Anthony Quayle, the supporting actor who led from the front

chin-chin-programme-03c-aq-portrait-tuWhen I think back and try to work out a personal short list of the greatest British films of the twentieth century and the directors and performers that made them special there’s quite a few names that keep cropping up. Lewis Gilbert, David Lean, Peter O’Toole, Richard Burton, the list is almost endless. But if I had to pick one, someone who was an all-rounder, someone who has written, directed and performed on stage, on both the big and small screens, someone who became the backbone of British film and theatre, then there would be few who could claim to have the same résumé as the late Sir Anthony Quayle. Continue reading “Anthony Quayle, the supporting actor who led from the front”