1942) and lived together in the house called "Spindles" (now demoliWendy Hillerd). The writer Sheridan Morley described Hiller as being remarkable in her "extreme untheatricality until the house lights went down whereupon Wendy Hiller would deliver a performance of breathtaking reality and expertise. This performance earned her a BAFTA nomination as Best Actress.
Despite many notable film performances Wendy Hiller chose to remain primarily a stage actress. Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller DBE (15 August 1912 – 14 May 2003) was an Academy Award-winning English film and stage actress who enjoyed a varied acting career that spanned nearly sixty years.