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O·liv·i·er(ō-lĭv′ē-ā′), Sir Laurence Kerr Baron Olivier. 1907-1989.
British film and stage actor and director. He is known for his interpretations of Shakespeare's characters, including Othello and Richard III, and won an Academy Award for his performance in Hamlet (1948). He directed the National Theatre of Great Britain from 1963 to 1973.
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(Biography) Laurence (Kerr), Baron Olivier of Brighton. 1907–89, English stage, film, and television actor and director: director of the National Theatre Company (1961–73): films include the Shakespeare adaptations Henry V (1944), Hamlet (1948), and Richard III (1956)
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Laurence (Kerr) (Baron Olivier of Brighton), 1907–89, English actor and director.
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