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Lawrence Hanray (1874–1947)

Lawrence Hanray was born on May 16, 1874 in Hampstead, London, England as Lawrence Henry Jacobs. He was an actor and composer, known for Knight Without Armor (1937), Lorna Doone (1934) and The Good Companions (1933). He was married to Lois Grace Heatherley and Dorothy Mary Chambers Farnsworth. He died on November 28, 1947 in Marylebone, London. See full bio »

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Lorna Doone Parson Bowden
The Good Companions Mr. James Tarvin


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 1947 Mine Own Executioner
Dr. Lefage
 1947 The Green Pack (TV Movie)
Dr. Thurston
 1947 Larry the Lamb (TV Movie)
Mr. Growser
 1947 Everyman (TV Movie)
Discretion (as Laurence Hanray)
 1947 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Mr. Gride (as Laurence Hanray)
 1946 A Hundred Years Old (TV Movie)
Papa Juan
 1945 Read All About It (Short)
Bostock (uncredited)
 1945 Waterloo Road
Traveller to Basingstoke (uncredited)
 1944 A Lady Surrenders
Angus Rossiter (as Laurence Hanray)
 1944 Hotel Reserve
Police Commissioner
 1944 On Approval
 1943 My Learned Friend
Sir Norman (as Laurence Hanray)
 1942 Let the People Sing
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1942 A.J. Cronin's Hatter's Castle
Dr. Lawrie (as Laurence Hanray)
 1942 Courageous Mr. Penn (uncredited)
 1941 Old Mother Riley's Circus
Cheddar, KC (as Laurence Hanray)
 1941 Quiet Wedding
Mr. Williamson (uncredited)
 1941 The Ghost of St. Michael's
Clerk of Court (uncredited)
 1940 21 Days Together
Solicitor (as Laurence Hanray)
 1939 The Rising Sun (TV Movie)
Old Strong, his father
 1939 The Missing People (as Laurence Hanray)
 1939 The Great Adventure (TV Movie)
Dr. Pascoe (30th May 1939 version)
 1939 Rake's Progress (TV Movie)
George Kearsey, his printer (April) / Mr. Webb, Solicitor to the Treasury (May)
 1939 The Pilgrim's Progress (TV Movie)
Wordly Wiseman and Judge Hategood
 1939 Middle-Class Murder (TV Movie)
 1939 Moonshine (TV Short)
 1938 Richard of Bordeaux (TV Movie)
Michael de la Pole
 1938 Many Waters (TV Movie)
 1938 The Dear Departed (TV Short)
Abel Merryweather
 1938 A Royal Divorce
Klemens von Metternich (as Laurence Hanray)
 1938 Julius Caesar (TV Movie)
Casca (as Laurence Hanray)
 1937 The Last Chance
Mr. Perrin (as Laurence Hanray)
 1937 Larceny Street
Praskins (as Laurence Hanray)
 1937 The Girl in the Taxi
Charencey (as Laurence Hanray)
 1937 Bombs Over London
Sir George, Lead Conspirator (as Laurence Hanray)
 1937 Knight Without Armor
 1937 It's Never Too Late to Mend
Lawyer Crawley
 1937 Knights for a Day (uncredited)
 1937 The Show Goes On
Waiter (uncredited)
 1937 Moonlight Sonata
Mr. Bishop (as Laurence Hanray)
 1937 Dark Journey
Cottin (as Laurence Hanray)
 1937 Action for Slander
Clerk of Court
 1937 Fire Over England
French Ambassador (as Laurence Hanray)
 1936 The Show Goes On
Thomas (as Laurence Hanray)
 1936 Rembrandt
 1936 As You Like It
Third Lord (uncredited)
 1936 Scotland Yard Commands
 1936 The Man Who Could Work Miracles
Mr. Bamfylde
 1936 Someone at the Door
Poole (as Laurence Hanray)
 1936 Beloved Impostor
Arthur (as Laurence Hanray)
 1936 Mozart
Archbishop of Salzburg
 1935 Expert's Opinion
Coroner (as Laurence Hanray)
 1935 Drake the Pirate
Minor role (uncredited)
 1935 Adventure Ltd.
Simon Ledbury (as Laurence Hanray)
 1935 Escape Me Never
Undetermined role (uncredited)
 1935 Mimi
Barbemouche (as Laurence Hanray)
 1935 Street Song
Tuttle (as Laurence Hanray)
 1935 Brewster's Millions
Grant (as Laurence Hanray)
 1935 Murder at Monte Carlo
Collum (as Laurence Hanray)
 1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel
Burke (uncredited)
 1934 Lorna Doone
Parson Bowden (as Laurence Hanray)
 1934 What Happened Then?
Dr. Bristol (as Laurence Hanray)
 1934 Easy Money
Mr. Pim (as Laurence Hanray)
 1934 The Great Defender
Parker (as Laurence Hanray)
 1934 Chu-Chin-Chow
Kasim Baba (as Laurence Hanray)
 1934 Those Were the Days
Wormington (as Laurence Hanray)
 1933 The Man from Toronto
Duncan (as Laurence Hanray)
 1933 The Private Life of Henry VIII.
Archbishop Cranmer
 1933 This Week of Grace
Lawyer Cowlber (as Laurence Hanray)
 1933 His Grace Gives Notice
Mr. Grayling (as Laurence Hanray)
 1933 Loyalties
Jacob Twisden
 1933 The Good Companions
Mr. James Tarvin (as Laurence Hanray)
 1932 Over Night
Ribbles (as Laurence Hanray)
 1932 There Goes the Bride
Police Chief (uncredited)
 1932 Leap Year
Hope (as Laurence Hanray)
 1932 Love on Wheels
Gallop's Commissionaire (uncredited)
 1932 Wedding Rehearsal
News editor (as Laurence Hanray)
 1932 Faithful Hearts
Major Ango
 1931 Her Reputation
Mr. Montgomery (as Laurence Hanray)
 1930 Beyond the Cities
Gregory Hayes (as Laurence Hanray)
 1923 The Pipes of Pan
James Flaxman (as Laurence Hanray)
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Escape. Written by John Galsworthy. Directed by Winthrop Ames. Booth Theatre: 26 Oct 1927- Mar 1928 (closing date unknown/173 performances). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Laurence Hanray


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Dignified, balding British character actor, the son of a glass manufacturer. Educated at the City of London School, he acted on stage from as early as 1892. On screen, he typically played refined gentlemen, be they nobility or well-to-do professional men. He also acted on Broadway from 1922. In films, he was particularly effective in miserly or austere roles in period drama. He was noteworthy in ... See more »

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