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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Like Sarah, Francine doesn't act as often as she should these days-which is a real pity, because she's become one of the best still young character actresses we have.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Coombs, who never married, was one of the Britain's great character actresses and her appearances also included Carry On films and On The Buses.