1932Nick AllenMovie
Friends and Lovers1931Lieutenant Ned NicholsMovie
The Yellow Ticket1931Julian RolfeMovie
Potiphar's Wife1931StrakerMovie
The Temporary Widow1930Peter BilleMovie
Too Many Crooks1930The ManShort Film
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silverscreenjimsilverscreenjimMar 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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