Laurie, John

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Laurie, John Gender: M
Laurie, John-Paton
born on 25 March 1897 at 23:45 (= 11:45 PM )
Place Maxwelltown, Scotland, 55n04, 3w38
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 05°36' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 11°47 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 27°47'

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Scottish character actor of stage, film and TV, often cast in stern and gloomy roles. Laurie began as an architect with his stage debut in 1921 in "What Every Woman Knows" and a film debut in 1930. With over 90 performances in a 50 year span, his popular appearances include; "The 39 Steps," 1935, "Laugh It Off," 1940, "Bonnie Prince Charlie," 1948 and his noted series, "Dad's Army," from July 1968 to December 1977.

John Laurie died in 1980.

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  • Work : New Job 1921 (Stage debut)
  • Work : New Job 1930 (Film debut)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1935 (Appeared in "The 39 Steps")
  • Work : Begin Major Project July 1968 (Began "Dad's Army," ten years)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death, Cause unspecified 1980 (Age 82-83)

Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes Caroline Gerard for B.C., British Entertainers, 1997


  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Acting over 50 years)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82-83)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner (Architect, initially)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Character actor of stage, film and TV)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Dad's Army, ten years)