Frances de la Tour

Frances de la Tour is an English actress, known for her role as Miss Ruth Jones in the television sitcom Rising Damp from 1974 until 1978. She is a Tony Award winner and three-time Olivier Award winner.

She played Mrs. Lintott in the play The History Boys in London and on Broadway, winning the 2006 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a play. She reprised the role in the 2006 film. Her other film roles include Madame Olympe Maxime in arry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010). Other television roles include Emma Porlock in theDennis Potter serial Cold Lazarus (1996), Violet Crosby in the ITV sitcom Vicious (2013–) and Ms Baron in the BBC sitcom Big School (2013–2014).

Known For


Cast Credits

Man in an Orange Shirt (2017)
Starring as Mrs March
The Collection (2016)
Starring as Yvette Sabine (3 episodes)
Outlander (2014)
Starring as Mother Hildegarde (4 episodes)
Big School (2013)
Starring as Ms. M. Baron (2 episodes)
Vicious (2013)
Starring as Violet Crosby (11 episodes)
3 lbs. (2006)
Guest starring as Dr. Rosalind Halliday
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Guest starring as Mrs. Maud Dane Calthrop
Who Do You Think You Are? (2004)
Guest starring as Frances de la Tour
New Tricks (2004)
Guest starring as Professor Styles
Cold Lazarus (1996)
Starring as Emma Porlock (4 episodes)
  • Episode 1x04: Four (Jun 16, 1996)
  • Episode 1x03: Three (Jun 9, 1996)
  • Episode 1x02: Two (Jun 2, 1996)
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Noel's House Party (1991)
Guest starring as Frances de la Tour
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Guest starring as Salome Otterbourne
The Bounder (1982)
Guest starring as Celia
Flickers (1980)
Starring as Maud
Rising Damp (1974)
Starring as Ruth
Crime of Passion (1970)
Guest starring as Marie Villars
  • Episode 4x01: Emile (Sep 10, 1973)