Quick, Diana 1946–

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Quick, Diana 1946–

(Diane Quick)


Born November 23, 1946, in London, England; married Kenneth Cranham (an actor; divorced); married Bill Nighy, 1981; children: (second marriage) Mary (an actress). Education: Attended Oxford University.

Career: Actress.

Awards, Honors: Television Award nomination, best actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1982, for Brideshead Revisited.


Stage Appearances:

Susan, Lear, English Stage Company, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1971.

Betty, The Threepenny Opera, Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 1972.

Strange lady, Man of Destiny, Open Space Theatre, London, 1973.

Rose Jones, The Sea, Royal Court Theatre, 1973.

Liz Benson, Billy, Drury Lane Theatre, London, 1974.

Lilamani, Phaedra Britannica, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1975.

Prudence Malone, Plunder, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1976.

Cressida, Troilus and Cressida, National Theatre Company, Young Vic Theatre, London, 1976.

Olympia, Tamburlaine the Great, Parts I and II, National Theatre Company, Olivier Theatre, London, 1976.

Pegg and Ann, The Women Pirates Ann Bonney and Mary Read, and Beatrice-Joanna, The Changeling, both Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1978.

Mrs. Clandon, You Never Can Tell, Garrick Theatre, London, 2005.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) The Brothers Karamazov (also known as The Murderer Dmitri Karamazov), 1958.

Sonya, Nicholas and Alexandra, Columbia, 1971.

Voice of Ghost of Christmas Past, A Christmas Carol, 1972.

Penny, A Private Enterprise, British Film Institute, 1975.

Laura, The Duellists, Paramount, 1977.

Mona Mars Grant, The Big Sleep, United Artists, 1978.

Fiona Harris, The Odd Job, Columbia, 1978.

Gwenda Vaughan, Ordeal By Innocence, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984.

Anna, 1919, British Film Institute/Channel Four, 1984.

Camille, Max, mon amour (also known as Max My Love and Makkusu, mon amuru), Allied Artists, 1986.

Susan, Vroom, Film Four, 1988.

Sally, Wilt (also known as The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt), Rank Film Distributors, 1989.

Diane de Portier, Nostradamus (also known as Nostradamus—Prophezeiungen des schreckens), 1994.

Anais Nin, Drug-Taking and the Arts, 1994.

Susan, The Leading Man, Northern Arts Entertainment, 1996.

Emily, Vigo (also known as Vigo, histoire d'unne passion and Vigo: A Passion for Life), Swift Distribution, 1998.

(English version) Voice of Princess Ida, A Monkey's Tale (also known as Kwom und der konig der affen), 1999.

Honey, Saving Grace, Fine Line, 2000.

Sophia, The Discovery of Heaven (also known as De Ontedekking van de hemel), RCV Film Distribution, 2001.

Madame Pomfre, The Affair of the Necklace, Warner Bros., 2001.

Lady Gryffoyn, AKA, Empire Pictures, 2002.

The Duchess, Revengers Tragedy, Fantoma, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Gloria, The Best Things in Life, 1969.

Word for Word, 1979–80.

Host, Friday Night/Saturday Morning, 1982.

Is It Legal?, 1995.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Various, Complete and Utter History of Britain, LWT, 1969.

Lenio, Christ Recrucified, BBC, 1969.

Eleonore, Napoleon and Love, PBS, 1972.

Lady Julia Flyte, Brideshead Revisited, Granada, 1980–81, then Great Performances, PBS, 1982.

Marian Halcombe, The Woman in White, PBS, 1982–83.

The Justice Game, BBC, 1989.

Lady Betty, Clarissa, PBS, 1991.

Marion Glassford-Gale, Dandelion Dead, PBS, 1994.

Avril Watcham, "Hide in Plain Sight," Heat of the Sun (also known as Mystery!: Heat of the Sun), PBS, 1998.

Older Lady Louisa, Aristocrats, PBS and BBC1, 1999.

Voice of Prime, Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka, BBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Penny, A Private Enterprise, 1971.

Mary Hannay, The Three Hostages, BBC and PBS, 1977.

Madame Brigida Bianchi, Phantom of the Opera, CBS, 1983.

Tullia, Cariani and the Courtesans, BBC, 1987.

Annie, Minder: An Officer and a Car Salesman, 1988.

Alice Daltrey, The Price of the Bride, LWT, 1990.

Madam, The Orchid House, Channel 4, 1991.

Grand Duchess Ella, Rasputin (also known as Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny), HBO, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Canada Goose, BBC, 1969.

Hopcraft into Europe, 1974.

Ophelia, Hamlet, 1974.

Mr. Garrick and Mrs. Woffington, 1975.

Holding On, 1975.

It's My Pleasure, Dorothy Parker, 1982.

Voice of Beryl Markham, World Without Walls: Beryl Markham's African Memoir (documentary), PBS, 1986.

Narrator, Chanel, Chanel (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1989.

The Evening Standard British Film Awards, ITV3, 2005.

ITV 50 Greatest Shows, ITV, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Geraldine, "The Playground," The Wednesday Play, BBC1, 1967.

Sarah, "Red Herring," Special Branch, 1973.

"The Bridge," The Protectors, ITV, 1974.

"Sleeping Beauty," Bedtime Stories, BBC, 1974.

(As Diane Quick) Ariel, "The Trevi Collection," Kolchak: The Night Stalker (also known as The Night Stalker), ABC, 1975.

"The Unprepared Version," Alas Smith and Jones (also known as Smith and Jones), BBC, 1989.

"The Uncut Version," Alas Smith and Jones (also known as Smith and Jones), BBC1, 1989.

Hilary Stephens, "Absolute Conviction," Inspector Morse, PBS, 1992.

Lady Evelyn Carrados, "Death in a White Tie," The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (also known as Inspector Alleyn and Ngaio Marsh's "Alleyn Mysteries"), BBC and PBS, 1993.

Stella Applegarth, "The Unwanted," Dalziel and Pascoe, BBC, 2002.

Sheila Applegarth, "For Love Nor Money," Dalziel and Pascoe, BBC, 2002.

Mrs. Laura, "Sad Cypress," Poirot (also known as Agatha Christie's "Poirot"), ITV and Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Clare Bonavita, "Dead in the Water," Midsomer Murders, ITV and Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Breakfast, BBC, 2005.


Taped Readings:

Anita Brookner's Undue Influence, Chivers Audio-books, 2000.