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Frances de la Tour

Stage Actress / Film Actress / Actress / Voice Actress | * 07/30/1944 (77) | Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
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Frances de la Tour, also Frances J. de Lautour, (born 30 July 1944) is an English actress, known for her role as Miss Ruth Jones in the television sitcom Rising Damp from 1974 until 1978. She is a Tony Award winner and three-time Olivier Award winner. She performed as Mrs. Lintott in the play The History Boys in London and on Broadway, winning the 2006 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. She reprised the role in the 2006 film. Her other film roles include Madame Olympe Maxime in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). Television roles include Emma Porlock in the Dennis Potter serial Cold Lazarus (1996), headmistress Margaret Baron in BBC sitcom Big School and Violet Crosby in the sitcom Vicious. ()
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Frances de la Tour is an English television, stage and film actress, known for her role as Miss Ruth Jones in the television sitcom "Rising Damp" from 1974 until 1978; Madame Olympe Maxime in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (2005) and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" (2010) and Mrs. Lintott in Alan Bennett's "The History Boys". She is a Tony Award winner and three-time Olivier Award winner.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Frances de la Tour

Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play Laurence Olivier Award for Actress of the Year in a Revival Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Laurence Olivier Award for Actress of the Year in a New Play Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play Laurence Olivier Award for Actress of the Year in a New Play Laurence Olivier Award for Actress of the Year in a Revival BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film British Academy Television Award for Best Actress British Academy Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance

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Movies with Frances de la Tour as Actress(33)

as The Dowager2020 Enola Holmes
as Dragon (voice)2020 Dolittle
as The Rabbit (voice)2018 The Highway Rat
as Aunt Imogene (uncredited)2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass
as Madame Schirmer2015 Mr. Holmes
as Ursula Vaughan Williams2015 The Lady in the Van
as Jill the Wigmaker2015 Miss You Already
as Sally2015 Survivor
as Giant2014 Into the Woods
as Aunt Elinor2013 Trap for Cinderella
as Grandma Wolf2012 Private Peaceful
as Madame Emilie2011 Hugo
as Aunt Imogene2010 Alice in Wonderland
as The Rat Queen / Frau Eva2010 The Nutcracker in 3D
as Martha2010 The Book of Eli
as Mrs. Lintott2006 The History Boys
as Madame Olympe Maxime2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
as Charlotte Ivanovna1999 The Cherry Orchard
as Dr. Helga Feuchtwanger, Psychiatrist1994 Genghis Cohn
as Dr. Helga Feuchtwanger1994 Genghis Cohn
as Miss Bellaver1985 Murder with Mirrors
as Miss Jones1980 Rising Damp
as Julia Frogmorton1977 Wombling Free
as Salvation Army Major1976 To the Devil a Daughter
as Marcia1976 Housewives' Choice
as Miss Lockhart1972 Our Miss Fred
as Maud Crape1970 Every Home Should Have One

TV Shows/Series with Frances de la Tour as Actress(20)

as Adelaide Tempest2021 Professor T
as Queen Elizabeth (voice)2021 The Prince
as Lady Matilda Crawley2018 Vanity Fair
as Yvette Sabine2016 The Collection
as Mother Hildegarde2014 Outlander
as Ms Baron2013 Big School
as Violet Crosby2013 Vicious
as Aunt Western1997 The History of Tom Jones
as Emma Porlock1996 Cold Lazarus
as Salome Otterbourne1989 Agatha Christie's Poirot
as Mrs Jones1974 Rising Damp

Full Name: Frances Tour
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Sunday, 07/30 1944 (July) in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England (United Kingdom (UK)) (current age: 77 years + 83 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Drama Centre London
Spouses (current/former): Tom Kempinski
Other names for Frances de la Tour (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Frances J. de Lautour"
Frances de la Tour frequently works together with these people:
Alan Bennett (7x, Actor)
Roger Lloyd Pack (6x, Actor)
James Fox (5x, Actor)
Richard Griffiths (5x, Actor)
Celia Imrie (5x, Actress)
Robert Pugh (5x, Actor)
Danny Webb (5x, Actor)
Nicholas Hytner (5x, Crew)
Paul Copley (5x, Actor)
Alan Rickman (4x, Actor)
James Corden (4x, Actor)
Stephen Sondheim (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2070, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/22/2021