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Olivier

Synopsis

We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Act II: 'Tis not strange that even our love should with our fortunes change
(Hamlet)
'I think Olivier's special genius on the stage is this extraordinary feeling of danger. Audiences sit on the edge of their seats wondering what the hell he is going to do next'
(JOHN MORTIMER )
In the second of three programmes,
Laurence Olivier 's Hamlet wins four Oscars and he is made the youngest knight in the acting profession.
Olivier and Vivien Leigh become the 'theatre royals' and dominate the showbiz firmament, concealing increasing personal problems.
Then -a dramatic change in his and the theatre's life. It was called The Entertainer. Film extracts from: Hamlet, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Entertainer and Spartacus.
Among those taking part are Sir John Gielgud. Stewart Granger , Sir Peter Hall ,
Charlton Heston , Bernard Levin , Jonathan Miller , Sir
John Mills , Terence Morgan , Tony Richardson ,
Jean Simmons , Peter Ustinov ,
Lady Walton, Terence Young Research JUDY BRAMWELL
Film editor MICHAEL CROZIER Produced by BRIDGET WINTER

Contributors

Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Unknown: Sir John Gielgud.
Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Terence Morgan
Unknown: Tony Richardson
Unknown: Jean Simmons
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Editor: Michael Crozier
Produced By: Bridget Winter

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