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John Laurie

Highest Rated:   100% The Edge of the World (2000)
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Bantam-weight Scotsman John Laurie abandoned a career in architecture when he first stepped on stage in 1921. Laurie spent most of the next five decades playing surly, snappish types: the taciturn farmer who betrays fugitive Robert Donat in Hitchcock's The 39 Steps (1935), the repugnant Blind Pew in Disney's Treasure Island (1950) et. al. A friend and favorite of Laurence Olivier, Laurie showed up in all three of Olivier's major Shakespearean films. He played Captain Jamie in Henry V (1944), Francisco ("For this relief, much thanks") in Hamlet (1948) and Lord Lovel in Richard III (1955). Intriguingly, Olivier and Laurie portrayed the same historical character in two entirely different films. Both portrayed the Mahdi, scourge of General "Chinese" Gordon: Laurie essayed the part in The Four Feathers (1939), while Olivier played the role in Khartoum (1965). Millions of TV fans worldwide have enjoyed Laurie in the role of Fraser on the BBC sitcom Dad's Army. One of John Laurie's few starring assignments was in the 1935 film Edge of the World, set on the remote Shetland isle of Foula; 40 years later, a frail-looking Laurie was one of the participants in director Michael Powell's "reunion" documentary Return to the Edge of the World (1978).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Floodtide
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Steel
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Great Game
  • Actor
2011
100% The Edge of the World
  • Peter Manson
2000
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Zenda
  • Archbishop
1979
No Score Yet Pure S
  • John
1976
No Score Yet Mad Doctor of Blood Island (Grave Desires)(Tomb of the Living Dead)
  • Actor
1972
86% The Abominable Dr. Phibes
  • Darrow
1971
No Score Yet Dad's Army
  • Pte. Frazer
1971
No Score Yet Step Laughing Into the Grave
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet The Reptile
  • Mad Peter
1966
No Score Yet Siege of the Saxons
  • Merlin
1963
No Score Yet Kidnapped
  • Uncle Ebenezer Balfour
1960
No Score Yet Campbell's Kingdom
  • Mac
1957
80% Richard III
  • Lord Lovell
1956
No Score Yet Between Heaven and Hell
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet Devil Girl from Mars
  • Mr. Jamieson
1955
No Score Yet The Black Knight
  • James
1954
95% Hobson's Choice
  • Dr. MacFarlane
1953
No Score Yet The Great Game
  • 'Mac' Wells
1953
No Score Yet Island of Desire
  • Grimshaw
1952
No Score Yet Tread Softly
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet Laughter in Paradise
  • Gordon Webb
1951
86% Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
  • Angus
1951
No Score Yet Happy Go Lovely
  • Jonskill
1951
No Score Yet Encore
  • Engineer [Winter Cruise]
1951
No Score Yet Trio
  • Mr. Campbell [Sanatorium]
1950
100% Madeleine
  • Scots Divine
1950
100% Treasure Island
  • Pew
1950
No Score Yet No Trace
  • Inspector MacDougall
1950
No Score Yet Mine Own Executioner
  • Dr. James Garsten
1949
No Score Yet Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • Blind Jamie
1948
91% Hamlet
  • Francisco
1948
No Score Yet The Brothers
  • Dugald
1948
No Score Yet Jassy
  • Woodroffe
1948
100% I Know Where I'm Going
  • John Campbell
1947
100% Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France)
  • Capt. Jamie
1946
No Score Yet Caesar and Cleopatra
  • Auxiliary Roman Sentinel
1945
100% The Way Ahead (The Immortal Battalion)
  • Luke
1945
No Score Yet Fanny by Gaslight (Man of Evil)
  • William Hopwood
1945
No Score Yet Steam
  • Actor
1945
No Score Yet World Owes Me a Living
  • Matthews
1944
No Score Yet The Demi-Paradise
  • Actor
1943
96% The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • Murdoch
1943
No Score Yet The Gentle Sex
  • Corporal
1943
No Score Yet Lamp Still Burns
  • Mr. Hervey
1943
No Score Yet Suicide Squadron (Dangerous Moonlight)
  • British Commander
1942
No Score Yet The Ghost of St. Michael's
  • Jamie
1941
No Score Yet Old Mother Riley's Ghosts
  • McAdam
1941
No Score Yet Ships with Wings
  • Lt. Cmdr. Reid
1941
No Score Yet Sailors Three
  • McNab
1940
No Score Yet Convoy
  • Gates
1940
No Score Yet Three Cockeyed Sailors
  • McNab
1940
No Score Yet Laugh It Off
  • Jock
1940
100% The Four Feathers
  • Khalifa
1939
No Score Yet Jericho (Dark Sands)
  • Hassan
1937
No Score Yet As You Like It
  • Oliver
1936
98% The 39 Steps
  • John
1935
27% The Shame of Mary Boyle (Juno and the Paycock)
  • Johnny Boyle
1930
No Score Yet Paul Robeson: Portraits of the Artist
  • Actor
1925

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