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Olivier, Laurence Kerr, Sir

Born: 1907 AD
Died: 1989 AD
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English actor, director, and producer

 

co-director of Old Vic Theatre Co. 1944-1949

 

founding director of British National Theatre 1962-1973

 

starred in movies "Wuthering Heights" 1939 (as Heathcliff), "Rebecca" 1940 (as Maxim de Winter), "Henry V" 1944 (as Henry V), "Hamlet" 1948 (as Hamlet), "Richard III" 1956 (as Richard III), "Spartacus" 1960 (as Marcus Licinius Crassus), "Othello" 1965 (as Othello), "Sleuth" 1972 (as Andrew Wyke)

 

generally considered greatest English stage actor of 20th century

 

2nd husband of Vivien Leigh 1940 (divorced 1960)