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Quote • LARRY & JOHNNY

Laurence Olivier On Acting

onacting‘John [Gielgud] is a very sweet man, but he seems to say rather more critical things about me than he does about Ralph. He probably wouldn’t agree with this, and I’ve more than likely got it all wrong; I mean I’m sure he’s fond of me really, but somehow something still niggles in the back of my mind. He harks back every now and again to how terrible he thought I was as Romeo; but that was over forty-five years ago. Surely you don’t have to harbour unpleasant thoughts about people for forty-five years?’

Laurence Olivier writing in On Acting, published 1986.

Originally published on R&V 022-05-07

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4 comments on “Quote • LARRY & JOHNNY

  1. wavingatwales
    08/04/2016

    HeeHee, don’t you just love famous actors bitching?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. clwatson333
    08/04/2016

    Coming from one of the most versatile actors of our time, it is incredible that he’d care! But then, I never saw him as Romeo. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • First Night Design
      08/04/2016

      Of course he’d care! They say he was insecure and jealous. Most actors are insecure, however famous and feted.

      Like

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