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Wendy Hiller (I) (1912–2003)


Wendy Hiller, daughter of Frank and Marie Hiller, was born on 15th August 1912 in Bramhall, near Stockport, Cheshire, England. She was educated at Winceby House School, Bexhill then moved on to Manchester Repertory Theatre. She appeared on stage in Sir John Barry's tour of Evensong, then as Sally Hardcastle in Love on the Dole. She toured ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man Mothershead
(1980)
Pygmalion
Pygmalion Eliza
(1938)
Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express Princess Dragomiroff
(1974)

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 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Countess Alice von Holzendorf
- The Countess Alice (1992) ... Countess Alice von Holzendorf
 1989 Ending Up (TV Movie)
Adela
 1988 A Taste for Death (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Ursula Berowne
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Lady Ursula Berowne
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Lady Ursula Berowne
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Lady Ursula Berowne
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Lady Ursula Berowne
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Lady Ursula Berowne
 1987 Anne of Avonlea (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Margaret Harris
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Mrs. Margaret Harris (as Dame Wendy Hiller)
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Mrs. Margaret Harris (as Dame Wendy Hiller)
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Mrs. Margaret Harris (as Dame Wendy Hiller)
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Mrs. Margaret Harris (as Dame Wendy Hiller)
 1987 The Death of a Heart (TV Movie)
Matchett
 1986 All Passion Spent (TV Series)
Lady Slane
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Lady Slane
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Lady Slane
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Lady Slane
 1983 The Kingfisher (TV Movie)
Evelyn
 1983 The Comedy of Errors (TV Movie)
Aemilia
 1981 Miss Morison's Ghosts (TV Movie)
Miss Elizabeth P. Morison
 1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Lady Carlion
- Country (1981) ... Lady Carlion
 1980 The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (TV Movie)
Princess Vilma
 1979 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Louisa
- Edward the Conqueror (1979) ... Louisa
 1978 Richard II (TV Movie)
Duchess of York
 1978 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Abercrombie
- Last Wishes (1978) ... Mrs. Abercrombie
 1972 Stage 2 (TV Series)
Aase
- Peer Gynt (1972) ... Aase
 1972 Love Story (TV Series)
Ariadne Lewis
- Never Too Late (1972) ... Ariadne Lewis
 1970 When We Dead Awaken (TV Movie)
Irene
 1970 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
Mrs. Micawber
 1969 Plays of Today (TV Series)
Mary Fox
- The English Boy (1969) ... Mary Fox
 1968 From Chekhov with Love (TV Movie)
 1966 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
Bee Burton
- Sunday in Prospective (1966) ... Bee Burton
 1965 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas (1965) ... Storyteller
- Squirrel Goes Skating (1965) ... Storyteller
- Wise Owl's Story (1965) ... Storyteller
- How Little Grey Rabbit Got Back Her Tail (1965) ... Storyteller
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Anne Hutchinson
- Anne Hutchinson (1965) ... Anne Hutchinson
 1964 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mrs. Hulme
- In a Day's Work (1964) ... Mrs. Hulme
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Laura Siddons
- Graduating Class (1959) ... Laura Siddons
 1957-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Eden End (1958)
- Ann Veronica (1957)
 1957 The Twelve Pound Look (TV Movie)
Kate Sims
 1955-1956 Lilli Palmer Theatre (TV Series)
Ethel Waters
- On Any One Day (1956)
- The Game and the Onlooker (1955) ... Ethel Waters
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Janet De Mullin (Mrs. Seagrave)
- The Last of the De Mullins (1954) ... Janet De Mullin (Mrs. Seagrave)
 1947 Hindle Wakes (TV Movie)
Fanny Hawthorn
 1939 The Fame of Grace Darling (TV Movie)
Grace Darling
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She played Portia in the Old Vic Company production of William Shakespeare's play, "Julius Caesar," at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland with John Neville (Marc Anthony), Paul Rogers (Brutus) John Woodvine, Charles Gray, Clifford Williams, Gerald Cross (Caesar), Rosemary Harris, Richard Wordsworth (Cassius), John ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Dame Wendy Hiller

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

It's amazing what they give these awards for. All I seemed to do was walk in and out of doors and look over my shoulder at Burt Lancaster. They cut out my two best scenes, you know. I was frightfully cross. - regarding her Oscar-winning work in Separate Tables (1958). See more »

Trivia:

She was nominated for Broadway's 1958 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her performance in Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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