Olivier

Olivier

Non-Fiction, Screen & Performing Arts, Film, TV & Radio, Film, Film, TV & Radio Biographies
Paperback Published on: 04/09/2014
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Synopsis

Hollywood superstar; Oscar-winning director; greatest stage actor of the twentieth century. His era abounded in greats - Gielgud, Richardson, Guinness, Burton, O'Toole - but none could challenge Laurence Olivier's range and power. By the 1940s he had achieved international stardom. His affair with Vivien Leigh led to a marriage as glamorous and as tragic as any in Hollywood history. He was as accomplished a director as he was a leading man: his three Shakespearian adaptations are among the most memorable ever filmed. Off-stage, Olivier was the most extravagant of characters: generous, yet almost insanely jealous of those few contemporaries whom he deemed to be his rivals; charming but with a ferocious temper. With access to more than fifty hours of candid, unpublished interviews, Philip Ziegler ensures that Olivier's true character - at its most undisguised - shines through as never before.

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781782067887
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 362g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 30 mm

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