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Statue: Laurence Olivier statue

Erection date: 23/9/2007


{On a brass plaque at the front of the plinth:}
Lawrence Olivier as Hamlet by Conner

{On a large brass plaque near the ground at the front:}
Laurence Olivier O.M., Actor, 1907 - 1989
Baron Olivier of Brighton, Founding Director of the National Theatre, 1963 - 1973.
More than two hundred, mainly theatre and film people and institutions, contributed to the Laurence Olivier Centenary Statue Appeal made by his son Tarquin, who said -
"Larry was true. He was exciting, gloriously funny, and is still part of what make life worth living, as is his creation the National Theatre."
The principal contributors were {see the Creators list.}

{The main plaque which can be seen near the ground in our photo was, by 2013, moved and attached flat directly to the front of the plinth.}

Unveiled by Sir Richard Attenborough, Larry‘s son, Tarquin and widow, Joan Plowright. The list of "principal contributors" has some surprising entries and some we cannot identify at all. We've tried to establish a link with Olivier for each of them but have not always succeeded. Any help gratefully received.

Site: Laurence Olivier statue (1 memorial)

SE1, South Bank, National Theatre waterfront

Olivier founded the National Theatre so this is a very appropriate site for the statue.

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Laurence Olivier, Baron Olivier

Born Dorking, Surrey, as Laurence Kerr Olivier. With his wife Vivien Leigh, h...

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British Film Institute

In 1996 the BFI erected 126 plaques across Britain to commemorate the centena...

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Noel Coward Estate

The estate of Sir Noel Coward.

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people of Dorking

The town where Laurence Olivier was born.

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