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Also Known As: John Anthony Quayle, Sir Anthony Quayle Died: October 20, 1989
Born: September 7, 1913 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Ainsdale, England, GB Profession: actor, drama professor, author, director

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Distinguished stage actor who had a non-speaking part in "Pygmalion" (1938) and made his screen debut proper in Olivier's "Hamlet" (1948), playing Marcellus. Quayle subsequently turned in memorable supporting roles in films ranging from the period drama, "Anne of the Thousand Days" (1969), to Woody Allen's farcical "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)" (1972).

Distinguished stage actor who had a non-speaking part in "Pygmalion" (1938) and made his screen debut proper in Olivier's "Hamlet" (1948), playing Marcellus. Quayle subsequently turned in memorable supporting roles in films ranging from the period drama, "Anne of the Thousand Days" (1969), to Woody Allen's farcical "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)" (1972).

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 King of the Wind (1990) Lord Granville
2.
 Endless Game, The (1990) Glanville
3.
 Silent Night (1988) Father Nossler
4.
 Buster (1988) Sir James Mcdowell
5.
 Leggenda del Santo Bevitore, La (1988) Distinguished Old Gentleman
6.
 Dial M For Murder (1981) Inspector Hubbard
7.
 Murder by Decree (1979) Sir Charles Warren
9.
 Chosen, The (1978)
10.
 Holocaust 2000 (1978) Professor Griffith
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Milestones close milestones

1931:
Stage debut
1932:
Joined Old Vic theater company
1936:
Debuted on Broadway
1938:
Feature acting debut, non-speaking role, "Pygmalion"
1948:
First speaking role in feature, "Hamlet"
1948:
Managed Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, in Stratford-on -Avon
1971:
Starred in mystery TV series, "The Strange Report"
1985:
Became Sir Anthony Quayle
1990:
Last feature role, "King of the Wind"
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Education

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: -
Rugby School: - 1930

Notes

Knighted in 1985.

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wife:
Hermione Hannen. Divorced.
wife:
Dorothy Hyson. Second wife; married in 1947; died on May 23, 1996 at the age of 81.

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son:
Christopher Quayle. Mother Dorothy Hyson.
daughter:
Rosanna Quayle. Mother Dorothy Hyson.
daughter:
Jennie Quayle. Mother Dorothy Hyson.

Bibliography close complete biography

"Eight Hours From England"
"On Such a Night"

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