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Laurence Harvey

Biography

Lithuania leading acting professional who was simply nominated to get a 1960 Academy Honor for his part in Room at the very top. Following his achievement, he performed Texan commander William Barret Travis within the Alamo. He offered within the South African Military during WWII. He obtained additional popularity for his are Raymond Shaw within the Manchurian Applicant. He was wedded to his third wife, Paulene Rock, from 1972 to 1973. He co-starred within the 1965 film Darling with Julie Christie.

Quick Facts


Full Name Laurence Harvey
Date Of Birth October 1, 1928
Died November 25, 1973, Hampstead, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth South Africa
Height 1.85 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Nationality South African, Lithuanian, British
Spouse Paulene Stone, Joan Perry, Margaret Leighton
Children Domino Harvey
Parents Ella Skikne, Ber Skikne
Awards Golden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorites
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, BAFTA Award for Best British Actor
Movies The Manchurian Candidate, Room at the Top, The Alamo, BUtterfield 8, Walk on the Wild Side, Life at the Top, Summer and Smoke, A Dandy in Aspic, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, Expresso Bongo, I Am a Camera, King Richard and the Crusaders, The Magic Christian, Night Watch, Welcome to Arrow Beach, The Outrage, Three Men in a Boat, The Good Die Young, The Silent Enemy, A Girl Named Tamiko, WUSA, Romeo and Juliet, The Long and the Short and the Tall, Darling, Two Loves, The Black Rose, The Running Man, The Spy with a Cold Nose, Of Human Bondage, Storm Over the Nile, The Ceremony, Kampf um Rom I, Cairo Road, Women of Twilight, The Truth About Women, After the Ball, He and She, Escape to the Sun, Scarlet Thread, A Killer Walks, Man on the Run, There Is Another Sun, I Believe in You, Innocents in Paris, Landfall, Tchaikovsky, The Deep, Rebus, House of Darkness, The Man from Yesterday, The Winter's Tale
Star Sign Libra

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1Became a father for the 1st time at age 40 when his lover [later 3rd wife] Paulene Stone gave birth to their daughter Domino Harvey on August 7, 1969.
2Attended Michael Caine's wedding to wife Shakira in early 1973.
3Lied about his age at 14 in order to join the South African Navy.
4During filming of The Alamo (1960) in late 1959, Harvey was seriously injured during a scene in which a cannon fired, recoiled and landed on his foot, breaking it in several places. According to witnesses, Harvey finished the scene (with director & actor John Wayne at his side) and collapsed in agony only after the cameras stopped rolling.
5Was friends with Sidney James until they worked on The Silent Enemy (1958), together. According to the book "A Biography Of Sid James", James was offered the role of "Chief Petty Officer Thorpe" on the recommendation of Harvey, but their friendship ended during the filming. He found Harvey to be "pompous and full of his own importance".
6His death from stomach cancer is thought to have been caused by his heavy smoking and longtime alcoholism.
7He was originally cast in Patrick McGoohan's role in Ice Station Zebra (1968).
8He had a long run as King Arthur in the musical "Camelot" in Drury Lane in 1964.
9On acting with Harvey in Walk on the Wild Side (1962), Jane Fonda later commented, "Acting opposite Harvey is like acting by yourself--only worse!".
10During the launching of the James Bond franchise in 1961, he was strongly considered for the part of Bond.
11Appears briefly in a scene in Tony Richardson's The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968), sitting in a theater audience near Trevor Howard as the crowd shouts out "Black bottle." Harvey had planned to make a film about the charge, even to the extent of bidding for the original Light Brigade bugle when it was up for auction in 1964. The dueling productions led to a lawsuit: As part of a settlement with Woodfall Films, he was cast as a Russian prince in the film but his part was cut out completely except for this very brief (and uncredited) appearance in the final cut.
12His daughter, Domino Harvey, was born out-of-wedlock in Belgravia, London on August 7, 1969 to Vogue model Paulene Stone. Domino was the fruit of a three-year-long affair between Harvey and Stone during his second marriage to American multi-millionaire Joan Cohn. The former Joan Perry, she was Columbia Pictures boss Harry Cohn's widow and 17 years Harvey's senior. Harvey eventually divorced Cohn and married Stone shortly before his death from stomach cancer in 1973.
13While a teenager, he served in the South African Army's entertainment unit during World War Two.
14Was cast in the film version of Jungle Fighters (1961) (1961), the hit 1959 West End play that made Peter O'Toole a stage star, as the Hollywood studio would not accept O'Toole or second-choice Albert Finney in the role that went to Harvey, who was a known quantity in films.
15Is portrayed by Jesse Pate in Domino (2005).
16In the period of 1959-1965, he appeared opposite three winners of the Best Actress Academy Award: Simone Signoret in Room at the Top (1959), Elizabeth Taylor in BUtterfield 8 (1960), and Julie Christie in Darling (1965). In that period, he also starred with Best Actress Oscar nominee Geraldine Page in Summer and Smoke (1961).
17His daughter, Domino Harvey, once a model, was a bounty hunter. She was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Los Angeles home, June 27, 2005, dying that day in a hospital of an accidental overdose of the painkiller, Fentanyl, at age 35.
18He considered himself British (as well as South African), and was also quite proud of his Lithuanian Jewish heritage.
19Emigrated to South Africa at the age of 5 and grew up in Johannesburg, moving to London in 1946.
20First Lithuanian actor to be nominated for an Oscar.
21Adopted his stage name from the Harvey Nichols Group.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Yellow-Headed Summer1974Jason Henry
Welcome to Arrow Beach1974Jason Henry
Night Watch1973John Wheeler
Columbo1973TV SeriesEmmett Clayton
Escape to the Sun1972Major Kirsanov
Night Gallery1972TV SeriesSteven Macy (segment "The Caterpillar")
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1971TV SeriesMajor Sergius Saranoff
The Deep1970Hughie Warriner
Tchaikovsky1970Narrator
WUSA1970Farley
The Magic Christian1969Hamlet
L'assoluto naturale1969He
Kampf um Rom II - Der Verrat1969Cethegus
Rebus1969Jeff Miller
The Last Roman1968Cethegus
The Charge of the Light Brigade1968Russian Prince (uncredited)
A Dandy in Aspic1968Eberlin
Dial M for Murder1967TV MovieTony Wendice
The Winter's Tale1967King Leontes
The Spy with a Cold Nose1966Francis Trevelyan
The Doctor and the Devil1965
Life at the Top1965Joe Lampton
Darling1965Miles Brand
The Outrage1964Husband
Of Human Bondage1964Philip Carey
The Ceremony1963Sean McKenna
The Running Man1963Rex Black
A Girl Named Tamiko1962Ivan Kalin
The Manchurian Candidate1962Raymond Shaw
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm1962Wilhelm Grimm / The Cobbler ('The Cobbler and the Elves')
The Flood1962TV MovieNarrator
Walk on the Wild Side1962Dove Linkhorn
Summer and Smoke1961John Buchanan, Jr
Two Loves1961Paul Lathrope
Jungle Fighters1961Pte. Bamforth
BUtterfield 81960Weston Liggett
The Alamo1960Col. William Travis
Expresso Bongo1959Johnny Jackson
ITV Play of the Week1955-1959TV SeriesChris / Misha / Beliayev
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1959TV SeriesArthur Williams
Omnibus1959TV SeriesNarrator
Room at the Top1959Joe Lampton
The Silent Enemy1958Lieutenant Crabb, R.N.V.R.
The Truth About Women1957Sir Humphrey Tavistock
After the Ball1957Walter de Frece
Three Men in a Boat1956George
Storm Over the Nile1955John Durrance
The Alcoa Hour1955TV SeriesDick Swiveller
I Am a Camera1955Christopher Isherwood
Romeo and Juliet1954Romeo
King Richard and the Crusaders1954Sir Kenneth of Huntington
The Good Die Young1954Miles 'Rave' Ravenscourt
Knights of the Round Table1953Undetermined Minor Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Innocents in Paris1953François (uncredited)
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1950-1953TV SeriesOrlando Cassio Cassio
Twilight Women1952Jerry Nolan
A Killer Walks1952Ned Harsten
I Believe in You1952Jordie
Wall of Death1951Maguire
Scarlet Thread1951Freddie
Seven Days to Noon1950Soldier (uncredited)
The Black Rose1950Edmond
The Dancing Years1950Minor Role (uncredited)
Cairo Road1950Lt. Mourad
Landfall1949PO Hooper
Man on the Run1949Detective Sergeant Lawson
Temptations1949John Matthews
House of Darkness1948Francis Merryman (as Lawrence Harvey)

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ceremony1963
Welcome to Arrow Beach1974
A Dandy in Aspic1968finished film after Mann died, uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
L'assoluto naturale1969producer - uncredited
The Ceremony1963producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ceremony1963additional dialogue - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mike Douglas Show1973TV SeriesHimself - Actor
F for Fake1973DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964-1973TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The 45th Annual Academy Awards1973TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Art Direction
The Merv Griffin Show1965-1972TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1972TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Can You Top This1971TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Will the Real Mr Sellers.....?1969TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jokers Wild1969TV SeriesHimself (1969)
Laugh-In1969TV SeriesHimself
Marvelous Party!1969TV MovieHimself - Host
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Wedding of the Doll1968DocumentaryHimself
The Jerry Lewis Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Gala de l'Unicef1966TV SeriesHimself
Late Night Line-Up1966TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Talent Scouts1966TV SeriesHimself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1964-1966TV SeriesHimself
The Danny Kaye Show1965TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1964TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Juke Box Jury1964TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
Password All-Stars1964TV SeriesHimself
The Milton Berle Spectacular1962TV MovieHimself / Spartacus
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1961TV SeriesHimself
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards1961TV SpecialHimself
Spirit of the Alamo1960TV Movie documentary
Here's Hollywood1960TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1960TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest / Himself - Guest Panelist
I've Got a Secret1960TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Power Among Men1959DocumentaryNarrator
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1959TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Premiere Bond: Opening Nights2006Video documentary shortHimself
Elizabeth Taylor: A Musical Celebration2000TV Movie uncredited
Anglia at Forty1999TV SeriesHimself
Great Romances of the 20th Century: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton1997TV Short documentary
Empire of the Censors1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Orson Welles: The One-Man Band1995Documentary segment "The deep"
John Wayne's 'The Alamo'1992Video documentary shortCol. William Travis
Cinema Paradiso1988Joe Lampton (uncredited)
Biography1987TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1985TV SeriesLieutenant Lionel Crabb / R.N.V.R.
The Love Goddesses1965DocumentaryHimself
MGM 40th Anniversary1964Short
Hollywood: The Great Stars1963TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1968Henrietta AwardGolden Globes, USAWorld Film Favorite - MaleSome older sources mention Paul Newman
1961Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTheatrical Motion PictureThe Alamo (1960)· James Edward Grant (writer)
· Richard Widmark (actor)
· John Wayne (actor)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1963Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor - DramaThe Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)
1960OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleRoom at the Top (1959)
1960BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest British ActorExpresso Bongo (1959)
1960Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male New Personality4th place.
1959BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest British ActorRoom at the Top (1959)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1959NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorRoom at the Top (1959)

TitleSalary
Darling (1965)$400,000

#Quote
1[on Julie Christie] She is marvelous, absolutely adorable, enchanting, sexy, alive, vibrant, astute, clever and knowledgeable.
2I've always lived above my income. When I was earning $100 a week, I spent $200 . . . always borrowing against my future earnings. That's why I'm not the only one who wants me to be a success.
3We English have sex on the brain. Not the best place for it, actually.

#Trademark
1Powerful intensity, often added to an underlying sense of menace
2Deep voice and impeccable diction
3Often played complex, morally ambiguous characters
4Often played characters torn between love and ambition

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