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  1. Laurence (Kerr) [kur, kahr, kair], Baron Olivier of Brighton, 1907–89, English actor and director.


/ əˈlɪvɪˌeɪ /


  1. OlivierLaurence (Kerr), Baron Olivier of Brighton19071989MEnglishTHEATRE: stage actorFILMS AND TV: actorFILMS AND TV: television actorFILMS AND TV: director 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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Cumming has won the Olivier, BAFTA and Emmy for his stage and screen work.

He [Olivier] filled the screen quite easily and still remained naturalistic.

In 1907, Picasso was courting his first great love, Fernande Olivier.

“Olivier has done great work at Theory,” Andrew Rosen, the brand's chief executive officer, told WWD.

The film won four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Olivier.

Olivier is scared yet intrigued, and goes forth to learn more about the ghost.

Olivier held his peace, and already was King Hugo rejoiced at heart to think his new son-in-law's head must fall.

Catherine, hearing of Olivier's suggestion, immediately proposed Birago, and put much warmth into her request.

War was going on in Khorassan at the time that Olivier and Brugure arrived.

Michelet gives, as his authority, Olivier de la Marche, t. viii.

Olivier Dalibard is in high and lucrative employment; his rise is ascribed to his talents, his opinions.


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