John Quarmby Bio
John Quarmby ( (age 89 years) ) was an English actor who had a career spanning over 50 years, was best known for the role of Mr. Carnegie, the Health Inspector in the Fawlty Towers episode “Basil the Rat” and Henry Tobias in K-9 and Company.
John Quarmby Biography
John Quarmby was born on 18 June 2019 and died on 5 April 2019. Moreover, He has died at the age of 89. He was best known for playing Mr. Carnegie the health inspector in the classic Basil The Rat episode of the beloved sitcom.
Quarmby was born in Liverpool and after two years’ national service in the RAF joined RADA in 1949. Repertory work dominated the first twenty years of his career, although he began appearing in television in 1956.
Furthermore, He played a variety of roles from the 1960s to the 1990s appearing in much long-running drama series such as. Z-Cars, Softly, Softly, Juliet Bravo and Howards’ Way.
John Quarmby PET RAT
Moreover, Mr Carnegie famously found Manuel’s pet rat in a biscuit tin in the season finale of the second series.
Basil Fawlty had spent the whole episode trying to find the pet after it escaped. From the cage – only for the health inspector to stumble across it.
News of the actor’s death was confirmed by co-star John Cleese on Twitter. Who wrote: ‘Sad to hear of the death of John Quarmby who played the health inspector in Basil the Rat episode. ‘Lovely chap.
I shall never forget the expression on his face when he saw the rat sitting in the biscuit tin. Quarmby played Health Inspector Mr Carnegie in the unforgettable Basil The Rat episode in 1979, the final chapter of the comedy’s second series.
in fact, In the episode, Mr Carnegie informs Basil (John Cleese) and Sybil (Prunella Scales) that the hotel is below standard, especially after finding two dead pigeons in the water tank.
He warns the duo that he will recommend the site’s closure to the council. If they don’t fix the problems within 24 hours. As the staff get busy rectifying the mounting list of faults, Basil comes to discover that. Manuel (Andrew Sachs) has been keeping a pet rat, having been passing it off as a Siberian hamster.
The rat causes havoc during the team effort and when Mr Carnegie returns, it reappears just as waitress Polly (Connie Booth) hands him a box of biscuits containing the vermin. Lovely.
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