- Laurence Olivier Presents
show_name = Laurence Olivier Presents
caption = Laurence Olivier in The Collection opposite Helen Mirren
runtime = 64 Minutes - 120 Minutes
Laurence Olivier Natalie Wood Robert Wagner Edward Woodward Alan Bates Malcolm McDowell Helen Mirren Joanne Woodward Carrie Fisher Joan Plowright Arthur Lowe
first_aired = 1976
last_aired = 1978
num_episodes = 6
imdb_id = 0074295
"Laurence Olivier Presents" was a British television series made by
Granada Televisionwhich ran from 1976 to 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 Woodwardand Maureen Stapleton.
The individual plays adapted for television were:
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams
* "The Collection" by
Hindle Wakes" by Stanley Houghton
* "Come Back, Little Sheba" by
Daphne Laureola" by James Bridie
Saturday, Sunday, Monday" by Eduardo De Filippo.
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 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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