Biography

Denis Clifford Quilley was an English actor. From a family with no theatrical connections, Quilley was determined from an early age to become an actor and was taken on by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in his teens. After a break for compulsory military service he began a West End career in 1950, succeeding Richard Burton in "The Lady's Not For Burning". In the 1950s he appeared in revue, musicals, operetta and on television as well as in classic and modern drama in the theatre.

Denis Clifford Quilley was an English actor. From a family with no theatrical connections, Quilley was determined from an early age to become an actor and was taken on by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in his teens. After a break for compulsory military service he began a West End career in 1950, succeeding Richard Burton in "The Lady's Not For Burning". In the 1950s he appeared in revue, musicals, operetta and on television as well as in classic and modern drama in the theatre.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 33

Birthday 1927-12-26

Day of Death 2003-10-05

Place of Birth Islington, London, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Denis Clifford Quilley

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1999 Sir Bernard's Stately Homes (1 episode)
1996 Dennis the Menace and Gnasher (1 episode) as Slasher Brown (voice)
1996 Noel's Telly Years (1 episode)
1992 A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia as Lord Curzon
1990 Mister Johnson as Bulteen
1989 The Shell Seekers as Cosmo
1986 Foreign Body as Prime Minister
1985 Murder of a Moderate Man (5 episodes)
1985 A.D. (5 episodes) as Peter
1985 King David as Prophet Samuel
1984 Memed My Hawk as Rejeb
1984 Sherlock Holmes (1 episode) as Dr Leon Sterndale
1983 Privates on Parade as Acting Captain Terri Dennis
1983 Number 10 (1 episode)
1982 Evil Under the Sun as Kenneth Marshall
1982 The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' as Himself / Cap. Kenneth Marshall
1981 Masada (4 episodes)
1980 The Crucible
1979 Tales of the Unexpected (1 episode) as Captain Waterhouse
1975 In This House of Brede as Sir Richard
1974 Murder on the Orient Express as Foscarelli
1974 The Black Windmill as Bateson
1973 Long Day's Journey Into Night as James 'Jamie' Tyrone Jr.
1970 Timeslip (26 episodes)
1967 Contrabandits (30 episodes)
1965 Life at the Top as Ben
1965 Undermind (11 episodes) (11 episodes)
1961 The Avengers (1 episode)
1959 No Hiding Place (1 episode)
1955 This Is Your Life (1 episode)
1955 Dixon of Dock Green (1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)

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