Laurence Naismith

Laurence Naismith

Original Name Lawrence Johnson
Birth
Thames Ditton, Elmbridge Borough, Surrey, England
Death 5 Jun 1992 (aged 83)
Southport, Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Memorial ID 6609158 · View Source
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Actor. Thames Ditton born Lawrence Johnson joined the British Army at the beginning of the Second World War, becoming an officer in the Royal Artillery. Leaving the latter after nine years with the rank of Acting Battery Commander, Johnson sought the stage, on which he had prevision debuted back in 1927. His first movie appearance followed soon afterward, becoming eventually a well known and appreciated actor, whose roles featured among others in "Mogambo"(1953), "Richard III" (1956), "A Night to Remember" (1958), "Sink the Bismarck!" (1960), "The Village of the Damned" (1960), "Greyfriars Bobby" (1961), "Jason and the Argonauts" (1963), "Camelot" (1967), "Scrooge" (1970), "Diamonds are Forever" (1971), and "The Amazing Mr Blunden" (1972). He also featured in numerous television appearances, with his most noted roles being perhaps those of Judge Fulton in "The Persuaders" (1971) and Father Harris in "Oh Father" (1973). Married to Vera Bocca since 1939, he died in Southport, Queensland, Australia, following a brief illness.

Bio by: Eman Bonnici


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  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 15 Jul 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6609158
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Laurence Naismith (14 Dec 1908–5 Jun 1992), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6609158, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.