Freda Dowie

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Freda Dowie
Born (1928-07-22) 22 July 1928 (age 88)
Carlisle, Cumberland, England,

Freda Dowie (born 22 July 1928 in Carlisle, Cumberland) is an English actress.

Her television credits include: Dixon of Dock Green, Doomwatch, Edna, the Inebriate Woman, Upstairs, Downstairs, The Carnforth Practice, I, Claudius, The Old Curiosity Shop, The Pickwick Papers, Lillie, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Our Friends in the North, Lovejoy and Heartbeat.

Her film career includes roles in Subterfuge (1968), The Omen (1976), The Monk (1990), Butterfly Kiss (1995), Jude (1996) and Fragile (2005). However she is perhaps best known for co-starring as the Mother in the 1988 film Distant Voices, Still Lives, for which she was nominated for a European Film Award.

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