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Laurence Olivier

Profession: Actor | Director
Laurence Olivier
Real name: Laurence Kerr Olivier
Birthdate: May 22, 1907
Date of death: July 11, 1989
Age: 81 years
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom
Horoscope: Gemini

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Laurence Olivier Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

 - Academy Honorary Award WINNER
  
 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
   (Hamlet)
 - Academy Honorary Award WINNER
  
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
   (Sleuth)
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
   (Othello)
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Director NOMINATED
   (Hamlet)
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
   (Rebecca)
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

 - Best Supporting Actor WINNER
 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
   (Hamlet)
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor - Drama NOMINATED
   (Sleuth)
 - Best Leading Actor - Drama NOMINATED
   (Spartacus)

BAFTA

 - Best Supporting Actor WINNER
 - Best British Actor WINNER
 - Best Leading Actor TV - Drama NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
   (Sleuth)
 - Best actor on TV NOMINATED
 - Best British Actor NOMINATED
 - Best British Actor NOMINATED
 - Best British Actor NOMINATED
 - Best British Actor NOMINATED
 - Best British Actor NOMINATED
   (Carrie)

David di Donatello

 - Best Foreign Actor WINNER
   (Sleuth)
 - Best Foreign Producer WINNER
 - Best Foreign Actor WINNER

Emmy

 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie WINNER
 - Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV WINNER
 - Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV NOMINATED

Razzie

 - Worst Actor WINNER
   (Inchon)
 - Worst Supporting Actor NOMINATED

New York Film Critics Circle

 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
   (Sleuth)
 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
   (Hamlet)
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Director NOMINATED
   (Hamlet)
Laurence Kerr Olivier was an British Actor and Director. He has won three Academy Awards, two Golden Globes Awards and two BAFTA Awards. He's known for Rebecca (1940), The Jazz Singer (1980) and Hamlet (1948).

All Movies of Laurence Olivier

  • Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood (TV)
    This excellent documentary interweaves the biographies of two highly different but equally important characters of cinema history: David O. Selznick, producer, and Alfred Hitchcock, movie director.
    Character: (archive footage)
    United States  1998
  • Peter the Great (TV)
    This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the efforts of Peter in transforming Russia i...
    Character:  King William III of Orange 4 episodes, 1986
    United States  1986
  • Wild Geese II
    4.8
    A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.
    Character: Rudolf Hess
    United Kingdom  1985
  • The Last Days of Pompeii (TV Miniseries)
    This costume series portrays aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian volcano, which wipes it from t...
    Character:  Gaius 3 episodes, 1984
    Italy  1984
  • The Jigsaw Man
    5.1
    Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off...
    Character: Adm. Sir Gerald Scaith
    United Kingdom  1984
  • A Talent for Murder (TV)
    A famed mystery writer (Dame Angela Lansbury) and her doctor ex-lover (Sir Laurence Olivier) solve her daughter-in-law's murder.
    Character: Dr. Anthony Wainwright
    United Kingdom  1984
  • A Voyage Round My Father (TV)
    Screen legend Laurence Olivier stars as the eccentric patriarch, a blind barrister so stubborn and cantankerous that he refuses to acknowledge his sightlessness. Alan Bates (Gosford Park) portrays his devoted son, who follows his ...
    Character: Clifford Mortimer
    United Kingdom  1984
  • The Ebony Tower (TV)
    A young artist goes to interview an older painter who lives in the south of France with two young women. He gets caught up in the painter's Bohemian lifestyle and begins examining his own attitudes towards life and art.
    Character: Henry Breasley
    United Kingdom  1984
  • The Bounty
    6.7
    The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieute...
    Character: Admiral Hood
    United Kingdom  1984
  • Wagner (TV Miniseries)
    A huge panorama of Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 Revolution, through his exile in Switzerland, his rescue by the besotted King Ludwig II of Bavaria to the final triumph at Bayreuth. Wagner's radical musical and poli...
    United Kingdom  1983
  • King Lear (TV)
    An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.
    Character: King Lear
    United Kingdom  1983
  • Brideshead Revisited (TV Miniseries)
    8.5
    TV Series (October 1981 - December 1981). Jeremy Irons stars as the impressionable Oxford youth bedazzled by Sebastian Flyte (Anthony Andrews), youngest of the wealthy ill-fated Marchmain family. Irons quickly falls in love with t...
    Character:  Lord Marchmain 2 episodes, 1981
    United Kingdom  1981
  • Inchon
    This big-budget epic re-creation of the massive Korean war battle of Inchon just proved too ponderous to save itself from certain death. Terence Dixon was hired to direct the film on location in Korea. The production was plagued w...
    Character: Gen. Douglas MacArthur
    United States  1981
  • Clash of the Titans
    6.4
    The classic Greek myth of Perseus and Andromeda re-told with an all-star cast. To win the right to marry his love (Andromeda) and fufill his destiny, Perseus must complete various tasks including taming Pegasus, capturing Medusa, ...
    Character: Zeus
    United Kingdom  1981
  • The Jazz Singer
    4.8
    Neil Diamond stars in this remake of "The Jazz Singer"; this time this is the tale of Yussel, a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career in music. Against the wishes of his rigid father and his loving wife, Yusse...
    Character: Cantor Rabinovitch
    United States  1980
  • Dracula
    6.6
    When a schooner is wrecked off Whitby the only survivor is Count Dracula who has arrived with large amounts of Transylvanian soil to take up residence in Carfax Abbey. He makes friends with Dr Seward who runs the local asylum and ...
    Character: Prof. Abraham Van Helsing
    United Kingdom  1979
  • A Little Romance
    6.4
    A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who goes to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius who enchants them with his story telling. In an attempt to solidify the teens' love forever, t...
    United States  1979
  • The Betsy
    5.2
    The patriarch of a family-owned corporation hires a young race car driver to help him design a fuel efficient car in secrecy. They face resistance from the president of the company (the patriarch's grandson), who wishes to elimina...
    Character: Number One
    United States  1978
  • The Boys From Brazil
    5.5
    Olivier stars in this high-tension political thriller as a Nazi-hunter who uncovers the existence of a war criminal (Peck) and his plans to resurrect the Third Reich by cloning Adolph Hitler. Based on the novel by Ira Levin.
    United States  1978
  • A Bridge Too Far
    6.9
    Richard Attenborough‘s star–studded re–telling of the allies‘ attempts to capture several bridges in Germany during World War II, in a campaign called operation Market Garden.
    Character: Doctor Spaander
    United Kingdom  1977
  • Jesus of Nazareth (TV)
    8.5
    Originally made for TV in 1977, this in-depth (six hours plus) version of Jesus' life is so thorough that the first hour is devoted solely to the story of his birth. The film doesn't skimp on some of the other landmark events of t...
    Character:  Nicodemus 4 episodes, 1977
    United Kingdom  1977
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (TV)
    The story of conflicts, power plays and secrets in a wealthy Mississippi family.
    Character: Big Daddy
    United Kingdom  1976
  • The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
    6.8
    Concerned about his friend's cocaine use, Dr. Watson tricks Sherlock Holmes into travelling to Vienna, where Holmes enters the care of Sigmund Freud. Freud attemts to solve the mysteries of Holmes' subconscious, while Holmes devot...
    Character: Professor James Moriarty (as Sir Laurence Olivier)
    United States  1976
  • Marathon Man
    7.0
    As a Columbia University graduate student, Babe Levy (Dustin Hoffman), spends his spare time running in marathons. However, he winds up running for his life when he inadvertently becomes entangled in an espionage plot. Babe's brot...
    Character: Szell
    United States  1976
  • Love Among the Ruins (TV)
    An unorthodox love story set in Edwardian England, "Love Among The Ruins" features Katharine Hepburn and Sir Laurence Olivier in their only film collaboration. A wealthy, headstrong widow and aging grande dame of the Lon...
    Character: Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones
    United Kingdom  1975
  • The Merchant of Venice (TV)
    Antonio's friend Bassanio is in love and needs money to go courting. Using Antonio as his collateral, he borrows money from Shylock. But when the debt comes due, Shylock demands repayment in the form of a pound of Antonio's flesh.
    Character: Shylock
    United Kingdom  1973
  • Lady Caroline Lamb
    A noblewoman doomed to a loveless marriage falls into a scandalous affair with the dashing Lord Byron.
    Character: Duke of Wellington
    United Kingdom  1972
  • Sleuth
    8.1
    Andrew Wyke (Laurence Olivier) is a famous writer of crime novels. Moreover, his passion for puzzles and riddles has led him to transform his mansion into a museum where bizarre toys and mechanisms are exposed. One evening, Milo T...
    Character: Andrew Wyke
    United Kingdom  1972
  • Nicholas and Alexandra
    7.3
    The tragic story of Nicholas II (1868-1918), the last Czar of Russia, set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution. It is an inside look into the private lives of Nicholas and his wife Alexandra, their daughters, and the pai...
    Character: Count Witte
    United Kingdom  1971
  • Three Sisters
    In a small Russian town at the turn of the century, three sisters (Olga, Irina, and Masha) and their brother Andrei live but dream daily of their return to their former home in Moscow, where life is charming and stimulating meanin...
    Character: Dr. Ivan Chebutikin | Movie director
    United Kingdom  1970
  • Male of the Species (TV)
    Never trust a man whoever he is. This is the bitter lesson learned by Mary MacNeil in her relationships with three different men: her father, a mendacious womaniser; a smooth-talking office flirt, Cornelius; and an elderly barrist...
    Character: Narrator
    United States  1969
  • The Dance of Death
    An egocentric artillery captain and his venomous wife engage in savage unremitting battles in their isolated island fortress of the coast of Sweden at the turn of the century. Alice, a former actress who sacrificed her career for ...
    Character: Edgar
    United Kingdom  1969
  • Battle of Britain
    7.0
    There's something about this film that's so irresistible, despite its grandiose manipulation. Maybe because it recounts the greatest air battle in history, achieving the greatest aerial battle in film history. Maybe because it has...
    Character: Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding
    United Kingdom  1969
  • Oh! What a Lovely War
    7.2
    A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the mo...
    Character: Field-Marshal Sir John French
    United Kingdom  1969
  • The Shoes of the Fisherman
    7.2
    After twenty years in a Siberian labor camp, Kiril Lakota (Anthony Quinn), the Metropolitan Archbishop of Lvov, is set free by USSR president Piotr Ilyich Kamenev (Laurence Olivier). The Catholic Archbishop is released and sent to...
    Character: Premier Piotr Ilyich Kamenev (as Sir Laurence Olivier)
    United States  1968
  • Khartoum
    6.9
    After an Egyptian army, commanded by British officers, is destroyed in a battle in the Sudan in the 1880's, the British government is in a quandary. It does not want to commit a British military force to a foreign war but they hav...
    Character: The Mahdi
    United States  1966
  • Bunny Lake is Missing
    7.5
    Ann Lake has recently settled in England with her daughter, Bunny. When she goes to retrieve her daughter after the girl's first day at school, no one has any record of Bunny having been registered. When even the police can find n...
    Character: Superintendent Newhouse
    United Kingdom  1965
  • Othello
    7.3
    Desdemona defies her father to marry the Moor of Venice, the mighty warrior, Othello. But Othello's old lieutenant, Iago, doesn't like Othello, and is determined to bring about the downfall of Othello's new favorite, Cassio, and d...
    Character: Othello
    United Kingdom  1965
  • Term of Trial
    Graham Weir (Laurence Olivier) is an alcoholic schoolteacher whose criminal record for refusing to fight during the Second World War has prevented him from progressing further in his teaching career. He is looked upon with disdain...
    Character: Graham Weir
    United Kingdom  1962
  • The Power and the Glory (TV)
    A cynical catholic priest is sent to Mexico to preach. It's the 30's and Mexican government sees the church as competition. They send a secret agent to assassinate the priest.
    Character: Priest
    United States  1961
  • Spartacus
    8.7
    Spartacus is a 1960 American historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast about the historical life of Spartacus and the Third Servile War. The film stars Kirk Douglas as...
    Character: Crassus
    United States  1960
  • The Entertainer
    7.1
    Archie Rice, a pathetic music hall comic, plagued by debts, manipulates those around him in a defiant and selfish attempt to survive against improbable odds. He drinks, makes crude philosophical jokes about sex and politics and hu...
    Character: Archie Rice (as Lawrence Olivier)
    United Kingdom  1960
  • The Devil's Disciple
    7.2
    The black sheep of a family (Dick Dudgeon) and the local minister (Anthony Anderson) discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.
    Character: Gen. Burgoyne
    United Kingdom  1959
  • The Prince and the Showgirl
    7.5
    When Grandduke Charles, the prince-regent of Carpatha, a fictitious Balkan country which could start a European war by switching alliances, visits London for the coronation of the new British king in 1911, and spends his one eveni...
    Character: The Regent | Movie director
    United Kingdom  1957
  • Richard III
    8.2
    The third and final entry in Laurence Olivier's Shakespeare triptych, Richard III (1954) is an audacious portrait of a man determined to prove himself a villain. As the personification of evil impudence, Olivier portrays the Duke ...
    | Movie director
    United Kingdom  1955
  • A Queen Is Crowned
    A lavish documentary film of Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation in 1953.
    Character: Narrator (voice)
    United Kingdom  1953
  • The Beggar's Opera
    6.2
    Authentic rendering of John Gay's 18th century musical, filmed in Technicolor, about Captain MacHeath, a highwayman, and his love for too many beautiful women. Betrayed by Jenny and Sukey, two of his bygone lovers, and temporarily...
    Character: Captain MacHeath
    United Kingdom  1953
  • Carrie
    7.3
    When Carrie steps onto the train that will take her to Chicago, she regards the trip as a grand adventure. But her glorious dreams of the big city quickly die, for all that awaits Carrie there is a bleak life of grueling and poorl...
    Character: George Hurstwood
    United States  1952
  • The Magic Box
    7.0
    Now old, ill, poor, and largely forgotten, William Freise-Greene was once very different. As young and handsome William Green he changed his name to include his first wife's so that it sounded more impressive for the photographic ...
    Character: Police Constable 94-B
    United Kingdom  1951
  • Hamlet
    8.0
    William Shakespeare's tale of tragedy of murder and revenge in the royal halls of medieval Denmark. Claudius, brother to the King, conniving with the Queen, poisons the monarch and seizes the throne, taking the widowed Gertrude fo...
    Character: The Royal Court of Denmark - Hamlet, Prince of Denmark | Movie director
    United Kingdom  1948
  • The Demi-Paradise
    Ivan Kouznetsoff, a Russian engineer, recounts during World War II his stay in England prior to the war working on a new propeller for ice-breaking ships. Naïve about British people and convinced by hearsay that they are shallow ...
    Character: Ivan Kouznetsoff
    United Kingdom  1943
  • That Hamilton Woman
    7.2
    Sir William Hamilton, a widower of mature years, is British ambassador to the Court of Naples. Emma who comes for a visit with her mother wouldn't cut the grade with London society but she gets along well with the Queen of Naples....
    Character: Lord Horatio Nelson
    United Kingdom  1941
  • 49th Parallel
    7.4
    Michael Powell directed this odd wartime propaganda film, set in Canada, before the American entry into WWII. A German U-boat has infiltrated the Canadian coastline, seeking to attack and subvert our neighbors to the North, before...
    Character: Johnnie - the Trapper
    United Kingdom  1941
  • 21 Days
    Character: Larry Durrant
    United Kingdom  1940
  • Pride and Prejudice
    7.9
    Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to live nearby, the Bennets have high hopes. ...
    Character: Mr. Darcy
    United States  1940
  • Rebecca
    8.9
    A naïve and somewhat simple young woman (Joan Fontaine), is working as a hired travel companion for decadent, rich ladies. On one of her assignments she ends up in Monte Carlo at the French Riviera where she gets to meet the hand...
    Character: 'Maxim' de Winter
    United States  1940
  • Wuthering Heights
    7.6
    The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Hea...
    Character: Heathcliff
    United States  1939
  • The Divorce of Lady X
    6.6
    Fogbound in a hotel, Leslie Steele tricks handsome, cynical divorce lawyer Everard Logan into sharing his suite. She lets him think she's married; next day Lord Mere, whose thrice- divorced wife spent the night with a man in the s...
    Character: Everard Logan
    United Kingdom  1938
  • Fire Over England
    6.5
    In 1588, relations between Spain and England are at the breaking point. British sea raiders regularly capture Spanish merchantmen bringing gold from the New World with the support of Queen Elizabeth I. After a plot to depose her i...
    Character: Michael
    United Kingdom  1937
  • The Conquest of the Air
    This documentary traces man's attempts to fly from ancient times through the 1930s.
    Character: Vincent Lunardi
    United Kingdom  1936
  • As You Like It
    A duke usurps his brother's land and power, banishing him and his retinue into the forest of Arden. The banished duke's daughter, Rosalind, remains with her cousin Celia. She has fallen in love with Orlando, but he has his own tyr...
    Character: Orlando
    United Kingdom  1936
  • Moscow Nights
    During the First World War, Russian officer Ignatoff, wounded, falls in love with his nurse, Natasha. But she is subject to an upcoming marriage of family convenience to Brioukow, a wealthy industrialist of peasant stock. Brioukow...
    Character: Capt. Ivan Ignatoff
    United Kingdom  1935
  • Perfect Understanding
    A young couple decide to marry under the condition that they agree never to disagree. That agreement is soon put to the test when the husband finds himself attracted to a beautiful young woman.
    Character: Nicholas Randall
    United Kingdom  1933
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