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John Laurie (1897 - 1980)
Rank: Important Scot
John Paton Laurie was an actor born in Dumfries, Scotland.
Although he is now probably most recognised for his role as Private James Frazer in the sitcom Dad's Army (1968-1977), he appeared in hundreds of feature films, including films by Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell and Lawrence Olivier. He was also a noted stage actor (particularly of Shakespearean roles) and speaker of verse, especially that of Robert Burns.