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John Laurie

Actor / Theatre Director | * 03/25/1897 († 83, 06/23/1980) | Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland (United Kingdom (UK))
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John Paton Laurie (25 March 1897 – 23 June 1980) was a Scottish actor. In the course of his career, Laurie performed on the stage and in films as well as television. He is perhaps best remembered for his role as Private Frazer in the sitcom Dad's Army (1968–1977). Laurie appeared in scores of feature films with directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell, and Laurence Olivier, generally playing bit-parts or supporting roles rather than leading roles. As a stage actor, he was cast in Shakespearean roles and was a speaker of verse, especially of Robert Burns. ()
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John Laurie was a noted Scottish stage, screen, and television actor.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Movies with John Laurie as Actor(77)

as Archbishop1979 The Prisoner of Zenda
as Pte. James Frazer1971 Dad's Army
as Scotsman1967 Mister Ten Per Cent
as Mad Peter1966 The Reptile
as Doctor MacGregor1963 Ladies Who Do
as Merlin1963 Siege of the Saxons
as Taxi Driver1961 Don't Bother to Knock
as Ebenezer Balfour1960 Kidnapped
as Abercrombie, Scottish Director1958 Next to No Time
as Capt. MacKechnie1958 Rockets Galore
as Dr. McFarlane1954 Hobson's Choice
as James1954 The Black Knight
as Mr. Jamieson1954 Devil Girl from Mars
as Mr McCutcheon1953 Love in Pawn
as Henry Mason1953 The Fake
as Mac Wells1953 The Great Game
as Policeman1953 Johnny on the Run
as Grimshaw1952 Saturday Island
as Angus McDonald1952 Tread Softly
as Gordon Webb1951 Laughter in Paradise
as Andrews, Engineer1951 Encore
as Scots Divine1950 Madeleine
as Mr. Campbell1950 Trio
as Inspector MacDougall1950 No Trace
as Blind Pew1950 Treasure Island
as Joe Drummond1949 Floodtide
as Francisco1948 Hamlet
as Blind Jamie1948 Bonnie Prince Charlie
as Dugald1947 The Brothers
as Tom Woodroofe1947 Jassy
as Giles1947 Uncle Silas
as Dr. James Garsten1947 Mine Own Executioner
as Dr. McVitie1946 School for Secrets
as McTavish1946 Gaiety George
as Narrator1945 Steel
as John Campbell1945 I Know Where I'm Going!
as John - Ex-Newspaper Editor1945 Read All About It
as 1st. Auxiliary Sentinel1945 Caesar and Cleopatra
as Scottish officer in pub1945 Great Day
as Tom Tetley1945 The Agitator
as William Hopwood1944 Fanny by Gaslight
as Jamy - Captain in the English Army1944 Henry V
as Pvt. Luke1944 The Way Ahead
as Harry Fyfe1943 The New Lot
as Scots Corporal1943 The Gentle Sex
as Mr. Hervey1943 The Lamp Still Burns
as Wounded Sailor1943 The Demi-Paradise
as British Commander1941 Dangerous Moonlight
as Lt.Comdr. Reid1941 Ships with Wings
as Gates1940 Convoy
as McNab1940 Sailors Three
as Jock1940 Laugh It Off
as Newspaper Editor1939 Q Planes
as The Khalifa1939 The Four Feathers
as Narrator1938 The Face of Scotland
as Joseph Bonaparte1938 A Royal Divorce
as Wilson - the Valet1938 The Claydon Treasure Mystery
as Henson - the Gamekeeper1938 The Ware Case
as Pvt. McAllister1937 Farewell Again
as Hassan1937 Jericho
as Peter Manson1937 The Edge of the World
as McTavish1936 Born That Way
as Dr. Fergusson1936 East Meets West
as Oliver1936 As You Like It
as John Knox1936 Tudor Rose
as John the Crofter1935 The 39 Steps
as Wages Accountant1934 Red Ensign
as Johnny Boyle1930 Juno and the Paycock

TV Shows/Series with John Laurie as Actor(10)

as Private James Frazer1968 Dad's Army
1962 Z-Cars
as Crewe1961 The Avengers
as Juniper1961 The Avengers
as Johnny Boyle / John - Crofter (archive footage) (uncredited)1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
as Insp. MacGillivray1952 The Three Hostages

Full Name: John Laurie
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Thursday, 03/25 1897 (March) in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Monday, 06/23 1980 (June) in Buckinghamshire (aged: 83)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Central School of Speech and Drama, Dumfries Academy
Other names for John Laurie (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"John Lawrie"
John Laurie frequently works together with these people:
Michael Powell (11x, Crew)
Laurence Olivier (10x, Actor)
Finlay Currie (10x, Actor)
Felix Aylmer (9x, Actor)
Muir Mathieson (9x, Crew)
Peter Ustinov (8x, Actor)
Alfred Hitchcock (7x, Crew)
Robert Krasker (7x, Crew)
Johnnie Schofield (7x, Actor)
Raymond Huntley (7x, Actor)
Miles Malleson (7x, Actor)
Ben Williams (7x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:161263, Added: 07/06/2018, Last updated: 06/04/2021