Pam Ferris is a British actress who has been working in the industry since 1971. She is best known for Matilda (1996), Children of Men (2006) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). She is married to Roger Frost since August 1986.
Pam Ferris’ Biography
Welsh television star Pam Ferris was born on 11 May 1948 in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, to Welsh parents. At the time of her birth, her father, Fred Ferris, was serving as a police officer in the Royal Air Force, and her mother, Ann Perkins, worked in her family’s bakery business. Although she was born in Germany, Ferris spent her childhood in the Aberkenfig area near Bridgend in Wales. She also spent most of her younger years in New Zealand, where her family emigrated when she was 13 years old.
After a theatrical stay in Christchurch, Ferris returned to the UK at the age of 22. This was after she had worked in the New Zealand office. She then decided to pursue an acting career in the UK after seeing Judi Dench in London Assurance. She belongs to the white community and her amazing work on TV shows has won millions of hearts around the world.
The Welsh actress has a productive career in many roles. In her younger years, she performed at the Mercury Theatre in Auckland and explored her horizons by working with various regional companies in the UK. Among her outstanding achievements, Ferris is best known for her role as Ma Larkin in the ITV series The Darling Buds of May, a comedy show starring Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Another popular role is that of Aunt Marge in the film Hary Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. She also made her screen debut in 1996 as Miss Agatha Trunchbull in Matilda, Danny DeVito’s adaptation of Roald Dahis film. Ferris, who had the opportunity to work with the famous director Mike Figgis and Mike Leigh when she starred in each of their films in 1984, was smiled upon by good fortune.
Ferris has also taken roles in productions for BBC Radio 4. Her theatre career includes roles in productions of the Royal Court Theatre and the National Theatre. In 2007 she played the role of Phoebe Rice in a celebrated revival of John Osborne’s The Entertainer at the Old Vic Theatre in London.
Her television dramas and performances include Hardwicke House, Where the heart is, Oranges are not the only fruits, Nativity 1&2, Rosemary & Thyme and a host of others. She also appeared as Mrs. White on the game show Cluedo in the third season.
No matter how busy she was conquering the industry, Ferris eventually had to take a break from her career to care for her mother, who later died in 1983. She now supports disabled people and her career. She has the nationality of Germany and Great Britain, as she was born in Germany and worked in England.
From 2012 to 2016 Ferris played the role of Sister Evangelina in the series Call the Midwife.
Pam Ferris’ Husband, Children, Family
Ferris was born the son of Fred Ferris, a policeman, and Ann Perkins, and has a sister, Barbara Ferris. Ferris married actor Roger Frost in 1986 and they have been together ever since. Their rock-hard relationship, which seems to be built on trust and mutual understanding, is unlikely to break up anytime soon. Apparently, a divorce is not in sight for them.
Most of the time she has no extramarital relationship and has no boyfriend, as she is completely devoted to her husband. She met her husband in 1983 when they both worked at the Royal Court Theatre in London. The couple lived for many years in Golders Green in the north of London before moving to Canterbury, Kent in about 2012.
There is a possibility that she might have children, but details are not known at the moment. She lives in Elham, Kent, South East England.
Pam Ferris’ Net Worth
Her numerous appearances on the big and small screen were not in vain. The Welsh actress has a net worth of $14 million for all the years of hard work she has invested.