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Overview (3)

Born in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Birth NamePamela E. Ferris
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Pam Ferris was born on May 11, 1948 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany as Pamela E. Ferris. She is an actress, known for Matilda (1996), Children of Men (2006) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). She has been married to Roger Frost since August 1986.

Spouse (1)

Roger Frost (August 1986 - present)

Trivia (14)

Pam's family emigrated to New Zealand when she was age 13.
Pam moved back to the UK aged 22 after a spell in theatre in Christchurch.
Born in Germany and raised in Wales and New Zealand.
She and her husband gave up smoking in 1985.
She was born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, as her father was involved in the denazification process. Her father, Frederick John Ferris, was from Swindon, Wiltshire, England, and her mother, Ann Ethel (Perkins), was from Bridgend, Glamorganshire, Wales. Her father served in the Royal Air Force. When the family moved to Wales, settling in the Aberkenfig area, near Bridgend, her father was a policeman and her mother worked in her family's bakery business.
She worked in rep in New Zealand before returning to England at 22. She decided to pursue an acting career in the UK after seeing Judi Dench in 'London Assurance'.
She took a break from her career to nurse her mother, who died in 1983. She supports disabled people and their careers.
Her father, Fred, was a policeman and her mother, Ann, worked in the family bakery business.
In The Darling Buds of May (1991), there was a famous scene where Ferris shared a bath with David Jason while eating supper. Jason thought about turning up to the set in a frog mask and flippers but couldn't go through with it. Jason and Ferris both wore swimming costumes and the water was colored up to protect their modesty's. Jason considered that scene their icebreaker.
On The Darling Buds of May (1991), David Jason once smuggled a cucumber into a bed scene with Ferris. She had to deliver most of the dialogue and even though she knew it was there, she did the scene perfectly. It was only after the cameras stopped rolling that she wanted to know what the corpsing Jason was up to. Ferris is known for being very professional.
David Jason had never heard of Ferris before they starred together in The Darling Buds of May (1991). She was nice and easygoing, which was enough to convince Jason she was right for the role. Jason didn't meet Ferris at the readthrough or rehearsals but at lunch. He described Ferris as "down-to-Earth, which I immediately liked about her, and we relaxed in each other's company very quickly".
She and her husband lived for many years in Golders Green, north London, before relocating to Eltham, Kent in 2009.
She met her husband in 1983 when they were both working at the Royal Court Theatre in London.
Her favourite character that she played was Miss Trunchbull in Matilda (1996).

Personal Quotes (1)

I was obsessed with work in my youth. It's why I didn't get married until I was 38 and the reason I didn't have kids. Not having children isn't a sadness in my life, though. I know I wouldn't have been a half-bad mother, but that's what happened. There's no regretting it.

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