Pam Ferris

Pam Ferris

Highest Rated: 97% Ethel & Ernest (2016)

Lowest Rated: 10% Holmes & Watson (2018)

Birthday: May 11, 1948

Birthplace: Hannover, Lower Saxony, West Germany

Welsh actress Pam Ferris has had a productive career in a range of roles, from several television leads to matriarchal types in film, most visibly as Aunt Marge in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." After spending her childhood in Wales, Ferris moved with her family to New Zealand at 13 before returning home as an adult, making her first screen appearance in a "BBC Play of the Month" in her early 20s; she didn't return to the screen for more than a decade. When she did, however, Ferris had the good fortune to work with now-revered English directors Mike Figgis and Mike Leigh, appearing in each of their TV movies in 1984. By 1991, she had her first lead role on television, as Ma Larkin in the comedy "The Darling Buds of May," which also featured fellow Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones. In 1996 Ferris made her big screen debut as the mean principal Agatha Trunchbull in Danny DeVito's adaptation of Roald Dahl's "Matilda." She of course received international recognition for her portrayal of the equally cruel Aunt Marge in "Prisoner of Azkaban," the relatively critically-acclaimed, Alfonso Cuarón-directed "Harry Potter" film of 2004; Ferris reunited with Cuarón just two years later in his dystopian drama, "Children of Men." All that said, her most beloved role, at least to English audiences, has arguably been that of Laura Thyme, in the gardeners-turned-sleuths TV crime mystery, "Rosemary & Thyme," from the mid-2000s.

Highest rated movies

Children of Men
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Death to Smoochy




50% 71% Tolkien Mrs. Faulkner (Character) $4.5M 2019
10% 25% Holmes & Watson Queen Victoria (Character) $30.5M 2018
97% 86% Ethel & Ernest Mrs. Bennett (Voice) - 2016
17% 42% Saving Santa Mrs. Clause (Voice) - 2013
22% 46% The Raven Mrs. Bradley (Character) $16M 2012
36% 49% Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! Mrs Bevan (Character) - 2012
44% 26% Jackboots on Whitehall Matron Rutty (Voice) - 2010
No Score Yet 47% Within the Whirlwind Genia's mother (Character) - 2009
48% 66% Nativity! Headmistress (Character) - 2009
15% 18% The Other Man Vera (Character) - 2008
79% 69% Telstar Mrs. Shenton (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas at the Riviera Avril (Character) - 2007
92% 85% Children of Men Miriam (Character) $35.3M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple: 4:50 From Paddington Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 76% Pollyanna Mrs. Snow (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gladiatress Mrs. Goatsplitter (Character) - 2004
90% 86% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Aunt Marge (Character) $249.4M 2004
42% 66% Death to Smoochy Tommy Kotter (Character) $8.4M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Revenge Denise Williams (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 40% The Turn of the Screw Mrs Grose (Character) - 1999
90% 73% Matilda Agatha Trunchbull (Character) $33.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star Quality Marian Blake (Character) - 1985
75% 81% Meantime Mavis (Character) - 1983


89% 91% Call the Midwife Sister Evangelina (Character) 2012-2016
88% 88% Luther Baba (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gavin and Stacey Cath (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rosemary and Thyme Laura Thyme (Character) 2003-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2007 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Eyre Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where the Heart Is Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Darling Buds of May Unknown (Character) 1991-1993


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