Pam Ferris

Active - 1984 - 2018  |   Born - May 11, 1948 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany  |   Genres - Comedy, Children's/Family

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  • Born in post-war Germany to a British soldier and his wife, and raised in their native Wales until she was 13, when her family emigrated to New Zealand.
  • Left school to become a full-time actress at age 16.
  • One of her first professional jobs was as a dancer in an Auckland, New Zealand, production of John Osbourne's The Entertainer. Her costume consisted of three small, strategically placed Union Jack flags.
  • Returned to England during her early 20s in order to push forward with acting.
  • Among the jobs she supported herself with before her career took off were selling shoes and working in an antique store.
  • A founding member of Actorum, the first actors' cooperative agency in Britain. 
  • Supports the Princess Royal Trust for Carers.