Anna Quayle (1932–2019)


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Raised in a staunchly Catholic home by her Irish mum, the former Kathleen Parke, Anna Quayle had an immediate experience of elements used for her character as 'Reverend Mother Joseph' in Father Charlie (1982). Her acting work also includes many other fine performances in a variety of roles in theatre, cinema and television. See full bio »

Died:

(age 86) in UK

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Casino Royale Frau Hoffner
(1967)
(1964)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Baroness Bomburst
(1968)
(1967)

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 1999 Adam's Family Tree (TV Series)
Celia Spookfinder
- A Cavalier Spirit (1999) ... Celia Spookfinder
 1990-1994 Grange Hill (TV Series)
Mrs. Monroe
- Episode #17.20 (1994) ... Mrs. Monroe
- Episode #17.19 (1994) ... Mrs. Monroe
- Episode #17.18 (1994) ... Mrs. Monroe
- Episode #17.17 (1994) ... Mrs. Monroe
- Episode #17.16 (1994) ... Mrs. Monroe
 1987 Kin of the Castle (TV Movie)
Phenomena
 1987 The Sooty Show (TV Series)
Guest Diner
- Restaurant (1987) ... Guest Diner
 1986 Lytton's Diary (TV Series)
Bertha
- The Ends and the Means (1986) ... Bertha
 1986 Mapp & Lucia (TV Series)
Olga Braceley
- Au Reservoir (1986) ... Olga Braceley
 1985 Marjorie and Men (TV Series)
Davina Moorhouse
- Poor Little Buttercup (1985) ... Davina Moorhouse
 1982 Alan Bennett's Objects of Affection (TV Series)
Pam
- Rolling Home (1982) ... Pam
 1982 Never the Twain (TV Series)
Isadora Beecham
- As Young as You Feel (1982) ... Isadora Beecham
 1982 Father Charlie (TV Series)
Reverend Mother Joseph
- Better the Devil You Know (1982) ... Reverend Mother Joseph
- For What We Are About to Receive (1982) ... Reverend Mother Joseph
- Halfway to Heaven (1982) ... Reverend Mother Joseph
- Miracles Take a Little Longer (1982) ... Reverend Mother Joseph
- TV or Not TV (1982) ... Reverend Mother Joseph
 1981 Brideshead Revisited (TV Mini Series)
Nancy Tallboys
- The Unseen Hook (1981) ... Nancy Tallboys
 1981 Towers of Babel (Short)
 1981 People from the Forest (TV Movie)
Yelena Bonner
 1979 Henry V (TV Movie)
Alice
 1979 S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie)
Woman Turkish Bath Attendant: Maude Slocombe
 1978 The Light Princess (TV Movie)
Makemnoit
 1978 Adventures of a Plumber's Mate
Loretta Proudfoot
 1978 In the Looking Glass (TV Series)
- Monopoly (1978)
 1977 The Sound of Laughter (TV Series)
Vera
- What a Performance (1977) ... Vera
 1976 James and the Giant Peach (TV Movie)
Aunt Spiker
 1976 The Georgian House (TV Series)
Miss Humphreys
- Trapped (1976) ... Miss Humphreys
- Duwamba (1976) ... Miss Humphreys
- A Dose of Sulphur Water (1976) ... Miss Humphreys
 1975 Three for All
La Pulle
 1975 Eskimo Nell
Reverend Mother
 1975 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Queen Henrietta
- The Queen and the Robot (1975) ... Queen Henrietta
 1973 Mistress Pamela
Mrs. Jelks
 1972-1973 Grubstreet (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Various Characters
 1972 The Chastity Belt
Lady Ashfodel
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Doreen
- The Beauty Operators (1969) ... Doreen
 1969 Girls About Town (TV Series)
Rosemary Pilgrim
- Pilot (1969) ... Rosemary Pilgrim
 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Baroness Bomburst
 1967 Smashing Time
Charlotte Brillig
 1967 Casino Royale
Frau Hoffner
 1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Olga
- The Correct Way to Kill (1967) ... Olga
 1966 Arrivederci, Baby!
Aunt Miriam
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Second Billingsgate Lady
 1965 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
Ursula
- The Guests of Honour (1965) ... Ursula
 1965 Not Only... But Also (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1965)
 1964 A Hard Day's Night
Millie
 1961 Flying High (TV Movie)
Flight-Lieutenant Forsythe
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appears on the Original Cast Album for "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" See more »


Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm as blind as a bat, 6ft tall, with bright red hair and a crooked nose. Who needs a gimmick after that?

Trivia:

In 2012, Quayle was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia; she died on August 16, 2019 at the age of 86. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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