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Laurence Naismith (1908–1992)


The British charactor actor Laurence Naismith was a Merchant Marine seaman before becoming an actor. He made his London stage debut in 1927 in the chorus of the musical "Oh, Boy." Three years later, he joined the Bristol Repertory and remained with them until the outbreak of World War II. After serving nine years in the Royal Artillery (with the ... See full bio »

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Diamonds Are Forever
Diamonds Are Forever Sir Donald Munger
(1971)
Scrooge
Scrooge Mr. Fezziwig
(1970)
Camelot
Camelot Merlyn
(1967)

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 1971 Quest for Love
Sir Henry Larnstein
 1969 The Bushbaby
Prof. 'Cranky' Crankshaw
 1969 The Valley of Gwangi
Professor Bromley
 1969 Eye of the Cat
Dr. Mills
 1967 Fitzwilly
Mr. Cotty (uncredited)
 1967 The Long Duel
McDougal
 1967 Camelot
Merlyn
 1967 Deadlier Than the Male
Sir John Bledlow
 1966 Gypsy Girl
Edwin Dacres
 1963 Cleopatra
Arachesilaus (uncredited)
 1962 We Joined the Navy
Admiral Blake
 1962 The 300 Spartans
First Delegate
 1962 The Valiant
Admiral
 1961 The Singer Not the Song
Old Uncle
 1960 The World of Suzie Wong
O'Neill
 1960 Concrete Jungle
Mr. Town
 1960 The Angry Silence
Martindale
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
First Sea Lord
 1959 Third Man on the Mountain
Teo Zurbriggen
 1959 Solomon and Sheba
Hezrai (as Lawrence Naismith)
 1958 The Two-Headed Spy
Gen. Hauser
 1958 Gideon of Scotland Yard
Arthur Sayer
 1958 I Accuse!
Judge, Esterhazy trial
 1958 The Naked Earth
Skin Trader
 1958 The Gypsy and the Gentleman
Dr. Forrester
 1957 Boy on a Dolphin
Dr. Hawkins
 1957 Abandon Ship
Captain Paul Darrow
 1956 Tiger in the Smoke
Canon Avril
 1956 Lust for Life
Dr. Bosman
 1956 The Weapon
Jamison
 1956 The Extra Day
Kurt Vorn
 1956 The Man Who Never Was
Adm. Cross
 1955 Josephine and Men
Porter
 1955 The Dam Busters
Farmer
 1954 The Black Knight
Major Domo
 1954 Man with a Million
Walter Craddock (uncredited)
 1953 Love in Pawn
Uncle Amos
 1953 Gilbert Harding Speaking of Murder
Harcourt Garnett
 1953 Mogambo
Skipper
 1953 Shoot First
Blossom
 1953 Terror on a Train
Ambulance Man (uncredited)
 1953 The Slasher
Donaldson
 1953 The Long Memory
Hasbury
 1952 A Killer Walks
Doctor James
 1952 Penny Princess
Louis the Jailkeeper (uncredited)
 1952 Vampire Over London
Police Sergeant at Desk (uncredited)
 1952 I Believe in You
Sergeant Braxton
 1952 Mr. Lord Says No
Councillor
 1952 His Excellency
First Soldier
 1951 High Treason
Reginald Gordon-Wells
 1951 Calling Bulldog Drummond
Hardcastle, Card player (uncredited)
 1951 Chelsea Story
Sergeant Matthews
 1951 Wall of Death
Riley
 1951 Hell Is Sold Out
Dr. Monceau
 1951 Pool of London
Commissionaire (uncredited)
 1950 Room to Let
Editor
 1949 Dark Secret
Mr. Grossmith (uncredited)
 1949 The Amazing Mr. Beecham
Reporter (uncredited)
 1949 Train of Events
Joe Hunt (segment "The Actor")
 1949 Kind Hearts and Coronets
Warder in Jail (uncredited)
 1948 A Piece of Cake
Merlin Mound
 1948 Trouble in the Air
Tom Hunt
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He acted in Jean Anouilh's play, "The Lark," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Dorothy Tutin, Richard Johnson, Leo McKern, Donald Pleasance, Peter Cellier, and George Murcell in the cast. Peter Book was director. See more »

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The acting gene was passed along to his grandson Woody Naismith. Woody's an up and coming actor living in LA. See more »

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