James Laurenson

James Laurenson

Birth : 1940-02-17, Marton, New Zealand

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James Laurenson

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Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical
Ancient / Sleeping Teacher
An extraordinary young girl discovers her superpower and summons the remarkable courage, against all odds, to help others change their stories, whilst also taking charge of her own destiny. Standing up for what's right, she's met with miraculous results.
The Riot Club
College President
Two first-year students at Oxford University join a secret society and learn that their reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of one evening.
Private Peaceful
Major Fitzpatrick
Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.
National Theatre Live: The Cherry Orchard
Gaev
Madame Ranevskaya is a spoiled, aging aristocratic lady who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial, she continues living in the past, deluding herself and her family, while the beautiful cherry trees are being axed down by the re-possessor Lopakhin, her former serf, who has his own agenda.
One Day
Mr. Cope
A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
National Theatre Live: Hamlet
Ghost / Player King
National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of Hamlet returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations. Following his celebrated performances at the National Theatre in Burnt by the Sun, The Revenger's Tragedy, Philistines and The Man of Mode, Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet in a dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s complex and profound play about the human condition, directed by Nicholas Hytner. He is joined by Clare Higgins (Gertrude), Patrick Malahide (Claudius), David Calder (Polonius), James Laurenson (Ghost/Player King) and Ruth Negga (Ophelia).
AfterLife
High-flying journalist Kenny Brogan (Kevin McKidd) is working on the story that could make his career when he is told his mother is terminally ill. With his father no longer in the picture, this means that the responsibility for looking after his Down's Syndrome sister Roberta (Paula Sage) falls to him. Conflicted by career aspirations and the difficulties in caring for his sister, Kenny at first begins to resent Roberta, until he realizes just how much she means to him.
The Cry
Richard Crossdyke
Psychological thriller about a woman child-protection officer tramautized by her stillbirth who befriends a woman in hospital and then becomes convinced that the daughter is being abused.
The Cat's Meow
Dr. Daniel Goodman
Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.
This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper
This is a dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s, showing the effect that it had on the health and career of Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield who led the enquiry.
Sharpe's Revenge
Major General Ross
Sharpe is framed as the thief who stole Napolean's gold, and he must clear his name to avoid execution. Meanwhile his wife Jane - urged on by a friend - makes some questionable choices.
The Vanishing Man
Moreau
While Nick Cameron is returning to England from the continent with mysterious cargo in the cabin section of his small aircraft, he is thrown off-course by a severe electrical storm and loses radio contact. To his surprise and horror, he is arrested upon landing and accused of being a traitor in connection with the cargo he has been carrying - which, unknown to him, contained plutonium. Although he pleads innocent, Nick is not believed and is sentenced to a long term in prison. While in prison, he is subjected to special experimentation at a mysterious laboratory - with one unnerving, and unexpected, side-effect of the experiments being intermittent invisibility. —David McAnally
The Cold Light of Day
Pavel Novak
A troubled detective befriends a single woman and her daughter with the intention of using them as bait for a serial killer.
Sharpe's Mission
Major General Ross
Sharpe is teamed with a Colonel he helped promote and they are tasked to destroy a powder magazine, but an alliance with the French may threaten their success. Meanwhile, Jane is wearying of the army life and Harper and Ramona are at odds.
Sharpe's Siege
Major General Ross
Sharpe, with his new commanding officer, is sent to capture a castle when news comes of locals who will rise against Bonaparte. However, he is somewhat distracted by thoughts of his wife whom he was forced to leave while stricken with fever.
Sharpe's Regiment
Major General Ross
Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at home, Sharpe and Harper return to England to investigate. What should have been a simple query turns politically explosive as they come nearer to exposing profiteering on the home front that could jeopardize the Wellington's war.
A House In The Hills
An aspiring actress gets a housesitting job and finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with a deadly ex-con.
The Care of Time
General Newell
A thriller directed by John Davies.
Rainbow Drive
Hans Roerhrig
A Hollywood multiple murder is investigated by a homicide cop, despite high-placed efforts to cover up the crime.
Project: Tinman
Wheeler
A mechanical man with a moral code and soul looking for adventure and his creator after escaping the military. He attempts to discover the reasons why he was created. An action-adventure pilot for ABC, a series that never happened.
Countdown to War
Ciano
Based on a play, the story details the dramatic negotiations between UK, France, Poland, Nazi-Germany and USSR from the day Czechoslovakia fell, until Britain's declaration of war on Germany caused by Hitler's invasion of Poland.
Codename: Kyril
Sikarov
At the height of the cold war, a known Russian spy ("Kyril") is sent to the UK under falsely reported pretenses in order to hopefully indirectly spark an unknown mole in the KGB to reveal himself; the endeavor eventually has repercussions which none of the initial players could have predicted.
The Man Who Fell to Earth
Felix Hawthorne
In this made-for-TV movie, an alien lands on earth, and decides that he needs to take a job in order to raise money to build a spaceship so he can get back to his home planet.
Paint Me a Murder
Luke Lorenz
Luke Lorenz is an artist whose paintings don't sell. His imaginative wife Sandra reasons that sales of his works would increase tenfold if he were to die, so they fake his death.
Heartbreakers
Terry Ray
Blue, a yet-to-be discovered painter, is left by his longtime girlfriend because she considers him too immature for a lasting relationship. Eli, Blue's best friend, works for his father's garment business and is still searching for a woman who's interesting enough to spend more than one night with. Blue and Eli's friendship is put to the test when they both fall for Liliane, Blue's exotic gallerist.
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Pink's Father
A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
The Monster Club
Raven (the Shadmock)
A vampire attacks a horror author on the street and then invites him to a nearby club as a gesture of gratitude, which turns out to be a meeting place for assorted creatures of the night. The vampire then regales him with three stories, each interspersed with musical performances at the club.
Jude
Dick
Twelve-year-old Jude has never met Dick, his father. One Sunday afternoon Dick impulsively engineers a meeting, which has distressing consequences.
The Witches of Pendle
Abraham Law
A BBC dramatization of the Pendle witch trials of Lancashire, England that occurred in 1616.
Children of the Sun
Howard
"You expect to face a bit of danger when you travel. Half the fun of it. But you keep cool and bluff your way out. After all, we're all British aren't we?"
The Prison
Alain Poitaud
A successful Paris magazine proprietor embarks on a destructive voyage of self-discovery after his wife shoots dead her own sister, with whom he has had an affair for several years.
The Turn of the Screw
Peter Quint
An English governess is hired to take care of two adorable orphans, who turn out to be not exactly what they seem to be.
The Man in the Sidecar
Gerald
Examines the relationship between Edith, a famous and successful novelist, and her writer husband, and how her own domestic situation is paralleled in her latest book about a woman enjoying the self-destruction of her husband.
Assault
Greg Lomax
After one schoolgirl is raped while taking a short cut through the local woods, and another is murdered in the same woods a few days later, the local police are baffled. With the help of a reporter from one of the local papers, and against the wishes of a psychologist at the local hospital, a young teacher at the school the girls attended uses herself as bait to lure the perpetrator out. Could it be the creepy husband of the head mistress at the school, the psychologist who seems to be taking an unusual interest in the case, or something altogether more sinister?
Edward II
Piers Gaveston
The reign of Edward II, King of England, is troubled from the start when he brings his male lover, hated by the nobles, out of exile.
The Tragedy of King Richard II
Sir Pierce of Exton
The Tragedy of King Richard II, by William Shakespeare. The actions and repercussions of a proud King, whose vanity and selfishness lead to his downfall.
The Magic Christian
Oxford Crew
Sir Guy Grand, the richest man in the world, adopts a homeless man, Youngman. Together, they set out to prove that anyone--and anything--can be bought.
Women in Love
Minister
Growing up in the sheltered confines of a 1920's English coal-mining community, free-spirited sisters Gudrun and Ursula explore erotic love with a wealthy playboy and a philosophical educator, with cataclysmic results for all four.
Dead Bolt Dead
The Boss
Dead Bolt Dead takes a twisted look at the dark underworld of organised crime, with its assassins, its bosses, its drivers and its sharply suited thugs. Set in two locations in and outside London, it charts the night after a bold attempt to take out a rival gang fails.