Laurence Harvey

Actor
In both life and death, actor Laurence Harvey commanded a sort of unusual fascination from both the public and press. A strikingly handsome performer, he was also exceptionally cold, occasionally cruel and prone to ... Read more »
Born: 10/01/1928 in Lithuania

Filmography

Actor (41)

Night Watch 1973 (Movie)

John Wheeler (Actor)

Welcome to Arrow Beach 1973 (Movie)

Jason Henry (Actor)

F for Fake 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Habricha el Hashemesh 1971 (Movie)

Kirassanov (Actor)

Wusa 1970 (Movie)

Farley (Actor)

L' Assoluto Naturale 1969 (Movie)

He (Actor)

Tchaikovsky 1969 (Movie)

Narration(Western version) (Narrator)

The Magic Christian 1969 (Movie)

Hamlet (Actor)

A Dandy in Aspic 1968 (Movie)

Alexander Eberlin (Actor)

Kampf um Rom 1967 (Movie)

(Actor)

Darling 1965 (Movie)

Miles Brand (Actor)

Life at the Top 1965 (Movie)

Joe Lampton (Actor)

The Spy With a Cold Nose 1965 (Movie)

Dr Francis Travellyan (Actor)

The Winter's Tale 1965 (Movie)

Leontes (Actor)

Of Human Bondage 1964 (Movie)

Philip Carey (Actor)

A Girl Named Tamiko 1963 (Movie)

Ivan Kalin (Actor)

The Ceremony 1963 (Movie)

Sean McKenna (Actor)

The Outrage 1963 (Movie)

Husband (Actor)

The Running Man 1963 (Movie)

Rex Black (Actor)

The Manchurian Candidate 1962 (Movie)

Raymond Shaw (Actor)

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm 1962 (Movie)

Wilhelm Grimm (Actor)

Walk on the Wild Side 1962 (Movie)

Dove Linkhorn (Actor)

Summer and Smoke 1961 (Movie)

John Buchanan (Actor)

Two Loves 1961 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Butterfield 8 1960 (Movie)

Weston Liggett (Actor)

The Alamo 1960 (Movie)

Colonel William Travis (Actor)

The Long and the Short and the Tall 1960 (Movie)

Private Bamforth (Actor)

Expresso Bongo 1959 (Movie)

Johnny Jackson (Actor)

Room at the Top 1959 (Movie)

Joe Lampton (Actor)

The Silent Enemy 1958 (Movie)

Lieutenat Lionel "Buster" Crabb (Actor)

The Truth About Women 1957 (Movie)

Sir Humphrey Tavistock (Actor)

Storm Over the Nile 1956 (Movie)

John Durrance (Actor)

I Am a Camera 1955 (Movie)

Christopher Isherwood (Actor)

Three Men in a Boat 1955 (Movie)

George (Actor)

King Richard and the Crusaders 1954 (Movie)

Sir Kenneth (Actor)

Romeo and Juliet 1954 (Movie)

Romeo (Actor)

The Good Die Young 1954 (Movie)

Rave (Actor)

I Believe in You (Movie)

Jordie (Actor)

The Black Rose (Movie)

Edmond (Actor)

The Man from Yesterday (Movie)

John Matthews (Actor)

Women of Twilight (Movie)

Jerry Nolan (Actor)
Director (3)

Welcome to Arrow Beach 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

A Dandy in Aspic 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

The Ceremony 1963 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

L' Assoluto Naturale 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Ceremony 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

In both life and death, actor Laurence Harvey commanded a sort of unusual fascination from both the public and press. A strikingly handsome performer, he was also exceptionally cold, occasionally cruel and prone to making statements in the press about his own talents, which were largely underused in his three decades on film, save for a handful of projects like "Room at the Top" (1959) and "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962). In both films, his chilly screen presence made for memorable performances, first as a ruthless social climber in "Room" and later as a brainwashed solder in "Candidate." Before and after these assignments, he languished in low-budget dramas, save for a brief stint at the top of the Hollywood heap in "The Alamo" (1960) and "Butterfield 8" (1960). His luck ran out in the late 1960s, and he languished in obscurity until his death from cancer in 1973. But in the decades that followed his passing, Harvey's legacy and performances - at once riveting and repelling - commanded a small but dedicated cult who celebrated his eccentric star and its sporadic bursts of brilliance.

Relationships

Joan Cohn

Wife
divorced died in 1996 at age 89 formerly married to Harry Cohn

Paulene Harvey

Wife
survived him

Margaret Leighton

Wife
divorced died in 1961

Joan Perry Editor

Wife

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England
dropped out

Milestones

1948

Film actor

1946

Moved to Great Britain

1942

Stage actor Johannesburg Repertory Theatre

1934

Immigrated to South Africa

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