Laurence Naismith - Rotten Tomatoes

Laurence Naismith

Highest Rated:   100% A Night to Remember (1958)
Lowest Rated:   43% The World of Suzie Wong (1960)
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Birthplace:   Thames Ditton, Surrey, England, UK
Ex-Merchant Marine seaman Laurence Naismith made his London stage bow in the chorus of the 1927 musical production Oh, Boy. Naismith joined the Bristol Repertory at age 22, remaining with the troupe until joining the royal artillery at the outbreak of World War II; he spent nine years in military service, emerging with the rank of Acting Battery Commander. His officer's bearing served Naismith well in such authoritative film assignments as the ill-fated Captain Smith in A Night to Remember (1958). Other highlights in Naismith's lengthy movie career include the roles of the Prince of Wales in The Trial of Oscar Wilde (1960), Argus in Jason and the Argonauts (1963) and Merlin in Camelot (1967). A frequent visitor to Broadway, Naismith played Kris Kringle in Here's Love, Meredith Willson's 1963 musical adaptation of Miracle on 34th Street. Among Laurence Naismith's hundreds of television credits was the recurring role of Judge Fulton on the 1971 Tony Curtis-Roger Moore adventure series The Persuaders.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet I Remember Nelson
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Romeo & Juliet
  • Prince Escalus
1978
No Score Yet The Amazing Mr. Blunden
  • Mr. Blunden
1972
44% Young Winston
  • Lord Salisbury
1972
67% Diamonds Are Forever
  • Sir Donald Monger
1971
No Score Yet Quest for Love
  • Sir Henry Larnstein
1971
75% Scrooge
  • Fezziwig
1970
No Score Yet Bushbaby
  • Prof. "Cranky" Crankshaw
1970
75% The Valley of Gwangi
  • Professor Bromley
1969
No Score Yet Eye of the Cat
  • Dr. Mills
1969
No Score Yet Fitzwilly
  • Cotty
1967
50% Camelot
  • Merlyn
1967
No Score Yet Deadlier Than the Male
  • Sir John Bledlow
1967
No Score Yet The Three Lives of Thomasina
  • Rev. Angus Peddie
1964
93% Jason and the Argonauts
  • Argus
1963
55% Cleopatra
  • Archesilaus
1963
No Score Yet I Thank a Fool
  • O'Grady
1962
No Score Yet The 300 Spartans
  • 1st Delegate
1962
No Score Yet Greyfriars Bobby
  • Mr. Traill
1961
No Score Yet Concrete Jungle (The Criminal)
  • Mr. Town
1961
No Score Yet The Singer Not the Song
  • Old Uncle
1961
43% The World of Suzie Wong
  • Mr. O'Neill
1960
No Score Yet The Trials of Oscar Wilde
  • Prince of Wales
1960
80% Sink the Bismarck!
  • First Sea Lord
1960
No Score Yet The Angry Silence
  • Martindale
1960
96% Village of the Damned
  • Doctor Willers
1960
No Score Yet Third Man on the Mountain
  • Teo Zurbriggen
1959
No Score Yet Solomon and Sheba
  • Herzrai
1959
100% A Night to Remember
  • Capt. Smith
1958
No Score Yet The Two-Headed Spy
  • Gen. Hauser
1958
No Score Yet Boy on a Dolphin
  • Dr. Hawkins
1957
No Score Yet Seven Waves Away (Abandon Ship!) (Seven Days from Now)
  • Capt. Darrow
1957
No Score Yet The Barretts of Wimpole Street
  • Dr. Chambers
1957
No Score Yet Robbery Under Arms
  • Ben Marston
1957
80% Richard III
  • Thomas Lord Stanley
1956
100% The Man Who Never Was
  • Adm. Cross
1956
100% Lust for Life
  • Dr. Bosman
1956
No Score Yet The Extra Day
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet Carrington V.C. (Court Martial)
  • Major Panton
1955
100% The Dam Busters
  • Farmer
1954
No Score Yet The Black Knight
  • Major Domo
1954
82% Mogambo
  • Skipper
1953
No Score Yet Cosh Boy (The Slasher)
  • Inspector Donaldson
1953
No Score Yet Shoot First
  • Blossom
1953
No Score Yet The Beggar's Opera
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet Rough Shoot
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet The Long Memory
  • Asprey
1953
No Score Yet Train Of Events
  • Joe Hunt
1952
No Score Yet Pool of London
  • Commissioner
1951
No Score Yet Hell Is Sold Out
  • Dr. Monceau
1951
No Score Yet The Happiest Days of Your Life
  • Dr. Collett
1950
No Score Yet Room to Let
  • Actor
1949

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