- His autobiography, "Confessions of an Actor,"
was published in 1984.
- At the 1979 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences bestowed upon him a special
Oscar"for the full body of his work, the unique
achievement of his entire career and his lifetime
of contribution to the art of film.
- In 1981 he was given the Order of Merit.
- In 1970 he was made "Baron Olivier of Brighton,"
for services to the theater, which allowed him to
sit in the House of the Lords.
- From 1962 to 1973 he headed London's National
- He won Best Film and Best Actor Academy Awards
for Hamlet in
- He was knighted in 1947.
- Olivier directed and produced,
while also starring in Henry
V (1944) and Hamlet
- In 1939 he starred as Heathclifff
making him an international matinee
- He played the lead in his
first Hollywood movie, Yellow
Ticket, in 1931.
- In 1926, Olivier joining The
Birmingham Repertory company.
- At the all-boys, All Saints
Choir School, he made his acting debut in 1922 at
the age of fifteen.