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Thora Hird



British stage and screen actress Thora Hird specialized in loquacious working class types. The wide-eyed, thin-lipped actress seemed destined from birth to portray maids, landladies, clerks and charwomen. To add variety to this narrow acting category, Hird became an expert in a variety of regional British accents. In films from 1940's Spellbound (not the Hitchcock picture of the same name), Thora brightened her fleeting moments in such films as The Courtneys of Curzon Street (1947), The Good Companions (1950), The Galloping Major (1951), The Creeping Unknown (1956) and A Kind of Loving (1962). In 1978, she wrote her autobiography, Seen and Hird. Thora Hird was the mother of Janette Scott, a former child actress who became a popular and attractive film leading lady of the late '50s and early '60s (As Long as They're Happy (1957), Day of the Triffids (1963), etc).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Great Game
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Lost for Words
  • Mrs. Longden
1999
40% The Wedding Gift
  • Deric's Mother
1994
No Score Yet Tailor of Gloucester
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Consuming Passions
  • Mrs. Gordon
1988
No Score Yet The Nightcomers
  • Mrs. Grose
1972
No Score Yet Rattle of a Simple Man
  • Mrs. Winthram
1964
No Score Yet Bitter Harvest
  • Mrs. Jessup
1963
No Score Yet Term of Trial
  • Mrs. Taylor
1962
100% A Kind of Loving
  • Mrs. Rothwell
1962
89% The Entertainer
  • Mrs. Lapford
1960
No Score Yet Further Up the Creek!
  • Mrs. Galloway
1958
No Score Yet The Good Companions
  • Mrs. Oakroyd
1957
No Score Yet Dangerous Youth
  • Mrs. Larkin
1957
No Score Yet Panic in the Parlor
  • Mrs. Lack
1956
92% The Quatermass Xperiment
  • Rosie
1955
No Score Yet Simon and Laura
  • Jessie
1955
No Score Yet Lost (Tears for Simon)
  • Kelly's Landlady
1955
No Score Yet Love Match
  • Sal Brown
1955
No Score Yet One Good Turn
  • Cook
1955
No Score Yet Turn the Key Softly
  • Landlady
1954
No Score Yet Background
  • Mrs. Humphries
1953
No Score Yet Personal Affair
  • Mrs. Usher
1953
No Score Yet The Long Memory
  • Mrs. Pewsey
1953
No Score Yet The Magic Box
  • Doctor's Housekeeper
1952
No Score Yet Frightened Man
  • Vera
1952
No Score Yet The Galloping Major
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet Maniacs on Wheels
  • Ma Fox
1951
No Score Yet The Magnet
  • Nannie's Friend
1950
No Score Yet The Cure for Love
  • Mrs. Dorbell
1950
No Score Yet Conspirator
  • Broaders
1949
No Score Yet Madness of the Heart
  • Rosa
1949
No Score Yet A Boy, a Girl and a Bike
  • Mrs. Bates
1949
No Score Yet Corridor of Mirrors
  • Old Woman
1948
No Score Yet Weaker Sex
  • Mrs. Gaye
1948
100% Went the Day Well?
  • Land Girl
1942
No Score Yet The Foreman Went to France (Somewhere in France)
  • Barmaid
1942
No Score Yet Next of Kin
  • ATS Girl
1942

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Mother Jean Taylor

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