Laurence Olivier (1907–1989)

Actor | Producer | Director
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KNOWN FOR 
Rebecca (1940) | Sleuth (1972) | Spartacus (1960)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Oscar. Another 38 wins & 36 nominations More »
AKA 
Baron Olivier | Lawrence Olivier | Lieut. Laurence Olivier | Lord Olivier | Sir Laurence Olivier | Sir Lawrence Olivier  Less
NICKNAMEs  
Larry, Kim
BORN 
May 22, 1907 (died Jul 11, 1989)
HEIGHT 
5' 10" (1.78m)

Filmography Filter

Past Film & Video (60 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for War RequiemWar Requiem The Old Soldier  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Wild Geese IIWild Geese II Rudolf Hess  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The BountyThe Bounty Admiral Hood  Less 1984 $25MM $8.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Jigsaw ManThe Jigsaw Man Adm. Sir Gerald Scaith  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for InchonInchon Gen. Douglas MacArthur  Less 1981 $46MM $5.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Clash of the TitansClash of the Titans Zeus, Soundtrack ("The Constellations - End Title") (uncredited)  Less 1981 $15MM $41MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Jazz SingerThe Jazz Singer Cantor Rabinovitch  Less 1980 $27MM / —
  • Primary photo for DraculaDracula Prof. Abraham Van Helsing  Less 1979 $12MM $20MM / $31MM
  • Primary photo for A Little RomanceA Little Romance Julius  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Boys from BrazilThe Boys from Brazil Ezra Lieberman  Less 1978 $12MM $19MM / —
  • Primary photo for The BetsyThe Betsy Number One  Less 1978 $18MM / —
  • Primary photo for A Bridge Too FarA Bridge Too Far Doctor Spaander  Less 1977 $26MM $51MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Seven-Per-Cent SolutionThe Seven-Per-Cent Solution Professor James Moriarty (as Sir Laurence Olivier)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Marathon ManMarathon Man Szell  Less 1976 $6.5MM $22MM / —
  • Primary photo for Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb Duke of Wellington  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for SleuthSleuth Andrew Wyke  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Nicholas and AlexandraNicholas and Alexandra Count Witte  Less 1971 $9MM
  • Primary photo for Three SistersThree Sisters Dr. Ivan Chebutikin, Director  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The Dance of DeathThe Dance of Death Edgar  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for Battle of BritainBattle of Britain Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding  Less 1969 $17MM
  • Primary photo for Oh! What a Lovely WarOh! What a Lovely War Field-Marshal Sir John French  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The Shoes of the FishermanThe Shoes of the Fisherman Premier Piotr Ilyich Kamenev (as Sir Laurence Olivier)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Romeo and JulietRomeo and Juliet Narrator / Lord Montague / Complementary Role (voice) (uncredited)  Less 1968 $39MM / —
  • Primary photo for KhartoumKhartoum The Mahdi  Less 1966 $6MM
  • Primary photo for OthelloOthello Othello  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Bunny Lake Is MissingBunny Lake Is Missing Superintendent Newhouse  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Uncle VanyaUncle Vanya Dr. Astrov, Stage Director  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for Term of TrialTerm of Trial Graham Weir  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for SpartacusSpartacus Crassus  Less 1960 $12MM $30MM / $60MM
  • Primary photo for The EntertainerThe Entertainer Archie Rice (as Lawrence Olivier), Performer ("Why Should I Care?", "Hide Your Face, Mum", "Thank God I'm Normal", "I Don't Care Where They Bury My Body") (uncredited)  Less 1960
  • Primary photo for The Devil's DiscipleThe Devil's Disciple Gen. Burgoyne  Less 1959 $1.5MM
  • Primary photo for The Prince and the ShowgirlThe Prince and the Showgirl The Regent, Director, Producer  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for Richard IIIRichard III Richard III, Director, Presenter, Producer, Writer (uncredited)  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for The Beggar's OperaThe Beggar's Opera Captain MacHeath, Producer, Performer ("At The Tree I Shall Suffer" (Uncredited), "How Happy Could I Be With Either" (uncredited), "The Charge Is Prepared" (uncredited))  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for CarrieCarrie George Hurstwood  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for The Magic BoxThe Magic Box Police Constable 94-B  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for HamletHamlet The Royal Court of Denmark - Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Director, Presenter, Voice (Ghost of Hamlet's Father) (uncredited), Producer (uncredited), Writer (uncredited)  Less 1948 £500K
  • Primary photo for This Happy BreedThis Happy Breed Narrator (uncredited)  Less 1944 £200K
  • Primary photo for Henry VHenry V King Henry V of England, Director, Producer, Writer (uncredited)  Less 1944 £475K
  • Primary photo for Adventure for TwoAdventure for Two Ivan Kouznetsoff  Less 1943
  • Primary photo for 49th Parallel49th Parallel Johnnie - The Trapper, Performer ("Alouette") (uncredited)  Less 1941 £132K
  • Primary photo for That Hamilton WomanThat Hamilton Woman Lord Horatio Nelson  Less 1941
  • Primary photo for Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice Mr. Darcy  Less 1940
  • Primary photo for 21 Days Together21 Days Together Larry  Less 1940
  • Primary photo for RebeccaRebecca 'Maxim' de Winter  Less 1940 $1.3MM
  • Primary photo for Clouds Over EuropeClouds Over Europe Tony McVane  Less 1939
  • Primary photo for Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights Heathcliff  Less 1939 $594K / —
  • Primary photo for The Divorce of Lady XThe Divorce of Lady X Logan  Less 1938
  • Primary photo for Fire Over EnglandFire Over England Michael Ingolby, Soundtrack ("The Spanish Lady's Love" (ncredited))  Less 1937
  • Primary photo for The Conquest of the AirThe Conquest of the Air Vincent Lunardi  Less 1936
  • Primary photo for As You Like ItAs You Like It Orlando  Less 1936
  • Primary photo for I Stand CondemnedI Stand Condemned Capt. Ivan Ignatoff  Less 1935
  • Primary photo for No Funny BusinessNo Funny Business Clive Dering  Less 1933
  • Primary photo for Perfect UnderstandingPerfect Understanding Nicholas Randall  Less 1933
  • Primary photo for Westward PassageWestward Passage Nick Allen, Performer ("The Wedding March", "What'll I Do?") (uncredited)  Less 1932
  • Primary photo for The Yellow TicketThe Yellow Ticket Julian Rolfe  Less 1931
  • Primary photo for Friends and LoversFriends and Lovers Lieutenant Ned Nichols  Less 1931
  • Primary photo for Potiphar's WifePotiphar's Wife Straker  Less 1931
  • Primary photo for The Temporary WidowThe Temporary Widow Peter Bille  Less 1930
  • Primary photo for Too Many CrooksToo Many Crooks (Short) The Man  Less 1930
Past Television (29 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Lost EmpiresLost Empires (TV Mini-series) Harry Burrard (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for Peter the GreatPeter the Great (TV Mini-series) King William III of Orange (4 episodes, 1986)  Less 1986 4
    • Part IV (Feb 5, 1986) King William III of Orange  Less
    • Episode #1.3 (Feb 4, 1986) King William III of Orange  Less
    • Pt II (Feb 3, 1986) King William III of Orange  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Ebony TowerThe Ebony Tower (TV Movie) Henry Breasley  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The Last Days of PompeiiThe Last Days of Pompeii (TV Mini-series) Gaius (3 episodes, 1984)  Less 1984 3
  • Primary photo for WagnerWagner (TV Mini-series) Pfeuffer (5 episodes, 1983)  Less 1983–1984 5
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  • Primary photo for A Talent for MurderA Talent for Murder (TV Movie) Dr. Anthony Wainwright  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for King LearKing Lear (TV Movie) King Lear  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Mr. Halpern and Mr. JohnsonMr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson (TV Movie) Joe Halpern  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for A Voyage Round My FatherA Voyage Round My Father (TV Movie) Clifford Mortimer  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Brideshead RevisitedBrideshead Revisited (TV Mini-series) Lord Marchmain (2 episodes, 1981)  Less 1981 2
  • Primary photo for Daphne LaureolaDaphne Laureola (TV Movie) Sir Joseph, Executive Producer  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Saturday, Sunday, MondaySaturday, Sunday, Monday (TV Movie) Antonio  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Come Back, Little ShebaCome Back, Little Sheba (TV Movie) Doc Delaney, Creative Producer  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Jesus of NazarethJesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-series) Nicodemus (2 episodes, 1977)  Less 1977 2
    • Part 2 (Apr 10, 1977) Nicodemus  Less
    • Part 1 (Apr 3, 1977) Nicodemus  Less
  • Primary photo for Hindle WakesHindle Wakes (TV Movie) Director  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Cat on a Hot Tin RoofCat on a Hot Tin Roof (TV Movie) Big Daddy, Producer  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Harry (1 episode, 1976), Presenter (1 episode, 1976), Producer (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
    • The Collection (Jan 1, 1976) Harry, Presenter, Producer  Less
  • Primary photo for Love Among the RuinsLove Among the Ruins (TV Movie) Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Merchant of VeniceThe Merchant of Venice (TV Movie) Shylock  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for ITV Saturday Night TheatreITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series) James Tyrone Sr. (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for David CopperfieldDavid Copperfield (TV Movie) Mr. Creakle  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Male of the SpeciesMale of the Species (TV Movie) Narrator  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for Uncle VanyaUncle Vanya (TV Movie) Dr. Mihail Lwowitch Astrow, Director  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for NET PlayhouseNET Playhouse (TV Series) Dr. Astrov (1 episode, 1967), Producer (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967 1
    • Uncle Vanya (Feb 10, 1967) Dr. Astrov, Producer  Less
  • Primary photo for The Power and the GloryThe Power and the Glory (TV Movie) Priest  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for The Moon and SixpenceThe Moon and Sixpence (TV Movie) Charles Strickland  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for ITV Play of the WeekITV Play of the Week (TV Series) John Gabriel Borkman (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for Theatre NightTheatre Night (TV Series) By Arrangement With (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for Round the Film StudiosRound the Film Studios (TV Series) Writer (narrative script) (1 episode, 1937), Himself - Actor (1 episode, 1937)  Less 1937 1
    • No. 2 Denham Part 6 (Oct 18, 1937) Himself - Actor, Writer (narrative script)  Less
Self (51 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (76 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for ArenaArena (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Director, National Theatre, 1963-1973 (3 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013–2016
  • Primary photo for Welcome to the BasementWelcome to the Basement (TV Series) Himself / Olivier / Lord Montague / Heathcliff (3 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014–2016
  • Primary photo for The Brontes at the BBCThe Brontes at the BBC (TV Movie) Heathcliff (archive footage)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for TrumboTrumbo Crassus (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2015 $15MM $7.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for Knights of Classic Drama at the BBCKnights of Classic Drama at the BBC (TV Mini-series) Himself  Less 2015– 
  • Primary photo for TimeshiftTimeshift (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Talking PicturesTalking Pictures (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and BeyondGlad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for And the Oscar Goes To...And the Oscar Goes To... (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for For No Good ReasonFor No Good Reason Himself (archive footage)  Less 2012 $67K / —
  • Primary photo for Shakespeare UncoveredShakespeare Uncovered (TV Series) Hamlet / Henry V (2 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Love, MarilynLove, Marilyn Himself (archive footage)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth IIThe Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (TV Movie) Himself - Film Commentator (archive footage) (as Sir Laurence Olivier)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Frost on InterviewsFrost on Interviews (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (as Lord Olivier)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for My Week with Marilyn: The Untold Story of an American IconMy Week with Marilyn: The Untold Story of an American Icon (Video) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack CardiffCameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff Himself (archive footage)  Less 2010 £500K $20K / —
  • Primary photo for Casper och den förbjudna filmenCasper och den förbjudna filmen (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of ThrillersA Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for To Oz! The Making of a ClassicTo Oz! The Making of a Classic (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B MoviesTruly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies (TV Movie) King Henry V of England (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Sunday AMSunday AM (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008
    • Episode #3.36 (Jun 8, 2008) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Spisok korableySpisok korabley Lord Nelson (archive footage)  Less 2008 €6K
  • Primary photo for Never ApologizeNever Apologize Himself (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for BrandoBrando (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for 60 Minutes60 Minutes (TV Series) Himself - Actor / Himself (2 episodes, 1991)  Less 1991–2006
    • Ed Bradley (Nov 12, 2006) Himself - Actor (archive footage)  Less
    • The Entertainers (Oct 4, 1991) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for John Osborne and the Gift of FriendshipJohn Osborne and the Gift of Friendship (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The World's Greatest ActorThe World's Greatest Actor (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (as Sir Laurence Olivier)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Pride and Prejudice RevisitedPride and Prejudice Revisited (TV Movie) Mr. Darcy (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Cinema milCinema mil (TV Series) Dr. Christian Szell (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
    • Episode #1.6 (Aug 20, 2005) Dr. Christian Szell (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Brave New WorldBrave New World (Video) Dr. Totenkopf (archive footage)  Less 2005 $80K
  • Primary photo for Sky Captain and the World of TomorrowSky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Dr. Totenkopf (archive footage) (as Sir Laurence Olivier)  Less 2004 $70MM $38MM / —
  • Primary photo for The South Bank ShowThe South Bank Show (TV Series) Othello / Hamlet (2 episodes, 1985)  Less 1985–2004
    • Othello (May 16, 2004) Othello (archive footage)  Less
    • Sir Alec Guinness (Oct 6, 1985) Hamlet (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Prince, the Showgirl and MeThe Prince, the Showgirl and Me (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Revamping of DraculaThe Revamping of Dracula (Video) Self (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Kid Stays in the PictureThe Kid Stays in the Picture Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2002 $1.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for OmnibusOmnibus (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1983)  Less 1983–2001
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1998)  Less 1998–2001
  • Primary photo for Larry and Vivien: The Oliviers in LoveLarry and Vivien: The Oliviers in Love (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Heroes of ComedyHeroes of Comedy (TV Series) Self (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for News 40: The Battle of BritainNews 40: The Battle of Britain (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000
    • Episode #1.1 (Aug 14, 2000) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself / Hamlet (2 episodes, 1995)  Less 1995–2000
  • Primary photo for The Filth and the FuryThe Filth and the Fury Himself (archive footage)  Less 2000 $607K / —
  • Primary photo for Aleph, lectures contadesAleph, lectures contades (TV Series) Self (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Sir John Mills' Moving MemoriesSir John Mills' Moving Memories (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare Hamlet / Henry V (archive footage)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Shakespeare's Women & Claire BloomShakespeare's Women & Claire Bloom (TV Movie) Richard III (archive footage)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for ShylockShylock Shylock (archive footage)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Classified XClassified X (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998 $65 / —
  • Primary photo for The Harryhausen ChroniclesThe Harryhausen Chronicles (TV Movie) Zeus (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The Silver Screen: Color Me LavenderThe Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender Himself (archive footage)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Intimate PortraitIntimate Portrait (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996
    • Marilyn Monroe (May 26, 1996) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for One on One: Classic Television InterviewsOne on One: Classic Television Interviews (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The Carol Burnett Show: A ReunionThe Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (as Sir Lawrence Olivier)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Preminger: Anatomy of a FilmmakerPreminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker Superintendent Newhouse (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of MagicThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The Tales of HelpmannThe Tales of Helpmann Himself (archive footage)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and BeyondVivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Darlings of the GodsDarlings of the Gods (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Gregory Peck: His Own ManGregory Peck: His Own Man Himself (archive footage)  Less 1988 $550K
  • Primary photo for The Making of a Legend: Gone with the WindThe Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the LegendMarilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend The Regent (archive footage)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The Golden GongThe Golden Gong (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Hollywood Out-takes and Rare FootageHollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Clapper BoardClapper Board (TV Series) Self (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood GreatsThe Hollywood Greats (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979
    • Marilyn Monroe (Aug 24, 1979) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Hamlet Revisited: Approaches to HamletHamlet Revisited: Approaches to Hamlet (TV Movie) Hamlet (archive footage)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Hollywood: The Selznick YearsHollywood: The Selznick Years (TV Movie) Maxim de Winter (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for ABC Stage 67ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for Hinter der LeinwandHinter der Leinwand (TV Series) Othello (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Othello (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966
    • Episode #19.20 (Jan 30, 1966) Othello (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Legend of Marilyn MonroeThe Legend of Marilyn Monroe Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Alan Melville Takes You from A-ZAlan Melville Takes You from A-Z (TV Series) King Henry V of England (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959
    • O (Apr 29, 1959) King Henry V of England (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for I Know What I LikeI Know What I Like (TV Series) Hamlet / King Henry V of England (2 episodes, 1958)  Less 1958
    • Episode #2.6 (Jun 27, 1958) Hamlet (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #2.3 (Jun 6, 1958) King Henry V of England (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Film FanfareFilm Fanfare (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1956)  Less 1956
    • Episode #1.13 (Jul 21, 1956) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Hollywood: Style Center of the WorldHollywood: Style Center of the World (Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1940
  • Primary photo for Charmed Lives: A Family RomanceCharmed Lives: A Family Romance Himself (archive footage)  Less

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