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Laurence Olivier 1907-1989: A Tribute

Synopsis
Television arts programme. A tribute to Laurence Olivier, broadcast on the day of his funeral. A somewhat hastily assembled miscellany of clips and critical assessments. The deepest insight comes in part two, a thirty minute interview that Olivier gave to theatre critic Kenneth Tynan at the Old Vic in 1966. Supremely confident, Olivier discusses his major Shakespearean roles, with illustrations from the films.
Series
Omnibus
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
14 Jul 1989 (Channel: BBC1)
Duration
59 mins

Credits

Contributor
Alan Bates; Anthony Hopkins; Claire Bloom; Franco Zeffirelli; Ian Holm; Jonathan Miller; Kenneth Tynan; Michael Blakemore; Michael Caine; Robert Stephens; Trevor Griffiths

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Olivier, Laurence (1907-1989)

Notes

History
The programme was divided into two parts separated by a screening of HENRY V (1944). The Tynan interview is from LAURENCE OLIVIER, a programme in the GREAT ACTING series (BBC2 tx 26 February 1966).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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