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Anna Quayle

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 »

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A Hard Day's Night
Casino Royale
Casino Royale Frau Hoffner
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Baroness Bomburst
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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)
 1987 The Sooty Show (TV Series)
- Restaurant (1987)
 1986 Lytton's Diary (TV Series)
- The Ends and the Means (1986) ... Bertha
 1986 Mapp & Lucia (TV Series)
Olga Braceley
- Au Reservoir (1986) ... Olga Braceley
 1982 Objects of Affection (TV Series)
- 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)
 1979 S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie)
Woman Turkish Bath Attendant: Maude Slocombe
 1978 The Light Princess (TV Movie)
 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)
- 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
 1974 Mistress Pamela
Mrs. Jelks
 1972 Grubstreet (TV Series)
 1972 The Chastity Belt
Lady Ashfodel
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
- 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)
- 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)
- The Guests of Honour (1965) ... Ursula
 1965 Not Only... But Also (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1965)
 1964 A Hard Day's Night
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She acted in Sandy Wilson's musical, "The Boyfriend," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Derek Waring, Peter Bayliss, Simon Green, Rosemary Ashe, and Paddie O'Neil in the cast. Sandy Wilson was also director. See more »


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Won Broadway's 1963 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for "Stop the World -- I Want to Get Off." See more »

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