Laurence Olivier Presents

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Laurence Olivier Presents
Laurence Olivier in The Collection opposite Helen Mirren
Created by Laurence Olivier
Starring Laurence Olivier
Natalie Wood
Robert Wagner
Edward Woodward
Alan Bates
Malcolm McDowell
Helen Mirren
Joanne Woodward
Carrie Fisher
Joan Plowright
Arthur Lowe
Country of origin England
No. of episodes 6
Running time 64 Minutes - 120 Minutes
Original release 1976 – 1978

Laurence Olivier Presents is a British television series made by Granada Television which 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 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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