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OLIVIER’S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Associated Press

Highlights of Laurence Olivier’s career, with the role he played in each: 1930-1 “Private Lives” (play, London and New York; Victor Prynne). 1935 “Romeo and Juliet” (play, London; New York in 1940; Romeo and Mercutio, alternating). 1937 “Hamlet” (play, London and Elsinore, Denmark; Hamlet). 1939 “Wuthering Heights” (film; Heathcliff). 1940 “Rebecca” (film; Maxim de Winter). 1940 “Pride and Prejudice” (film; Darcy). 1944 “Henry V” (film; Henry V and director). 1945-6 “Oedipus Rex” (play, London and New York; Oedipus). 1945-6 “The Critic” (play, London and New York; Mr. Puff). 1946 “King Lear” (play, London; Lear and director). 1948 “Hamlet” (film; Hamlet and director). 1951 “Antony and Cleopatra” (play, London and New York; Antony). 1951 “Caesar and Cleopatra” (play, London and New York; Caesar). 1953 “The Sleeping Prince” (play, London; Grand Duke and director). 1956 “Richard III” (film; Richard and director). 1957 “The Prince and the Showgirl” (film; the Regent and director). 1957-8 “The Entertainer” (play, London and New York; Archie Rice; followed by 1960 film). 1960-1 “Becket” (play, New York; Becket and Henry II). 1962-3 “Uncle Vanya” (play, Chichester, England; Astrov and director; followed by 1963 film). 1964 “Othello” (play, London; Othello; followed by 1965 film). 1967 “The Dance of Death” (play, London; Capt. Edgar; followed by 1969 film). 1970 “The Merchant of Venice” (play, London; Shylock; followed by 1973 TV version). 1971 “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” (play, London; James Tyrone; followed by 1972 TV version). 1975 “Love Among the Ruins” (TV; Sir Arthur). 1976 “Marathon Man” (film; Dr. Christian Szell). 1981 “Brideshead Revisited” (TV; Lord Marchmain). 1982 “A Voyage Round My Father” (TV; Clifford Mortimer). 1983 “King Lear” (TV; Lear). 1984 “The Ebony Tower” (TV; Henry Breasley). 1986 “Lost Empires” (TV; Harry Burrard).


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