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Laurence Naismith

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.

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Dec 14, 1908 In Thames Ditton, Surrey, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Trouble in the Air 1948-11-01
Latest Project:
Movie I Remember Nelson 1982-04-14
Known For
Poster of Oh, Father!
Poster of Diamonds Are Forever
Poster of The Valley of Gwangi
Poster of Solomon and Sheba
Movie I Remember Nelson Rev. Edmund Nelson 1982-04-14
Series Return of the Saint Unknown 1978-09-10
Movie Romeo & Juliet Prince Escalus 1978-12-03
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown 1978-12-01
Movie The Switch Judge Fulton 1976-06-07
Movie London Conspiracy Judge Fulton 1974-10-04
Movie Mission: Monte Carlo Judge Fulton 1974-01-01
Series Fall of Eagles Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria-Hungary 1974-03-15
Series Oh, Father! Unknown 1973-08-12
Movie Young Winston Lord Salisbury 1972-07-20
Series The Protectors Prof. Alexander Schelpin 1972-09-29
Movie The Amazing Mr Blunden Mr. Frederick Percival Blunden 1972-12-07
Movie Quest for Love Sir Henry Lanstein 1971-06-06
Movie Diamonds Are Forever Sir Donald Munger 1971-12-13
Series The Persuaders! Judge Fulton 1971-09-17
Movie Scrooge Mr. Fezziwig 1970-11-05
Movie Eye of the Cat Dr. Mills 1969-06-18
Movie Run a Crooked Mile Lord Dunnsfield 1969-11-18
Movie The Valley of Gwangi Professor Bromley 1969-07-24
Movie The Bushbaby Prof. 'Cranky' Crankshaw 1969-09-01
Movie The Admirable Crichton Lord Loam 1968-05-02
Series Lancer Unknown 1968-09-24
Series The Invaders Cyrus Stone 1967-01-10
Movie Fitzwilly Mr. Cotty 1967-12-20
Movie The Long Duel McDougal 1967-07-27
Movie Deadlier Than the Male Sir John Bledlow 1967-02-12
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Movie Camelot Merlyn 1967-10-25
Movie The Scorpio Letters Burr 1967-09-01
Movie Sky West and Crooked Edwin Dacres 1965-08-31
Series Profiles in Courage Unknown 1964-11-08
Movie We Joined the Navy Admiral Blake 1963-05-17
Movie Jason and the Argonauts Argos 1963-06-19
Movie The Three Lives of Thomasina Reverend Angus Paddie 1963-12-11
Series The Fugitive Major Fielding 1963-09-17
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Movie The Prince and the Pauper Earl of Hertford 1962-04-18
Movie The Singer Not the Song Old Uncle 1961-01-05
Series Sir Francis Drake Unknown 1961-11-12
Movie Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog Mr. Traill 1961-07-17
Movie Village of the Damned Dr. Willers 1960-06-16
Movie Sink the Bismarck! First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Dudley Pound 1960-02-11
Movie The Angry Silence Martindale 1960-03-10
Movie The Criminal Mr. Town 1960-09-13
Movie The World of Suzie Wong O’Neill 1960-11-10
Series The Third Man Unknown 1959-10-02
Movie Third Man on the Mountain Teo Zurbriggen 1959-11-10
Movie Solomon and Sheba Hezrai 1959-12-25
Movie The Naked Earth Unknown 1958-02-05
Movie The Gypsy and the Gentleman Dr. Forrester 1958-01-15
Movie I Accuse! Judge at Esterhazy Trial 1958-03-05
Movie Tempest Maj. Zurin 1958-12-01
Movie Gideon's Day Arthur Sayer 1958-03-25
Movie A Night to Remember Capt. Edward John Smith 1958-07-03
Movie Robbery Under Arms Ben Marston 1957-01-10
Movie The Weapon Jamison 1957-05-17
Movie Boy on a Dolphin Dr. Hawkins 1957-04-18
Movie The Man Who Never Was Adm. Cross 1956-04-03
Movie The Extra Day Kurt Vorn 1956-01-01
Movie Lust for Life Dr. Bosman 1956-09-15
Movie Tiger in the Smoke Canon Avril 1956-11-27
Movie The Dam Busters Farmer 1955-05-16
Series The Adventures of Robin Hood Unknown 1955-09-26
Movie Josephine and Men Porter 1955-11-09
Movie The Million Pound Note Walter Craddock 1954-01-07
Movie The Black Knight Major Domo 1954-08-26
Movie Carrington V.C. Major Panton 1954-12-09
Series Mark Saber Unknown 1954-10-01
Movie Cosh Boy Inspector Donaldson 1953-02-01
Movie Love in Pawn Uncle Amos 1953-01-01
Movie Time Bomb 1953-02-05
Movie Rough Shoot Blossom 1953-05-15
Movie The Beggar's Opera Matt of the Mint 1953-10-05
Movie Mogambo Skipper 1953-09-23
Movie The Happy Family Councillor 1952-03-30
Movie Whispering Smith Vs. Scotland Yard Parker 1952-01-01
Movie A Killer Walks Dr. James 1952-10-01
Movie There Is Another Sun Riley 1951-06-12
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Calling Bulldog Drummond Hardcastle, Card Player 1951-07-02
Movie The Happiest Days of Your Life Dr. Collet 1950-03-08
Movie Room to Let Editor 1950-05-15
Movie Train of Events Joe Hunt 1949-01-18
Movie Kind Hearts and Coronets Warder in Jail (uncredited) 1949-06-21
Movie The Chiltern Hundreds Reporter 1949-09-27
Movie Trouble in the Air Unknown 1948-11-01
Movie A Piece of Cake Merlin Mound 1948-11-01