Thora Hird

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 49
Dame Thora Hird, was an English actress and comedienne of stage and screen, presenter and writer. 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. A three-time winner of the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress, she won for Talking Heads: A Cream Cracker Under... read more

Dame Thora Hird, was an English actress and comedienne of stage and screen, presenter and writer. 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. A three-time winner of the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress, she won for Talking Heads: A Cream Cracker Under the Settee (1988), Talking Heads: Waiting for the Telegram (1998) and Lost for Words (1999). Her film credits included The Love Match (1955), The Entertainer (1960), A Kind of Loving (1962) and The Nightcomers (1971).

Born

Sunday, 28 May 1911

Died

Saturday, 15 March 2003

Actress Filmography

Hilltop Hospital Gracey Greyshell (voice) 1999
Lost for Words Annie Longden 1999
Dinnerladies Enid (as Dame Thora Hird) 1998
The Frank Skinner Show Herself 1995
Goggle Eyes Mrs Harrington, Mrs. Harrington 1993
Heartbeat Hannah Stockdale 1992
Screen One Deric's Mother, Jim's Mother 1989
Consuming Passions Mrs. Gordon 1988
You Bet! Herself 1988
Screen Two Jean Taylor 1985
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

Hilltop Hospital Gracey Greyshell (voice) 1999
Lost for Words Annie Longden 1999
Dinnerladies Enid (as Dame Thora Hird) 1998
The Frank Skinner Show Herself 1995
Goggle Eyes Mrs Harrington, Mrs. Harrington 1993
Heartbeat Hannah Stockdale 1992
Screen One Deric's Mother, Jim's Mother 1989
Consuming Passions Mrs. Gordon 1988
You Bet! Herself 1988
Screen Two Jean Taylor 1985
Hallelujah! Captain Emily Ridley, Captain Emily Ridley / Captain Agnes Ridley 1983
Blankety Blank Herself 1979
Thomas and Sarah Mrs. Entwistle 1979
The South Bank Show Self 1978
All Creatures Great and Small Mrs. Clarke (as Mrs Clarke also), Mrs. Clarke 1978
Arena Herself (archive sound) 1975
Last of the Summer Wine Edith "Edie" Pegden, Edie (as Dame Thora Hird), Edie 1973
The Nightcomers Mrs. Grose 1971
Masterpiece Classic Annie Longden 1971
Play for Today Aunty Kitty, Doris, Gwen, Olive Major 1970
Some Will, Some Won't Agnes Russell 1970
In Loving Memory Ivy Unsworth 1969
ITV Saturday Night Theatre Mrs Ogden 1969
The First Lady Sarah Danby 1968
Jackanory Storyteller 1965
BBC Play of the Month Clare Soppitt, Nurse 1965
Call My Bluff Herself 1965
Rattle of a Simple Man Mrs. Winthram 1964
The Wednesday Play Blanche Hoskins 1964
Meet the Wife Thora Blacklock 1963
Bitter Harvest Mrs. Jessup 1963
Term Of Trial Mrs. Taylor 1962
A Kind of Loving Mrs. Rothwell 1962
Comedy Playhouse Thora Blacklock 1961
Bootsie and Snudge Emily 1960
The Entertainer Ada Lapford 1960
Further Up the Creek Mrs. Galloway 1958
Dangerous Youth Mrs Larkin 1957
The Good Companions Mrs Oakroyd 1957
Armchair Theatre Momma Brodsky 1956
Blonde Bait 'Granny' Ramsey 1956
Tears for Simon Kelly's landlady 1956
Panic in the Parlor Mrs Lack 1956
Simon And Laura Jessie 1955
The Quatermass Xperiment Rosemary 'Rosie' Elizabeth Wrigley 1955
The Adventures of Robin Hood Ada 1955
This Is Your Life Herself 1955
Dixon of Dock Green Alice Leggett 1955
One Good Turn Cook 1955
The Love Match Sal Brown 1955
Women Without Men Granny Rafferty 1955
Shop Spoiled Customer 1954
Cocktails in the Kitchen Mrs. Doyle 1954
Don't Blame the Stork Agnes O'Connor 1954
A Day to Remember Mrs. Trott 1953
Edge of Divorce Mrs. Humphries 1953
Turn the Key Softly Mrs. Rowan, landlady 1953
Both Sides of the Law Mrs. Perkins 1953
The Long Memory Mrs Pewsey 1953
The Great Game Miss Rawlings 1953
The Big Frame Hotel Maid 1952
The Hundred Hour Hunt Mrs. Cornelius 1952
The Frightened Man Vera 1952
The Magic Box Doctor's Housekeeper 1951
The Magnet Nanny's friend 1950
Once a Sinner Mrs. James 1950
Madness of the Heart Rosa 1949
Boys In Brown Mrs. Knowles 1949
Maytime in Mayfair Janet 1949
Conspirator Broaders 1949
A Boy, a Girl and a Bike Mrs. Bates 1949
Maniacs on Wheels Ma Fox 1949
Lost Daughter Mrs. Skinner 1949
Fools Rush In Mrs. Coot 1949
The Blind Goddess Derek's Charwoman 1948
The Weaker Sex Mrs. Gaye 1948
Corridor Of Mirrors Visitor in Tussauds 1948
My Brother Jonathan Ada 1948
Katy's Love Affair Maud 1947
Two Thousand Women Mrs. Burtshaw 1944
The Lodger Katie, first murder victim 1944
Went The Day Well? Ivy 1942
The Next of Kin ATS drover with puncture 1942
Black Sheep of Whitehall Joyce 1942
Go to Blazes Elsie 1942
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