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      Wendy Hiller

      Wendy Hiller

      Highest Rated: 100% I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)

      Lowest Rated: 40% Toys in the Attic (1963)

      Birthday: Aug 15, 1912

      Birthplace: Bramhall, Cheshire, England, UK

      Academy Award-winning Dame Wendy Hiller began her career with the Manchester Repertory Theatre at the age of 18 and, after leaving to tour the provinces for awhile, returned there to act in "Love on the Dole," adapted from the Walter Greenwood novel by her future husband Ronald Gow. A seven-month tour of Lancashire and Yorkshire preceded its successful 1935 London run, which brought her to the attention of playwright George Bernard Shaw who, noting something special in the actress, became her mentor and friend. Following her 1936 Broadway debut in "Love on the Dole" and with only six rehearsals for each show, Hiller portrayed both "Saint Joan" and Eliza Doolittle in "Pygmalion" at that year's Malvern Theatre Festival honoring Shaw's 80th birthday. Though a proposed movie version with her as "Saint Joan" never materialized, she did play (at Shaw's insistence) both Eliza in "Pygmalion" (1938) and the title role of "Major Barbara" (1941), delivering two unforgettable film performances forever linked to her name.

      Highest rated movies

      I Know Where I'm Going! poster
      I Know Where I'm Going!
      Pygmalion poster
      Major Barbara poster
      Major Barbara
      The Elephant Man poster The Elephant Man Murder on the Orient Express poster Murder on the Orient Express A Man for All Seasons poster A Man for All Seasons Voyage of the Damned poster
      Voyage of the Damned
      Sons and Lovers poster
      Sons and Lovers




      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Countess Alice Countess Alice von Holzendorf (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Best of Friends Laurentia McLachlan (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ending Up Adela (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 77% The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne Aunt D'Arcy (Character) $82.7K 1987
      No Score Yet 88% Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (Anne of Avonlea) Mrs. Harris (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Death of the Heart Matchett (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 80% Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy Princess Victoria (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 67% All Passion Spent Unknown (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kingfisher Evelyn (Character) - 1982
      45% 57% Making Love Winnie Bates (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 80% Miss Morrison's Ghosts Miss Elizabeth Morison (Character) - 1981
      92% 93% The Elephant Man Mothershead (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 29% The Cat and the Canary Allison Crosby (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet King Richard the Second Duchess of York (Character) - 1978
      83% 53% Voyage of the Damned Rebecca Weiler (Character) - 1976
      90% 78% Murder on the Orient Express Princess Dragomiroff (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 32% David Copperfield Mrs. Micawber (Character) - 1969
      89% 87% A Man for All Seasons Alice More (Character) - 1966
      40% 54% Toys in the Attic Anna Berniers (Character) - 1963
      67% 50% Sons and Lovers Mrs. Morel (Character) - 1960
      65% 75% Separate Tables Pat Cooper (Character) - 1958
      50% 54% Something of Value Elizabeth (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Murder a Rich Uncle Edith Clitterburn (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 50% Sailor of the King Lucinda Bentley (Character) - 1953
      100% 82% I Know Where I'm Going! Joan Webster (Character) - 1945
      93% 55% Major Barbara Major Barbara Undershaft (Character) - 1941
      94% 85% Pygmalion Eliza Doolittle (Character) - 1938


      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Louisa (Character) 1979
      No Score Yet 79% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959