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Frances de la Tour

Frances de la Tour

Frances de la Tour was born on July 30, 1944, in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England, although she is of French descent. She attended high school at London’s Lycée Français and trained at the Drama Centre London before beginning her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1965. In the 1980s, she joined the Royal National Theatre and has since won several awards for her work on stage, including a Tony and three Oliviers.

In the 1970s, Frances added television to her résumé; her most successful role was arguably that of Ruth Jones in the Yorkshire comedy series Rising Damp. She reprised her role for the film version in 1980, winning an Evening Standard Film Award for Best Actress. Frances continued to act in theater, film, and television, with roles in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (2010), The Book of Eli (2010), and Hugo (2012).

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"Potter" Career

"Potter" Career

Frances portrayed half-giant and Beauxbatons Academy Headmistress Madame Olympe Maxime in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. British basketball player Ian Whyte portrayed Madame Maxime in full body shots. Frances likes the romance between Madame Maxime and Hagrid in the fourth film and was excited to return for the seventh film, calling both concepts “lovely.”

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