Alan Dent


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Henry V (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Upon The King Director and title character Laurence Olivier elects to offer this segment of the famous speech as interior monologue, on the eve of Agincourt, from act four, scene one of the Shakespeare, interrupted by Erpingham (Morland Graham), from the partly government-financed 1944 production of Henry V.
Hamlet (1948) -- (Movie Clip) Bended Their Light To Me Jean Simmons as Ophelia, daughter of the adviser to the possibly murdered king, entirely in her voice-over and pantomime with the prince, (director and star Laurence Olivier) reporting, in fact to his enemies, on his visit, in the acclaimed 1948 production of Hamlet.
Hamlet (1948) -- (Movie Clip) To Be Or Not To Be Laurence Olivier with his take on a well-known speech, famously mixed between oratory and voice-over, becoming the first actor ever to direct himself to an Academy Award, in Hamlet, 1948.
Hamlet (1948) -- (Movie Clip) Murder Most Foul With camera flourishes by Desmond Dickinson, director and star Laurence Olivier meets his father's ghost, the voice performed by Olivier with various sound treatments, in the 1948 Best Picture winner, Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Hamlet (1948) -- (Movie Clip) This Is The Tragedy The star and director narrates the opening, guard Francisco (John Laurie) relieved by Bernardo (Esmond Knight), joined by Marcellus (Anthony Quayle) and Horatio (Norman Wooland), in Laurence Olivier's 1948 production of Hamlet.
Richard III (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Opening Credits Crisp and clear opening credits to Laurence Olivier's 1955 adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard III, starring Olivier, John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson, adapted by Olivier and Alan Dent.
Richard III (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Long Live Edward IV! The crowning of Edward IV (Cedric Hardwicke) features pageantry then brief speeches by the new king and his brothers Clarence (John Gielgud) and Richard (Laurence Olivier) in Shakespeare's Richard III, 1955.