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Donald Layne-Smith (1905–1996)

Donald Layne-Smith was born on June 8, 1905 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England as Donald Smith. He was an actor, known for ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959) and David Copperfield (1970). He died in 1996 in Southwark, London, England. See full bio »

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Known For

A Midsummer Night's Dream
(1959)
David Copperfield
David Copperfield Mr. Wickfield
(1970)
The Wars of the Roses
The Wars of the Roses Lord Say / Reignier
(1965)

Filmography

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 1978 Wilde Alliance (TV Series)
Norman
- Things That Go Bump (1978) ... Norman
 1970-1972 Ace of Wands (TV Series)
Mr. Sweet / Mr Sweet
- Mama Doc: Part 3 (1972) ... Mr. Sweet
- Mama Doc: Part 2 (1972) ... Mr. Sweet
- Mama Doc: Part 1 (1972) ... Mr. Sweet
- The Power of Atep: Part 2 (1972) ... Mr. Sweet
- The Power of Atep: Part 1 (1972) ... Mr. Sweet
 1972 Spyder's Web (TV Series)
His Honour
- The Executioners (1972) ... His Honour
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Priest
- Hamlet (1970) ... Priest
 1970 Not in Front of the Children (TV Series)
Mr. Prentice
- Country Style (1970) ... Mr. Prentice
 1970 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
Mr. Wickfield
 1969 Z Cars (TV Series)
Campbell
- Two for the Record: Part 2 (1969) ... Campbell
- Two for the Record: Part 1 (1969) ... Campbell
 1969 Special Branch (TV Series)
Coroner
- Smokescreen (1969) ... Coroner
 1968-1969 The First Lady (TV Series)
Alderman Bowland / Bowland
- The Whips Are Out (1969) ... Alderman Bowland
- In Shocking Taste (1969) ... Alderman Bowland
- A Very Dear Friend (1968) ... Bowland
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Fleming
- Murder: Double Negative (1969) ... Fleming
 1969 Chronicle (TV Series documentary)
Chichester
- Thomas Becket (1969) ... Chichester
 1967 Inheritance (TV Series)
Apothecary
- Reunion (1967) ... Apothecary
 1967 The White Rabbit (TV Mini-Series)
Lawyer
- The Faith (1967) ... Lawyer
- O Absalom (1967) ... Lawyer
 1967 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Grieve
- Safety in Numbers (1967) ... Grieve
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Defendant
- The Investigation (1967) ... Defendant
 1965-1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Mr. Crouchback / Gilbert of Lisieux / Sir Joseph Cheam
- Sword of Honour #3: Unconditional Surrender (1967) ... Mr. Crouchback
- Sword of Honour #2: Officers and Gentlemen (1967) ... Mr. Crouchback
- Sword of Honour #1: Men at Arms (1967) ... Mr. Crouchback
- Conquest: The Leopard and the Dragon (1966) ... Gilbert of Lisieux
- The World of George Orwell: Coming Up for Air (1965) ... Sir Joseph Cheam
 1966 A Man for All Seasons
2nd Scholar (uncredited)
 1966 Intrigue (TV Series)
Hanbury
 1966 Orlando (TV Series)
Henry Layne
- Orlando and the Dangerous Waters (1966) ... Henry Layne
 1966 Mrs Thursday (TV Series)
Mr. Bridger
- A Ride in a Rolls Royce (1966) ... Mr. Bridger
 1965 Jury Room (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Finlay - The Judge
- The Chicken Farm Mystery (1965) ... Mr. Justice Finlay - The Judge
 1965 The Wars of the Roses (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Say / Reignier
- Margaret of Anjou (1965) ... Lord Say
- The Inheritance (1965) ... Reignier
- The Council Board ... Lord Say
 1961 Theatre Night (TV Series)
The Superintendent of the Theatre
- Ondine (1961) ... The Superintendent of the Theatre
 1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Philostrate
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His theatre credits include: The Lord Bigot in "King John" by William Shakespeare , directed by Douglas Seale (1957, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK); Chamberlain in "Henry IV Part 1" by William Shakespeare , directed by Peter Hall (1964, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK). See more »
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