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Freda Dowie obituary

21 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Character actor who made her reputation in Terence Davies's Distant Voices, Still Lives Terence Davies, one of Britain's most original film-makers, said he would never have made his autobiographical classic Distant Voices, Still Lives if Freda Dowie had not agreed to play his mother in it. She has died aged 91. Dowie, a character actor with a mournful look, portrayed this matriarch of a Liverpool working-class Catholic family during the 1940s and 50s with stoicism, forbearance and a quiet solitude, as her character - and her children - endured beatings from her husband, played by Pete...
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