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Thora Hird Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Mar 15, 2003

British stage and screen actress Thora Hird specialized in loquacious working class types. The wide-eyed, thin-lipped actress seemed destined from birth to portray maids, landladies, clerks and charwomen. To add variety to this narrow acting category, Hird became an expert in a variety of regional British accents. In films from 1940's [[Feature~V46055~Spellbound~spellbound]] (not the Hitchcock picture of the same name), Thora brightened her fleeting moments in such films as [[Feature~V11244~The Courtneys of Curzon Street~thecourtneyaffair]] (1947), [[Feature~V93564~The Good Companions~thegoodcompanions]] (1950), [[Feature~V92586~The Galloping Major~thegallopingmajor]] (1951), [[Feature~V153617~The Creeping Unknown~thequatermassxperiment]] (1956) and [[Feature~V27362~A Kind of Loving~akindofloving]] (1962). In 1978, she wrote her autobiography, Seen and Hird. Thora Hird was the mother of [[Performer~P64082~Janette Scott~janettescott]], a former child actress who became a popular and attractive film leading lady of the late '50s and early '60s ([[Feature~V84016~As Long as They're Happy~aslongastheyrehappy]] (1957), [[Feature~V12629~Day of the Triffids~thedayofthetriffids]] (1963), etc). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi