Harcourt Williams

Born: 30 March 1880, Croydon, Surrey
Died: 13 December 1957, London

Highlighted works

  • Roman Holiday

    Roman Holiday

    The role of the princess who escapes her duties for a day crystallised the charm of Audrey Hepburn, winning her an Oscar for her first Hollywood role.

  • Brighton Rock

    Brighton Rock

    Nastier than anything else in 1940s British cinema, Richard Attenborough’s intense performance as teenage gangster Pinkie Brown elevates this adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel.

  • Hamlet

    Hamlet

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

  • Henry V

    Henry V

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

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