Frances de la Tour is an English actress who portrayed Olympe Maxime in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. She was born 30 July, 1944 in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England. She has done a number of stage presentations, including works with the Royals Shakespeare Company.
Awards and nominations
- 1980: Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a New Play – Duet for One
- 1983: Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Revival – A Moon for the Misbegotten
- 1992: Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role – When She Danced
- 2006: Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play – The History Boys
- 2006: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play – The History Boys
- 1986: British Academy Television Awards for Best Actress – Duet for One
- 2007: BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role – The History Boys
Behind the scenes
- Frances de la Tour and Vernon Dursley actor Richard Griffiths, both appearing in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, have appeared in two films outside Harry Potter together: the 2011 film Hugo (a film adaptation of Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret) and the 2012 film, Private Peaceful.
- In Hugo, de la Tour's character, Madame Emilie, served as a love interest for Griffith's character, Monsieur Frick.
- She also played a giant in the Disney film, Into the Woods.
- She and Albus Dumbledore actor Michael Gambon played a married couple of cannibals in the post-apocalyptic science fiction film The Book of Eli, co-starring Sirius Black actor Gary Oldman.