Paul Sheriff

Born: 1904, Moscow
Died: 26 September 1960, London

Highlighted works

  • Hamlet

    Hamlet

    Laurence Olivier triumphed as actor and director in this stark and imposing screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s drama of tragic uncertainty.

  • The Gentle Sex

    This unlikely UK box office smash from 1943 has a fabulous all-female cast.

  • The Demi-Paradise

    Penelope Dudley-Ward and Laurence Olivier star in this mix of propaganda and romantic comedy.

  • The Way to the Stars

    The Way to the Stars

    Anthony Asquith directs a Terence Rattigan screenplay in this classic, which explores marriage in an age when death was just around the corner.

  • Henry V

    Henry V

    Conceived as a wartime morale-booster, Laurence Olivier’s groundbreaking reimagining of Shakespeare combines cinematic sweep with patriotic fervour.

Filmography

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