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Laurence Olivier


As You Like ItAs You Like It (1936)
Dir. Paul Czinner
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Elisabeth Bergner, Sir Felix Aylmer
Early cinematic adaptation of the bard's comedy is stagey and very mannered, but boasts an exceptional cast with a young Olivier a stand out.
Fire Over EnglandFire Over England (1937)
Dir. William K. Howard
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Dame Flora Robson, Raymond Massey
The war between England and Spain in the late 16th century serves as the backdrop for this lavish drama. Laurence Olivier plays a British naval…
Divorce Of Lady XDivorce Of Lady X (1939)
Dir. Tim Whelan
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, Ralph Richardson
Sprightly Technicolor story has Olivier playing a barrister who falls in love with the woman he thinks his client will soon be divorcing.
Twenty One DaysTwenty One Days (21 Days Together) (1940)
Dir. Basil Dean
Feat. Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Leslie Banks
Laurence Olivier plays a playboy embroiled in the death of an attractive model's blackmailer in this curious pre–war melodrama, from the…
CarrieCarrie (1952) Recommended
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins
Tough–minded and unusual "male melodrama" follows middle aged restauranteer Olivier's descent from riches to rags when he falls for Jones'…
Bunny Lake is MissingBunny Lake is Missing (1965) Recommended
Dir. Otto Preminger
Feat. Keir Dullea, Carol Lynley, Laurence Olivier
Deeply eccentric chiller centred on the hunt for a missing child who the police begin to suspect may never have existed at all. Both a finely…
Oh! What a Lovely WarOh! What a Lovely War (1969) Recommended
Dir. Richard Attenborough
Feat. John Rae, Corin Redgrave, Maurice Roeves
Powerful anti–war musical adapted from the play by Charles Chilton, which depicts the mass blunder of WWI through the experiences of the poor…
American Film Theatre - Three SistersAmerican Film Theatre - Three Sisters (1970)
Dir. Laurence Olivier
Feat. Alan Bates, Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright
Three sisters stuck in the Russian provinces pine for distant Moscow in this comprehensively faithful adaptation of Anton Chekhov's famous 19th…
Long Day's Journey into NightLong Day's Journey into Night (1971)
Dir. Michael Blakemore
Feat. Laurence Olivier
A made–for–television National Theatre production of Eugene O'Neill's classic play, which won Laurence Olivier an Emmy for best actor.
Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb (1972)
Dir. Robert Bolt
Feat. Sarah Miles, Jon Finch, Richard Chamberlain
Playwright Robert Bolt (A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS) debuts as dir. with this intelligent account of the titular Englishwoman. Managing to rock early 19th…

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