John Quarmby

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John Quarmby (18 June 1929 – 5 April 2019) was an English character actor. He was best known for his roles as Mr Carnegie in the Fawlty Towers episode "Basil the Rat" (1979), and as Henry Tobias in K-9 and Company (1981). He had roles in TV series such as Z-Cars, Softly, Softly, Juliet Bravo and Howards' Way. He also appeared in the movies The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982), A Christmas Carol (1984) and Thirteen at Dinner (1985).

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Quarmby was born in Liverpool. He served for two years in the Royal Air Force in the 1940s. He joined Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1949. He died on 5 April 2019, at the age of 89.[1]

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  1. Yeates, Cydney (5 April 2019). "Fawlty Towers star John Quarmby dead at 89, confirms co-star John Cleese". Metro. Retrieved 5 April 2019.

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