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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 »

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(age 75) in London, England, UK

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Evil Under the Sun
Evil Under the Sun Kenneth Marshall
(1982)
King David
King David Samuel
(1985)

Filmography

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 1999 Sir Bernard's Stately Homes (TV Series)
Archbishop
- Browning Abbey (1999) ... Archbishop
 1999 Cleopatra (TV Mini-Series)
Negotiator Senator
- Part 1 (1999) ... Negotiator Senator (as Dennis Quilley)
- Part 2 (1999) ... Negotiator Senator (as Dennis Quilley)
 1996 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Slasher Brown
- Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (1996) ... Slasher Brown (voice)
 1995 The Marriage of Figaro (TV Mini-Series)
Bartolo
 1993 Storia di una capinera
Baron Cesaro
 1992 Great Performances (TV Series)
Lord Curzon
- A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992) ... Lord Curzon
 1991 Rich Tea and Sympathy (TV Series)
George Rudge
- Waiters & Whoopie Cushions (1991) ... George Rudge
- Sinners & Sea Bass (1991) ... George Rudge
- Vegetable Samosas & Virgins (1991) ... George Rudge
- Socks & Self Denial (1991) ... George Rudge
- Poppadoms & Peeping Toms (1991) ... George Rudge
 1991 Tonight at 8.30 (TV Series)
Jasper
- Family Album (1991) ... Jasper
 1990 Mister Johnson
Bulteen
 1989 A Wanted Man (TV Movie)
Senior Detective
 1989 The Shell Seekers (TV Movie)
Cosmo
 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
 1988 The Return of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Dr Leon Sterndale
- The Devil's Foot (1988) ... Dr Leon Sterndale
 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
 1986 Foreign Body
Prime Minister
 1985 Murder of a Moderate Man (TV Mini-Series)
Morgan Hunter-Brown
- At the Frontier (1985) ... Morgan Hunter-Brown
- Night Train to Milan (1985) ... Morgan Hunter-Brown
- Noughts & Crosses (1985) ... Morgan Hunter-Brown
- A Massive Stroke (1985) ... Morgan Hunter-Brown
- Out of the Shadows (1985) ... Morgan Hunter-Brown
 1985 A.D. (TV Mini-Series)
Peter
- Part 5 (1985) ... Peter
- Part 4 (1985) ... Peter
- Part 3 (1985) ... Peter
- Part 2 (1985) ... Peter
- Part 1 (1985) ... Peter
 1985 King David
Samuel
 1984 Memed My Hawk
Rejeb
 1983 In Performance (TV Series)
Jupiter / Napoleon III
- Orpheus in the Underworld (1983) ... Jupiter / Napoleon III
 1983 Privates on Parade
Acting Captain Terri Dennis
 1983 Number 10 (TV Mini-Series)
William Ewart Gladstone
- Old Glad Eyes (1983) ... William Ewart Gladstone
 1982 Saturday Night Thriller (TV Series)
Carter
- A Walk in the Dark (1982) ... Carter
 1982 Evil Under the Sun
Kenneth Marshall
 1981 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Captain Waterhouse
- Hijack (1981) ... Captain Waterhouse
 1981 Maybury (TV Series)
Huston
- Weekend (1981) ... Huston
 1981 Masada (TV Mini-Series)
General Marcus Quadratus / Gen. Marcus Quadratus
- Part II (1981) ... General Marcus Quadratus
- Part I (1981) ... Gen. Marcus Quadratus
 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
- Agamemnon (1979) ... Agamemnon
 1978 People Like Us (TV Mini-Series)
The Great Eugene
- Fresh Fields (1978) ... The Great Eugene
 1976 Clayhanger (TV Series)
George Cannon
- Prisoners (1976) ... George Cannon
- Dartmoor (1976) ... George Cannon
- Marriage (1976) ... George Cannon
- Brighton (1976) ... George Cannon
- Taking a Share (1976) ... George Cannon
 1976 Death of an Informer (TV Movie)
The special branch officer
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
King Charles II
- A Bill of Mortality (1975) ... King Charles II
 1975 You're on Your Own (TV Series)
John Ryder
- Contract to Kill (1975) ... John Ryder
- Assault (1975) ... John Ryder
- No One Wants Any Trouble (1975) ... John Ryder
 1975 In This House of Brede (TV Movie)
Sir Richard
 1974 Murder on the Orient Express
Foscarelli
 1974 The Black Windmill
Bateson
 1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
James 'Jamie' Tyrone Jr.
- Long Day's Journey Into Night (1973) ... James 'Jamie' Tyrone Jr.
 1971 Take Three Girls (TV Series)
Jim Kirk
- Closed Circuit (1971) ... Jim Kirk
 1970-1971 Timeslip (TV Series)
Commander Charles Traynor
- The Day of the Clone: Part 6 (1971) ... Commander Charles Traynor (as Dennis Quilley)
- The Day of the Clone: Part 5 (1971) ... Commander Charles Traynor
- The Day of the Clone: Part 4 (1971) ... Commander Charles Traynor
- The Day of the Clone: Part 3 (1971) ... Commander Charles Traynor
- The Day of the Clone: Part 2 (1971) ... Commander Charles Traynor
 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
 1967-1968 Contrabandits (TV Series)
Chief Inspector Ted Hallam
- What a Way to Go (1968) ... Chief Inspector Ted Hallam
- Blind Man's Bluff (1968) ... Chief Inspector Ted Hallam
- Double Entry (1968) ... Chief Inspector Ted Hallam
- File It Under Personal (1968) ... Chief Inspector Ted Hallam
- Collector's Piece (1968) ... Chief Inspector Ted Hallam
 1966 The Avengers (TV Series)
Group Capt. Miles
- What the Butler Saw (1966) ... Group Capt. Miles
 1965 Life at the Top
Ben
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Huston
- Black Anniversary (1965) ... Huston
 1965 Gaslight Theatre (TV Series)
Edward Middleton
 1965 Undermind (TV Series)
Professor Val Randolph
- Too Many Enemies (1965) ... Professor Val Randolph
- Death in England (1965) ... Professor Val Randolph
- The New Dimension (1965) ... Professor Val Randolph
- Flowers of Havoc (1965) ... Professor Val Randolph
 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 Benbow Was His Name (TV Movie)
Rutland
 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
 1963 The Desperate People (TV Series)
Larry Martin
- Episode #1.6 (1963) ... Larry Martin
- Episode #1.5 (1963) ... Larry Martin
- Episode #1.4 (1963) ... Larry Martin
- Episode #1.3 (1963) ... Larry Martin
- Episode #1.2 (1963) ... Larry Martin
 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)
Landolph
- 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
 1957 The Betrayal
Perfume Company Boss (uncredited)
 1956 The Press Gang (TV Short)
Jack Hardy
 1956 A Girl Called Jo (TV Movie)
Laurie
 1956 The Straker Special (TV Movie)
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Bassanio
- The Merchant of Venice/II (1955) ... Bassanio
- The Merchant of Venice (1955) ... Bassanio
 1952 The March of the Peasants (TV Series)
John Shandwick
- Traitors (1952) ... John Shandwick
- The Tower Plot (1952) ... John Shandwick
- The King's Game (1952) ... John Shandwick
- The Raven's Feather (1952) ... John Shandwick
 1951 The Black Arrow (TV Series)
Richard Shelton
- Part 2 (1951) ... Richard Shelton
- Part 1 (1951) ... Richard Shelton
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(February 1999-July 1999; December 1999-April 2000) He acted in the Royal National Theatre Repertoire season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, and the Laurence Olivier Theatre in London, England in William Shakespeare's plays, "Two Gentlemen of Verona," "The Merchant of Venice," "Troilus and Cressida;" Leonard ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

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.

Trivia:

Autobiography; "Happiness Indeed" See more »

Nickname:

Squisito

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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