Laurence Olivier

Actor · Producer · Director
IVA Star Rating : 76
Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, 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.

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, 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.

Birth Name

Laurence Kerr Olivier

Born

Wednesday, 22 May 1907

Died

Tuesday, 11 July 1989

Actor Filmography

Churchill and the Movie Mogul Self 2019
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 2018
Hollywood Insider Self 2018
Tea with the Dames Himself (archive footage) 2018
Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond Himself (archive footage) 2014
And the Oscar Goes To... Himself (archive footage) 2014
For No Good Reason Himself (archive footage) 2012
Love, Marilyn Himself (archive footage) 2012
Shakespeare Uncovered Hamlet (archive footage), Henry V (archive footage), King Lear (archive footage) 2012
The Bolt Report Self 2011
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Churchill and the Movie Mogul Self 2019
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 2018
Hollywood Insider Self 2018
Tea with the Dames Himself (archive footage) 2018
Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond Himself (archive footage) 2014
And the Oscar Goes To... Himself (archive footage) 2014
For No Good Reason Himself (archive footage) 2012
Love, Marilyn Himself (archive footage) 2012
Shakespeare Uncovered Hamlet (archive footage), Henry V (archive footage), King Lear (archive footage) 2012
The Bolt Report Self 2011
Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff Himself (archive footage) 2010
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (archive footage) 2009
Never Apologize Himself (archive footage) 2008
Brando Himself (archive footage) 2007
Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow Dr. Totenkopf (archive footage) (as Sir Laurence Olivier) 2004
Timeshift Himself (archive footage) (as Baron Olivier) 2002
Sir John Mills' Moving Memories Himself (archive footage) 2000
The Filth And The Fury Himself (archive footage) 2000
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend The Regent (archive footage) 2000
Shakespeare's Women & Claire Bloom Richard III (archive footage) 1999
Classified X Himself (archive footage) 1998
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender Himself (archive footage) 1997
Vivien Leigh: Scarlett And Beyond Himself (archive footage) 1990
War Requiem The Old Soldier 1989
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind Himself (archive footage) 1988
Lost Empires Harry Burrard 1986
American Masters Self, (archive footage) 1986
Peter the Great King William III of Orange 1986
Wild Geese II Rudolf Hess 1985
The Golden Gong (archive footage) 1985
The Last Days of Pompeii Gaius 1984
The Bounty Admiral Hood 1984
The Ebony Tower Henry Breasley 1984
The Jigsaw Man Adm. Sir Gerald Scaith 1983
Wagner Pfeuffer 1981
King Lear King Lear 1983
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983
Inchon Gen. Douglas MacArthur 1982
A Voyage Round My Father Clifford Mortimer 1982
Brideshead Revisited Lord Marchmain 1981
Clash Of The Titans Zeus 1981
The Jazz Singer Cantor Rabinovitch 1980
Dracula Prof. Abraham Van Helsing 1979
A Little Romance Julius 1979
The Boys from Brazil Ezra Lieberman 1978
The Betsy Loren Hardeman 1978
The South Bank Show Hamlet (archive footage), Othello (archive footage) 1978
Saturday Sunday Monday Antonio 1978
Come Back, Little Sheba Doc Delaney 1977
A Bridge Too Far Dr. Spaander 1977
Jesus of Nazareth Nicodemus 1977
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Big Daddy 1976
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Professor James Moriarty 1976
The Gentleman Tramp Narrator 1976
Marathon Man Christian Szell 1976
Arena Himself (archive footage), Himself - Director, National Theatre, 1963-1973 (archive footage), Himself 1975
Love Among the Ruins Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones 1975
The Rehearsal Himself 1974
The Merchant of Venice Shylock 1973
The World at War Himself - Narrator (voice), Himself - Narrator 1973
Sleuth Andrew Wyke 1972
Lady Caroline Lamb Duke of Wellington 1972
Nicholas And Alexandra Count Witte 1971
Three Sisters Dr. Ivan Chebutikin 1970
David Copperfield Mr. Creakle 1969
Battle of Britain Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding 1969
The Dance of Death Edgar 1969
Oh! What a Lovely War Field Marshal Sir John French 1969
ITV Saturday Night Theatre James Tyrone Sr. 1969
Male of the Species Narrator 1969
The Shoes Of The Fisherman Premier Piotr Ilyich Kamenev 1968
Romeo And Juliet Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 1968
ABC Stage 67 Himself (archive footage), Himself 1966
Khartoum The Mahdi 1966
Othello Othello 1965
Bunny Lake Is Missing Superintendent Newhouse 1965
Jeopardy! Himself (archive footage) (as Sir Laurence Olivier) 1964
NET Playhouse Astrov 1964
Uncle Vanya Dr. Astrov 1963
Term Of Trial Graham Weir 1962
The Power and the Glory Priest 1961
Spartacus Crassus 1960
The Entertainer Archie Rice (as Lawrence Olivier) 1960
The Devil's Disciple Gen. Burgoyne 1959
The Prince and the Showgirl The Regent 1957
Richard III Richard III 1955
The Beggar's Opera Captain MacHeath 1953
A Queen Is Crowned Narrator 1953
Carrie George Hurstwood 1952
The Magic Box Police Constable 94-B 1951
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself, Othello 1948
Hamlet The Royal Court of Denmark - Hamlet, Prince of Denmark 1948
Henry V King Henry V of England 1944
This Happy Breed Narrator (uncredited) 1944
The Volunteer Himself 1944
Adventure for Two Ivan Kouznetsoff 1943
Malta G.C. Narrator (voice) (as Lieut. Laurence Olivier) 1942
49th Parallel Johnnie - The Trapper 1941
Words for Battle (voice) 1941
That Hamilton Woman Lord Horatio Nelson 1941
Pride And Prejudice Mr. Darcy 1940
Hollywood: Style Center of the World Himself (archive footage) 1940
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards Himself 1940
Rebecca 'Maxim' de Winter 1940
21 Days Together Larry 1940
Wuthering Heights Heathcliff 1939
Clouds Over Europe Tony McVane 1939
The Divorce of Lady X Logan 1938
Fire Over England Michael Ingolby 1937
The Conquest of the Air Vincent Lunardi 1936
As You Like It Orlando 1936
I Stand Condemned Capt. Ivan Ignatoff 1935
No Funny Business Clive Dering 1933
Perfect Understanding Nicholas Randall 1933
Westward Passage Nick Allen 1932
The Yellow Ticket Julian Rolfe 1931
Friends and Lovers Lieutenant Ned Nichols 1931
Too Many Crooks The Man 1930

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1987 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1984 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Won
1982 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Won
1980 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture Nominated
1979 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1977 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1977 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture Won
1975 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy Won
1974 Emmy Best Lead Actor in a Drama Nominated
1973 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1973 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1970 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1968 Emmy Outstanding Dramatic Program Nominated
1966 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1961 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1961 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Nominated
1957 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1949 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
1949 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1949 Golden Globe Best Actor Won
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