James Laurenson

James Laurenson (born 17 February 1940) is a New Zealand-born stage and screen actor.

Early life

Laurenson was born in Marton, North Island, New Zealand. He was a student at Canterbury University College in Christchurch (now University of Canterbury) where he was directed by Ngaio Marsh,[1] notably in the title role in Macbeth at the Civic Theatre Christchurch in 1962.[2]

He moved to the UK in the mid-1960s and made his film debut in 1969 with a small part in Women in Love, although he also had an uncredited part (as an Oxford rower, playing alongside Graham Chapman) in The Magic Christian.

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