Oscar Actors: Harvey, Laurence–Background, Career, Awards

December 15, 2021

Laurence Harvey Career Summary:

Occupational Inheritance: N0

Social Class: grew up in South Africa

Race/Ethnicity/Religion: Lithuanian-Jewish born British

Family: South Africa


Training: RADA, 3 months only

Teacher/Inspirational Figure:

James Woolf (Romulus Films) played important role in turning him into a star.

Radio Debut:

TV Debut:

Stage Debut: “Uprooted,” Manchester, 1947; aged 19

Broadway Debut: Broadway debut, 1955, Island of Goats, flop

Film Debut: House of Darkness, 1948; aged 20

Breakthrough Role: The Good Die Young, 1954, 26

Oscar Role:

Other Noms: Room at the Top, 1959; aged 32

Other Awards:

Frequent Collaborator: 2 films with Elizabeth Taylor

Screen Image: lead, romantic; clipped, refined accent and cool, debonair screen persona

Last Film: Night Watch, 1973; aged 45

Career Output:

Film Career Span: 1948-1973

Marriage: Margaret Leighton


Death: 1973; aged 45; sudden death of stomach cancer


Laurence Harvey (born Zvi Mosheh Skikne, October 1, 1928–November 25, 1973) was a Lithuanian-Jewish born British actor and film director.

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Harvey in 1973,
photograph by Allan Warren

He was born to Lithuanian Jewish parents and emigrated to South Africa at an early age, before later settling in the UK after World War II. In a career spanning quarter of a century, Harvey appeared in stage, film and television productions in the UK and the US.

Known for his clipped, refined accent and cool, debonair screen persona; his performance in Room at the Top (1959) resulted in an Oscar Award nomination.

That success was followed by the roles of William Barret Travis in John Wayne’s The Alamo, and Weston Liggett in Butterfield 8, both films released in autumn of 1960.

He also appeared as the brainwashed Sergeant Raymond Shaw in The Manchurian Candidate (1962).

He made his directorial debut with The Ceremony (1963).

He continued acting well into the 1970s, until his sudden death in 1973 of cancer.

Harvey’s civil birth name was Laruschka Mischa Skikne. His Hebrew name was Zvi Mosheh. He was born in Joniškis, Lithuania, the youngest of three sons of Ella (née Zotnickaita) and Ber Skikne, Lithuanian Jewish parents.

When he was 5, his family travelled with Riva Segal and her two sons, Louis and Charles Segal on the SS Adolph Woermann to South Africa, where he was known as Harry Skikne.

After growing up in Johannesburg, he served as a teen with the entertainment unit of the South African Army during the Second World War.

As the Mystery Guest on USA TV show What’s My Line screened 1 May 1960, he states he arrived in South Africa in 1934 and moved to the UK in 1946.

After moving to London, he enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but left RADA after three months.

Billed as Larry Skikne, he appeared in the play “Uprooted” at the Comedy Theatre in 1947. He also appeared on stage at the Library Theatre in Manchester. His performances in Manchester led to him being cast in his first film.

Film Debut and Stage Name

Harvey made his film debut in the British feature, House of Darkness (1948), but its distributor British Lion thought someone named Larry Skikne was not commercially viable. Accounts vary as to how the actor acquired his stage name of Laurence Harvey. It may have been the idea of talent agent Gordon Harbord who decided Laurence would be appropriate first name. In choosing a British-sounding last name, Harbord thought of two British retail institutions, Harvey Nichols and Harrods.

Another version is that Skikne was travelling on a London bus with Sid James who exclaimed during their journey: “It’s either Laurence Nichols or Laurence Harvey.” Harvey’s own account differed over time.

Associated British Picture Corporation quickly offered him a two-year contract, which Harvey accepted. He appeared in supporting roles in several lower-budget films, such as Man on the Run (1949), Landfall (1949) (directed by Ken Annakin) and The Dancing Years (1950).

For International Motion Pictures he was in The Man from Yesterday (1949).

Mayflower Productions, which released through Associated British, gave Harvey his first lead, appearing alongside Eric Portman in the Egypt-set police film Cairo Road (1950), which was a minor success.

He had a small role in his first Hollywood film, The Black Rose (1950), starring Tyrone Power and Orson Welles, directed by Henry Hathaway.

He played Cassio in a version of Othello for BBC TV starring Andre Morell.

Harvey starred in lead roles for two B-pictures for director Lewis Gilbert at Nettleford Films: Scarlet Thread (1951) and There Is Another Sun (1951).

For Ealing, he made I Believe in You (1952), directed by Basil Dearden. According to Sight and Sound this performance gave “an indication of Harvey’s true metier. While Basil Dearden’s direction focused on honest Harry Fowler, it was Harvey’s Jordie who supplied an authentic glimpse of pin-table thuggery, his clothes and hairstyle on the cusp between cosh-boy and ted and his manner redolent of a languorous sexuality no amount of National Service could quell.”

He starred in the low-budget thriller A Killer Walks (1952).

In 1951 he appeared on stage in Hassan at the Cambridge Theatre.

Harvey’s career gained boost when he appeared in Women of Twilight (1952). It was made by Romulus Films, run by brothers John and James Woolf, who signed Harvey to long-term contract. James Woolf in particular was admirer of Harvey and played an important role in turning the actor into a star.

In 1953 he played Orlando on a BBC TV version of As You Like It, opposite Margaret Leighton, who he would later marry.

Romulus put him in two ensemble films: a comedy, Innocents in Paris (1953) and a crime thriller, The Good Die Young (1954). He had a strong role in the latter, which was directed by Lewis Gilbert, and featured Hollywood actors John Ireland, Richard Basehart and Gloria Grahame, and Leighton.  This has been called his “first performance of note.”

Harvey received an offer to play the juvenile male lead in the Hollywood spectacular King Richard and the Crusaders (1954), a medieval swashbuckler for Warner starring Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo and George Sanders. It was a box-office disappointment, though Harvey’s performance was well received.

Harvey played Romeo in Renato Castellani’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (1954), narrated by John Gielgud. His performance was not well received. According to a contemporary interview, he turned down an offer to appear in Helen of Troy (1955) in order to act at Stratford-upon-Avon, where he again performed in Romeo and Juliet, this time on stage.

Romulus gave Harvey another excellent chance as the writer Christopher Isherwood in I Am A Camera (1955), with Julie Harris as Sally Bowles. He and Leighton starred in adaptation of A Month in the Country for ITV Play of the Week (1955).

He made his Broadway debut in 1955 in the play Island of Goats, a flop that closed after one week, though his performance won him a 1956 Theatre World Award. While in the US he appeared on TV in an episode of The Alcoa Hour called The Small Servant, co-starring Diane Cilento.

Zoltan Korda used him as a soldier in Storm Over the Nile (1955), a remake of The Four Feathers (1939), playing the part of Ralph Richardson in the 1939 version. It was popular in Britain as was the comedy Three Men in a Boat (1956), made for Romulus under the direction of Ken Annakin.

Harvey appeared in The Bet for ITV Television Playhouse (1956) then did another for Romulus, After the Ball (1957), a biopic of Vesta Tilley, in which Harvey played Walter de Frece. He followed it with The Truth About Women (1958), a comedy directed by Muriel Box for Beaconsfield Productions.

Harvey returned to Broadway in 1957 to appear alongside Julie Harris, Pamela Brown and Colleen Dewhurst in William Wycherley’s The Country Wife (a production he had originally starred in at London’s Royal Court Theatre).

For Romulus, Harvey starred in The Silent Enemy (1958), a biopic of war hero Lionel Crabb.[25]

Harvey’s breakthrough to international stardom came after he was cast by director Jack Clayton as the social climber Joe Lampton in Room at the Top (1959), produced by Romulus. For his performance, Harvey received a BAFTA Award[26] nomination and a Best Actor Oscar nod. Simone Signoret and Heather Sears co-starred as Lampton’s married lover and eventual wife respectively. It was the third most popular movie at the British box office in 1959 and a hit in the U.S.

Harvey went to Broadway in 1958, as Shakespeare’s Henry V, as part of the Old Vic company, which featured a young Judi Dench as Katherine, the daughter of the king of France.

Harvey followed it with the musical Expresso Bongo (1959), a film best remembered for introducing Cliff Richard. He did The Violent Years for the ITV Play of the Week (1959).

While in the US he appeared in Arthur, an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents directed by Hitchcock himself.

The success of Room at the Top led to Hollywood offers and Harvey decided to spend the next three years focusing on films. He was in John Wayne’s epic The Alamo (1960), being John Wayne’s personal choice to play Alamo commandant William Barret Travis. He had been impressed by Harvey’s talent and ability to project the aristocratic demeanor Wayne believed Travis possessed. Harvey and Wayne later expressed their mutual admiration and satisfaction at having worked together.[30] The Alamo was a hit (although the enormous cost meant the film lost money).[citation needed]

Even more successful was Harvey’s next Hollywood film, MGM’s BUtterfield 8 (1960), which won Elizabeth Taylor her first Oscar. He was named for The Eddie Chapman Story but it was not made until years later, as Triple Cross with Christopher Plummer.

Back in Britain, Harvey was cast in the film version of The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961) in a role originally performed by Peter O’Toole during the play’s West End run. He clashed with Richard Todd and Richard Harris during filming but the movie was a hit in Britain.[32] He was announced for some films that were not made (The Disenchanted from the novel by Budd Schulberg, No Bail for the Judge, from Alfred Hitchcock The Lion, The Long Walk) and films made with other actors The Greengage Summer).

In the U.S., he supported Shirley MacLaine in MGM’s Two Loves (1961) and co-starred with Geraldine Page in the film adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s Summer and Smoke (1961), directed by Peter Glenville.[11] He signed to appear in the film of Five Finger Exercise but was not in the eventual film.[34] His fee around this time was $300,000 a film.[35]

Harvey played the male lead in Walk on the Wild Side (1962), produced by Charles Feldman; he was cast alongside Barbara Stanwyck, Jane Fonda and Capucine. Fonda was not positive about the experience of working with him: “There are actors and actors – and then there are the Laurence Harveys. With them, it’s like acting by yourself.”[36] The same year, he recorded an album of spoken excerpts from the book This Is My Beloved by Walter Benton, accompanied by original music by Herbie Mann. It was released on the Atlantic label.[citation needed] He narrated a TV musical, The Flood (1962).

MGM cast Harvey as Wilhelm Grimm in the MGM film The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962), produced by George Pal. Harvey’s performance earned him a nomination for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama.[37] The movie was a box office disappointment.

Harvey appeared as the brainwashed US Army Captain Raymond Shaw in the Cold War thriller The Manchurian Candidate (1962), directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury.[11] Film critic David Shipman wrote unkindly: “Harvey’s role required him to act like a zombie and several critics cited it as his first convincing performance”.[12] The movie was a hit and has since become critically highly regarded, and is one of Harvey’s better remembered films.

Harvey went to Japan to make A Girl Named Tamiko (1962) with France Nuyen for director John Sturges and producer Hal Wallis. “I have suddenly found the gates of Hollywood opened to me,” he said at the time.[29]

He followed this with The Running Man (1963), directed by Carol Reed, with Lee Remick and Alan Bates.[29]

Harvey made his directorial debut with The Ceremony (1963), in which he also starred. It was shot in Spain for United Artists.[38]

Harvey played King Arthur in the 1964 London production of the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical Camelot at Drury Lane.[39]

He was the male lead in an adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s Of Human Bondage (1964), co starring Kim Novak. Harvey had been connected to the project for several years.[40] It was a troubled shoot with Harvey and Novak clashing, and original director Henry Hathaway leaving during the shoot and being replaced by Ken Hughes.[41] During filming, kidnap threats were made against both Harvey and Novak by student organisations.[42][43]

The Outrage (1964) was director Martin Ritt’s remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Japanese film Rashomon (1950). Besides Harvey, the film starred Paul Newman and Claire Bloom, but was unsuccessful critically and commercially.[44]

Harvey reprised his role as Joe Lampton in Life at the Top (1965), directed by Ted Kotcheff. This is considered one of his best later performances.[18]

Harvey had his first commercially successful film in a number of years with Darling (1965), starring Julie Christie and Dirk Bogarde.[45] While Harvey’s role in the film is short, his involvement enabled director John Schlesinger to raise financial backing for the project.[12] Harvey starred in a version of The Doctor and the Devils directed by Nicholas Ray from a script by Dylan Thomas but the film was not completed.[18]

Harvey co-starred with Israeli actress Daliah Lavi in the comedy The Spy with a Cold Nose (1966), a parody of the James Bond films.[46] Harvey did The Winter’s Tale (1967) and then Dial M for Murder (1967) for American TV.

Charge of the Light Brigade
Harvey owned the rights to the book on which John Osborne’s early script for the film The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) partially was based, Cecil Woodham-Smith’s book The Reason Why (1953). He intended to make his own version.[47] A lawsuit was filed against director Tony Richardson’s company Woodfall Film Productions on behalf of the book’s author. There was a monetary settlement, and Harvey insisted on being cast in a cameo role (being cast as Prince Radziwell) as part of the agreement for which he was paid £60,000.[48] Charles Wood was brought in to re-write the script. Harvey’s scenes were cut from the movie at Richardson’s insistence except for a brief glimpse as an anonymous member of a theatre audience which, technically, still met the requirements of the legal settlement.

John Osborne asserted in his autobiography that Richardson shot the scenes with Harvey “French,” which is film jargon for a director going-through-the-motions because of some obligation, but with no film in the camera.

Harvey completed direction of the spy thriller A Dandy in Aspic (1968) after director Anthony Mann died during production. The film co-stars Mia Farrow. This has been called “his last effective cinema role… The critics greeted it with disdain but the plot was tailor-made for Harvey, who plays a Russian spy who has adopted an English identity so he can go undercover within British Intelligence.”

Harvey narrated the Soviet film Tchaikovsky (1969), directed by Igor Talankin.

Harvey co-starred with Ann-Margret in Rebus (1969), then appeared in Kampf um Rom (1970), set in Ancient Rome. The latter starred Orson Welles who directed Harvey in The Deep, a thriller that was abandoned.

Harvey starred in She and He (1969) which he helped produce.

Harvey had a cameo role as himself in The Magic Christian (1969), a film based on the Terry Southern novel of the same name. He gives a rendition of Hamlet’s soliloquy that develops unexpectedly into a campy striptease routine.

He had a small role in WUSA (1970) and was guest murderer on Columbo: The Most Dangerous Match in 1973, portraying a chess champion who kills his opponent. For British TV he appeared in a version of Arms and the Man for ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1971). Joanna Pettet appeared with Harvey in an episode of Rod Serling’s Night Gallery (“The Caterpillar”, 1972), in which Harvey’s character attempts to assassinate a romantic rival by having a burrowing insect dropped in the man’s ear.

Harvey starred in Escape to the Sun (1972), directed by Menahem Golan. He was reunited with Taylor in Night Watch (1973), which was financed by Brut Productions. The company also financed Welcome to Arrow Beach (1974), which Harvey directed and starred in; the cast included his friend Pettet, John Ireland and Stuart Whitman. The film deals with war-related post-traumatic stress disorder that turns military vets to cannibalism.

In August 1973 Harvey was ill but he assured everyone he was busier than ever. Just before Harvey died, in 1973, he planned to star in and direct two films: one on Kitty Genovese, the other a Wolf Mankowitz comedy titled Cockatrice.

His death ultimately put an end to any hope that Orson Welles’s The Deep would be completed. With Harvey and Jeanne Moreau in the leading roles, Welles worked on the film between his other projects, although the production was hampered by financial problems.

Personal life
Early in his career, Harvey had a live-in relationship with actress Hermione Baddeley (who appeared in supporting role in Room at the Top, for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

He left Baddeley in 1951 for actress Margaret Leighton, who was then married to publisher Max Reinhardt. Leighton and Reinhardt divorced in 1955, and she married Harvey in 1957 off the Rock of Gibraltar. The couple divorced in 1961.

In 1968 he married Joan Perry, widow of film mogul Harry Cohn.  Her marriage to Harvey lasted until 1972.

His third marriage was to British fashion model Paulene Stone. She gave birth to their daughter Domino in 1969 while he was still married to Perry.  Harvey and Stone married in 1972 and soon after, he adopted her child from previous marriage, Sophie Norris (now Sophie Harvey). The wedding took place at the home of Harold Robbins.


In his account of being Frank Sinatra’s valet, Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra (2003), George Jacobs writes that Harvey often made passes at him while visiting Sinatra. According to Jacobs, Sinatra was aware of Harvey’s sexuality.

In his autobiography Close Up (2004), British actor John Fraser claimed Harvey was gay and that his long-term lover was his manager James Woolf, who had cast Harvey in several films he produced in the 1950s.

After working in two films with her, Harvey remained friends with Elizabeth Taylor for the rest of his life. She visited him 3 weeks before he died. Upon his death, Taylor issued the statement: “He was one of the people I really loved in this world. He was part of the sun. For everyone who loved him, the sun is a bit dimmer.” She and Peter Lawford held a memorial service for Harvey in California.

Harvey once responded to an assertion about himself: “Someone once asked me, ‘Why is it so many people hate you?’ and I said, ‘Do they? How super! I’m really quite pleased about it.'”

A heavy smoker and drinker, Harvey died at the age of 45 from stomach cancer in Hampstead, London, on Sunday, November 25, 1973.

His daughter Domino, who later became bounty hunter, was only 4 at the time. She died at the age of 35, in 2005, due to overdosing on painkillers. They are buried together in Santa Barbara, California.

Obituary in The New York Times:

“With his clipped speech, cool smile and a cigarette dangling impudently from his lips, Laurence Harvey established himself as the screen’s perfect pin-striped cad. He could project such utter boredom that willowy debutantes would shrivel in his presence. He could also exude such charm that the same young ladies would gladly lend him their hearts, which were usually returned utterly broken… The image Mr Harvey carefully fostered for himself off screen was not far removed from some of the roles he played. “I’m a flamboyant character, an extrovert who doesn’t want to reveal his feelings”, he once said. “To bare your soul to the world, I find unutterably boring. I think part of our profession is to have a quixotic personality.”

According to Sight and Sound “Any young actor who delighted in pink bathroom suites and compared himself favorably to Olivier, Gielgud and Richardson–preferably in the same sentence–was clearly going to find it hard to fit the mold of New Elizabethan chappism promoted by Rank and ABPC. Harvey flaunted a cigarette holder almost as parodie of Terry Thomas and boasted that his drainpipe trousers pre-dated the teddy boys’. His hairstyle always tended towards the baroque and quickly became a trademark ”

Awards and Nominations
1956 Theatre World Award.
1959 Nomination BAFTA Award for Best British Actor
1960 Nomination BAFTA Award for Best British Actor
1959 Nomination Academy Award for Best Actor
1960 Nominated Laurel Award Top Male New Personality
1963 Nomination for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama.



16 Nov 1947 Uprooted Nicky Horroway Comedy Theatre Billed as Larry Skikne
9 May 1951 Hassan Cambridge Theatre [74]
1954 Romeo and Juliet Romeo Royal Shakespeare Theatre [75]
4 Oct 1955 8 Oct 1955 Island of Goats Angelo Fulton Theatre 1956 Theatre World Award [76]
27 Nov 1957 4 Jan 1958 The Country Wife Mr. Horner Adelphi Theatre (11/27/1957 – 12/21/1957)
Henry Miller’s Theatre (12/23/1957 – 1/04/1958) [77]
25 Dec 1958 10 Jan 1959 Henry V Henry V Broadway Theatre
19 Aug 1964 Camelot King Arthur Theatre Royal, Drury Lane


1948: House of Darkness Francis Merryman Oswald Mitchell Gordon Myers International Motion Pictures Lesley Brook, John Stuart
1949 Man on the Run Detective Sergeant Lawson Lawrence Huntington Associated British Picture Corporation Derek Farr, Joan Hopkins [81]
The Man from Yesterday John Matthews Oswald Mitchell International Motion Pictures John Stuart, Henry Oscar, Marie Burke [82]
Landfall P/O Hooper Ken Annakin Victor Skutezky Associated British Picture Corporation Michael Denison, Patricia Plunkett, Maurice Denham [83]
1950 Cairo Road Lt. Mourad David MacDonald Mayflower Pictures Corporation Eric Portman [84]
The Dancing Years Minor Role Harold French Warwick Ward Dennis Price Uncredited [85]
The Black Rose Edmond Henry Hathaway Louis D. Lighton 20th Century Fox Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Cécile Aubry, Jack Hawkins, Michael Rennie, Herbert Lom [86][87]
Seven Days to Noon Soldier John Boulting, Roy Boulting John Boulting, Roy Boulting Associated British Picture Corporation Barry Jones Uncredited
1951 Scarlet Thread Freddie Lewis Gilbert Ernest G. Roy Nettlefold Studios Kathleen Byron, Sydney Tafler [88]
There Is Another Sun Mag Maguire Lewis Gilbert Ernest G. Roy Nettlefold Studios Maxwell Reed, Susan Shaw [89]
1952 I Believe in You Jordie Bennett Michael Relph Michael Balcon Ealing Studios Cecil Parker, Celia Johnson [90]
A Killer Walks Ned Ronald Drake Ronald Drake Leontine Entertainments Susan Shaw, Trader Faulkner [91]
Women of Twilight Jerry Nolan Gordon Parry John Bremer Romulus Films Freda Jackson, Rene Ray, Countess of Midleton, Lois Maxwell [92]
1953 Innocents in Paris François Gordon Parry Anatole de Grunwald Romulus films Alastair Sim, Claire Bloom, Ronald Shiner Uncredited [93]
1954 The Good Die Young Miles Ravenscourt Lewis Gilbert Remus Films Margaret Leighton, Richard Basehart, Joan Collins, Gloria Grahame [94]
King Richard and the Crusaders Sir Kenneth of Huntington David Butler Henry Blanke Warner Bros. Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo, George Sanders [95][96]
Romeo and Juliet Romeo Renato Castellani Verona Productions Susan Shental
1955 I Am a Camera Christopher Isherwood Henry Cornelius Remus Films Julie Harris, Shelley Winters, Ron Randell [98]
Storm Over the Nile John Durrance Terence Young London Film Productions Anthony Steel [99]
1956 Three Men in a Boat George Ken Annakin Romulus Films Jimmy Edwards, David Tomlinson [100]
1957 After the Ball Walter de Frece Compton Bennett Romulus Films Pat Kirkwood [101]
The Truth About Women Sir Humphrey Tavistock Muriel Box Sydney Box Beaconsfield Films Ltd Diane Cilento, Julie Harris [102]
1958 The Silent Enemy Lt Crabb William Fairchild Romulus Films Dawn Addams [103]
1959 Room at the Top Joe Lampton Jack Clayton John Woolf Remus Films Simone Signoret, Donald Houston [104]
Power Among Men Narrator Alexander Hackenschmied United Nations Film Services Documentary [105][106]
Expresso Bongo Johnny Jackson Val Guest Val Guest Val Guest Productions Sylvia Syms [107]
1960 The Alamo William Barret Travis John Wayne John Wayne Batjac Productions John Wayne, Richard Boone, Richard Widmark [108][109]
BUtterfield 8 Weston Ligget Daniel Mann Pandro S. Berman Metro Goldwyn Mayer Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher, Dina Merrill [110][111]
1961 The Long and the Short and the Tall Pte. ‘Bammo’ Bamforth Leslie Norman Michael Balcon Associated British Picture Corporation Richard Todd, Richard Harris, David McCallum [112][113]
Two Loves Paul Lathrope Charles Walters Julian Blaustein Metro Goldwyn Mayer Shirley MacLaine, Jack Hawkins [114][115]
Summer and Smoke John Buchanan Jr Peter Glenville Hal Wallis Paramount Pictures Geraldine Page, Rita Moreno, John McIntire, Earl Holliman [116][117]
1962 Walk on the Wild Side Dove Linkhorn Edward Dmytryk Charles K. Feldman Columbia Pictures Jane Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck, Anne Baxter, Capucine [118][119]
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Wilhelm Grimm Henry Levin George Pal Metro Goldwyn Mayer Claire Bloom, Barbara Eden (‘The Cobbler and the Elves’)

The Manchurian Candidate Raymond Shaw John Frankenheimer George Axelrod United Artists Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh, James Gregory [122][123]
A Girl Named Tamiko Ivan Kalin John Sturges Hal Wallis Paramount Pictures France Nguyen, Martha Hyer [124][125]
1963 The Running Man Rex Black Carol Reed Carol Reed Columbia Pictures Lee Remick, Alan Bates [126][127]
The Ceremony Sean McKenna Laurence Harvey Laurence Harvey (also wrote) United Artists Sarah Miles, Robert Walker Jr. [128][129]
1964 Of Human Bondage Phillip Carey Ken Hughes James Woolf Metro Goldwyn Mayer Kim Novak [130][131]
The Outrage Husband Martin Ritt A. Ronald Lubin Metro Goldwyn Mayer Paul Newman, Claire Bloom [132][133]
1965 Darling Miles Brand John Schlesinger Joseph E. Levine Embassy Pictures Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde [134][135]
Life at the Top Joe Lampton Ted Kotcheff James Woolf Romulus Films Jean Simmons, Honor Blackman [136][137]
The Doctor and the Devil Nicholas Ray Raymond Brandt
1966 The Spy with a Cold Nose Dr. Francis Trevelyan Daniel Petrie Joseph E. Levine Embassy Pictures Corp. Daliah Lavi, Lionel Jeffries [138][139]
1967 The Winter’s Tale King Leonites Frank Dunlop (director) Cressida Film Productions Jane Asher, Diana Churchill [140]
1968 A Dandy in Aspic Eberlin Laurence Harvey, Anthony Mann Anthony Mann Columbia Pictures Mia Farrow, Tom Courtenay [141][142]
The Charge of the Light Brigade Russian Prince Uncredited [143]
The Last Roman Cethegus Robert Siodmak CCC Filmkunst Sylva Koscina, Orson Welles [144]
1969 Rebus Jeff Miller Nino Zanchin Ann-Margret [145]
L’assoluto naturale He – Producer and co-star Mauro Bolognini Laurence Harvey Laurence Harvey Productions Sylvia Koscina [146]
The Magic Christian Hamlet Joseph McGrath (film director) Denis O’Dell Commonwealth United Entertainment Group Inc. Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr [147][148]
1970 WUSA Farley Stuart Rosenberg John Foreman (producer) Paramount Pictures Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Perkins [149][150]
Tchaikovsky Narrator Igor Talankin Innokenti Smoktunovsky Mosfilm [151]
The Deep Hughie Warriner Orson Welles Orson Welles Orson Welles [152]
1972 Escape to the Sun (Habricha El Hashemesh) Major Kirsanov Menahem Golan Noah Films Josephine Chaplin, Lila Kedrova, John Ireland, Jack Hawkins [153]
1973 Night Watch John Wheeler Brian G. Hutton Joseph E. Levine Avco Embassy Pictures Elizabeth Taylor [154][155]
F for Fake Himself Orson Welles Les Films de l’Astrophore Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten [156]
1974 Welcome to Arrow Beach Jason Henry Laurence Harvey John Cushingham Warner, Joanna Pettet, Stuart Whitman, John Ireland
Yellow-Headed Summer Laurence Harvey, Walter Pidgeon (final film role)

Year Title Role Other cast members Notes Refs.
1950 Othello Cassio André Morell (BBC TV) [159]
1953 As You Like It Orlando Margaret Leighton (BBC TV) [160]
1955 ITV Play of the Week Beljajew Margaret Leighton A Month in the Country [161]
The Alcoa Hour Dick Swiveller The Small Servant
1956 The Bet
1957 Holiday Night Reunion
1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Arthur Williams Hazel Court, Patrick Macnee Arthur

ITV Play of the Week Chris/Misha Hildegard Knef The Violent Years [163]
1960 Pontiac Star Parade Self Entire cast and crew of The Alamo The Spirit of the Alamo, wrap party in Brackettville, Texas [164]
What’s My Line? Self Guest panelist 6 March; mystery guest 1 May
Here’s Hollywood Self Episode 1.19
1962 The Milton Berle Show Self 9 March episode [165]
The Flood (Stravinsky) Narrator [166]
1964 Password Self Georgia Brown v. Laurence Harvey
The Ed Sullivan Show Self Episode 18.5
The Eamonn Andrews Show Self Episode 1.2
1965 The Eamonn Andrews Show Self Episode 2.15
The Danny Kaye Show Self Episode 3.14 [167]
1966 Hollywood Talent Scouts Self 31 January episode
Late Night Line-Up Self Michael Dean, Denis Tuohy, Joan Bakewell 5 February episode, BBC [168]
1967 The Merv Griffin Show Self 27 April episode
Dial M for Murder Tony Wendice Diane Cilento, Hugh O’Brian, Cyril Cusack, Nigel Davenport TV movie [169]
The Jerry Lewis Show Self Joey Heatherton 17 October 1967 episode [170]
1968 The Joey Bishop Show Self Episodes 2.245 and 3.40
Marvelous Party! Host A 70th birthday tribute to Noël Coward
1969 Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In Self Episode 2.25
Joker’s Wild Self American TV game show
1970 The David Frost Show Self Episode 2.184
1971 ITV Saturday Night Theatre Major Sergius Saranoff John Standing Arms and the Man [171]
The Dick Cavett Show Self 11 May episode
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Self 19 November episode
Celebrity Bowling Self Unknown episode
1972 Night Gallery Steven Macy Caterpillar
1973 Columbo Emmett Clayton The Most Dangerous Match

45th Academy Awards Self Co-Presenter: Best Art Direction–Set Decoration

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Self August 24 episode