Dame Thora Hird


30 December 1996

Thora was surprised by Michael Aspel in Holmfirth, Yorkshire, while filming on location for the BBC television comedy series, Last of the Summer Wine.
In a career that spanned eight decades, Thora is widely-regarded as one of Britain’s finest character actresses. She appeared in over 100 films as well as starring in a succession of television comedies throughout the 70s and 80s such as Hallelujah! and In Loving Memory.
Thora won the BAFTA Best Actress awards for her roles in two of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologues as well as for her role in the television drama Lost For Words.

Thora was previously honoured by This Is Your Life in 1964.

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30 Mins – 1996

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