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Laurence Naismith (14 December 1908 – 5 June 1992) was an English actor.

Naismith appeared in films such as Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Richard III (1955), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Sink the Bismarck! (1960), Carrington VC (1954) and as Captain Edward Smith of the RMS Titanic in A Night to Remember (1958). He appeared on Broadway in the musical Here's Love in 1963 and played the non-singing role of Merlin in the 1967 film version of the musical Camelot.

In 1965 he guest-starred as barber Gilly Bright in episode 25, "The Threat" of 12 O-Clock High (TV series). He was Judge Fulton in the TV series The Persuaders! (1971), with Tony Curtis and Roger Moore. He also starred in a children's ghost film The Amazing Mr Blunden (1972). He portrayed Emperor of Austria Franz Joseph in the BBC production Fall of Eagles (1974). Naismith played the Prince of Verona in the BBC Television Shakespeare version of Romeo & Juliet.

Outside of acting he was the landlord of the Rowbarge pub at Woolhampton, Berkshire and a keen cricket fan. Naismith married, in 1939, Vera Bocca of Horden, County Durham.

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Laurence Naismith (14 December 1908 – 5 June 1992) was an English actor.

Naismith appeared in films such as Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Richard III (1955), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Sink the Bismarck! (1960), Carrington VC (1954) and as Captain Edward Smith of the RMS Titanic in A Night to Remember (1958). He appeared on Broadway in the musical Here's Love in 1963 and played the non-singing role of Merlin in the 1967 film version of the musical Camelot.

In 1965 he guest-starred as barber Gilly Bright in episode 25, "The Threat" of 12 O-Clock High (TV series). He was Judge Fulton in the TV series The Persuaders! (1971), with Tony Curtis and Roger Moore. He also starred in a children's ghost film The Amazing Mr Blunden (1972). He portrayed Emperor of Austria Franz Joseph in the BBC production Fall of Eagles (1974). Naismith played the Prince of Verona in the BBC Television Shakespeare version of Romeo & Juliet.

Outside of acting he was the landlord of the Rowbarge pub at Woolhampton, Berkshire and a keen cricket fan. Naismith married, in 1939, Vera Bocca of Horden, County Durham.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Laurence Naismith, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 65

Birthday 1908-12-14

Day of Death 1992-06-05

Place of Birth Thames Ditton, Surrey, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Lawrence Naismith

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1982 I Remember Nelson as Rev. Edmund Nelson
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare(1 episode)
1978 Return of the Saint(1 episode)
1974 Fall of Eagles(3 episodes)
1974 Mission: Monte Carlo as Judge Fulton
1973 Oh, Father!(7 episodes)
1972 The Amazing Mr Blunden as Mr. Blunden
1972 Young Winston as Lord Salisbury
1971 Diamonds Are Forever as Sir Donald Munger
1971 The Persuaders!(27 episodes) as Judge Fulton
1971 Quest for Love as Sir Henry Lanstein
1970 Scrooge as Mr. Fezziwig
1969 Run a Crooked Mile as Lord Dunnsfield
1969 The Bushbaby as Prof. 'Cranky' Crankshaw
1969 The Valley of Gwangi as Professor Bromley
1969 Eye of the Cat as Dr. Mills
1968 Lancer(1 episode)
1968 The Admirable Crichton as Lord Loam
1967 Camelot as Merlyn
1967 Mannix(1 episode)
1967 The Long Duel as McDougal
1967 Fitzwilly as Mr. Cotty
1967 The Scorpio Letters as Burr
1967 Deadlier Than the Male as Sir John Bledlow
1965 Sky West and Crooked as Edwin Dacres
1964 Profiles in Courage(2 episodes)
1963 The Three Lives of Thomasina as Reverend Angus Paddie
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive(3 episodes)
1963 Jason and the Argonauts as Argos
1962 The Prince and the Pauper as Earl of Hertford
1961 Sir Francis Drake(1 episode)
1961 Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog as Mr. Traill
1961 The Singer Not the Song as Old Uncle
1960 The World of Suzie Wong as O'Neill
1960 Village of the Damned as Doctor Willers
1960 The Criminal as Mr. Town
1960 The Angry Silence as Martindale
1960 Sink the Bismarck! as First Sea Lord
1959 Third Man on the Mountain as Teo Zurbriggen
1959 The Third Man(1 episode)
1958 The Gypsy and the Gentleman as Dr. Forrester
1958 Storm as Maj. Zurin
1957 The Weapon as Jamison
1957 Boy on a Dolphin as Dr. Hawkins
1957 Robbery Under Arms as Ben Marston
1956 Tiger in the Smoke as Canon Avril
1956 Lust for Life as Dr. Bosman
1956 The Extra Day as Kurt Vorn
1955 The Adventures of Robin Hood(1 episode)
1954 Mark Saber(1 episode)
1954 The Black Knight as Major Domo
1953 Mogambo as Skipper
1953 Rough Shoot as Blossom
1953 Cosh Boy as Inspector Donaldson
1952 A Killer Walks as Dr. James
1952 The Happy Family as Councillor
1952 Whispering Smith Hits London as Parker
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(2 episodes)
1950 Room to Let
1950 The Happiest Days of Your Life as Dr. Collet
1949 The Chiltern Hundreds as Reporter
1949 Kind Hearts and Coronets as Warder in Jail (uncredited)
1948 Trouble in the Air
1948 A Piece of Cake as Merlin Mound

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