James Laurenson

James Laurenson

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1940-02-17 (81 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Marton, New Zealand

39 Movies · 35 TV shows

Also Known As: James Lawrenson · James Laurensen

Biography

James Laurenson (born 17 February 1940) is a New Zealand-born stage and screen actor.

Personal Life

Laurenson has made his long-term home in the English market-town of Frome in Somerset.

Early Life

Laurenson was born in Marton, North Island, New Zealand. He was a student at Canterbury University College in Christchurch (now University of Canterbury) where he was directed by Ngaio Marsh, notably in the title role in Macbeth at the Civic Theatre Christchurch in 1962.He moved to the UK in the mid-1960s and made his film debut in 1969 with a small part in Women in Love, although he also had an uncredited part (as an Oxford rower, playing alongside Graham Chapman) in The Magic Christian.

Movies & TV shows

2016.

1 TV show
TV
The Crown

The Crown

6.71
2016
The inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the sec...

2015.

1 TV show
TV
Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall

5.38
2015
This drama follows the rise of Cromwell as he becomes Henry the VIII's closest advisor. England in the 1520s is on the verge of disaster. The country could be destroyed by civil war if the King dies w...

2014.

1 TV show
TV
The Widower

The Widower

5
2014
Over a thirteen year period, a seemingly mildmannered male nurse, Malcolm Webster, set about poisoning and murdering his first wife, attempting to do the same to his second wife and moving on to a fur...

2013.

2 TV shows
TV
Father Brown

Father Brown

8
2013
Father Brown is a descendant of G. K. A Catholic priest is an amateur detective in order to solve mysteries.
TV
Endeavour

Endeavour

5.22
2013
The early days of a young Endeavour Morse, who was a detective with the Oxford City Police, will shape his future.

2012.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Hollow Crown

The Hollow Crown

7.1
2012
The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Ri...
Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful

2012
Two brothers fall in love with the same girl in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, but they have to contend with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the pric...

2011.

2 Movies
One Day

One Day

5.8
2011
A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and continue to keep in touch regularly. Every year, the film follows what they do on July 15.
National Theatre Live: The Cherry Orchard

National Theatre Live: The Cherry Orchard

2011
A spoiled old lady is facing the loss of her estate after a default on her mortgage. The beautiful cherry trees are being axed down by the re-possessor, her former serf, who has his own agenda, while ...

2010.

1 Movie
National Theatre Live: Hamlet

National Theatre Live: Hamlet

2010
As part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations, National Theatre Live's broadcast of Hamlet will return to cinemas. After playing Hamlet at the National Theatre in Burnt by the Sun, T...

2003.

1 Movie
AfterLife

AfterLife

2003
A high-flying journalist is working on a story that could make his career when he learns his mother is dying. With his father out of the picture, the responsibility for looking after his sister Robert...

2002.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Spooks

Spooks

6
2002
The British Security Service work against the clock to safeguard the nation in a tense drama series. The series follows the work of a group of MI5 officers based at the service's Thames House headquar...
The Cry

The Cry

2002
A psychological thriller about a woman child protection officer who was horrified by her stillbirth and became convinced that her daughter was being abused.
TV
The Cry

The Cry

2002
A psychological thriller about a woman child protection officer who was horrified by her stillbirth and became convinced that her daughter was being abused.

2001.

1 Movie
The Cat's Meow

The Cat's Meow

2001
The story of the Hollywood murder that took place at a star- studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924 is semi-true.

2000.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper

This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper

2000
This is a dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s, showing the effect that it had on the health and career of Assistant Chief Constab...
TV
This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper

This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper

2000
Dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s, showing the effect that it had on the health and career of Assistant Chief Constable George ...

1997.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders

6
1997
The Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to eliminate the innocent and pursue the guilty.
The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man

1997
While Nick Cameron is returning to England from the continent with mysterious cargo in the cabin section of his small aircraft, he is thrown off-course by a severe electrical storm and loses radio con...
Sharpe's Revenge

Sharpe's Revenge

1997
He had to clear his name after being wrongly accused of stealing Napolean's gold. Jane made some questionable decisions.

1996.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
Sharpe's Mission

Sharpe's Mission

6
1996
Their success could be affected by an alliance with the French. Jane is tired of the army life andHarper and Ramona are at odds.
TV
Dalziel and Pascoe

Dalziel and Pascoe

6
1996
British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-...
Sharpe's Regiment

Sharpe's Regiment

6
1996
There aren't enough recruits at home so the battalion is going to be split up. As they get closer to exposing profiteering on the home front that could jeopardize the Wellington's war, what should hav...
TV
Silent Witness

Silent Witness

5.5
1996
Silent Witness focuses on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.
The Cold Light of Day

The Cold Light of Day

1996
A troubled detective befriends a single woman and her daughter with the intention of using them as bait for a serial killer.
Sharpe's Siege

Sharpe's Siege

1996
When news comes of locals who are against Bonaparte, Sharpe and his new commanding officer are sent to capture the castle. While he was sick, he was distracted by his thoughts.

1993.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
A House In The Hills

A House In The Hills

1993
An aspiring actress gets a housesitting job and finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with a deadly ex-con.
TV
Sharpe

Sharpe

1993
Sean Bean plays a fictional British soldier in a British series of television dramas. Most of the episodes are based on the books, but Sharpe is the hero of a number of novels by Bernard Cornwell. The...

1992.

2 TV shows
TV
Between the Lines

Between the Lines

1992
The Complaints Investigation Bureau is an internal organisation that investigates claims of corruption inside the police in England and Wales. Clark overcame problems in his private life, most notably...
TV
Heartbeat

Heartbeat

9
1992
The series was set in the 1960's in the fictional North Yorkshire village of Aidensfield.

1991.

1 TV show
TV
Prime Suspect

Prime Suspect

5.33
1991
Detective Inspector Jane Tennison is trying to prove herself in a male dominated world.

1990.

3 Movies
The Care of Time

The Care of Time

1990
The film was directed by John Davies.
Rainbow Drive

Rainbow Drive

1990
A Hollywood multiple murder is being investigated by a homicide cop despite attempts to cover up the crime.
Project: Tinman

Project: Tinman

1990
A mechanical man with a moral code and soul looking for adventure and his creator after escaping the military. He attempts to discover the reasons why he was created. An action-adventure pilot for AB...

1989.

2 Movies
Thieves in the Night

Thieves in the Night

1989
"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night." Experiences in a kibbutz, it sets up a stage in describing the historical roots of the conflict between Arabs and Jewish settlers in the Br...
Countdown to War

Countdown to War

1989
The dramatic negotiations between the UK, France, Poland, Nazi-Germany and USSR took place before Britain's declaration of war on Germany due to Hitler's invasion of Poland.

1988.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Codename: Kyril

Codename: Kyril

1988
At the height of the cold war, a known Russian spy ("Kyril") is sent to the UK under falsely reported pretenses in order to hopefully indirectly spark an unknown mole in the KGB to reveal himself; the...
TV
The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity

1988
An unconscious man is washed ashore on the beach of a small French village during a heavy storm. A retired doctor takes care of the unconscious stranger. When the mysterious man recovers, he can't rem...

1987.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Inspector Morse

Inspector Morse

4.83
1987
Colin Dexter wrote a series of Chief Inspector Morse novels. A large cast of notable actors and actresses, as well as John Thaw and Kevin Whately, starred in the series.
The Man Who Fell to Earth

The Man Who Fell to Earth

1987
In this made-for-TV movie, an alien lands on earth and decides that he needs to take a job in order to raise money to build a spaceship so he can get back to his home planet.

1986.

1 TV show
TV
Lovejoy

Lovejoy

5
1986
Lovejoy is an antiques dealer. He has a reputation as a divvie, a person with almost supernatural powers for distinguishing exceptional items as well as distinguishing genuine antique from clever fake...

1985.

1 TV show
TV
Stingray

Stingray

1985
Ray is an adventurer who travels from place to place fighting crime and helping people in trouble. He doesn't want to be paid for his services, but he must be given a favor.

1984.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense

Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense

1984
Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense was a short-lived anthology television series from Hammer Studios. Though similar in format to the 1980 series Hammer House of Horror, the Mystery and Suspense ser...
Heartbreakers

Heartbreakers

1984
Blue is left by his girlfriend because she considers him too immature for a long-term relationship. Eli, Blue's best friend, works for his father's garment business and is still searching for a woman ...

1983.

1 TV show
TV
Taggart

Taggart

6
1983
Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme.The series revolves around a group of detectives initially in the Maryhill CID of Strathclyde Police, though various storylines have happened in ot...

1982.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Pink Floyd: The Wall

Pink Floyd: The Wall

8
1982
A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation.
TV
Cagney & Lacey

Cagney & Lacey

1982
Both Mary Beth Lacey and Chris Cagney are NYPD police detectives. One of the great crime-fighting duos of all time is made up of a person who is tough and a person who is sensitive.
TV
Remington Steele

Remington Steele

6
1982
Potential clients refuse to hire a woman even though Laura Holt is a licensed private detective. Laura invents a male superior named Remington Steele to solve the problem. A former thief and con man, ...

1981.

1 Movie
The Monster Club

The Monster Club

4.5
1981
A vampire attacks a horror author on the street and then invites him to a nearby club as a gesture of gratitude, which turns out to be a meeting place for assorted creatures of the night. The vampire ...

1980.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Jude

Jude

1980
Jude has never met his father. Dick was in charge of a meeting one Sunday afternoon.
Rude Awakening

Rude Awakening

1980
A real estate broker has dreams that seem to be real. He begins to wonder which is the dream and which is reality when he sees them. An episode of the British horror anthology TV series, Hammer House ...
TV
Hammer House of Horror

Hammer House of Horror

1980
Each self-contained episode had a different kind of horror. There were witches, ghosts, devil worship, and other supernatural horror themes, but also non-supernatural horror themes such as cannibalism...

1977.

1 TV show
TV
The Professionals

The Professionals

1977
The lives of top agents for Britain's CI5 and their controller. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism. Each of his men was hand-picked by Cowley. Bodie is a cynical ex-SAS soldier and mercenary wh...

1976.

1 Movie
The Witches of Pendle

The Witches of Pendle

1976
There was a dramatization of the witch trials in England.

1975.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Children of the Sun

Children of the Sun

1975
You expect to be at risk when you travel. Half the fun of it. You bluff your way out. We're all British, right?
TV
Space: 1999

Space: 1999

6
1975
When the Moon is thrown into deep space, the crew of Moonbase Alpha will have a hard time surviving.

1974.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Armchair Cinema

Armchair Cinema

1974
A bunch of plays.
The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

1974
An English governess is hired to take care of two adorable orphans, who turn out to be not what they seem to be.
The Prison

The Prison

1974
A successful Paris magazine proprietor embarks on a destructive voyage of self-discovery after his wife shoots dead her own sister, with whom he has had an affair for several years.

1972.

3 TV shows
TV
Van der Valk

Van der Valk

1972
Van der Valk is a British television series that was produced by Thames Television for the ITV network. It starred Barry Foster in the title role as Dutch detective Commissaris "Piet" van der Valk. Ba...
TV
Crown Court

Crown Court

1972
Crown Court is an afternoon television courtroom drama produced by Granada Television for the ITV network that ran from 1972, when the Crown Court system replaced Assize courts and Quarter sessions in...
TV
The Shadow of the Tower

The Shadow of the Tower

1972
The Shadow of the Tower was broadcast on the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1972 It was a follow-up to The Six Wives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth R. It focused on the reign of Henry VII of England...

1971.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Assault

Assault

1971
The local police are confused after one schoolgirl is raped while taking a short cut through the local woods, and another is murdered in the same woods a few days later. With the help of a reporter fr...
The Man in the Sidecar

The Man in the Sidecar

1971
Examines the relationship between Edith, a famous and successful novelist, and her writer husband, and how her own domestic situation is paralleled in her latest book about a woman enjoying the self-d...
TV
Elizabeth R

Elizabeth R

5
1971
This historical mini-series documents the reign of Elizabeth I with each episode focusing on one dramatic period in the lengthy reign of the Virgin Queen, including her ascension to the throne, her va...

1970.

2 Movies
Edward II

Edward II

1970
Edward II, King of England, was troubled from the beginning when he brought his male lover out of exile.
The Tragedy of King Richard II

The Tragedy of King Richard II

1970
William Shakespeare wrote The Tragedy of King Richard II. The downfall of a proud King is due to his selfishness and vanity.

1969.

2 Movies
The Magic Christian

The Magic Christian

1969
Sir Guy Grand adopted a homeless boy. They wanted to show that anyone can be bought with money.
Women in Love

Women in Love

6
1969
Growing up in the sheltered confines of a 1920's English coal-mining community, free-spirited sisters Gudrun and Ursula explore erotic love with a wealthy playboy and a philosopher, with cataclysmic r...

1968.

1 TV show
TV
The Expert

The Expert

1968
The Expert is a British television series produced by the BBC between 1968 and 1976. The series starred Marius Goring as Dr. John Hardy, a pathologist working for the Home Office and was essentially ...

1951.

1 TV show
TV
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hallmark Hall of Fame

8.33
1951
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...

Unknown Year.

2 Movies
Dead Bolt Dead

Dead Bolt Dead

The dark world of organised crime is the subject of Dead Bolt Dead. It charts the night after a bold attempt to take out a rival gang fails.
National Theatre Live: The Cherry Orchard

National Theatre Live: The Cherry Orchard

After living in Paris for a long time, Madame Ranevsky returns to her family estate early one May morning to find that it has been heavily mortgaged to pay for her extravagances and that it is going t...
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