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Frances de la Tour


Frances de la Tour was born on July 30, 1944 in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England. She is an actress, known for Hugo (2011), The Book of Eli (2010) and Alice in Wonderland (2010). See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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  The Lady in the Van (filming)
Ursula Vaughan Williams
 2015 Mr. Holmes (post-production)
Madame Schirmer
 2013-2014 Big School (TV Series)
Ms Baron
- Episode #2.6 (2014) ... Ms Baron
- Episode #2.5 (2014) ... Ms Baron
- Episode #2.4 (2014) ... Ms Baron
- Episode #2.3 (2014) ... Ms Baron
- Episode #2.2 (2014) ... Ms Baron
 2010-2013 National Theatre Live (TV Series)
Kay
- 50 Years on Stage (2013) ... Kay
- The Habit of Art (2010) ... Kay
 2013 Trap for Cinderella
Aunt Elinor
 2010 The Book of Eli
Martha (as Frances De La Tour)
 2006 3 lbs. (TV Series)
Dr. Haliday
- The Cutting Edge (2006) ... Dr. Haliday
 2006 New Tricks (TV Series)
Professor Styles
- Old Dogs (2006) ... Professor Styles
 2006 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Mrs. Maud Dane Calthrop
- The Moving Finger (2006) ... Mrs. Maud Dane Calthrop (as Frances De La Tour)
 2005 Sensitive Skin (TV Series)
Sarah Thorne
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Sarah Thorne
 2004 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Alice Taylor-Garnett
- False Flag: Part 2 (2004) ... Alice Taylor-Garnett
- False Flag: Part 1 (2004) ... Alice Taylor-Garnett
 2004 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Salome Otterbourne
- Death on the Nile (2004) ... Salome Otterbourne (as Frances De La Tour)
 2003 Born and Bred (TV Series)
Eugenia Maddox
- The Last Hurrah: Part 2 (2003) ... Eugenia Maddox
- The Last Hurrah: Part 1 (2003) ... Eugenia Maddox
 2001 Eddy and the Bear (TV Series)
The Narrator (voice)
 1998 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Tessa
- Bad Penny (1998) ... Tessa
 1996 Cold Lazarus (TV Mini-Series)
Emma Porlock
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Emma Porlock
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Emma Porlock
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Emma Porlock
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Emma Porlock
 1994 Downwardly Mobile (TV Series)
Rosemary
 1993 Screen Two (TV Series)
Dr. Helga Feuchtwanger, Psychiatrist
- Genghis Cohn (1993) ... Dr. Helga Feuchtwanger, Psychiatrist
 1993 Stay Lucky (TV Series)
Paddy Bysouth
- One Jump Ahead (1993) ... Paddy Bysouth
 1993 Every Silver Lining (TV Series)
Shirley Silver
- And (1993) ... Shirley Silver
- Funny Valentine (1993) ... Shirley Silver
- Free Lunch (1993) ... Shirley Silver
- Brotherhood (1993) ... Shirley Silver
- No Cappuccino (1993) ... Shirley Silver
 1991 Bejewelled (TV Movie)
Beatrice
 1990 Strike It Rich
Mrs. de Vere
 1988 A Kind of Living (TV Series)
Carol Beasley
- Episode #2.7 (1988) ... Carol Beasley
- Episode #2.6 (1988) ... Carol Beasley
- Episode #2.5 (1988) ... Carol Beasley
- Episode #2.4 (1988) ... Carol Beasley
- Episode #2.3 (1988) ... Carol Beasley
 1987 Clem (TV Movie)
Mother
 1986 Unnatural Causes (TV Series)
Marcia
- Partners (1986) ... Marcia
 1984 Ellis Island (TV Mini-Series)
Millie Renfrew
 1983 The Bounder (TV Series)
Celia
- Matchmaker (1983) ... Celia
 1982 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Jean
- Skirmishes (1982) ... Jean
 1981 Duet for One (TV Movie)
Stephanie Anderson
 1980 Flickers (TV Mini-Series)
Maud
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Maud
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Maud
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Maud
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Maud
 1980 Rising Damp
Miss Ruth Jones (as Frances De La Tour)
 1979 Leave It to Charlie (TV Series)
Miss Grimshaw
- ...And Harry's Just Wild About Me (1979) ... Miss Grimshaw
 1974-1978 Rising Damp (TV Series)
Ruth
- Come on in the Water's Lovely (1978) ... Ruth
- Under the Influence (1978) ... Ruth
- Pink Carnations (1978) ... Ruth
- Great Expectations (1978) ... Ruth
- Fire and Brimstone (1978) ... Ruth
 1977 Wombling Free
Julia Frogmorton
 1977 Maggie: It's Me (TV Movie)
Maggie
 1977 The Galton & Simpson Playhouse (TV Series)
The Woman
- Variations on a Theme (1977) ... The Woman
 1974-1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Marcia / Maria
- Housewives' Choice (1976) ... Marcia
- All Good Men (1974) ... Maria
 1976 Crown Court (TV Series)
Anne Scofield
- Pigmented Patter: Part 1 (1976) ... Anne Scofield
 1976 To the Devil a Daughter
Salvation Army Major
 1973 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
Marie Villars
- Emile (1973) ... Marie Villars
 1972 Our Miss Fred
Miss Lockhart
 1971 The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.8 (1971) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1971) ... Various Characters
 1970 Brotherly Love
District Nurse
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Other Works:

She acted in Nikolai Gogol's play, "The Government Inspector," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Paul Scofield, Eric Porter, Paul Rogers, Brewster Mason, Paul Hardwick, David Waller, David Warner, Charles Kay, Patience Collier, Timothy West, Elizabeth Spriggs and Estelle ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Frances De La Tour

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

I didn't think that Rising Damp (1974) would have quite the longevity it's enjoying, actually, because at the time we knew it was good because it was very well written by Eric Chappell, and he wrote characters as well as situations. In fact very little situation happens in this particular situation comedy, it's character based. And we knew it was good but there were a lot of very popular and good... See more »

Trivia:

Won a Tony award in 2006 for her role as Mrs. Lintott in "The History Boys." See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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