Morgan C. Devereaux
Doctor Edith Joynton
Alpha 4 / Dr. Frazer
Miss Stebbins / Alpha 16
Creator / script editor
Producer / Director
Theme music composer
(Commander Charles Traynor)
During the last war, Commander Charles
Traynor was in command of the Naval
Station at St. Oswald. He has an extensive
scientific background with qualifications in
physics and biology to his name.
||Traynor is a complex
character with many facets; a charming,
urbane but ultimately ruthless individual
who cares little for those he manipulates
and for the implications of his actions.
He is not actually immoral but certainly
amoral in his use of Simon and Liz
abilities to fuel his thirst for
Denis Quilley was born in
Islington, London. He was always deeply
interested in acting and singing and took a day
off school to audition for Sir Barry Jackson at
Birmingham Rep. and was taken on as A.S.M and
understudy at the age of seventeen. The director
of the season was twenty-year-old Peter Brook and
the leading man Paul Scofield.
||Denis went on to The
Globe for Gielgud's production of
"The Lady Is Not For Burning"
followed by a tour of Italy with the Old
Vic Company in "Twelfth Night",
"The Merchant Of Venice" and
the lead in "The Black Arrow".
After this he went into Anouilh's
"Point Of Departure" at the
Duke Of York's playing Matyas.
A repertory season at Nottingham followed
where he played a variety of leading
roles in "Lady Windermere's
Fan", "Major Barbara",
"The Doll's House", "The
Tempest" and many more.
Early television parts included a regular role
on the largely forgotten BBC science fiction
series "Undermind" as Professor
Randolph before becoming familiar to children as
the duplicitous Commander Traynor in Timeslip.
A succession of West End plays and musicals
followed, including "A Girl Called Jo"
at the Piccadilly, Bernstein's
"Candide" at the Saville, "Irma La
Douce" at the Lyric Theatre (and in New York
and USA for over a year), "The Boys From
Syracuse" at Druary Lane and "High
Spirits" at The Savoy (the musical version
of Coward's "Blithe Spirit").
He joined the National Theatre Company starring
in such shows as "Front Page",
"Long Day's Journey Into Night " (also
the television version), "Macbeth"
(taking over from Anthony Hopkins), "School
For Scandal" etc.
Since leaving The National Theatre, he has
starred opposite Deborah Kerr in
"Candida" at The New Theatre. Starring
in "Privates On Parade" both at the
R.S.C and later at The Piccadilly Theatre, he won
the Society of West End Theatres Award for Comedy
Performance of the Year. He also starred in
"Deathtrap" at the Garrick and
"Sweeney Todd" at The Theatre Royal,
Druary Lane for which he won another SWET Award
for Best Performer in a Musical.
His films include "Murder On The Orient
Express", "Evil Under The Sun"
with Peter Ustinov and he co-stared in the film
version of "Privates On Parade" with
John Cleese. He played King David in a television
epic entitled "A.D" and other most
recent films include "Foreign Bodies",
"Mr Johnson" and "The Shell
His recent theatre work includes "La Cage
Aux Folles" at the Palladium, "The
White Devil" and "School For
Scandal" for the National Theatre,
"Venus Observed" and "She Stoops
To Conquer" at the Chichester Festival,
Peter Shaffer's "Royal Hunt Of The Sun"
and his one man show "Best Of Times".
He appeared on the West End in 1997 in Waiting
for Godot as Pozzo.
He continues his stage work and appearances on
television are few but memorable in recent
years... He even popped up on several occasions
in the BBC's Saturday night entertainment fest,
"Noel's House Party." In 2000, Denis
was awarded an O.B.E.
Denis Quilley died in 2003 shortly after
completing work on his autobiography. Entitled
"Happiness Indeed An Actor's
Life" it was published posthumously in 2004
by Oberon Books.
Film work includes:
Life at the Top (1965) as Ben
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) as Weston
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) as Foscarelli
Black Windmill, The (1974) as Bateson
Privates on Parade (1982) as Acting Captain Terri
Evil Under the Sun (1982) as Captain Kenneth
Memed My Hawk (1984) as Rejeb
King David (1985) as Samuel
Foreign Body (1986) as Prime Minister
Mister Johnson (1990) as Bulteen
Storia di una capinera [aka. Sparrow] (1993) as
TV work includes:
The Merchant of Venice as Bassanio (1955)
The Vise - "Return to Danger" as Wilton
The Vise - "Cry Wolf" as Minter (1957)
Undermind (series) as Professor Val Randolph
The Man in Room 17 - "Black
Anniversary" as Huston (1965)
The Avengers - "What the Butler Saw" as
Group Captain 'George' Miles (1966)
Contrabandits (series) (1967)
Timeslip (series) as Commander Charles Traynor
Long Day's Journey Into Night as James 'Jamie'
Tyrone, Jr. (1973)
In This House of Bede as Sir Richard (1975)
Clayhanger (series) as George Cannon (1976)
The Crucible as Reverend Hale (1980)
Masada (mini series) as General Marcus Quadratus
A.D. - Anno Domini (mini series) as Peter (1985)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - "The Devil's
Foot" as Dr Leon Sterndale (1988)
The Shell Seekers as Cosmo (1989)
Cassidy as Marius Melville (1989)
A Dangerous Man - Lawrence After Arabia as Lord
Rich Tea and Sympathy (series) as George Rudge
The Marriage of Figaro (mini series) as Bartolo
Cleopatra (mini-series) as Negotiator Senator
Sir Bernard's Stately Homes - "Browning
Abbey" as archbishop (1999)
Larry and Vivien - The Oliviers in Love (2001)
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