Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, 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.
t. e. Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM ( / ˈlɒrəns ˈkɜːr əˈlɪvieɪ /; 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.
Laurence Olivier (1907–1989) was an English actor who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson 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.
Laurence Olivier, 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, and he won three Academy Awards.
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 ...
Laurence Olivier. Actor: Sleuth. 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.
Der britische Theater- und Filmschauspieler, Regisseur und Sohn eines anglikanischen Pfarrers stieg in den 1940er Jahren zu einem der international bedeutendsten Charakterdarsteller auf. Sir Lord Laurence Kerr Olivier brillierte als Shakespeare-Darsteller ebenso wie in modernen oder humorvollen Rollen.