6 October 1932|
Birmingham, England, UK
Best Featured Actress in a Musical |
1963 Stop the World - I Want to Get Off
|Spouse(s)||Don Baker (1976–present)|
Anne V. "Anna" Quayle (born 6 October 1932, Birmingham) is an English actress. Her parents were actor Douglas Quayle and the former Kathleen Parke.
Quayle 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?
- The Sooty Show (Sooty's Restaurant) as Guest Diner
- The Avengers (1967) as Olga Vilovski in episode "The Correct Way to Kill"
- Brideshead Revisited (1981) as Nancy Tallboys in episode "The Unseen Hook"
- Grange Hill (85 episodes, 1990–1994) as Mrs. Monroe
- A Hard Day's Night (1964) as Millie
- The Sandwich Man (1966) as Second Billingsgate Lady
- Drop Dead Darling (1966) as Aunt Miriam
- Casino Royale (1967) as Frau Hoffner
- Smashing Time (1967) as Charlotte Brillig
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) as Baroness Bomburst
- Up the Chastity Belt (1971) as Lady Ashfodel
- Mistress Pamela (1974) as Mrs. Jelks
- Eskimo Nell (1975) as Reverend Mother
- Three for All (1975) as La Pulle
- The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976) as Freda
- Adventures of a Private Eye (1977) as Medea
- Adventures of a Plumber's Mate (1978) as Loretta Proudfoot
- S.O.S. Titanic (1979) as Woman Turkish Bath Attendant: Maude Slocombe
- Playbill Magazine, NYC, Sam S. Shubert Theatre, vol. 1, no. 23, 3 June 1963; Quayle's "Who's Who in the Cast" for Stop the World - I Want to Get Off
- Anna Quayle at the Internet Broadway Database
- Anna Quayle at the Internet Movie Database
- photo of Anna Quayle on the "What's My Line?" panel