Laurence graduated from the University of Oxford in July 2018.
He made his acting debut in ‘Scrooge!’ at the London Palladium, playing the role of Tiny Tim opposite Tommy Steele. West End roles followed, appearing as Poor Baby in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Whistle Down the Wind’ and subsequently in the role of Michael Banks in Cameron Mackintosh and Disney’s co-production of ‘Mary Poppins’ at the Prince Edward Theatre. 2010 marked a return to the stage, appearing as Charlie in the Original London Cast of Alan Bennett’s ‘The Habit of Art’, directed by Nicholas Hytner at the Lyttleton Theatre. In the same year he appeared as Holly in Simon Gray’s ‘The Late Middle Classes’ at the Donmar Warehouse with Helen McCrory and directed by David Leveaux, for which he received a long-list nomination for Best Newcomer at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. In 2013 Laurence took the lead role of Miles in a new adaptation of ‘The Turn of the Screw’ by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, directed by Lindsay Posner for the Almeida Theatre. In 2015 he played the roles of Arthur and Henry alongside Jo Stone-Fewings and Giles Terera in ‘King John’ at Shakespeare’s Globe, directed by James Dacre.
Laurence made his film debut in 2008 as Maurice Dumont in Silvana Zolocolo’s ‘The Shadow Within’. In 2010, he was cast as the Young Charles Xavier in Matthew Vaughn’s ‘X-Men: First Class’, a role he reprised in its sequel ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. His foray into the world of Science Fiction also included a major role in the Dr Who Christmas Special ‘A Christmas Carol’ with Michael Gambon and Matt Smith. Other television work includes ‘Little Dorrit’, ‘Missing’ for ABC, starring Sean Bean and Ashley Judd, ‘Silent Witness’ and ‘A Song for Jenny’.