Frances de la Tour



Place of birth:

Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England, UK:


Frances de la Tour is an English television, stage and film actress, known for her role as Miss Ruth Jones in the television sitcom "Rising Damp" from 1974 until 1978; Madame Olympe Maxime in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (2005) and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" (2010) and Mrs. Lintott in Alan Bennett's "The History Boys". She is a Tony Award winner and three-time Olivier Award winner.

Film Credits

Enola Holmes (2020)
as The Dowager
Dolittle (2020)
as Dragon (voice)
The Highway Rat (2017)
as The Rabbit (voice)
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
as Aunt Imogene (uncredited)
The Lady in the Van (2015)
as Ursula Vaughan Williams
Miss You Already (2015)
as Jill the Wigmaker
Mr. Holmes (2015)
as Madame Schirmer
Survivor (2015)
as Sally
Into the Woods (2014)
as Giant
National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage (2013)
as Kay
Trap for Cinderella (2013)
as Aunt Elinor
National Theatre Live: People (2013)
as Dorothy Stacpoole
Suspension of Disbelief (2012)
as Nesta
Private Peaceful (2012)
as Grandma Wolf
Hugo (2011)
as Madame Emilie
The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)
as The Rat Queen / Frau Eva
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
as Madame Olympe Maxime
National Theatre Live: The Habit of Art (2010)
as Kay
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
as Aunt Imogene
The Book of Eli (2010)
as Martha
The History Boys (2006)
as Mrs. Lintott
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
as Madame Olympe Maxime
The Cherry Orchard (1999)
as Charlotte Ivanovna
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997)
Genghis Cohn (1994)
as Dr. Helga Feuchtwanger
Genghis Cohn (1994)
as Dr. Helga Feuchtwanger, Psychiatrist
Bejewelled (1991)
Strike It Rich (1990)
Murder with Mirrors (1985)
as Miss Bellaver
Rising Damp (1980)
as Miss Jones
Wombling Free (1977)
as Julia Frogmorton
Housewives' Choice (1976)
as Marcia
To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
as Salvation Army Major
All Good Men (1974)
Our Miss Fred (1972)
as Miss Lockhart
Right To Work March (1972)
as Elizabeth I
Every Home Should Have One (1970)
as Maud Crape

TV Series Credits

Vanity Fair (2018)
as Lady Matilda Crawley
Man in an Orange Shirt (2017)
as Mrs. March
The Collection (2016)
as Yvette Sabine
Outlander (2014)
as Mother Hildegarde
Big School (2013)
as Ms Baron
Vicious (2013)
as Violet Crosby
Sensitive Skin (2005)
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
New Tricks (2003)
What's Your Problem? (2002)
Born and Bred (2002)
Waking the Dead (2000)
The History of Tom Jones (1997)
as Aunt Western
Cold Lazarus (1996)
as Emma Porlock
Downwardly Mobile (1994)
Every Silver Lining (1993)
Heartbeat (1992)
Stay Lucky (1989)
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
as Salome Otterbourne
A Kind Of Living (1988)
Flickers (1980)
The Galton & Simpson Playhouse (1977)
Rising Damp (1974)
as Mrs Jones
Play for Today (1970)
The Prince ()
as Queen Elizabeth (voice)