Frances De La Tour

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Frances De La Tour

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7/30/1944

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Frances De La Tour

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  • Frances de la Tour is an English actress perhaps best known for her role as Miss Ruth Jones in the British sitcom Rising Damp, and as Madame Olype Maxime in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.moreless

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    Frances de la Tour was born in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, to Moyra and Charles de la Tour. She was graduated at London's Lycee Francais and the Drama Centre London, (a college of the University of the Arts London). She is married to playwright Tom Kempinski and have a son and daughter. On leaving drama school she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in 1965 where she studied with Michel Saint-Denis. Over the next six years, she played many small roles with the RSC in a variety of plays, gradually building up to larger parts such as Hoyden in The Relapse and culminating in Peter Brook's acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in which she played Helena as a comic "tour de force". http://francesdelatour.commoreless