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Date of Birth 16 May 1874London, England, UK
Date of Death 28 November 1947
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Laurence Hanray was born on May 16, 1874 in London, England. He was an actor and composer, known for The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933), The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936) and My Learned Friend (1943). He was married to Lois Grace Heatherley and Dorothy Mary Chambers Farnsworth. He died on November 28, 1947.

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Lois Grace Heatherley (1918 - 28 November 1947) (his death) (1 child)
Dorothy Mary Chambers Farnsworth (1914 - 1917) (divorced)

Trivia (2)

Dignified, balding British character actor, the son of a glass manufacturer. Educated at the City of London School, he acted on stage from as early as 1892. On screen, he typically played refined gentlemen, be they nobility or well-to-do professional men. He also acted on Broadway from 1922. In films, he was particularly effective in miserly or austere roles in period drama. He was noteworthy in several of Alexander Korda's films in the 1930's, seen to best effect as Archbishop Cranmer in The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933).
Daughter with Heatherley: Ursula Susan Edith Hanray (Ursula Hanray).

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