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Frances de la Tour is a Actor British born on 30 july 1944 at Bovingdon (United-kingdom)

Frances de la Tour

Frances de la Tour
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Birth name Frances J. de Lautour
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 30 july 1944 (75 years) at Bovingdon (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award

Frances de la Tour (born 30 July 1944) is an English actress, known for her role as Miss Ruth Jones in the television sitcom Rising Damp from 1974 until 1978. She is a Tony Award winner and three-time Olivier Award winner.

She played Mrs. Lintott in the play The History Boys in London and on Broadway, winning the 2006 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. She reprised the role in the 2006 film. Her other film roles include Madame Olympe Maxime in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010). Other television roles include Emma Porlock in the Dennis Potter serial Cold Lazarus (1996), Violet Crosby in the ITV sitcom Vicious (2013–) and Ms Baron in the BBC sitcom Big School (2013–2014).

Biography

Politically, de la Tour is a socialist and was a member of the Workers' Revolutionary Party in the 1970s.

De la Tour has two brothers, the elder Simon and the younger Andy.

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Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(4 films)
Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(5 films)
Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis
(1 films)
Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(4 films)
Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Frances de la Tour (28 films)

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Actress

Alice Through the Looking Glass, 1h53
Directed by James Bobin
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Time travel films, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Rickman
Roles Aunt Imogene (uncredited)
Rating62% 3.106973.106973.106973.106973.10697
Cela fait trois ans que Alice sillonne les mers en tant que capitaine du navire Wonder, le vaisseau de feu son père, le Lord Kingleigh. En 1875, après son retour d'un de ses voyages en Chine, Alice reçoit la visite d'un mystérieux papillon bleu. Elle devine tout de suite qu'il s’agit d'Absolem. Lui faisant confiance, elle le suit, et c'est grâce à lui qu'elle traverse un miroir. De l'autre côté, Absolem fait savoir à Alice que le Chapelier Fou, le grand ami de cette dernière, est en danger. Sans hésiter, Alice rejoint vite la demeure du Chapelier, qu'elle trouve mourant (souffrant de tristesse et d'anxiété en pensant que sa famille est encore vivante). D'après la Reine Blanche, Mirana, le seul moyen de le sauver est de remonter le temps. La mission d’Alice est donc de sauver le Chapelier en sauvant sa famille en essayant de ne pas se faire attraper par le Temps lui-même, qui a collaboré avec la perfide Reine Rouge, Iracebeth, la sœur de Mirana.
Miss You Already, 1h52
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper, Paddy Considine, Tyson Ritter
Roles Jill the Wigmaker
Rating68% 3.407453.407453.407453.407453.40745
Miss You Already follows two best friends, Milly (Toni Collette) and Jess (Drew Barrymore), as they navigate life’s highs and lows. Inseparable since they were young girls, they can’t remember a time they didn’t share everything — secrets, clothes, even boyfriends — but nothing prepares them for the day Milly is hit with life-altering news.
Survivor
Survivor (2015)
, 1h36
Directed by James McTeigue
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Milla Jovovich, James D'Arcy, Dylan McDermott, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Angela Bassett
Roles Sally
Rating55% 2.799222.799222.799222.799222.79922
Kate Abbott is an employee for the American Embassy in London, who began working in the government after most of her friends were killed in 9/11. While she is implementing new, more stringent visa applications for potential terrorist suspects, most of her team are killed while attending a restaurant for the birthday of their superior, Bill Talbot, with Kate only surviving because she left the restaurant to get a last-minute present for Bill. An investigation into the attack reveals that the bomb has traces of chromium, leading one of Kate's fellow employees, Sam Parker, to deduce that the perpetrator was the Watchmaker, one of the world's most wanted killers, known for his precision work, who detonated a bomb with similar traces in Paris some time earlier. Kate's subsequent attempts to find out the cause of the explosion reveal that Bill was being blackmailed to let certain visa applicants through after terrorists abducted his son, and the man behind the attack was indeed the Watchmaker. Her efforts uncover a plan to detonate another bomb at Times Square in New York City during the New Year's Eve celebrations. As she carries out her own investigation, she is attacked by Bill and later classified as a suspect for the attacks, forcing her to sneak back into the embassy to create false passports for herself to follow the Watchmaker to New York, with support from Sam Parker, her superior at the embassy and one of two who believes in her innocence. In a final confrontation in Times Square, she manages to kill the Watchmaker by throwing him off a roof before he can trigger the bomb, allowing her to clear her name.
Mr. Holmes
Mr. Holmes (2015)
, 1h43
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Sherlock Holmes films, Buddy films
Actors Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Roger Allam, Patrick Kennedy
Roles Madame Schirmer
Rating68% 3.4461253.4461253.4461253.4461253.446125
In 1947, the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, aged 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper, Mrs Munro, and her young son Roger. Having just returned from a trip to Hiroshima, he starts to use jelly made from the prickly ash plant he acquired there in an effort to improve his failing memory. Unhappy about his ex-partner Watson's fictionalisation of the story of Holmes's last case, the fictitious “The Adventure of the Dove Grey Glove”, he hopes to write his own account but is having trouble recalling the details. As Holmes spends time with Roger, showing him how to take care of the bees in the farmhouse's apiary, he comes to appreciate Roger's curiosity and intelligence and develops a paternal liking for him.
The Lady in the Van, 1h44
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Frances de la Tour, Gwen Taylor, Dominic Cooper, James Corden
Roles Ursula Vaughan Williams
Rating66% 3.346533.346533.346533.346533.34653
The Lady in the Van tells the true story of Alan Bennett's strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric house-less woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970s before allowing her to temporarily park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years.
Into the Woods, 2h4
Directed by Rob Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about families, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Films about the labor movement, Wolves in film, Witches in film, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp
Roles Giant
Rating58% 2.94772.94772.94772.94772.9477
A Baker and his Wife wish for a child but suffer under a curse laid upon the Baker's family by a Witch who found the Baker's father robbing her garden when his mother was pregnant. The Baker's father also stole some beans which caused the Witch's mother to punish her with the curse of ugliness. The Witch offers to lift the curse, but only if the Baker and his Wife obtain four critical items for her: a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, and a slipper as pure as gold.
Trap for Cinderella, 1h40
Directed by Iain Softley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Tuppence Middleton, Kerry Fox, Aneurin Barnard, Alexandra Roach, Stanley Weber, Frances de la Tour
Roles Aunt Elinor
Rating56% 2.8494552.8494552.8494552.8494552.849455
The film starts with Micky (Tuppence Middleton), regaining consciousness in an hospital with Dr. Muller (Erich Redman) asking her if she remembers anything. Micky has suffered severe burn injuries and is suffering from amnesia. Over time she under goes reconstructive surgery and during a session of psychotherapy with Dr. Sylvie Wells (Emilia Fox) we are informed that she is 20 years old and lives in London. Her parents died in a car accident when she was 9 years old. Her late aunt, Elinor (Frances de la Tour) took care of her ever since. Elinor had died recently sometime before Micky's accident. In the hospital Micky is shown photographs of her friends and relatives but she can't recognize anybody.
Suspension of Disbelief
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller
Themes Films about films, Mise en scène d'un scénariste
Actors Sebastien Koch, Emilia Fox, Eoin Macken, Lotte Verbeek, Rebecca Night, Frances de la Tour
Roles Nesta
Rating43% 2.1742152.1742152.1742152.1742152.174215
Un scénariste (Koch) est obsédé par la mort d'une jeune femme (Verbeek)…
Hugo
Hugo (2011)
, 2h7
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Adventure
Themes Films about films, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Transport films, Rail transport films, Steampunk films, Children's films, Robot films
Actors Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer
Roles Madame Emilie
Rating74% 3.747053.747053.747053.747053.74705
In 1931, 12-year-old Hugo Cabret lives in Paris with his father, a widowed, but kind and devoted master clockmaker. Hugo's father takes him to see films and loves those of Georges Méliès best of all.
Alice in Wonderland, 1h49
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Political films, Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Mia Wasikowska
Roles Aunt Imogene
Rating65% 3.2512053.2512053.2512053.2512053.251205
Troubled by a strange recurring dream and mourning the loss of her beloved father, nineteen-year-old Alice Kingsleigh attends a garden party at Lord Ascot's estate, where she is confronted by an unwanted marriage proposal, to Hamish Ascot, and the stifling expectations of the society in which she lives. Unsure of how to reply, she pursues a rabbit in a blue waistcoat, and accidentally falls into a large rabbit hole, from which she emerges in a forest, where she is greeted by the White Rabbit, the Dormouse, the Dodo, the Talking Flowers, and Tweedledee and Tweedledum. They argue over her identity as "the right Alice", who must slay the Red Queen's Jabberwocky and restore the White Queen to power, as foretold by Absolem the Caterpillar. The group is then ambushed by the Bandersnatch and a group of playing-card soldiers led by the Knave of Hearts. Alice, Tweedledum and Tweedledee escape into the woods, while the Knave steals the Caterpillar's scroll and the Dormouse leaves the others, with one of the Bandersnatch's eyes. Tweedledum and Tweedledee are then captured by the Red Queen's Jubjub Bird.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, 2h26
Directed by David Yates
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Transport films, Harry Potter, Films about dragons, Ghost films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton
Roles Madame Olympe Maxime
Rating77% 3.8512353.8512353.8512353.8512353.851235
The Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, addresses the wizarding media, stating that the Ministry would remain strong even as Lord Voldemort gains strength. Harry, Ron and Hermione prepare for a journey to find and destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes, with Harry watching Dursleys depart and Hermione wiping her parent's memories of her.
The Book of Eli, 1h58
Directed by Albert et Allen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Western
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films set in the future, Films about disabilities, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, La cécité, Disaster films
Actors Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals, Frances de la Tour
Roles Martha
Rating68% 3.4486753.4486753.4486753.4486753.448675
Thirty years after a nuclear apocalypse, Eli (Denzel Washington) travels on foot toward the west coast of the former United States. Along the way he demonstrates uncanny survival and fighting skills, hunting wildlife and swiftly defeating a group of desert bandits who try to ambush him. Searching for water, he arrives in a ramshackle town rebuilt and overseen by Carnegie (Gary Oldman). Carnegie dreams of building more towns and of controlling the people by using the power of a certain book. His henchmen scour the desolate landscape daily in search of it, but to no avail.
The Nutcracker in 3D, 1h50
Directed by Andreï Kontchalovski
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Musical
Themes Dance films, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Christmas films, Musical films, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Elle Fanning, Charlie Rowe, John Turturro, Frances de la Tour, Nathan Lane, Daniel Peacock
Roles The Rat Queen / Frau Eva
Rating42% 2.1246752.1246752.1246752.1246752.124675
Mary's (Elle Fanning) seemingly dull Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement and adventure following the arrival of her Uncle Albert (Nathan Lane), who gives her a Nutcracker as a gift. Later that night, Mary dreams that the Nutcracker--called N.C. (Charlie Rowe)--comes to life and takes her on a wondrous journey. They discover that the Nazi-like Rat King (John Turturro) has usurped the Nutcracker's kingdom.
The History Boys, 1h44
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about education, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison, Frances de la Tour, Stephen Campbel Moore, Samuel Anderson, Samuel Barnett
Roles Mrs. Lintott
Rating68% 3.4494353.4494353.4494353.4494353.449435
In a boys' grammar school in Sheffield in 1983, students Crowther, Posner, Dakin, Timms, Akthar, Lockwood, Scripps, and Rudge have recently obtained the school's highest ever A-level scores and are hoping to enter Oxford or Cambridge, taking a seventh-term entrance exam in History. The General Studies teacher, known by staff and boys alike by his nickname "Hector" (Richard Griffiths), is their favourite, and works alongside their deputy head and regular History teacher, Mrs Lintott (Frances de la Tour). The Headmaster, known by all as Felix, appoints a temporary contract teacher, Tom Irwin (Stephen Campbell Moore), who had been at Oxford, to help the boys along in their quest. Irwin is only a few years older than his students but proves to be a bold and demanding teacher, and particularly difficult to impress.