Job Actress
Known for Maids, landladies, cleaners, shop-women, forth-right parents
Top Roles Mrs. Ada Lapford, Mrs. Gaye, Mrs. Rothwell, Kelly's landlady, Mrs. Taylor
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Crime, War, Thriller/Suspense, Romance
Top TopicsWorld War II, Romance (Drama), Prison
Top Collaborators (Producer), , ,
Shares birthday with Minna Gombell, Carroll Baker, Irwin Winkler  see more..

Thora Hird Overview:

Character actress, Thora Hird, was born on May 28, 1911 in Morecambe, Lancashire. Hird died at the age of 91 on Mar 15, 2003 in Brinsworth House, Twickenham .


Thora Hird was a dynamic British character actress with a career that spanned eight decades. Although from the coast of Lancashire, she proved adept at a variety of terrace-row accents, and played maids, landladies, cleaners, shop-women and forth-right parents. She was also popular on a number of TV series including the British sitcoms "Meet the Wife" and "Last of the Summer Wine". She is the mother of former child star Janette Scott.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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Mrs. Rothwell: How dare you! How dare you say such filthy, disgusting things! You come into this house drunk, filthy drunk! You're filthy! You talk filth, you ARE filth! You're filth! You filthy pig! You filthy, disgusting pig! Filth, FILTH!

Sal Brown: [on husbands lack of height] If you pulled your socks up you'd blindfold yourself

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Thora Hird Facts
Knighted (in her eighties) as a Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) for her contributions to the arts.

She was the subject of BBC1's "This Is Your Life" at Christmas 1996.

Mother of Janette Scott and thus ex-mother-in-law of Mel Tormé.

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