Character Actor

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Character Actor

 

an actor depicting a character that is distinctive in terms of social class, outward appearance, and world view. The concept of the character actor has been rejected by the realistic theater; in the modern theater it is used only to emphasize a dominant characteristic of an actor’s individuality.

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2) 4 Which comedy character actresses were BRAINTEASERS 1 Large (3); 2 The definite article (3); 3 Battle or combat (5); 4 Edible substances (4).
It would be unfair to draw comparisons,but she is a stunning combination of Hylda Baker,Margaret Rutherford and all the other great British character actresses who have delighted generations.
Dame Thora Hird, who died aged 91 on Saturday, was one of Britain's best loved character actresses who came to epitomise the houseproud northern woman, full of warmth and common sense.
That doyen of character actresses, Meryl Streep, now 50, said recently; "The lack of good female parts for elderly women like me has two good things about it.
DAME Thora Hird, who died on Saturday, was one of Britain's best-loved character actresses and came to epitomise the house-proud north England woman, full of warmth and com-mon sense.
Londoner Coombs, who never married, was one of Britain's great character actresses and her appearances also included Carry On films and On The Buses.