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      Laurence Naismith

      Laurence Naismith

      Highest Rated: 100% Greyfriars Bobby (1961)

      Lowest Rated: 14% Solomon and Sheba (1959)

      Birthday: Dec 14, 1908

      Birthplace: Thames Ditton, Surrey, England, UK

      Affable, gentlemanly British character actor of long stage experience who began making regular appearances in British and American films beginning in the late 1940s. Among his more than 50 credits are "The Happiest Days of Your Life" (1950), "Mogambo" (1953), "Lust for Life" (1956), "The Singer Not the Song" (1960), "The Trials of Oscar Wilde" (1960), "Cleopatra" (1963) and "Deadlier Than the Male" (1967). In the 60s, Naismith concentrated on theater, doing "Here's Love" and "A Time for Singing" on Broadway, and "The Apple Cart" and the 1970 revival of "The Winslow Boy." He is probably best remembered by contemporary audiences for his whimsical Merlin in Joshua Logan's film of "Camelot" (1967) and for encouraging Roger Moore and Tony Curtis to accept dangerous assignments each week in the tongue-in-cheek TV adventure series "The Persuaders."

      Highest rated movies

      Greyfriars Bobby
      A Night to Remember
      The Dam Busters
      Village of the Damned
      Jason and the Argonauts
      The Man Who Never Was
      Sink the Bismarck!
      The Concrete Jungle

      Photos

      PENNY PRINCESS, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Naismith, 1952 JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, Laurence Naismith, Todd Armstrong, with 'Golden Fleece', 1963 A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, Laurence Naismith, Kenneth Griffith, David McCallum, 1958 GIDEON OF SCOTLAND YARD, (aka GIDEON'S DAY), Dianne Foster, Laurence Naismith, 1958 RICHARD III, Laurence Olivier, Laurence Naismith, 1955 SOLOMON AND SHEBA, Marisa Pavan, Yul Brynner, Laurence Naismith, Gina Lollobrigida, 1959 VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED, from left: Laurence Naismith, Barbara Shelley, George Sanders, 1960 RICHARD III, Claire Bloom, Laurence Olivier, Laurence Naismith, John Phillips, Norman Wooland, Esmond Knight, John Laurie, Richard Bennett, Ralph Richardson (backround l to r), 1955 THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE, standing: Arthur Howard, Laurence Naismith, Alastair Sim, Stringer Davis, Kenneth Downey, 1950 THE BUSHBABY, front to back: Margaret Brooks, Laurence Naismith, Louis Gossett Jr., 1969 JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, Laurence Naismith, Nancy Kovack, Todd Armstrong, with 'Golden Fleece', 1963 THE THREE LIVES OF THOMASINA, Patrick McGoohan (left), Karen Dotrice (in bed), Susan Hampshire (leaning over), Laurence Naismith (right), 1964

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 73% Romeo and Juliet Prince Escalus (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The London Conspiracy Judge Fulton (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 84% The Amazing Mr. Blunden Mr. Blunden (Character) - 1972
      55% 51% Young Winston Lord Salisbury (Character) - 1972
      64% 57% Diamonds Are Forever Sir Donald Munger (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Monte Carlo Judge Fulton (Character) - 1971
      40% 60% Quest for Love Sir Henry Larnstein (Character) - 1971
      75% 84% Scrooge Mr. Fezziwig (Character) - 1970
      73% 59% The Valley of Gwangi Professor Bromley (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Run a Crooked Mile Lord Dunnsfield (Character) - 1969
      41% 68% Camelot Merlyn (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scorpio Letters Burr (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Duel McDougal (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 59% Gypsy Girl Edwin Dacres (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 73% The Three Lives of Thomasina Reverend Angus Peddie (Character) - 1964
      89% 79% Jason and the Argonauts Argos (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 56% The Prince and the Pauper Unknown (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Thank a Fool O'Grady (Character) - 1962
      100% 78% Greyfriars Bobby Mr. Traill (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 69% The Singer Not the Song Old Uncle (Character) - 1961
      80% 79% The Angry Silence Martindale (Character) - 1960
      93% 78% Village of the Damned Doctor Willers (Character) - 1960
      86% 77% Sink the Bismarck! First Sea Lord (Character) - 1960
      33% 68% The World of Suzie Wong O'Neill (Character) - 1960
      86% 59% The Concrete Jungle Mr. Town (Character) - 1960
      14% 57% Solomon and Sheba Hezrai (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 72% Third Man on the Mountain Teo Zurbriggen (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tempest Maj. Zurin (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 54% Gideon of Scotland Yard Arthur Sayer (Character) - 1958
      100% 90% A Night to Remember Capt. Edward John Smith (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Naked Earth Skin Trader (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 54% The Barretts of Wimpole Street Dr. Chambers (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 46% Boy on a Dolphin Dr. Hawkins (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 40% Robbery Under Arms Ben Marston (Character) - 1957
      88% 84% The Man Who Never Was Adm. Cross (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Extra Day Kurt Vorn (Character) - 1956
      81% 78% Richard III The Lord Stanley (Character) - 1955
      100% 84% The Dam Busters Farmer (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Knight Major Domo (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love in Pawn Uncle Amos (Character) - 1953
      75% 55% Mogambo Skipper (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosh Boy Inspector Donaldson (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Killer Walks Doctor (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wall of Death Unknown (Character) - 1951

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Anton (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Dr. Andrew Emmett McAllister (Guest Star) 1965-1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1965