Frances de la Tour

Frances de la Tour

Highest Rated: 93% Hugo (2011)

Lowest Rated: 8% Survivor (2015)

Birthday: Jul 30, 1944

Birthplace: Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Frances de la Tour has had a lengthy stage career and amassed a considerable resume of television work while gradually earning recognition for her film roles. After honing her comedic skills in acclaimed productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and other plays, she branched out during the early '70s, which saw her team up with veteran talent Marty Feldman in the film "Every Home Should Have One" and the show "The Marty Feldman Laugh Machine." In 1974, she was cast in what would become her most recognizable role over the next few decades: Miss Ruth Jones, a lonely, unmarried woman living in a dilapidated Victorian house in the sitcom "Rising Damp." During the '80s, after "Rising Damp" ended, her work included the mini-series "Flickers" in which she played Maud, the wife of Bob Hoskins' character via a marriage of convenience. She also co-starred in "A Kind of Living" as a wife dealing with relocation and new motherhood. The '90s and early '00s brought more television work in a variety of genres, but it wasn't until 2005 that de la Tour began landing supporting roles in films with greater frequency. Along with appearing in '05's blockbuster "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" as Madame Olympe Maxime, in the following year she was reunited with her "A Kind of Living" co-star Richard Griffiths in "The History Boys." She closed out the decade with a supporting role in the big-budget blockbuster, "Alice in Wonderland."


Highest Rated Movies



90% 66% Enola Holmes Tewksbury, The Dowager (Character) - 2020
13% 76% Dolittle Dragon (Voice) $77M 2020
No Score Yet 44% The Highway Rat The Rabbit (Voice) - 2017
88% 70% Mr. Holmes Madame Schirmer (Character) $17.7M 2015
89% 64% The Lady in the Van Ursula Vaughan Williams (Character) $10M 2015
71% 68% Miss You Already Jill (Character) $1.2M 2015
8% 32% Survivor Sally (Character) - 2015
71% 49% Into the Woods The Giant (Character) $128M 2014
25% 24% Trap for Cinderella Aunt Elinor (Character) - 2013
63% 57% Private Peaceful Grandma Wolf (Character) - 2012
13% 29% Suspension of Disbelief Nesta (Character) - 2012
93% 78% Hugo Madame Emilie (Character) $73.8M 2011
No Score Yet 67% The Nutcracker Rat Queen (Character) $190.6K 2010
47% 64% The Book of Eli Martha (Character) $94.8M 2010
No Score Yet 73% The Moving Finger Mrs. Maud Dane Calthrop (Character) - 2006
66% 70% The History Boys Mrs. Lintott (Character) $2.7M 2006
88% 74% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Madame Olympe Maxime (Character) $290M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poirot: Death on the Nile Salome Otterbourne (Character) - 2004
54% 30% The Cherry Orchard Charlotte Ivanovna (Character) $131.2K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Genghis Cohn Dr. Helga Feuchtwanger (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bejewelled Beatrice (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 60% Strike It Rich Mrs. de Vere (Character) $177.9K 1990
No Score Yet 48% Murder With Mirrors Miss Bellaver (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 26% Rising Damp Miss Jones (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bed of Roomers Miss Ruth Jones (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 58% Wombling Free Julia Frogmorton (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Think Dirty Maud Crape (Character) - 1970


89% 91% Vanity Fair Miss Matilda Crawley (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man in an Orange Shirt Mrs March (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 94% Vicious Violet (Character) 2015-2016 2013
42% 95% The Collection Yvette (Character) 2016
89% 90% Outlander Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big School Ms Baron (Character) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Born and Bred Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heartbeat Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Downwardly Mobile Unknown (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flickers Unknown (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rising Damp Unknown (Character) 1977-1978 1974-1975


Dorothy Lintott says: Can you for a moment imagine how depressing it is to teach five centuries of masculine ineptitude?

Dorothy Lintott says: History is a commentary on the various and continuing incapabilities of men. What is history? It's women following behind with a bucket...

Frau Eva/The Rat Queen says: Little girls in love can be VERY dangerous!

Solara says: "It's amazing you guys have survived out here all by yourselves"

Solara says: It's amazing you two have survived out here all by yourselves.

Martha says: "Well George is somewhat of a handyman, we've had a few try and take it from us, haven't we George!"

Martha says: Well George is somewhat of a handyman, we've had a few try and take it from us, haven't we George!

George says: "Yes we have"

George says: Yes we have.

Martha says: "I know what the fuck I'm doin'!"

Martha says: I know what the fuck I'm doin'!