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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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 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Countess Alice von Holzendorf
- The Countess Alice (1992) ... Countess Alice von Holzendorf
 1989 Ending Up (TV Movie)
 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 (as Dame Wendy Hiller)
 1987 The Death of a Heart (TV Movie)
 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 Attracta
 1983 The Kingfisher (TV Movie)
 1983 The Comedy of Errors (TV Movie)
 1982 Making Love
 1981 Miss Morison's Ghosts (TV Movie)
Miss Elizabeth 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)
- Edward the Conqueror (1979) ... Louisa
 1978 Richard II (TV Movie)
Duchess of York
 1978 The Cat and the Canary
Allison Crosby
 1978 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Abercrombie
- Last Wishes (1978) ... Mrs. Abercrombie
 1976 Voyage of the Damned
Rebecca Weiler
 1972 Stage 2 (TV Series)
- Peer Gynt (1972) ... Aase
 1972 Love Story (TV Series)
Ariadne Lewis
- Never Too Late (1972) ... Ariadne Lewis
 1970 When We Dead Awaken (TV Movie)
 1970 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
Mrs. Micawber
 1969 Plays of Today (TV Series)
Mary Fox
- The English Boy (1969) ... Mary Fox
 1968 The Growing Summer (TV Series)
Great-Aunt Dymphna
- Return (1968) ... Great-Aunt Dymphna
 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)
- 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
 1960 Sons and Lovers
Mrs. Morel
 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
 1957 How to Murder a Rich Uncle
Edith Clitterburn
 1957 Something of Value
Henry's Daughter - Elizabeth
 1955-1956 Theatre Royal (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)
 1953 Sailor of the King
Lucinda Bentley
 1951 Outcast of the Islands
Mrs. Almayer
 1947 Hindle Wakes (TV Movie)
Fanny Hawthorn
 1939 The Fame of Grace Darling (TV Movie)
Grace Darling
 1937 Lancashire Luck
Betty Lovejoy
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She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Winter's Tale", at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Paul Rogers, John Neville, Charles Gray and Zena Walker in the cast. Michael Benthall was the director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dame Wendy Hiller


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"I thought Shaw [George Bernard Shaw] asked all young actresses to do those parts. It never occurred to me that he thought I was something special. He was a real charmer. Once, he wrote that I was playing "Saint Joan" as though I was cataleptic". See more »


She was awarded the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1975 for her services to drama. See more »

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