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Edna Doré is a Actor British born on 31 may 1921 at Bromley (United-kingdom)

Edna Doré

Edna Doré
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Birth name Edna Lillian Gorring
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 31 may 1921 at Bromley (United-kingdom)
Death 11 april 2014 (at 92 years)

Edna Doré (born Edna Lillian Gorring; 31 May 1921 – 11 April 2014) was a British actress. Doré was known for her bit-part roles in situation comedies and for playing the character of Mo Butcher in EastEnders (1988–90).


Doré lived in Barnes. She married the actor, stage director and writer Alexander Doré in 1946 in St Pancras, London and remained with him until his death in 2002. Her son, Michael Doré, owns a pub in Sussex. Doré trained to be an actress with Anna Wing, who was known for playing Lou Beale in EastEnders. She died on 11 April 2014 at the age of 92, from emphysema. She is survived by her son, Michael and four grandchildren.

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Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(3 films)
Edna Doré
Edna Doré
(4 films)
Ruth Sheen
Ruth Sheen
(3 films)
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(1 films)
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Filmography of Edna Doré (9 films)

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Another Year, 2h9
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Lesley Manville, Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, David Bradley, Peter Wight, Imelda Staunton
Roles Allotment Owner
Rating72% 3.649083.649083.649083.649083.64908
Tom Hepple, a geologist, and Gerri Hepple, a counsellor, are an older married couple who have a comfortable, loving relationship. The film observes them over the course of the four seasons of a year, surrounded by family and friends who mostly suffer some degree of unhappiness. Gerri's friend and colleague, Mary, works as a receptionist at the health centre. She is a middle-aged divorcee seeking a new relationship, and despite telling everyone she is happy, appears desperate and depressed. She often seems to drink too much. The Hepples' only child, Joe, is 30 and unmarried and works as a solicitor giving advice on housing.
44 Inch Chest, 1h35
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Dillane, Joanne Whalley
Roles Archie’s Mother
Rating58% 2.901692.901692.901692.901692.90169
Colin Diamond (Ray Winstone) is a successful car salesman who, after a discovering his wife Liz is having an affair, has an emotional breakdown. His friends convince him to kidnap his wife's lover and then encourage him to torture and kill him.
Skellig (2009)
, 1h40
Directed by Annabel Jankel
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Actors Tim Roth, Bill Milner, Skye Bennett, John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Navin Chowdhry
Roles Grace
Rating65% 3.295033.295033.295033.295033.29503
A young boy, Michael (Bill Milner) and his parents move into an decrepit old house to make room for the new baby that his mother (Kelly Macdonald) and father (John Simm) are expecting. The house is old and needs repair. Michael feels pushed out by his parents who are preoccupied with the state of the house and the new baby. Michael ventures out into the garden and finds an old shed. While looking around the gloomy and uninhabitable place he hears someone say "Who's there?" and runs. It later turns out that this is Skellig (Tim Roth). Michael's mother has been busy cleaning in the house when she goes into premature labour. Michael helps by calling an ambulance but blames himself for what has happened. The baby is premature and has to stay in hospital for some time. Eventually she comes home, apparently well.
Stuart: A Life Backwards, 1h32
Directed by David Attwood
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicola Duffett, Edna Doré, Candis Nergaard, Felicity Dean
Roles Stuart's Gran
Rating78% 3.94773.94773.94773.94773.9477
Employé dans un centre d'aide pour les sans-abris, Alexander Masters fait la rencontre de Stuart Shorter, un jeune homme alcoolique sans-abri atteint d'une dystrophie musculaire et mentalement instable, ayant connu une vie de petit criminel. Une amitié naît entre les deux hommes, Masters se décide à écrire un livre sur la vie de Stuart et découvre au fur et à mesure des confidences un événement traumatisant qu'à subi ce dernier durant son enfance.
All or Nothing, 2h8
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, James Corden, Ruth Sheen, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson
Roles Martha
Rating75% 3.797383.797383.797383.797383.79738
The film begins with a day nearing end. Rachel, the daughter in the first family, is shown working in a nursing home. Phil, her father, is shown driving people around in his minicab. Penny, Rachel's mother, is shown working as a cashier at Safeway store alongside Maureen, the mother in the second family. When Penny leaves work, she cycles home to find her eighteen-year-old son Rory in a fight with a local boy for taking his football. Rory is a lazy, obese, ill-mannered teenager who stays home all day and doesn't work. Complications with Rory's obesity arise when after an altercation with a gang of youths playing "Piggy in the Middle", he ultimately runs out of breath, begins to hyperventilate and is hospitalised after suffering a heart attack.
Goodbye Charlie Bright, 1h27
Directed by Nick Love
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Phil Daniels, Danny Dyer, Paul Nicholls, Roland Manookian, David Thewlis, Jamie Foreman
Roles Miss Saville
Rating63% 3.151183.151183.151183.151183.15118
Charlie drifts through life as he and his friends enjoy a lifestyle of house parties, casual sex and drugs. However, after breaking into a house to rob it, Charlie finds a gun (they found the keys and address in a handbag they had recently stolen). During the robbery, three of the friends (Charlie, Justin and Damien) accidentally awaken the owner, a hefty Jamaican man who promptly chases them into the street with a golf club. The trio escape, much to the amusement of Justin and Damien. However, despite Charlie promising to tell Justin everything, he decides to keep the gun a secret.
Nil by Mouth, 2h8
Directed by Gary Oldman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Feminist films, Films about domestic violence
Actors Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke, Charlie Creed-Miles, Laila Morse, Jamie Foreman, Edna Doré
Roles Kath
Rating73% 3.697763.697763.697763.697763.69776
In a working class London district lives Raymond, his wife Valerie, her brother Billy, Billy's mother Janet and their grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict whom Raymond kicks out. The family is dysfunctional, mostly due to Raymond's short temper and violent outbursts.
High Hopes
High Hopes (1988)
, 1h52
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Phil Davis, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Edna Doré, Philip Jackson, David Bamber
Roles Mrs. Bender
Rating74% 3.7472453.7472453.7472453.7472453.747245
Cyril is a strong, old-style socialist, who despairs of his elderly working-class but Tory-voting mum; her new yuppie neighbours, the Boothe-Braines (who have purchased what was once a Council house next door); and his social-climbing sister and her crass, car-salesman husband. Cyril and Shirley are portrayed as the most decent characters in the film, despite Cyril's irascible nature. Theirs is a strong relationship, marred by Cyril's reluctance to have children and his resentment that his cause is destined to be on the losing side in history.
The Wind of Change, 1h4
Directed by Vernon Sewell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Donald Pleasence, Johnny Briggs, Ann Lynn, Hilda Fenemore, Glyn Houston, David Hemmings
Rating63% 3.182843.182843.182843.182843.18284
Frank (Briggs) is an unemployed, discontented and rebellious teenage Teddy Boy, living at home with his mild-mannered father (Pleasence), domineering mother (Hilda Fenemore) and sister Josie (Lynn). Frank harbours a deep-seated resentment and hatred towards the black people he sees as flooding Notting Hill and taking all the jobs. He spends his time hanging around with a gang of similar youths who all share his racist views.