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Born, Wolverhampton, March 14th 1944. Studied at Birmingham Theatre School where he won the Outstanding Student Award. This led to seasons at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in Othello, Romeo & Juliet, St. Joan and After The Rain with Michael Gambon, Timothy Dalton and Brian Cox. Played in twice nightly repertory then directed a Children's Theatre Season.
Dick Condon invited him to Ireland in 1968 as leading man and he has since performed in all the major theatres in Ireland, including two years at the Gate Theatre with Hilton Edwards and Michael McLiammoir. He has also played in Pantomime and Summer Review.
Laurence has also extensively toured his current solo performance as Charles Dickens in 'Dickens In Dublin'. As a Radio Actor, he performed in over 750 plays and has had his own stage play and four radio plays produced. And as a Radio Director, has produced over 260 plays, including, Alfie with Dennis Waterman, Chosen Few with Gabriel Byrne, The Pied Piper with Donovan and Spike Milligan, Othello with Harry Andrews, St. Nicholas with Brian Cox and Out of Nowhere with Tom Baker. His surround-sound production of Back To Back To Bucharest received a commendation in the Belin Prix Europa, 1999.
TV appearances include, That Time of Life, Rainbow City and United- (BBC), Remington Steele,(MTM), Kilmore House, Aladdin, Heritage and Fair City -(RTE) _"Manion's of America, The" (1981)_ and Cal (1984).
In 1994 he was appointed patron of Birmingham Theatre School. From 1990-1998 he was Head of RTE Radio Drama. Has recently performed in The Constant Wife by Somerset Maugham in South Carolina after a record breaking run in Dublin with The Gate Theatre Company. Recent television work includes the second series of The Tudors and the Irish comedy series, Killinascully.
His autobiography, Rising Without Trace, was published in Dublin in September 2007.
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