Friday, October 4, 2019

Anna Quayle - acted in "A Hard Day's Night - dies at 86

Anna Quayle, who appeared opposite John Lennon in "A Hard Day's Night" as an older actress who recognizes the Beatle but can't place him, has died at age 86, The Guardian reports.
Other big-screen appearances included opposite Tony Curtis in Drop Dead Darling (1966), the swinging London musical Smashing Time (1967), the James Bond spoof Casino Royale (1967), Up the Chastity Belt (with Frankie Howerd, 1972) and The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976).

On television she was in classics including Not Only … But Also (1965) and The Avengers (1967), and was just as comfortable in high-end fare such as BBC Shakespeare (as Alice in Henry V, 1979), Brideshead Revisited (1981) and Mapp & Lucia (1986) as she was opposite such children’s icons as Basil Brush (1977) and Sooty (1987).

Quayle was also familiar enough to audiences to appear as herself, in the likes of Juke Box Jury (1963), Call My Bluff (1967), What’s My Line (1973, as a regular panellist), and Give Us a Clue (1983). Her final appearance on screen was in 2002, in Things They Said Today, a documentary on the making of A Hard Day’s Night.

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