Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, behind the scenes of their stage production of Romeo and Juliet, c. 1940
Laurence Olivier as King Henry V of England (1944)
Which of all your leading men did you most sort of, not fall in love with, but found it possible to fall in love with them?
Well, I can say two …well, shall we go backwards in chronological order? Naturally Holden.
A wonderful actor and a wonderful man. My mother said he was the handsomest man she’d ever seen. And then I would say Olivier.
Laurence Olivier? You made a film here in Britain with him.
Yes, I’d made one of the first talking pictures here and that was a rugged experience. And Oh, I think we’re going to have a little clip from it…
Yes, we’ve got a clip from it…
Oh, it’s so beautiful…
Yeah…I wish women would look at me like that.
Lady Olivier and Sir Laurence Olivier
Vivien & Larry