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Anthony Quayle

(1913–89)

British actor (d. 76) | Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Hamlet (1948), Ice Cold in Alex (1958)

Distinguished British stage actor and director, in occasional films as an actor

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Quayle studied at RADA and was on stage from 1931, becoming director of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon (1948-56), playing many classical roles. His second wife was actress Dorothy Hyson.

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Hamlet (1948)
Marcellus
Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948)
Durer
Oh… Rosalinda!! (1955)
Gen Orlovsky
The Battle of the River Plate (1956)
Commodore Harwood-H.M.S. Ajax
No Time for Tears (1957)
Dr Graham Seagrave
Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)
Jim
Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
Captain van der Poel
The Man Who Wouldn’t Talk (1958)
Dr Frank Smith
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Franklin
HMS Defiant (1962)
Vizard
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Colonel Brighton
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Verulus
East of Sudan (1964)
Pte Baker
Operation Crossbow (1965)
Bamford
A Study in Terror (1965)
Doctor Murray
Before Winter Comes (1969)
Brig Bewley
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Cardinal Wolsey
Great Expectations (1974)
Jaggers
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Adm Wilhelm Canaris
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