The Olivier family
1 portrait of Hon. Julie Kate Olivier
The Olivier family
by Alistair Morrison
C-type colour print, circa 1986
11 3/8 in. x 16 in. (288 mm x 406 mm)
Given by Alistair Morrison, 1988
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Sittersback to top
- Hon. Julie Kate Olivier (1966-), Actress; daughter of Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier (1907-1989), Actor, producer and director. Sitter in 111 portraits.
- Hon. Richard Olivier (1961-), Theatre director; son of Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Hon. Tamsin Olivier (1963-), Actress; daughter of Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Dame Joan Ann Plowright (Lady Olivier) (1929-), Actress. Sitter in 12 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Alistair Morrison (1957-), Photographer. Artist associated with 82 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1986back to top
Current affairsHampton Court Palace is devastated by fire. Much of the third floor and the roof of the building were destroyed, although, thanks to the courage of the fire fighters, only one painting and one piece of furniture were ruined.Prince Andrew, Duke of York, marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
Art and sciencePoems on the Underground, the brainchild of American writer Judith Chernaik, is launched by London Underground. A rolling programme of poems is displayed in tube train carriages, bringing contemporary and classic poetry to commuters.The Independent Newspaper is first published.Artists, Gilbert and George win the Turner Prize.
InternationalAn explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power station leads to nuclear meltdown in the reactor and causes massive nuclear contamination over Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, western Europe, the UK and Ireland, and even North America. The 2005 Chenobyl Forum attributed 56 direct deaths to the disaster and estimated that 9,000 people may die from some form of cancer as a result of exposure to radiation.
Exhibitions and displays
- Exposed: The Naked Portrait
Until 11 September