OLIVIER Laurence Kerr (Laurence Kerr Olivier)( The great English actor and director, Baron, chief director of the British National Theater (1962-73).)
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Biography OLIVIER Laurence Kerr (Laurence Kerr Olivier)
L. Olivier was born May 22, 1907, Mr.. in Surrey in England. He began to perform on stage as a child. In 1916, Mr.. He made his debut in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar".
In 1924, Mr.. Olivier joined the Central School of oratory and drama (ö-he Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art), and from 1926 to 1928. he worked in repertory Birningem Company (Birmingham Repertory Company).
The first roles, the actor had brought fame, became Victor Adopted Noel Coward play "Private Life" (1930), and Romeo and Merkutstsio in "Romeo and Juliet" by W. Shakespeare (1935).
Since 1939. Olivier began acting in movies ( "Wuthering Heights" ( "Wuthering Heights") (1939), "Rebecca" ( "Rebecca") (1940), "The Boys from Brazil" ( "The Boys from Brazil") (1978) and others .).
In 1940. He married an English actress Vivien Leigh (Vivien Leigh), with whom he had lived 20 years (his first wife was the actress Jill Esmond (Jill Esmond)). With it, he has starred in some movies.
For years, Olivier worked as an actor and director in the old Victorian theater ( "Old Vic theatre"), fascinated by Shakespeare's plays, most of which were then screened them. In "Henry V" in 1944. and "Hamlet" in 1948. He received the award "Oscar".
In 1947, Mr.. Olivier received the title Knight.
In 1957. actor replaced Role and reached a new success in the role of Archie Rice (in John Osborne's play The Comedians "(" The Entertainer ")).
In 1961. He married for the third and last time to the actress Joan Plowright (Joan Plowright), with whom he lived until his death. They had three children: Richard, Julie-Kate and Teymsin.
In 1962. led by Olivier at the base theater "Old Vic" was founded by the National Theater ( "The British National Theater").
In 1970. Olivier received the title of Baron.
Since 1974, Mr.. actor left the theater and film got carried away - and telepostanovkami, for which received several Oscar and Emmy-winning television. In 1983. he played in the TV play "King Lear". Despite the strong deterioration of health, Olivier continued to work on his latest television performance of "War Requiem" (1988).
Laurence Olivier died July 11, 1989, Mr.. in the county of Sussex. He became the fifth actor in the history of England, who was buried in Westminster Abbey.
. Olivier Theater ( "The Olivier Theatre"), which is part of the National Theater is named in honor of Laurence Olivier.
. "What is the game of the actor, if not a lie, and that such a good game, if not convincing lie?"
. Laurence Olivier
. "Autobiography" (1982)