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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
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Perhaps best known to British audiences for his extensive work on the West End stage, actor Denis Quilley also parlayed his stage success into an impressive feature film and television career -- usually by means of such stage-bound adaptations as A Long Day's Journey Into Night (1973) and The Crucible (1980). A London native who began his career in 1945 at the Birmingham Repertory Theater, the following decade soon found Quilley rising through the West End ranks courtesy of winning performances in Wild Thyme and Grab Me a Gondola. Appropriately enough, the experienced stage actor would in 1955 make his television debut in a small-screen production of The Merchant of Venice. Though he would continue to appear frequently in both film and television (where he hosted the program The Magic of Music and appeared in such popular series as Contrabandits, Timeslip, and Clayhanger), it was his leading role in 1980s West End production of Sweeny Todd that netted him a Society of West End Theaters award and truly cemented his status as an actor of formidable talent. That role, paired with his previous SWET winning performance in the 1977 production of Privates on Parade, truly sent his career into the stratosphere. A mainstay of the renowned National Theater, it was there that Quilley would impress audiences with roles in such classical Shakespearean plays as Macbeth, The Tempest, and Hamlet. Still very active throughout the 1990s, performances in The School for Scandal and La Cage aux Folles served as a fine balance to feature work in Bruce Beresford's Mister Johnson (1990) and Franco Zeffirelli's Sparrow (1993). Cast in director Trevor Nunn's hit National production of the 1930s Cole Porter musical Anything Goes at the dawn of the new millennium, Quilley essayed the role with zeal to spare until a mystery illness forced him from the stage. On October 5, 2003, Denis Quilley died of liver cancer in his hometown of London. He was 75.