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Donald Layne-Smith (1905–1996)

Donald Layne-Smith was born on June 8, 1905 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England as Donald Smith. He was an actor, known for ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959) and David Copperfield (1970). He died in 1996 in Southwark, London, England. See full bio »

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(1959)
David Copperfield Mr. Wickfield
(1970)
Special Branch Coroner
(1969)

Filmography

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 1978 Wilde Alliance (TV Series)
Norman
- Things That Go Bump (1978) ... Norman
 1970-1972 Ace of Wands (TV Series)
Mr. Sweet / Mr Sweet
- Mama Doc: Part 3 (1972) ... Mr. Sweet
- Mama Doc: Part 2 (1972) ... Mr. Sweet
- Mama Doc: Part 1 (1972) ... Mr. Sweet
- The Power of Atep: Part 2 (1972) ... Mr. Sweet
- The Power of Atep: Part 1 (1972) ... Mr. Sweet
 1972 Spyder's Web (TV Series)
His Honour
- The Executioners (1972) ... His Honour
 1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Priest
- Hamlet (1970) ... Priest
 1965-1970 The Wars of the Roses (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Say / Reignier
- The Council Board (1970) ... Lord Say
- Margaret of Anjou (1965) ... Lord Say
- The Inheritance (1965) ... Reignier
 1970 Not in Front of the Children (TV Series)
Mr. Prentice
- Country Style (1970) ... Mr. Prentice
 1970 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
Mr. Wickfield
 1969 Z Cars (TV Series)
Campbell
- Two for the Record: Part 2 (1969) ... Campbell
- Two for the Record: Part 1 (1969) ... Campbell
 1969 Special Branch (TV Series)
Coroner
- Smokescreen (1969) ... Coroner
 1968-1969 The First Lady (TV Series)
Alderman Bowland / Bowland
- The Whips Are Out (1969) ... Alderman Bowland
- In Shocking Taste (1969) ... Alderman Bowland
- A Very Dear Friend (1968) ... Bowland
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Fleming
- Murder: Double Negative (1969) ... Fleming
 1969 Chronicle (TV Series documentary)
Chichester
- Thomas Becket (1969) ... Chichester
 1967 Inheritance (TV Series)
Apothecary
- Reunion (1967) ... Apothecary
 1967 The White Rabbit (TV Mini-Series)
Lawyer
- The Faith (1967) ... Lawyer
- O Absalom (1967) ... Lawyer
 1967 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Grieve
- Safety in Numbers (1967) ... Grieve
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Defendant
- The Investigation (1967) ... Defendant
 1965-1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Mr. Crouchback / Gilbert of Lisieux / Sir Joseph Cheam
- Sword of Honour #3: Unconditional Surrender (1967) ... Mr. Crouchback
- Sword of Honour #2: Officers and Gentlemen (1967) ... Mr. Crouchback
- Sword of Honour #1: Men at Arms (1967) ... Mr. Crouchback
- Conquest: The Leopard and the Dragon (1966) ... Gilbert of Lisieux
- The World of George Orwell: Coming Up for Air (1965) ... Sir Joseph Cheam
 1966 A Man for All Seasons
2nd Scholar (uncredited)
 1966 Intrigue (TV Series)
Hanbury
 1966 Orlando (TV Series)
Henry Layne
- Orlando and the Dangerous Waters (1966) ... Henry Layne
 1966 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Dr. Cartland
- The Case of the Unpopular Judge (1966) ... Dr. Cartland
 1966 Mrs Thursday (TV Series)
Mr. Bridger
- A Ride in a Rolls Royce (1966) ... Mr. Bridger
 1965 Jury Room (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Finlay - The Judge
- The Chicken Farm Mystery (1965) ... Mr. Justice Finlay - The Judge
 1961 Theatre Night (TV Series)
The Superintendent of the Theatre
- Ondine (1961) ... The Superintendent of the Theatre
 1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Philostrate
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night," at the Savoy Theatre in London, England with Donald Wolfit, Rosalind Iden, Robert Algar, David Dodimead, Jay Laurier, Richard Lyndhurst, Renee Bourne Webb, and Vivien Merchant in the cast. See more »
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