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

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



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
50% Young Winston Lord Salisbury 1972
66% Diamonds Are Forever Sir Donald Monger 1971
40% Quest for Love Sir Henry Larnstein 1971
74% Scrooge Fezziwig 1970
No Score Yet Bushbaby Prof. "Cranky" Crankshaw 1970
78% The Valley of Gwangi Professor Bromley 1969
No Score Yet Eye of the Cat Dr. Mills 1969
No Score Yet Fitzwilly Cotty 1967
44% 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
91% Jason and the Argonauts Argus 1963
62% Cleopatra Archesilaus 1963
No Score Yet I Thank a Fool O'Grady 1962
No Score Yet The 300 Spartans 1st Delegate 1962
100% Greyfriars Bobby Mr. Traill 1961
83% Concrete Jungle (The Criminal) Mr. Town 1961
No Score Yet The Singer Not the Song Old Uncle 1961
38% The World of Suzie Wong Mr. O'Neill 1960
No Score Yet The Trials of Oscar Wilde Prince of Wales 1960
86% Sink the Bismarck! First Sea Lord 1960
80% The Angry Silence Martindale 1960
92% Village of the Damned Doctor Willers 1960
No Score Yet Third Man on the Mountain Teo Zurbriggen 1959
14% Solomon and Sheba Herzrai 1959
100% A Night to Remember Capt. Smith 1958
No Score Yet I Accuse! Judge 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
84% 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
83% 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


No Score Yet Bonanza
Don Q. Hought 1969
No Score Yet The Fugitive
Fielding McCallister John 1967


Prof. Horace Bromley says: I can't go now!

Tuck says: Professor, there's a big lizard back there and he's heading this way. Now get aboard!

Lope says: What kind of bird is it, professor?

Prof. Horace Bromley says: Oh, no bird...a giant pterydactyl...a flying reptile. It's been extinct for over 50 million years.

T.J. says: Then what is it doing here?

Prof. Horace Bromley says: Precisely...what is it doing here?

T.J. says: (about the pteranodon) It's hideous...!

T.J. says: [about the pteranodon] It's hideous!

Prof. Horace Bromley says: It's beautiful...

Prof. "Cranky" Crankshaw says: I'll have you hanged for this, you bloody devil. There's still some law and order left in this country!

Prof. "Cranky" Crankshaw says: I'll have you hanged for this, you bloody devil. You mark my words. There's still some law and order left in this country!