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Olivier

Sir Ian McKellen says that Laurence Olivier - while director of the National Theatre in the 60s - stocked the cigarette machine with only one brand: Olivier.

It was a lucrative line. His son Tarquin said Olivier made "tuppence a thousand", which amounted to a handy 40,000 a year. Tarquin dismisses the claim they were blended by Olivier himself, as "nonsense".

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