DAME WENDY HILLER BECAME AN INSTANT STAR with her London debut in Love on the Dole in 1935 and repeated her success when the play premiered on Broadway the following year. She remained primarily a stage actress, appearing only sporadically in films with stage
credits that include Twelfth Night, Cradle Song, The First Gentleman, The Heiress and Flowering Cherry.
Her film credits began with her portrayal of ElizaDoolittle in the first movie adaptation of Shaw’s Pygmalion and went on to include Major Barbara, The Elephant Man, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne and The Coutess Alice. She won an Academy Award for her role in Separate Tables and gave stirring performance as Alice Moore opposite Paul Scofield in A Man for All Seasons. She was appointed Dame in 1975. Dame Wendy Hiller passed away on May 14, 2003. She was 90 years old.