Laurence Olivier timeline

  • "Rebecca" Is Released

    Rebecca (1940) is a psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock as his first American project, and his first film produced under his... Read more

  • "Pride And Prejudice" Is Released

    Long before 19th-century novelist Jane Austen became a hot property in Hollywood, MGM produced this opulent and entertaining adaptation of one of... Read more

  • "Henry V" Is Released

    Henry V is a 1944 film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name. The on-screen title is The Chronicle History of King Henry the... Read more

  • "Hamlet" Is Released

    Hamlet is a 1948 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, directed by and starring Sir Laurence Olivier. Hamlet was Olivier's... Read more

  • 21st Academy Awards

    The 21st Academy Awards features numerous firsts. It was the first time a non-Hollywood production won Best Picture, Hamlet. It was the first time... Read more

  • "Richard III" Is Released

    Laurence Olivier was the director, co-screenwriter (with Alan Dent), and star of this robust adaptation of Shakespeare's drama, which, as Bruce... Read more

  • "The Prince and the Showgirl" is released

    When Grandduke Charles, the prince-regent of Carpatha, a fictitious Balkan country which could start a European war by switching alliances, visits... Read more

  • "The Entertainer" Is Released

    The Entertainer is a 1960 film adaptation of the stage play of the same name by John Osborne, which told the story of a failing third-rate music... Read more

  • "Spartacus" Is Released

    Spartacus is a (1960) historical drama movie directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast about the... Read more