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Denis Quilley (1927–2003)

Noted British classical theatre actor Denis Quilley distinguished himself on the Shakespearean stage alongside Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud, among others. His sturdy handsomeness was slightly offset by a relatively prominent proboscis. As in the case of Jeremy Northam and Liam Neeson, it only accentuated his looks and added to the uniqueness ... See full bio »


(age 75) in London, England, UK

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 1999 Cleopatra (TV Mini-Series)
Negotiator Senator (as Dennis Quilley)
 1999 Sir Bernard's Stately Homes (TV Series)
- Browning Abbey (1999) ... Archbishop
 1996 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Slasher Brown
- Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (1996) ... Slasher Brown (voice)
 1995 The Marriage of Figaro (TV Mini-Series)
 1992 Great Performances (TV Series)
Lord Curzon
- A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992) ... Lord Curzon
 1991 Tonight at 8.30 (TV Series)
- Family Album (1991) ... Jasper
 1989 A Wanted Man (TV Movie)
Senior Detective
 1989 The Shell Seekers (TV Movie)
 1989 Cassidy (TV Movie)
Marius Melville
 1989 After the War (TV Mini-Series)
Ned Corman
- Yesterday and Tomorrow (1989) ... Ned Corman
- Partners (1989) ... Ned Corman
 1987 Christmas Night with the Two Ronnies (TV Movie)
The Cat
 1987 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Bar Customer: Pinocchio II Segment
- 1987 Christmas Special (1987) ... Bar Customer: Pinocchio II Segment
 1987 The Bretts (TV Series)
Guy Vere
- All Right on the Night (1987) ... Guy Vere
 1987 Screenplay (TV Series)
Det. Chief Insp. Burrows
- The Interrogation of John (1987) ... Det. Chief Insp. Burrows
 1985 A.D. (TV Mini-Series)
- Part 5 (1985) ... Peter
- Part 4 (1985) ... Peter
- Part 3 (1985) ... Peter
- Part 2 (1985) ... Peter
- Part 1 (1985) ... Peter
 1982 Saturday Night Thriller (TV Series)
- A Walk in the Dark (1982) ... Carter
 1981 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Captain Waterhouse
- Hijack (1981) ... Captain Waterhouse
 1981 Maybury (TV Series)
- Weekend (1981) ... Huston
 1981 Honky Tonk Heroes (TV Series)
Lamaar Parker
- Rhinestone Cowboy (1981) ... Lamaar Parker
 1980 The Crucible (TV Movie)
Reverend Parris
 1979 Oresteia (TV Mini-Series)
- Agamemnon (1979) ... Agamemnon
 1978 People Like Us (TV Mini-Series)
The Great Eugene
- Fresh Fields (1978) ... The Great Eugene
 1976 Death of an Informer (TV Movie)
The special branch officer
 1975 In This House of Brede (TV Movie)
Sir Richard
 1971 Take Three Girls (TV Series)
Jim Kirk
- Closed Circuit (1971) ... Jim Kirk
 1971 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Jack Taylor
- Held for Questioning (1971) ... Jack Taylor
 1965-1971 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
John Richard Everitt / Dusty Miller
- Thin Thread (1971) ... John Richard Everitt
- Saturday Night (1965) ... Dusty Miller
 1970 The Borderers (TV Series)
Johnstone of Drumrig
- Hostage (1970) ... Johnstone of Drumrig
 1969 Mogul (TV Series)
Reg Whitmore
- And One Wise Man Came Out from the East (1969) ... Reg Whitmore
 1966 The Avengers (TV Series)
Group Capt. Miles
- What the Butler Saw (1966) ... Group Capt. Miles
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
- Black Anniversary (1965) ... Huston
 1965 Gaslight Theatre (TV Series)
Edward Middleton
 1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
David Sharp
- The Things Money Can Buy (1964) ... David Sharp
 1964 Story Parade (TV Series)
Mike Weller
- The Little White God (1964) ... Mike Weller
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Tempter / Knight
- Murder in the Cathedral (1964) ... Tempter / Knight
 1963 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Dick Sothers
- The Swindler (1963) ... Dick Sothers
 1962 The Father (TV Movie)
Dr. Ostermark
 1961 The Magic of Music (TV Series)
Host (1967)
 1959 Dancers in Mourning (TV Series)
Jimmy Sutane
- Part 6 (1959) ... Jimmy Sutane
- Part 5 (1959) ... Jimmy Sutane
- Part 4 (1959) ... Jimmy Sutane
- Part 3 (1959) ... Jimmy Sutane
- Part 2 (1959) ... Jimmy Sutane
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini-Series)
- Henry IV (1959) ... Landolph
 1957-1959 The Vise (TV Series)
Ralph / Bluey / Minter / ...
- The Big Stone (1959) ... Ralph (as Dennis Quilley)
- Corpse Cried Murder (1958) ... Bluey
- Cry Wolf (1957) ... Minter
- Return to Danger (1957) ... Wilton
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Paul Latimer
- So Many Children (1958) ... Paul Latimer
 1956 The Press Gang (TV Short)
Jack Hardy
 1956 A Girl Called Jo (TV Movie)
 1956 The Straker Special (TV Movie)
 1951 The Black Arrow (TV Series)
Richard Shelton
- Part 2 (1951) ... Richard Shelton
- Part 1 (1951) ... Richard Shelton
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He acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Laurence Olivier Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre in London, England Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical, "My Fair Lady;" John Millington Synge's play, "The Playboy of the Western World;" "The Walls" play;" Anton Chekhov's play, "The ... See more »

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On being awarded the OBE in 2002: I feel honoured and delighted...50 years of pure pleasure. I'm just glad it came before it's too late.


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