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Anna Quayle

1932-10-06 Birmingham, England, UK

Image of Anna Quayle


Anne Veronica Maria Quayle (6 October 1932 – 16 August 2019) was educated at the Convent of Jesus and Mary High School, Harlesden. She has appeared on film, on stage and on television. Her film appearances include Smashing Time (1967), a short but memorable scene that she shares with John Lennon in A Hard Day's Night (1964), the German expressionist sequence of Casino Royale (1967) and in the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) as Baroness Bomburst. In 1963, Quayle appeared on Broadway in the original production of Stop the World - I Want to Get Off opposite Anthony Newley, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Supporting Musical Actress. Other television work includes the comedy drama Mapp and Lucia, the children's science fiction series The Georgian House and Grange Hill where she played the role of Mrs Monroe from 1990–94. In 1973, she appeared as a regular panellist on the popular BBC2 panel game show What's My Line?


Towers of Babel 1981-07-09
S.O.S. Titanic Maude Slocombe, Turkish Bath Attendant 1980-02-29
Henry V Alice 1979-12-23
The Light Princess Makemnoit 1978-12-24
Adventures of a Plumber's Mate Loretta Proudfoot 1978-07-01
Adventures of a Private Eye Medea Dotrice 1977-03-04
James and the Giant Peach Aunt Spiker 1976-12-28
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Freda 1976-10-24
Three for All La Pulle 1975-05-01
Mistress Pamela Mrs.Jelks 1974-01-01
Up the Chastity Belt Lady Ashfodel 1972-01-14
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Baroness Bomburst 1968-12-17
Casino Royale Frau Hoffner 1967-04-13
Smashing Time Charlotte Brillig 1967-12-20
The Sandwich Man Second Billingsgate Woman 1966-07-01
Arrivederci, Baby! Aunt Miriam 1966-12-28
A Hard Day's Night Millie 1964-07-07