Tamsin Olivier: Where is Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright’s daughter now?

Tamsin Olivier

Tamsin Olivier is an English actress and the daughter of veteran actors Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright. Tamsin Olivier’s father was an Oscar-winning actor and director best known for his psychologically intense Shakespeare adaptations. He was one of a trio of male actors who dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. Though he was based mostly in England, he made a significant number of Hollywood films. Who is Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright’s daughter Tamsin?

Tamsin Olivier: Bio Summary

Full NameTamsin Agnes Margaret Olivier
famous as*Actress
*daughter of Joan Plowright and Laurence Olivier
Age60 years old as of 2023
Date of BirthJanuary 10, 1963
Place of BirthHove, Sussex, England, UK.
Zodiac signCapricorn
NationalityEnglish
EthnicityCaucasian
SiblingsJulie Kate Olivier, Tarquin Olivier, Richard Olivier
Parents Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright

How old is Joan Plowright and Laurence Olivier’s daughter?

Tamsin Olivier was born on January 10, 1963, in Hove, Sussex, England, UK. She is 60 years old as of 2023. She is the daughter of actor and director Laurence Olivier and his third wife, actress Joan Plowright. Tamsin has three siblings- Two biological siblings- Julie Kate Olivier and Richard Olivier- and a half-brother Tarquin Olivier from her father’s previous marriage. Tasmin is the first daughter of the couple.

ALSO, READ; Julie Kate Olivier: Who is Joan Plowright’s daughter?

Her mother is a two times Golden Globes Awards winner

Tamsin’s mother Joan Plowright has an incredible career span of more than 6 decades as an actress. She has earned herself acclaim and several awards, including two Golden Globes Awards and a Tony Award. The iconic actress began acting in the late ’40s until she bid farewell to fans in 2014.

Over the years, the iconic actress left her own mark in the industry to be remembered and admired until she slowly had to retreat from acting and eventually retire. Her honors include her appointment as Dame Commander in 2004, a promotion from her initial appointment as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Joan Plowright being made a Dame by the Prince Of Wales at Buckingham Palace in London on February 20, 2004. | Photo: Getty Images

Tamsin’s parents undeniably shaped and dominated the British stage in their days. Despite having no connections to the theater at all, her father Olivier with pure determination and hard work flourished on the stage and made his way to the forefront of the industry. Her parents’ hard work has greatly impacted the lives of Tamsin Olivier and her siblings.

Tamsin Olivier is an actress

Talking about her parents’ influence in her life, Tamsin Olivier followed in the footsteps of her famous parents. She is an actress known for A Handful of Dust (1988), EastEnders (1985), and Yellow Bird (2002). Though she didn’t achieve tremendous achievements like winning an Oscar or a Golden Globes Award, Tamsin has also left her mark in the industry in her own way. Her siblings are also involved in the film industry. Per her LinkedIn, she is now a Psychotherapist Staff Supervisor Facilitator at CCPE Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education

Tamsin is a mother and a wife

Tamsin Olivier’s parents got married in 1961 and stayed married until Larry passed away in 1989. Her parents met while Larry was in a rocky marriage to actress Vivien Leigh. In 1953, Tamsin’s mother Plowright married her first husband, Roger Gage, who was also an actor. However, their union did not last long as they parted ways years after.

ALSO, READ; Roger Gage: What happened to Joan Plowright’s ex-husband?

Tamsin Olivier was married to Simon Dutton. Her husband is also an actor known for Jupiter Ascending (2015), Suite Française (2014), and Downtown Lagos (1992). Per her IMDb profile, the couple have called their marriage a quit, however, the exact year they ended it all is unknown. Their marriage produced one child- a son Wilfred Laurence Ditton. Tamsin and Dutton’s son Wilfred Laurence Ditton was born in May 1997. He is 26 years old as of 2023.

Her Father’s Tragic death

Laurence Olivier and wife Joan Plowright at the Martin Beck Theatre in London on August 26, 1978 | Photo: Getty Images

Many years after he began his acting career, Tamsin Olivier’s father encountered a variety of difficulties. He was not only suffering from dermatomyositis, a degenerative muscle disorder but also from thrombosis. The legendary actor  Laurence Olivier spent months in and out of the hospital before finally succumbing to his illness. Tamsin Olivier’s father died of kidney failure on July 11, 1989, 22 years after battling his deteriorating health according to Amomama. Her mother is 94 years old as of 2023.

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