Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier

British, Actor
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Laurence Olivier

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, Peggy Ashcroft and John Gielgud, 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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Full name at birth
Laurence Kerr Olivier
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Claim to fame
Hamlet (1948)
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Date of birth
22 May 1907
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Place of birth
Dorking, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
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Date of death
11 July 1989
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Place of death
Steyning, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
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Cause of death
Complications From A Muscle Disorder
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Actor/Director/Producer
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5' 10" (178 cm)
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Distinctive feature
  • A handsome man with a magnificent rich and smooth speaking voice...
  • Synonymous with Shakespeare: many roles in Shakespeare adaptations....
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Net worth
$20,000,000 USD
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High school
  • All Saints Choir School
  • St Edward's School, Oxford, England
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University
Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England
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