The Entertainer Poster

Release Date: October 13th, 2000

DVD Release Date: June 19th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
London schoolteacher Jean Rice (Joan Plowright) returns to her seaside resort hometown at a time of personal crisis. Her father, Archie (Laurence Olivier), is a star on the music hall circuit, but, in the television age, that old-fashioned entertainment is dying out. His second wife, Phoebe (Brenda De Banzie), is openly contemptuous of her husband's many affairs, and his son, Mick (Albert Finney), is a soldier fighting in the Suez. Despite Archie's unflagging optimism, tragic events unfold.

Cast: Laurence Olivier, Brenda De Banzie, Albert Finney, Joan Plowright, Roger Livesey, Alan Bates, Daniel Massey, Miriam Karlin

Director: Tony Richardson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Woodfall Film Productions

Keywords: Quest, Fall, Family, 1950s, Wife, Soldier, Father, Dark


Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)
Nominated Actor
Nominated British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)
Nominated British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)