Laurence Naismith

Biography

Date of Birth 14 December 1908, Thames Ditton, Surrey, England, UK Date of Death 5 June 1992, Southport, Queensland, Australia Birth Name Lawrence Johnson Mini Biography 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 final rank of Acting Battery Commander), Naismith returned to the stage and also made his film debut. His seafaring background came in handy in a number of film roles, including the steamboat captain in Mogambo (1953), Dr. Hawkins in Boy on a Dolphin (1957), the captain of the Titanic in A Night to Remember (1958), and the First Sea Lord in Sink the Bismarck! (1960). Naismith also made numerous television appearances, including the recurring roles of Judge Fulton on "The Persuaders" (1971) and Father Harris on "Oh Father" (1973) . IMDb Mini Biography By: Lyn Hammond Trivia Served in the Marines Was a qualified Judo instructor Had earned two Black Belts in Judo and Karate. After retiring from acting, he moved to Australia where he opened a pub. After retiring from acting, he opened a pub called the Rowbarge in a small west Berkshire village. Years later after the death of his loving wife he moved to Australia to live with his son.

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Sink the Bismarck!

First Sea Lord - Sir Dudley Pound - Admiral of the Fleet

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Greyfriars Bobby

Mr. Traill

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The Valley of Gwangi

Prof. Horace Bromley

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The Three Lives of Thomasina

Reverend Angus Peddie

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The Amazing Mr Blunden

Mr. Blunden

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High Treason

Reginald Gordon-Wells

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The Singer Not the Song

Old Uncle

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Court Martial

Major Panton

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Sky West and Crooked

Edwin Dacres

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London Conspiracy

Judge Fulton (archive footage)

Starring In
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Greyfriars Bobby

Mr. Traill

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Romeo & Juliet

Prince Escalus

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London Conspiracy

Judge Fulton (archive footage)

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Young Winston

Lord Salisbury

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The Amazing Mr Blunden

Mr. Blunden

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Diamonds Are Forever

Sir Donald Munger

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Auf der Suche nach Liebe

Sir Henry Larnstein

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Scrooge

Mr. Fezziwig

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Vergiss Oder Stirb

Lord Dunnsfield

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The Valley of Gwangi

Prof. Horace Bromley

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Eye of the Cat

Dr. Mills

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Camelot

Merlyn

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Deadlier than the Male

Sir John Bledlow

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Fitzwilly

Mr. Cotty (uncredited)

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The Long Duel

McDougal

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The Scorpio Letters

Burr

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Sky West and Crooked

Edwin Dacres

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The Three Lives of Thomasina

Reverend Angus Peddie

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Cleopatra

Arachesilaus (uncredited)

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Jason and the Argonauts

Argos

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The Fugitive - Season Two, Vol. 1

Alan Fielding / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)

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The 300 Spartans

The first delegate

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The Valiant

Admiral

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We Joined the Navy

Admiral Blake

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I Thank a Fool

O'Grady

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The Prince and the Pauper

Earl of Hertford

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The Singer Not the Song

Old Uncle

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Village of the Damned

Doctor Willers

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The World of Suzie Wong

O'Neill

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Sink the Bismarck!

First Sea Lord - Sir Dudley Pound - Admiral of the Fleet

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The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Prince of Wales

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The Criminal

Mr. Town

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The Angry Silence

Martindale

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Solomon and Sheba

Hezrai (as Lawrence Naismith)

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Third Man On The Mountain

Teo Zurbriggen

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The Two-Headed Spy

Gen. Hauser

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A Night to Remember

Capt. Edward John Smith

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Tempest

Maj. Zurin

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The Gypsy and the Gentleman

Dr. Forrester

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Gideon of Scotland Yard

Arthur Alexander Sayer

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Der Knabe auf dem Delphin

Dr. Hawkins

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Abandon Ship!

Captain Paul Darrow

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Robbery Under Arms

Ben Marston

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Lust for Life

Dr. Bosman

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Tiger in the Smoke

Canon Avril

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The Man Who Never Was

Adm. Cross

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The Weapon

Jamison

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Richard III

The Lord Stanley

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The Dam Busters

Farmer

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Court Martial

Major Panton

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The Million Pound Note

Walter Craddock (uncredited)

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The Black Knight

Major Domo

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Mogambo

Skipper

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Terror on a Train

Ambulance Man (uncredited)

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Cosh Boy

Donaldson

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Shoot First

Blossom

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The Long Memory

Hasbury

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His Excellency

First Soldier

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Whispering Smith vs. Scotland Yard

Parker

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Mr. Lord Says No

Councillor

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Vampire over London

Policeman at Desk (uncredited)

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High Treason

Reginald Gordon-Wells

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Pool of London

Commissionaire (uncredited)

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Calling Bulldog Drummond

Hardcastle, Card player (uncredited)

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Hell Is Sold Out

Dr. Monceau

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Room to Let

Editor

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The Happiest Days Of Your Life

Dr. Collett (school governor)

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Kind Hearts and Coronets

Warder in Jail (uncredited)

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The Chiltern Hundreds

Reporter (uncredited)

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