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Laurence Harvey (I) (1928–1973)

Laurence Harvey was a British movie star who helped usher in the 1960s with his indelible portrait of a ruthless social climber, and became one of the decade's cultural icons for his appearances in socially themed motion pictures. Harvey was born Zvi Mosheh Skikne on October 1, 1928 in Joniskis, Lithuania, to Ella (Zotnickaita) and Ber Skikne. His ... See full bio »


(age 45) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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The Manchurian Candidate
The Alamo
The Alamo Col. William Travis
Darling Miles Brand
Room at the Top
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 1973 Night Watch
John Wheeler
 1972 Escape to the Sun
Major Kirsanov
 1970 Tchaikovsky
 1970 WUSA
 1969 He and She
 1969 Appointment in Beirut
Jeff Miller
 1968 The Charge of the Light Brigade
Russian Prince (uncredited)
 1967 Dial M for Murder (TV Movie)
Tony Wendice
 1963 The Ceremony
Sean McKenna
 1963 The Running Man
Rex Black
 1962 A Girl Named Tamiko
Ivan Kalin
 1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm / The Cobbler ('The Cobbler and the Elves')
 1962 The Flood (TV Movie)
 1961 Two Loves
Paul Lathrope
 1955-1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Chris / Misha / Beliayev
- The Violent Years (1959) ... Chris / Misha
 1959 Omnibus (TV Series)
- Power Among Men (1959) ... Narrator
 1957 The Truth About Women
Sir Humphrey Tavistock
 1957 After the Ball
Walter de Frece
 1955 Storm Over the Nile
John Durrance
 1953 Knights of the Round Table
Undetermined Minor Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1953 Innocents in Paris
François (uncredited)
 1950-1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Orlando / Cassio / Cassio
- As You Like It/II (1953) ... Orlando
- As You Like It (1953) ... Orlando
- Othello/II (1950) ... Cassio
- Othello (1950) ... Cassio
 1952 Twilight Women
Jerry Nolan
 1952 A Killer Walks
Ned Harsten
 1952 I Believe in You
 1951 Wall of Death
 1951 Scarlet Thread
 1950 Seven Days to Noon
Soldier (uncredited)
 1950 The Black Rose
 1950 The Dancing Years
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1950 Cairo Road
Lt. Mourad
 1949 Landfall
PO Hooper
 1949 Temptations
John Matthews
 1948 House of Darkness
Francis Merryman (as Lawrence Harvey)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "King Arthur") in Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical, "Camelot," at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, England, with Elizabeth Larner, Miles Malleson and Nicky Henson in the cast. Robert Helpmann was director. Kenneth Alwyn was conductor. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 3 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lawrence Harvey | Hirsch Skikne


6' (1.83 m)

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We English have sex on the brain. Not the best place for it, actually. See more »


Adopted his stage name from the Harvey Nichols Group. See more »


Powerful intensity, often added to an underlying sense of menace See more »



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