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Laurence Olivier

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  • Critic's Notebook: British and American actors square off in tight Tony Award race

     
    Advertisers would have us believe that the world is divided between Mac and PC users. But the world of acting is still split along lines that go back half a century to two titans, Laurence Olivier and Marlon Brando British......
  • PASSINGS: Edward Hardwicke, Doug MacKenzie, Mildred Robbins Leet

    PASSINGS: Edward Hardwicke, Doug MacKenzie, Mildred Robbins Leet
    Edward Hardwicke Actor played Watson on Holmes series Edward Hardwicke, 78, who played Dr. John Watson opposite Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes on television in the 1980s and '90s, died of cancer Monday at a hospice in southern England, the Conway van...
  • What's new in London since the last big royal wedding

    What's new in London since the last big royal wedding
    So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the...
  • Monster Mash: L.A. Philharmonic announces new season; Olivier nominations; Kevin Spacey's Middle East theater school

     
    Arts news including LA Phil announces 2011-12 season; Olivier Award announces nominations; Kevin Spacey's plans for a Middle East theater school and James Franco's "Three's Company" play...
  • Classic Hollywood: Joel Grey looks back — and forward — at his career

    Classic Hollywood: Joel Grey looks back — and forward — at his career
    There was a time in 1965 when Joel Grey thought he would throw in the towel on show business. He wanted to be Laurence Olivier but instead he was doing a dreadful musical in Jones Beach, Long Island, called " Mardi Gras" with the June Taylor Dancers. "It...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Europe, Jan. 8, 1941

     
    Jan. 8, 1941: Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, the “perfect lovers,” had an out-loud row just before sailing for Europe -- and almost went in opposite directions, Jimmie Fidler says. Keeping reading for more on the vice raids on nightclubs......
  • Murder? Madness? Hamlet will get his day in court before Justice Kennedy

     
    For one night, the big question in "Hamlet" won't be "To be, or not to be" but "Is he or isn't he?" -- as in "Is the prince of Denmark mentally competent to stand trial for the murder of Polonius?"......
  • Paul Coates, Dec. 15, 1960

     
    Dec. 15, 1960: Paul Coates writes about tourism in Los Angeles during the boom of the 1880s. Marilyn Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier don’t get along during filming of “The Prince and the Showgirl” (referred to here as “The Sleeping......
  • Leading SoCal stage actors win a week in Wisconsin with Olympia Dukakis

     
    An actor is never too good or too experienced to benefit from a week away at theater camp. That’s the premise behind the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, inaugurated in 2009 in the Wisconsin woods, where chosen actors get to spend a......
  • Grinderman's Nick Cave kills panthers, steals wives at Music Box

     
    As Nick Cave and his fellow Grindermen opened with the blistering first track on their second album, “Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man,” a couple holding hands plowed through Tuesday’s crowd at the Music Box. A conflict was evident: The......
  • Monster Mash: 'Elling,' starring Brendan Fraser, to close early; artist enrages with terror-inspired painting

     
    Flop: "Elling," the Broadway comedy starring Denis O'Hare, Brendan Fraser and Jennifer Coolidge, will close on Sunday after just nine regular performances. (Playbill) Controversial: An artist has sparked outrage in London with his depiction of the ripped-...