Laurence Olivier Presents

Laurence Olivier Presents is a British television anthology series made by Granada Television which ran from 1976 to 1978.

Laurence Olivier Presents
Created byLaurence Olivier
StarringLaurence Olivier
Natalie Wood
Robert Wagner
Edward Woodward
Alan Bates
Malcolm McDowell
Helen Mirren
Joanne Woodward
Carrie Fisher
Joan Plowright
Arthur Lowe
Country of originEngland
No. of episodes6
Running time64 Minutes - 120 Minutes
Original release1976 (1976) –
1978 (1978)

The plays, with the exception of Hindle Wakes, all starred Laurence Olivier. Some of the plays were based on productions staged at the National Theatre during the period when Olivier was Artistic Director. In addition to distinguished English actors, the casts assembled for these productions included several Hollywood stars, such as Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Joanne Woodward and Maureen Stapleton.

The individual plays adapted for television were:


The series was also released by Acorn Media in September 2006 as a 6-DVD set with the same title, with The Ebony Tower, adapted from John Fowles' novella by John Mortimer, replacing Daphne Laureola .

The complete series was re-released by Network Media individually and as part of The Laurence Olivier Centenary Collection along with The Ebony Tower.

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