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John Laurie (I) (1897–1980)


John Laurie was a Scotsman who would play many character roles in his long career - a lot of Scotsmen to be sure - but an enthusiastic and skilled actor in nearly 120 screen roles. He was the son of a mill worker, and studied for a career in architecture which he indeed began. But with World War I he left his position to join the British army. ... See full bio »

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 1979 The Prisoner of Zenda
Archbishop
 1979 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Wizard of Crumm
- The Wizard of Crumm and the Giant Tomato (1979) ... Wizard of Crumm
 1971-1977 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series)
Pte. James Frazer / Captain Bligh's Crewman
- Episode #5.2 (1971) ... Captain Bligh's Crewman
 1976 Crime Casebook (Short)
George Winterman / Sellens
 1971 Eyeless in Gaza (TV Series)
James Miller
- And Calm of Mind, All Passion Spent (1971) ... James Miller
- All Is Best, Though We Oft Doubt (1971) ... James Miller
- Come, Come, No Time for Lamentation Now (1971) ... James Miller
 1970 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series)
Lord MacBracken
- Highland Fling (1970) ... Lord MacBracken
 1970 Step Laughing Into the Grave (TV Movie)
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
Dr. Hornsey
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Judge
- Justice Is a Woman (1969) ... Judge
 1969 The Gnomes of Dulwich (TV Series)
Top Gnome
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... Top Gnome
 1962-1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Simon Henry Juniper / Crewe / Jasper Lakin / ...
- Pandora (1969) ... Simon Henry Juniper
- Brief for Murder (1963) ... Jasper Lakin
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Rev. 'Daddy' Auld
- My Bonnie Jean (1969) ... Rev. 'Daddy' Auld
 1969 The Borderers (TV Series)
St. Clair
- Treason (1969) ... St. Clair
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Commodore Gill
- The Golden Dart (1968) ... Commodore Gill
 1965-1968 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Andrew Ramsay / Fergus Lammerton / Duncan Dinwoodie
- To Janet, a Son (1968) ... Andrew Ramsay
- Bird Seed and Begonias (1967) ... Fergus Lammerton
- The Eternal Spring (1965) ... Duncan Dinwoodie
 1967 Mister Ten Per Cent
Scotsman
 1966 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
- The Dear Ones (1966)
 1966 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Mac McKinlay
- Two Thousand a Year (1966) ... Mac McKinlay
 1966 Pardon the Expression (TV Series)
Jamie McBride
- Rustle of Spring (1966) ... Jamie McBride
 1966 The Reptile
Mad Peter
 1966 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Mr. Moncrieff
- The Open Door (1966) ... Mr. Moncrieff
 1966 The Master (TV Short)
Dr McTurk
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Ilric Brendel
- Rosmersholm (1965) ... Ilric Brendel
 1965 Z Cars (TV Series)
Dr. Ferguson
- Partners (1965) ... Dr. Ferguson
 1964 Eagle Rock
Mr. McTavish (voice)
 1963 Ladies Who Do
Dr. MacGregor
 1963 Kidnapped (TV Mini-Series)
Blind Catechist
- Red Fox (1963) ... Blind Catechist
 1963 Lorna Doone (TV Mini-Series)
Earl Brandir
- A Royal Favour (1963) ... Earl Brandir
 1963 The Third Man (TV Series)
Rushworth
- Lord Bradford (1963) ... Rushworth
 1963 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
The Vet
- Wallah, Wallah Catsmeat (1963) ... The Vet
 1962 Man of the World (TV Series)
The MacGillie
- Highland Story (1962) ... The MacGillie
 1956-1962 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Doctor Macfarlane / Macadam
- MacAdam and Eve (1956) ... Macadam
 1962 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Gov. Maquarie
- Drama '62: No Decision (1962) ... Gov. Maquarie
 1961 One Way Pendulum (TV Movie)
Judge
 1961 Why Bother to Knock
Taxi driver
 1960 Festival (TV Series)
- Julius Caesar (1960)
 1960 Kipps (TV Mini-Series)
Masterman
- Episode #1.7 (1960) ... Masterman
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... Masterman
 1960 Francis Storm Investigates (TV Series)
Col. Monckton
- The House in the Fog (1960) ... Col. Monckton
 1959 Glencannon (TV Series)
Mr. MacCrummon
- The Loving Cup (1959) ... Mr. MacCrummon
 1958 Murder Reported
Mac North, Editor
 1958 Next to No Time
Abercrombie, Scottish Director
 1957 Campbell's Kingdom
Mac
 1957 Huntingtower (TV Series)
Loudon
- Episode #1.6 (1957) ... Loudon
- Episode #1.5 (1957) ... Loudon
- Episode #1.4 (1957) ... Loudon
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
Reverend Ingram
- The General's War with Scotland (1957) ... Reverend Ingram
 1956 A Day of Grace (Short)
Uncle Henry (as John Lawrie)
 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Rhys Fferand
- Gwyneth (1956) ... Rhys Fferand
 1956 Kidnapped (TV Movie)
Ebenezer Balfour
 1956 Adventure Theater (TV Series)
- The Sable Scarf (1956)
 1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
Dr. Dufay
- The Imaginary Invalid (1956) ... Dr. Dufay
 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Murdoch MacDonald
- The Blood Is Strong (1956) ... Murdoch MacDonald
 1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Dr. Brandeis
- Present Tense (1956) ... Dr. Brandeis
 1954 Destination Milan
Walter McHarry
 1954 The Black Knight
James
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Marquise of Montrose
- Witch Wood (1954) ... Marquise of Montrose
 1954 Devil Girl from Mars
Mr. Jamieson
 1953-1954 The Teckman Biography (TV Series)
Andrew Garvin
- Charmaine (1954) ... Andrew Garvin
 1953 Love in Pawn
Mr. McCutcheon
 1953 The Fake
Henry Mason
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Walter McHarry
- Lowland Fling (1953) ... Walter McHarry
 1953 Johnny on the Run
Policeman
 1953 Henry V (TV Movie)
Pistol
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
Mr. Bartleby
- The Strange Mr. Bartleby (1953) ... Mr. Bartleby
 1953 Strange Stories
Mr. Bartleby
 1953 The Great Game
'Mac' Wells
 1952 Tread Softly
Angus McDonald
 1952 Island of Desire
Grimshaw
 1951 Encore
Andrews, Engineer (segment "Winter Cruise")
 1951 Laughter in Paradise
Gordon Webb
 1951 Happy Go Lovely
Jonskill
 1950 Trio
Mr. Campbell (in segment Sanatorium)
 1950 Madeleine
Scots Divine (uncredited)
 1949 Floodtide
Joe Drummond
 1948 Bonnie Prince Charlie
Blind Jimmie
 1948 Hamlet
Francisco
 1947 Mine Own Executioner
Dr. James Garsten
 1947 The Brothers
Dugald
 1946 Secret Flight
Dr. McVitie
 1946 Two Gentlemen of Soho (TV Movie)
Sneak
 1946 Showtime
McTavish
 1946 Jeannie (TV Movie)
Father
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra
First Auxiliary Sentinel
 1945 'I Know Where I'm Going!'
John Campbell
 1945 Great Day
Scottish officer in pub
 1945 Read All About It (Short)
John - Ex-Newspaper Editor (uncredited)
 1945 The Agitator
Tom Tetley
 1945 The World Owes Me a Living
Matthews
 1944 Henry V
Jamy - Captain in the English Army
 1944 The Gay Intruders
McNab
 1944 The Way Ahead
Pvt. Luke
 1944 Man of Evil
William Hopwood
 1944 Men of Rochdale (Short)
Mr. Ferguson
 1943 The Lamp Still Burns
Mr. Hervey
 1943 Adventure for Two
Wounded Sailor
 1943 The Gentle Sex
Scots Corporal
 1943 The New Lot (Short)
Harry Fyfe (uncredited)
 1941 Ships with Wings
Lt. Comdr. Reid
 1941 Suicide Squadron
British Commander
 1940 Three Cockeyed Sailors
McNab
 1940 Convoy
Gates
 1940 Laugh It Off
Jock
 1939 The Four Feathers
The Khalifa
 1939 Clouds Over Europe
Newspaper Editor (uncredited)
 1939 Bees on the Boat-Deck (TV Movie)
Gaster
 1939 Mary Rose (TV Movie)
Cameron
 1938 The Ware Case
Henson - the Gamekeeper
 1938 The Claydon Treasure Mystery
Wilson - the Valet (uncredited)
 1938 White Secrets (TV Movie)
MacDonald
 1938 The Duchess of Malfi (TV Movie)
 1937 Born That Way
McTavish
 1937 There Was a Young Man
Stranger
 1937 The Edge of the World
The Manson Family: Peter
 1937 Jericho
Hassan
 1937 Troopship
Pvt. McAllister
 1937 The Windmill
Mons. Coutard
 1936 East Meets West
Dr. Fergusson
 1936 Her Last Affaire
Robb
 1936 Nine Days a Queen
John Knox (uncredited)
 1934 Strike!
Wages Accountant (uncredited)
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It", at the Ben Greet Jubilee Matinee at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Wilfred Babbage, Esme Church, Ben Greet and Andrew Leigh in the cast. Andrew Leigh was also the director. See more »

Alternate Names:

John Lawrie

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Trivia:

He was a noted Shakespearean actor. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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