He played Claudius in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Robert Helpmann, Diana Wynyard, and Claire Bloom in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.
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Sir Anthony Quayle
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[Of the plays he produced at the Stratford Memorial Theatre] "Some complain that the productions are over-pictorial, others that they are dull, others that they're too long, and others that they've been cut. But the chief complaint seems to be that they can't get in."
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1952 Queen's Birthday Honours List and appointed Knight Bachelor in the 1985 Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to drama.