Olivier: the man behind the myth
Olivier by Philip Ziegler. Maclehose Press, €18.90. Reviewed by John Maguire.
''There are an alarmingly large number of books about Olivier already in existence,'' Philip Ziegler acknowledges in the afterword to his new biography of Laurence Olivier, a comprehensive and intermittently engrossing account of the actor's life that focuses on his powers of administration at the expense of his art.
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