Posted by on May 14, 2024 2:00 am
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James Laurenson, circa 2018 | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Over the weekend, it was announced that actor James Laurenson had passed away in April at the age of 84. Rest in peace.

Born in New Zealand in 1940, Laurenson moved to the U.K. in the ’60s where he began acting professionally, working on both stage and screen. Over the decades, his notable credits include The Crown, Coronation Street, Australian detective series Boney, and, in his final film role, Matilda: The Musical.

And though he wasn’t gay himself, Laurenson is fondly remembered as being part of a very important moment in LGBTQ+ pop culture history: He was one half of the first-ever gay kiss on British television!

And the other half? None other than Sir Ian


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