Jane Freeman, Six monologues tell the stories of six different repressed souls: a man dominated by his mother, a vicar's wife, an inveterate letter writer, a hopeful actress, a recently widowed woman, ... See full summary », Stars: Like anybody earning a living, I took most of the work that came along". Michael Cager 1961, The Entertainer May 28, | Director: In a career than spanned eight decades, Thora Hird was widely-regarded as one of Britain's finest ... Had an older brother Neville and an older sister Olga. Old Mrs. Clarke refuses to have anything to with her young neighbour, Franco Pedretti, because he is Italian and her son was killed in Italy in WW II. Brenda is asked to solve Twinkle's problem. Short, Comedy, Drama, Violet is a confused, elderly woman in a nursing home who has been told by the excited staff she will soon be receiving a congratulatory telegram from the Queen in honour of her one ... See full summary », Director: Mrs. 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. Alan J.W. Michael Aldridge, Celia Imrie, | John Neville, Director: Andrew Dunn, Stars: Stars: Bell John Cleese, 1941, Hallelujah! Comedy, Drama. Jean Alexander, Ivy and Billy drive to Bridlington to collect a client's remains and enjoy a day at the seaside. When I'm acting, I'll do some little thing I've remembered, so simple". Peter Sallis, Jessie The trio start a courier service. Stars: Deric's Mother Stars: Stars: Agnes O'Connor 1:40. 1954, For Better, For Worse She worked with some of Britain's finest directors, including Herbert Wilcox, Lewis Gilbert and John Schlesinger but, by her own account, was not easily awed. | 50 min Howard insists on dressing as a sheep for Bo Peep. As her career progressed, she frequently returned to the stage, often in comedies, with comedians such as Arthur Askey and Harry Secombe, and, in 1964, she was memorably team with the comedian Freddie Frinton in the TV series, Meet the Wife (1963). 1948, Corridor Of Mirrors Maid Comedy. | Even in … 1964, Bitter Harvest Christopher Beeny, 1948, My Brother Jonathan Robert Hardy, Mrs. Oakroyd One of the show's contributors, the actor Alan Bates, said of her, "Thora always had a grasp of her character immediately. Ronnie Baxter Alice Crouch In films from 1940's Spellbound (not the Hitchcock picture of the same name), Thora brightened her fleeting moments in such films as The Courtneys of Curzon Street (1947), The Good Companions (1950), The Galloping Major (1951), The Creeping Unknown (1956) and A Kind of Loving (1962). Stephen Frears In a career than spanned eight decades, Thora Hird was widely-regarded as one of Britain's finest character actresses. See all photos . Director: In a career than spanned eight decades, Thora Hird was widely-regarded as one of Britain's finest character actresses. | Wesley & Edie's daughter Glenda is getting married, and Clegg and Compo make a new friend in Edie's brother Seymour. Alan J.W. | Put under contract, she first appeared in Black Sheep of Whitehall (1942) with Will Hay and a string of comedy films and dramas followed. 1962, Term Of Trial The wide-eyed, thin-lipped actress seemed destined from birth to portray maids, landladies, clerks and charwomen. 1942, Somewhere In France Stuart Burge Victoria Wood, Comedy, tragedy, elegy: why Alan Bennett’s home truths are perfect for our times, 28 April 2020 1956, The Good Companions Jane Freeman, TV-PG She wrote several volumes of autobiography, including "Scene and Hird" and "Not in the Diary" and, in 1995, was the subject of a South Bank Show (ITV) monograph. Terry Gilliam, 1960, Further Up The Creek! Julie Walters, Browse Thora Hird movies and TV shows available on Prime Video and begin streaming right away to your favorite device. Coral Browne, 30 min Paul Whitsun-Jones, Stars: Alan J.W. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963) Victoria Wood, Clegg, Nora, and friends need to deal with the loss of their friend. 36 min Mrs. Perkins 30 min Thora Hird, 125 min 1969, Rattle Of A Simple Man Cyril Cusack, It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968. Created by Ronald Chesney, Ronald Wolfe. Mrs. Galloway 1994, Consuming Passions Miss Rawlings Eileen Atkins, Filmography. In a career than spanned eight decades, Thora Hird was widely-regarded as one of Britain's finest character actresses. Even in her 90s, she was working almost daily. James Ferman Director: | The Guardian - TV News Mrs. Doyle Comedy. TV-PG Stars: Stars: Christopher Timothy, Barmaid Foggy enters Compo, Clegg, and himself in the local "Barrel Rolling Contest" where people crawl into empty oil drums and then are set rolling from the top of a large hill. Even in her 90s, she was working almost daily. 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 … In a career spanning over 70 years, she appeared in more than 100 film and television roles, becoming a household name and a British institution. Mrs. Burtshaw | Stars: Land Girl "I spent 10 years working in that grocery store", she recalled, "and I've played nearly all the customers I used to serve - maids, landladies, cleaners, forthright parents. Bill Owen, Mary Comedy. 1947, The Courtney Affair Bell Kelly's Landlady Bill Owen, | Biography: In 1978, she wrote her autobiography, Seen and Hird. | 1953, Background Frank Thornton, Comedy. Peter Davison, In the same vein as the saucy seaside postcards of her Morecambe birth, Hird was usually cast as the all-seeing boarding house landlady, a gossiping neighbour or a sharp tongued mother-in-law. Joe Gladwin, Tristan is ... See full summary », Director: 1942, The Black Sheep Of Whitehall Morecambe, Lancashire, England, UK, March 15, She starred in a succession of hit TV comedies throughout the 70s and 80s but proof of her talent as a straight actress came in 1987, when she starred in Alan Bennett's Talking Heads monologue, A Creamcracker under the Settee for which she won a BAFTA award. Frank Middlemass, Drama. Captain Ridley 60 min Ma Fox Steve Goldie Stars: | Compo goes on a televised talent show to impress Nora Batty, Director: TV-PG Thora Hird, The humorous ups and downs of a middle-aged married couple. 1952, The Big Frame 1949, Maniacs On Wheels Brinsworth House, Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK, 05 July 2020 1949, The Cure For Love Colin Farrell, Thora Hird, Everyone begins in a 'mood', some good, some very bad. Bill Owen, | Foggy, Norman and Compo attempt to sneak a peek at the shrouded project. 1953, Turn The Key Softly | Drama. Stars: Stars: Thora Hird, Director: Bill Owen, Mrs. Carter A fourth Father Christmas is acting suspiciously and runs away... See full summary », Director: Sal Brown Old Woman Gavin Millar 1958, Dangerous Youth It's instinctive and very understanding of life itself". Woman Rosalind Wilson, 28 min Star: Julie Walters, Stars: A repressed night-school teacher, secretly homosexual, struggles to cope with his demanding, eccentric mother. 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It concerns another disastrous funeral where the hearse fell apart after crashing into a ... See full summary », Director: Director: | George Woodbridge, His wife has just died and her last wish was to be laid to rest in the family grave although they have had no contact with her... See full summary », Director: Mrs. Lapford Select the department you want to search in, Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. | Series of new sketches performed by the Monty Python team, linking programmes to celebrate their 30th Anniversary. | Stars: Robert Hardy, 1953, The Long Memory Nora Batty finally decides to give Compo a taste of what he's been asking for and it sends him to the hospital. Howard purchases a cast iron bath tub from Auntie Wainwright and needs Foggy, Norman and Compo to help deliver it to Marina. "I've appeared in hundreds of films and television things and, in some cases, I literally mean 'appeared' around the door, that was all. Christopher Timothy, Peter Sallis, One of the show's contributors, the actor Alan Bates, said of her, "Thora always had a grasp of her character immediately. | Landlady She worked with some of Britain's finest directors, including Herbert Wilcox, Lewis Gilbert and John Schlesinger but, by her own account, was not easily awed. "I've appeared in hundreds of films and television things and, in some cases, I literally mean 'appeared' around the door, that was all. Kitty (Honeysuckle Weeks) struggles to accept her divorced mother embarking upon a new relationship; her attempts to thwart this relationship are hampered by her younger sister's acceptance of this "new dad" in their lives. Colin Farrell, She didn't have to work herself into a state to get it right. Brian Rix, Elaine Shepherd To add variety to this narrow acting category, Hird became an expert in a variety of regional British accents. Thora Hird, Peter Sallis, Mrs. Grose Thora Hird, Honeysuckle Weeks, In a career than spanned eight decades, Thora Hird was widely-regarded as one of Britain's finest character actresses.