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John Laurie

John Laurie

Scottish actor
John Paton Laurie was a Scottish stage, film, and television actor. He appeared in scores of feature films with directors including Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell and Laurence Olivier, generally playing memorable small or supporting roles.Wikipedia
BornMarch 25, 1897
HometownDumfries, Scotland
Height5'10" (1.79m)
SpouseOonah Veronica Todd-Naylor , Florence May Saunders
ChildrenVeronica Laurie
ParentsJessie Ann Laurie , William Laurie
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John Laurie: How Shakespearian actor was doomed to play a dour, wild-eyed Scot

  • I SUPPOSE that, when I say John Laurie, I really mean Private Frazer. But Laurie vivified the much loved character in comedy series Dad’s Army, so credit where it’s due. Besides, the former was a proper Scotsman, while the latter was grim, dour, gloomy, wild-eyed, morbid (day job: undertaker), a two-faced gossip, malcontent and stirrer.

MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Dad's Army
Dad's Army
G
1h 35min
1976
Tread Softly
Tread Softly
1h 10min
1952
Murder Reported
Murder Reported
0h 58min
1958
The Agitator
The Agitator
1h 35min
1945
Pure S ...
Pure S ...
1h 25min
1976
Love in Pawn
Love in Pawn
1h 22min
1953
Island of Desire
Island of Desire
1h 43min
1952
No Trace
No Trace
1h 16min
1950
Floodtide
Floodtide
1h 30min
1949
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
2h 43min
1943
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