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Anthony Quayle Biography (1913-)
Full name, John Anthony Quayle; born September 7, 1913, in Ainsdale, England;son of Arthur and Esther (Overton) Quayle; married Hermione Hannen (divorced); married Dorothy Hyson, 1947; children: one son, two daughters. Addresses: AGENT--International Creative Management, Ltd., 22 Grafton Street, London W1, England.
- Birth Details
- September 7, 1913
- Ainsdale, England
- STAGE DEBUT--Richard Coeur de Lion, Will Scarlett, Robin Hood,Q Theatre,London, 1931.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Mr. Harcourt, The Country Wife, Henry Miller's Theatre, 1936.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Hector, Troilus and Cressida, Cambridge Festival Theatre, Cambridge, U.K., 1931.
- Ferdinand, Love's Labour's Lost, Westminster Theatre, London, 1932.
- Aumerle, Richard of Bordeaux, New Theatre, London, 1932.
- Bennie Edelman, Magnolia Street, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1934.
- Matt Burke, Anna Christie, Imperial Institute, then Embassy Theatre, bothLondon, 1934.
- Guildenstern, Hamlet, New Theatre, 1934.
- Captain Courtine, The Soldier's Fortune, Ambassadors' Theatre, London, 1935.
- St. Denis, St. Helena, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1936.
- Mr. Wickham, Pride and Prejudice, St. James Theatre, London, 1936.
- Laertes, Hamlet, Elsinore Castle, Denmark, 1937.
- Horatio, Hamlet, Westminster Theatre, 1937.
- Duke of Surrey, Richard II, Queen's Theatre, London, 1937.
- Beppo, The Silent Knight, St. James Theatre, 1937.
- Earl of Essex, Elizabeth, La Femme sans Homme, Gate Theatre, then Haymarket Theatre, both London, 1938.
- Jack Absolute, The Rivals, Criterion Theatre, London, 1945.
- Enobarbus, Antony and Cleopatra, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1946.
- Iago, Othello, Piccadilly Theatre, 1947.
- Claudius, Hamlet, Iago, Othello, Petruchio, The Taming of the Shrew, allwith the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, U.K., 1948.
- Falstaff, Henry IV, Parts I and II, RSC, Memorial Theatre, 1951.
- title role, Othello, Bottom, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pandarus, Troilusand Cressida, all RSC, Memorial Theatre, 1954.
- Falstaff, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Aaron, Titus Andronicus, both RSC,Memorial Theatre, 1955.
- title role, Tamburlaine the Great, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City,1956.
- Eddie, A View from the Bridge, Comedy Theatre, London, 1956.
- Aaron, Titus Andronicus, Paris Theatre Festival, Paris, France, 1957.
- Moses, The Firstborn, Habimah Theatre, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1958.
- then Coronet Theatre, New York City, 1958.
- James, Long Day's Journey into Night, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., then New Theatre, both 1959.
- Cesareo Grimaldi, Chin-Chin, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1960.
- Nachtigall, Power of Persuasion, Garrick Theatre, London, 1963.
- Sir Charles Duke, The Right Honourable Gentleman, Her Majesty's Theatre,London, 1964.
- Leduc, Incident at Vichy, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1966.
- title role, Galileo, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1967.
- General Fitzbuttress, Halfway up the Tree, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1967.
- Andrew Wyke, Sleuth, St. Martin's Theatre, London, then Music Box Theatre, New York City, both 1970.
- Rodion Nikolayevich, The Old World, RSC, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1976, then 48th Street Theatre, New York City, 1978.
- Hilary, The Old Country, Queen's Theatre, 1978.
- Sir Anthony Absolute, The Rivals, title role, King Lear, both with the Old Vic Theatre Company, National Theatre, London, 1978.
- Also performed with the Old Vic Theatre Company, 1932, at the Empire Theatre, Chiswick, U.K., in a season of Shakespeare's plays, 1933; appeared as Demetrius, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cassio, Othello, Ferdinand, Trelawny of the Wells, Laertes, Hamlet, John Tanner, Man and Superman, Captain Absolute, The Rivals, all 1938; and in Look After Lulu, Edinburgh Festival, then New Theatre, both 1959.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
- Crime and Punishment, New Theatre, London, 1946.
- The Relapse, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1948.
- Harvey, Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 1949.
- Who Is Sylvia?, Criterion Theatre, London, 1950.
- Cycle of Histories, Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, U.K., 1951.
- Othello, RSC, Memorial Theatre, 1954.
- Measure for Measure, Memorial Theatre, 1956.
- The Firstborn, Habimah Theatre, Tel Aviv, Israel, then Coronet Theatre, New York City, both 1958.
- Power of Persuasion, Garrick Theatre, London, 1963.
- Lady Windermere's Fan, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1966.
- The Idiot, with the Old Vic Theatre Company, National Theatre, London, 1970.
- Harvey, Prince of Wales Theatre, 1975.
- The Rivals, with the Old Vic Theatre Company, National Theatre, 1978.
- The Clandestine Marriage, Compass Theatre, 1984.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Title role, Henry V, with the Old Vic Theatre Company, European and Egyptian cities, 1939.
- title role, Macbeth, title role, Henry VIII, both with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Australian and New Zealand cities, 1949- 1950.
- director, As You Like It, Othello, and Henry IV, Part I, all RSC, Australian and New Zealand cities, 1953.
- Aaron, Titus Andronicus, European cities, 1957.
- Rodion Nikolayevich, Do You Turn Somersaults? (retitled from The Old World), RSC, U.S. cities, 1977-78.
- Also appeared in Heartbreak House, U.K. cities, 1980; The Devil's Disciple, The Skin Game, U.K. cities, both 1981; Hobson's Choice, Rules of the Game,and (also director) A Coat of Varnish, U.K.
- cities, all 1982.
- FILM DEBUT--Saraband for Dead Lovers.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Hamlet, Universal, 1948.
- Oh, Rosalinda, Powell and Pressburger, 1955.
- No Time for Tears, ABPC, 1956.
- Pursuit of the Graf Spee, Rank, 1957.
- The Wrong Man, Warner Brothers, 1957.
- Woman in a Dressing Gown, Warner Brothers, 1957.
- Ice Cold in Alex, (also known as Desert Attack), ABPC, 1957.
- Serious Charge, Alva, 1958.
- Tarzan's Greatest Adventure, Paramount, 1959.
- The Challenge (also known as It Takes a Thief), Alexandra, 1960.
- The Man Who Wouldn't Talk, Showcorporation, 1960.
- The Guns of Navarone, Columbia, 1961.
- H.M.S. Defiant, Paramount, 1961.
- Lawrence of Arabia, Columbia, 1962.
- The Fall of the Roman Empire, Paramount, 1964.
- East of Sudan, Columbia, 1964.
- Operation Crossbow, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1965.
- Fog, Columbia, 1965.
- A Study in Terror, Columbia, 1966.
- MacKenna's Gold, Columbia, 1969.
- Before Winter Comes, Columbia, 1969.
- Anne of the Thousand Days, Universal, 1970.
- Bequest to the Nation (also known as The Nelson Affair), Universal, 1972.
- Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex, United Artists, 1972.
- The Tamarind Seed, AVCO-Embassy, 1974.
- The Eagle Has Landed, Columbia, 1977.
- Murder by Decree, AVCO-Embassy, 1979.
- Also appeared in Holocaust 2000, 1977; The Chosen, 1978; After the Ball Is Over, 1985.
- PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; MINI-SERIES Aaron, Moses, the Lawgiver,CBS, 1975.
- Colonel Maledin, Destiny of a Spy, NBC, 1969.
- Bassett Cosgrove, Jarrett, NBC, 1973.
- Tom Bannister, QB VII, ABC, 1974.
- Jaggers, Great Expectations, NBC, 1974.
- King Saul, The Story of David, ABC, 1976.
- General Zvi Zemir, 21 Hours at Munich, ABC, 1976.
- Quintus, Last Days of Pompeii, ABC, 1978.
- Rubrius Gallus, Masada, ABC, 1981.
- Inspector Hubbard, Dial M for Murder, NBC, 1981.
- Lord Montgomery, The Manions of America, ABC, 1981.
- Dr. Geneste, Lace, ABC, 1984.
- Abdullah, The Key to Rebecca, syndicated, 1985.
- Benjamin Franklin, 1974.
- Ice Age, 1978.
- Henry IV, Parts I and II, BBC, 1979.
- Beethoven, 1983.
- The Last Bottle in the World, 1985.
- Testament of John, 1984.
- Quoth the Raven, 1985.
- Oedipus at Colonnus, 1986.
- Also appeared in Strange Report.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK
- Producer, The Idiot, BBC, 1970.
- director, Caesar and Cleopatra, NBC, 1979.
- Eight Hours from England, 1945.
- On Such a Night, 1947.
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