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Thora Hird

Dame Thora Hird is one of Britain,s finest character actresses, who has enjoyed ever more success as she has reached and passed her eightieth birthday. She is particularly well known for her part in 'Last of the Summer Wine, on BBC1 and in Alan Bennett,s 'Talking Heads, series, for which she won a BAFTA award. She is the presenter of 'Praise Be !, on BBC1, and has written nine books to date for HarperCollins with sales at around 110,000 for the series.