BAFTA Film Award.
2 wins & 7 nominations.
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Madame Schirmer (as Frances De La Tour)
Miss Ruth Jones (as Frances De La Tour)
She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "King Lear," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Eric Porter, Paul Rogers, Peter Eyre, Gemma Jones, Clive Russell, Jasper Britton, Ian Hogg, and Peter Bayliss in the cast. Jonathan Miller was director.
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Frances De La Tour
5' 7" (1.7 m)
Did You Know?
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...
She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award (then called SWET Award) for Best Actress for her role in 'Duet For One' in 1980.