Charles Laurence

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Charles Laurence
Born (1931-01-10)10 January 1931
Died July 13, 2013(2013-07-13) (aged 82)
St John's Wood
Other names Carlos Felipes
Occupation Actor, playwright
Years active 1955-1968

Charles Laurence (10 January 1931 – 13 July 2013) was an actor and playwright who worked in films and television.

Early life[edit]

Charles Laurence was born Carlos Felipes in Tangiers when it was an International zone, to a Swiss-Scottish mother and a Gibraltarian father of Spanish-Italian descent. Until the age of seven, he spoke only French and Spanish. He learned English as well when the family moved to England. As a young boy he went to Taunton School in Somerset and then to RADA.


In the early 1950s, after a spell at Guildford Repertoire (1953), he appeared in numerous stage plays and comedies in repertoire at the Oxford Playhouse and the Bristol Old Vic. In the West End he appeared in Ross at the Haymarket Theatre. In the 1950s and 1960s he appeared in films and on television. He worked as a playwright from 1969 to 1999. He died on 13 July 2013 in St Johns Wood, London.

Work as an actor[edit]

  • Cross Channel (1955) - Jean-Pierre Moreau
  • A Hill in Korea (1956) - Pvt. Kim
  • ITV Play of the Week: (The Last Hours (1959) and The School for Wives (1958)) - Hendrik / Horace, Oronte's son
  • Hotel Imperial (1960) - Jose da Irala
  • Dixon of Dock Green (1962) - Cable
  • Sierra Nine (1963) - Brother Jullen
  • The Third Man (1964) - The Bell Boy
  • A High Wind in Jamaica (1965) - Tallyman
  • 199 Park Lane (1965) - Nicky
  • Vendetta (1966) - Ray
  • The Magnificent Two (1967) - Sharpshooter
  • Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968) - Van Driver / Martin (final film role)

Work as a playwright[edit]


  1. ^ Stevens, Christopher (2010). Born Brilliant: The Life Of Kenneth Williams. John Murray. p. 264. ISBN 1-84854-195-3. 

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