Dying back in August but with her death only making it to the papers a few months later, let’s pay our respects to actress Anna Quayle. A child actress (she first appeared on stage aged 3 in a production of East Lynne) Quayle’s first significant film role was as the girl who fails to recognise John Lennon in A Hard Day’s Night. She turned up in the original Casino Royale, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (as the baroness) and The Avengers as a rival Russian spy. Her skill at accents also came in hand when she won a Tony for her work in Stop the World – I Want to Get Off, when she played all of Anthony Newley’s numerous global girlfriends. She also turned up as English teacher Mrs Monroe in Grange Hill during the 1980s.
Some housekeeping from elsewhere: Sandy Ratcliff’s death has been upgraded to include an unnatural bonus, after an autopsy revealed she died of a drug overdose.