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Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (* 22. Mai 1907 als Laurence Kerr Olivier in Dorking, Surrey, England; † 11. Juli 1989 in Steyning, West Sussex, England), war ein britischer Schauspieler, Regisseur, Produzent und Theaterleiter. Der vierfache Oscar-Preisträger wird als einer der größten englischsprachigen Bühnen- und Filmdarsteller des 20. Jahrhunderts angesehen.
Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier OM (/ ˈ l ɒr ə n s ˈ k ɜːr ə ˈ l ɪ v i eɪ /; 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.
6. Jan. 2023 · Laurence Olivier, in full Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier of Brighton, also called (1947–70) Sir Laurence Olivier, (born May 22, 1907, Dorking, Surrey, England—died July 11, 1989, near London, England), a towering figure of the British stage and screen, acclaimed in his lifetime as the greatest English-speaking actor of the 20th century. He was the first member of his profession to be elevated to a life peerage. The son of an Anglican minister, Olivier attended All Saints Choir ...
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Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High Anglican priest. His surname came from a great-great-grandfather who was of French Huguenot origin. One of Olivier's earliest successes as a Shakespearean actor on the London stage came in 1935 when he played "Romeo" and "Mercutio" in alternate performances of "Romeo and Juliet" with John Gielgud. A young Englishwoman just beginning her career on the stage fell in love ...
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Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were \\"actually thinking them\\", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927.
Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High Anglican priest. His surname came from a great-great-grandfather who was of French Huguenot origin.
One of Olivier's earliest successes as a Shakespearean actor on the London stage came in 1935 when he played \\"Romeo\\" and \\"Mercutio\\" in alternate performances of \\"Romeo and Juliet\\" with John Gielgud. A young Englishwoman just beginning her career on the stage fell in love with Olivier's Romeo. In 1937, she was \\"Ophelia\\" to his \\"Hamlet\\" in ...
Die Laurence Olivier Awards sind seit 1976 jährlich vergebene britische Theater- und Musicalpreise. Sie gelten als höchste Auszeichnung im britischen Theater und sind vergleichbar mit den Tony Awards am amerikanischen Broadway. Der Preis ist nach dem renommierten britischen Schauspieler Laurence Olivier benannt. Verliehen wird die Auszeichnung von der Society of London Theatre an Theaterproduktionen, die im Londoner West End zu sehen waren.