Diana Quick

Diana Quick

actress, writer, producer

Diana Quick was born on Nov 23, 1946 in UK. Diana Quick's big-screen debut came with Nicholas and Alexandra directed by Franklin J. Schaffner in 1971. Diana Quick is known for The Death of Stalin directed by Armando Iannucci, Olga Kurylenko stars as Maria Veniaminovna Yudina and Tom Brooke as Sergei. The upcoming new movie Diana Quick plays is The Death of Stalin which will be released on Mar 09, 2018.

Eclectic, spade-jawed, auburn-haired British classical stage actress Diana Quick, of Anglo-Indian descent, specialized in aristocratic ladies and played various members of royalty (queens, baronesses, etc.) throughout her career. Having worked with most of the prominent British theatre companies (RSC, Royal Court, National, Old Vic, etc.), her extensive resume has included "Troilus and Cressida," "The Threepenny Opera," "Billy," "Mother Teresa Is Dead," "Ghosts," "The Old Neighbourhood," "The Sea," "King Lear," "Hamlet," "The Changeling, "The Women Pirates," "A Map of the World, "Tamburlaine," "Plunder," Phaedra Brittanica," "Mother Christmas," "Electra," "ANNA," "The Big Meal," "You Never Can Tell" and the one-woman play Midnight Your Time. More recently she appeared in "The Model Apartment (2018).Diana was born in London on November 23, 1946, the third of four children. Her parents were amateur theatre players. She took an interest in acting too while attending Dartford Grammar School for Girls in Kent and appeared in school plays ("Arms and the Man"). She became a member of an amateur dramatic society in and earned her first isolated film credit in an unbilled teen role with Les Frères Karamazov (1958). In 1964, Diana attended Oxford University where she dedicated herself to extensive training. She subsequently became the first female president of the Oxford University Dramatic Society.The 70's began with a recurring role as Gloria in the TV comedy series The Best Things in Life (1969), and a small role in the elegant film Nicolas et Alexandra (1971). She continued on TV with guest appearances on such shows as "Six Days of Justice," "The Protectors," "Bedtime Stories," 'Kolchak: The Night Stalker" and "Private Afffairs." She returned to film in the latter half of the decade with support/featured roles in Les duellistes (1977), Le grand sommeil (1978), The Odd Job (1978), Témoin indésirable (1984), Nineteen Nineteen (1985), Max mon amour (1986), Vroom (1990), Nostradamus (1994), The Leading Man (1996) and Vigo, histoire d'une passion (1998).Diana enjoyed her finest TV hour with her portrayal of Lady Julia Flyte in the critically-acclaimed mini-series Retour au château (1981), and received a BAFTA TV Award nomination for her efforts. She then continued with TV roles in The Woman in White (1982), as well as "The Phantom of the Opera" (as Madame Bianchi), and the TV series "Network 7," "Screenplay," "Minder," "The Justic Game" and "Alas Smith and Jones."The millennium provided her a number of elegant character roles on the large and small screen, including the film comedy crimer Saving Grace (2000); the dramatic fantasy La découverte du ciel (2001); the historical romancer L'affaire du collier (2001); a co-star role in the romance drama AKA (2002); the heavier dramas Revengers Tragedy (2002), Mother's Milk (2011); Love/Loss (2010) and Side by Side (2013); and the historical dramedy La mort de Staline (2017). She also has written and directed for TV.Once briefly wed (1974-1978) to Scots-born actor Kenneth Cranham, whom she met at the National Youth Theatre, Diana once had a long-standing relationship (1971-2008) with actor Bill Nighy and, with him, had one child, actress/daughter Mary Nighy. Quick spent a number of years researching her paternal family's life in India, which was published in 2009 entitled A Tug on the Thread: From the British Raj to the British Stage.

  • Birthday

    Nov 23, 1946
  • Place of Birth

    Dartford, Kent, England, UK
  • Also known

    Diana Marilyn Quick, Diane Quick

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