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Thora Hird

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Biography

Morecambe, Lancashire, England, UK
In a career than spanned eight decades, Thora Hird was widely-regarded as one of Britain's finest character actresses. She made over 100 films as well as starring in a host of TV comedies and, as a straight actress, excelled in the works of playwright Alan Bennett. Even in her 90s, she was working almost daily.

Born in Morecambe, Lancashire, the daughter of the manager of the local Royalty Theatre, she was carried on to the stage in a melodrama at the age of eight weeks. Read more...

Actor

Character: German barmaid

The Big Blockade 1942

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Character: Mrs. Burtshaw

Two Thousand Women 1944

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Character: Doctor's Housekeeper

The Magic Box 1951

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Character: Alice Crouch

Time, Gentlemen, Please! 1952

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Character: Mrs. Rowan, landlady

Turn the Key Softly 1953

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Character: Mary, farm girl

Tiger by the Tail 1955

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Character: Mrs. Lack

Sailor Beware 1956

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Character: Granny Rafferty

Women Without Men 1956

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Character: Mrs. Oakroyd

The Good Companions 1957

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Character: Mrs. Ada Lapford

The Entertainer 1960

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Character: Enid / Jim's Mother

Victoria Wood: A BAFTA Tribute 2005

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Character: Julie's grandmother

Julie and the Cadillacs 1999

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Character: Jim's Mother

Pat and Margaret 1994

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Character: Deric's Mother

Screen One 1985

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Character: Elizabeth Mary Rhodes

Objects of Affection 1982

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