Anthony Quayle


Actor
Anthony Quayle

About

Also Known As
John Anthony Quayle, Sir Anthony Quayle
Birth Place
Ainsdale, England, GB
Born
September 07, 1913
Died
October 20, 1989
Cause of Death
Cancer

Biography

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)"...

Family & Companions

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

Bibliography

"On Such a Night"
Anthony Quayle (1947)
"Eight Hours From England"
Anthony Quayle (1945)

Notes

Knighted in 1985.

Biography

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).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Endless Game (1990)
King of the Wind (1990)
Lord Granville
Silent Night (1988)
La Leggenda del Santo Bevitore (1988)
Distinguished Old Gentleman
Buster (1988)
Dial M For Murder (1981)
Murder by Decree (1979)
Sherlock Holmes and Saucy Jack (1979)
The Chosen (1978)
Holocaust 2000 (1978)
Professor Griffith
Rain of Fire (1977)
21 Hours At Munich (1976)
General Zvi Zamir
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Admiral Wilhelm Canaris
Great Expectations (1974)
Jaggers
The Tamarind Seed (1974)
Jack Loder
The Nelson Affair (1973)
Lord Minto
Jarrett (1973)
Bassett Cosgrove
"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex"* but Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
The King
Mackenna's Gold (1969)
Older Englishman
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Cardinal Wolsey
Before Winter Comes (1969)
Brigadier Bewley
A Study in Terror (1966)
Dr. Murray
Operation Crossbow (1965)
Bamford
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Verulus
East of Sudan (1964)
Richard Baker
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Col. Harry Brighton
Immoral Charge (1962)
Howard Phillips
Damn the Defiant! (1962)
Vizard
It Takes a Thief (1961)
Jim Maxton
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Franklin
Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959)
Slade
Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
The Wrong Man (1957)
Frank D. O'Connor
Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1957)
Commodore, Henry Harwood,
Woman In A Dressing Gown (1957)
Oh... Rosalinda! (1955)
Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948)
Hamlet (1948)
Marcellus

Cast (Special)

The Theban Plays (1988)
Oedipus ("Oedipus At Colonus")
Henry IV, Part One (1980)
The Rebel (1975)
Dartmouth

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Confessional (1990)
The Bourne Identity (1988)
General Villiers
The Key to Rebecca (1985)
The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)
Lace (1984)
Dr Geneste
Masada (1981)
The Manions of America (1981)
Lord Montgomery
The Story of David (1976)
Moses (1975)
QB VII (1974)
The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966)
Captain

Life Events

1931

Stage debut

1932

Joined Old Vic theater company

1936

Debuted on Broadway

1938

Feature acting debut, non-speaking role, "Pygmalion"

1948

Managed Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, in Stratford-on -Avon

1948

First speaking role in feature, "Hamlet"

1971

Starred in mystery TV series, "The Strange Report"

1985

Became Sir Anthony Quayle

1990

Last feature role, "King of the Wind"

Videos

Movie Clip

Lawrence Of Arabia (1962) - Did You Know Him Well? Joining director David Lean’s opening after credits, Peter O’Toole (title character) meets his end, then shooting a soundstage interior but real exterior of St. Paul’s, London, Anthony Quayle, Jack Hawkins and Arthur Kennedy among the mourners, from Lawrence Of Arabia, 1962.
Hamlet (1948) - This Is The Tragedy The star and director narrates the opening, guard Francisco (John Laurie) relieved by Bernardo (Esmond Knight), joined by Marcellus (Anthony Quayle) and Horatio (Norman Wooland), in Laurence Olivier's 1948 production of Hamlet.
Wrong Man, The (1956) - This Is A True Story The director addresses the audience, setting the distinct tone of his non-fiction mystery, followed by credits and the introduction of protagonist Manny Balestrero (Henry Fonda), in Hitchcock's The Wrong Man, 1956.
Operation Crossbow (1965) - Buried The Roosters Thirty minutes in, we start meeting Allied officers who’ll undertake the WWII spy mission, first Anthony Quayle and Tom Courtenay waiting, then George Peppard as swaggering American (leading man) Curtis, and Jeremy Kemp as the bothered Brit Bradley, in Operation Crossbow, 1965.
Guns of Navarone, The (1961) - I Am No Spy! The big scene for native Greek Stavros (Anthony Quinn), scheming to help partner Mallory (Gregory Peck) and the rest of the undercover Allied commando team escape from Nazi occupiers (Walter Gotell, George Mikell) in The Guns of Navarone, 1961.
Guns of Navarone, The (1961) - These Are Fine People Mallory (Gregory Peck) leads his incognito Allied commandos into a Nazi-occupied Greek town, Pappadimos (James Darren) joining in wedding festivities, before trouble arises, in The Guns of Navarone, 1961.
Guns of Navarone, The (1961) - Lower Your Sails On their way through the Aegean on their undercover commando mission, posing as local fishermen, Mallory (Gregory Peck) and crew (Anthony Quinn, David Niven, Anthony Quayle, Stanley Baker, James Darren) are waylaid by a Nazi gunboat in The Guns of Navarone, 1961.
Guns of Navarone, The (1961) - It Had To Be Tried After much prologue, we meet Jensen, Mallory and Franklin (James Robertson Justice, Gregory Peck and Anthony Quayle), who hear profane testimony from Australian Banrsby (Richard Harris) as they confront the problem of the guns on the Aegean island, early in The Guns of Navarone, 1961.
Lawrence Of Arabia (1962) - They Are Master And Man The ever-insubordinate title character (Peter O'Toole) in the presence of Prince Feisal (Alec Guinness), with Col. Brighton (Anthony Quayle) and Sharif Ali (Omar Sharif) in David Lean's Lawrence Of Arabia, 1962.
Pursuit of the Graf Spee, The - Direct Hit! Altogether shocking action for 1957, as the Exeter, under the command of Bell (John Gregson), gets clobbered by the German battleship, in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Pursuit of the Graf Spee.
Pursuit of the Graf Spee, The - Sweep The Horizon Technicolor at night and stillness at sea, as the Commodore (Anthony Quayle) and staff prepare their three ships for battle, in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Pursuit of the Graf Spee, 1957.
Pursuit of the Graf Spee, The - Open, Tigers Arresting narration should surely be credited to Emeric Pressburger, in the opening of the last film by "The Archers," with Michael Powell, The Pursuit of the Graf Spee, 1957, a.k.a. "The Battle of the River Plate."

Trailer

Family

Christopher Quayle
Son
Mother Dorothy Hyson.
Rosanna Quayle
Daughter
Mother Dorothy Hyson.
Jennie Quayle
Daughter
Mother Dorothy Hyson.

Companions

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

Bibliography

"On Such a Night"
Anthony Quayle (1947)
"Eight Hours From England"
Anthony Quayle (1945)

Notes

Knighted in 1985.