(Kerr) Baron Olivier (1907-1989) English actor and director. For many years associated with the Old Vic theater, he was director of the National Theatre company 1962–73. His stage roles include Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III, and Archie Rice in John Osborne’s The Entertainer 1957 (filmed 1960). His acting and direction of filmed versions of Shakespeare’s plays received critical acclaim for example, Henry V 1944 and Hamlet 1948 (Academy Award).
Olivier appeared on screen in many films, including Wuthering Heights 1939, Rebecca 1940, Sleuth 1972, Marathon Man 1976, and The Boys from Brazil 1978. The Olivier Theatre (part of the National Theatre on the South Bank, London) is named for him. He was married to Vivien Leigh 1940–60, and to Joan Plowright from 1961 until his death.
Engleski glumac i režiser.