August 21, 2014
Laurence Olivier as Uncle Vanya in 1927
He was 19 years old at the time.
[via the British Library Archive and the New York Times]
August 21, 2014 at 12:01 PM | Permalink
What a great picture, and 19 years old! It looks like an example of how he said he liked to get a fix on a character by working from the outside in - if the makeup & costume felt right, something clicked and he knew who he was playing.
Pauline Kael once described him as the wittiest of all actors, and I would agree. There was something wonderfully self-conscious about his performances that I loved; even in the gimmicky "Sleuth" he cracked me up
Posted by: Flautist | Aug 21, 2014 9:46:25 PM