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Frances de la Tour

Frances de la Tour

British actress
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 performed as 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.Wikipedia
BornJuly 30, 1944
HometownBovingdon, England
Net worth$5 million
Height5'7" (1.70m)
SpouseTom Kempinski, David Godman
ParentsMoyra de la Tour, Charles de la Tour
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Tom Kempinski, playwright best known for his two-hander Duet For One, about a wheelchair-bound violinist – obituary

  • Tom Kempinski, who has died aged 85, was a playwright whose reputation rests overwhelmingly on a single work. Duet for One, first performed in 1980, dramatises half a dozen gladiatorial encounters between a German-Jewish psychiatrist and a concert violinist, wheelchair-bound and suicidal, whose career has been halted by multiple sclerosis.

MOVIES & TV SHOWS

The Highway Rat
The Highway Rat
0h 25min
2017
Trap for Cinderella
Trap for Cinderella
1h 40min
2013
Private Peaceful
Private Peaceful
1h 40min
2012
Man in an Orange Shirt
Man in an Orange Shirt
TV-14
2h
2017
The Collection
The Collection
TV-MA
1h
2017
Vicious
Vicious
0h 23min
2014
Big School
Big School
TV-14
0h 30min
2013
The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker
PG
1h 48min
2010
The History Boys
The History Boys
R
1h 49min
2006
Cold Lazarus
Cold Lazarus
5h
1997
Downwardly Mobile
Downwardly Mobile
1994
Rising Damp
Rising Damp
1h 36min
1980
Wombling Free
Wombling Free
1h 36min
1975
Rising Damp
Rising Damp
0h 30min
1974

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
2014British Academy of Film & Television ArtsFemale Performance in a Comedy ProgrammeViciousNominated
2007British Academy of Film & Television ArtsActress in a Supporting RoleThe History Boys (film)Nominated
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