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QUILTER, Sir Roger
Sir Roger QuilterComposer, noted particularly for his songs. He was born in Brunswick Square, younger son of Sir William Quilter 1st bt, a landowner, art collector and a founder of the National Telephone Company, who was elected Liberal MP for Sudbury in 1885, at which date the family left Hove. Educated at Eton and the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt, a fellow pupil of Percy Granger and Cyril Scott. As obituaries once tactfully stated, he never married. 4 Brunswick Square* [birthplace and residence 1877-1885]
Ann QuinBrighton-born novelist, educated at the Convent of the Blessed Sacrament. Her first novel, Berg (1964), was a succes d'estime. Her other novels were Three (1966), Passages (1969) and Tripticks (1972). She committed suicide, drowning in the sea off the Palace Pier. Convent of the Blessed Sacrament, Easterm Road [school]
19a Lewes Crescent [final home, 1972-73]
QUINN, James (Charles Frederick)
James QuinnBorn in Belfast, the son of an Anglican clergyman, he served in the Irish Guards during World War II and in 1945 was Town Major of Paris. Director of the British Film Institute from 1955 to 1964, during which time the National Film Theatre was opened (George Albert Smith was a guest at the ceremony) and the London Film Festival was inaugurated. He served on the juries at the Venice and Cannes film festivals in 1956 and chaired the jury at the Berlin Film Festival in 1961. After leaving the BFI he became an art-house cinema exhibitor at the Paris Pullman in South Kensington, London. He also established the Minema cinema at the Berkeley Hotel in London. He produced two feature films, Herostratus (1967)—which marked the film début of Helen Mirren—and Overlord (1975), which won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. He was a trustee of the Imperial War Museum and a member of the BBC General Advisory Council. He was appointed a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres in 1979. D3 Marine Gate, Marine Drive [residence -1974]
ª 108 Marine Parade [residence 1974-2007]
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