Wendy Hiller

Wendy Hiller

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

Lowest Rated: 39% Making Love (1981)

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!
Major Barbara
The Elephant Man
Murder on the Orient Express
Voyage of the Damned
A Man for All Seasons
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 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
No Score Yet 80% Miss Morrison's Ghosts Miss Elizabeth Morison (Character) - 1981
39% 56% Making Love Winnie Bates (Character) - 1981
92% 93% The Elephant Man Mothershead (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 31% 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 30% David Copperfield Mrs. Micawber (Character) - 1969
83% 87% A Man for All Seasons Alice More (Character) - 1966
40% 53% Toys in the Attic Anna Berniers (Character) - 1963
67% 52% Sons and Lovers Mrs. Morel (Character) - 1960
65% 76% 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% 86% Pygmalion Eliza Doolittle (Character) - 1938


No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Louisa (Character) 1979
No Score Yet 90% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959