Frances de la Tour is a well-known actress who has lighted up the theater and television with her dramatic talent for more than five decades. She has played some significant roles and has been instrumental in making some of her projects the mega-hits that they are.
When we look at her personal life, it is obvious that she formerly had a husband from the same industry to whom she was married until their marriage ended in divorce.
So let us hear it from the iconic and legendary actress herself and learn how the two first met, what transpired in their marriage, and if she married again after her divorce from the first husband.
Frances de la Tour: How She Met Her Ex-Husband And Some Love Stories:
Frances de la Tour, who has played the towering Beauxbatons headmistress/half-giantess, Madame Maxime, in multiple “Harry Potter” films, is most known for her role as Mother Hildegarde in “Outlander,” a show in which she was cast in 2015 during the second season.
She is no stranger to success in her profession, having won Olivier Awards for her outstanding performances in three English theater productions: “A Moon for the Misbegotten,” “Duet for One,” and “When She Danced.”
However, the woman does not appear to be as successful in her married life, as she has had two marriages that ended in divorce.
She was previously married to Tom Kempinski, a British playwright, and actor. Despite the fact that they did not tell when they married or why they divorced, people were told about how they first met, and who better to do it than the renowned woman herself.
In a 2013 interview, de la Tour discussed the occasion she and Tom crossed paths.
“I was really independent very young, and got a flat in Notting Hill Gate in the 60s when I was 23. I tended to live on my own, though I had boyfriends. A girlfriend did come to stay; I found her very irritating. Then I met my ex-husband, Tom [Kempinski] and I had my first child there. I was there for about seven and a half years, and I didn’t even know it was swinging, but apparently it was. I thought, “Hang on, they’re walking around in kaftans, can’t blame them.” When Ab Fab was on, my daughter decided that I was a mixture of Edina and Patsy.”
She went on,
“I’ve known most of my closest friends from when I was a child, but I couldn’t live with any of them. I think I’m just impossible because there’s nothing about them where I could say that they were irritating. My boyfriends and husband always told me that I was sort of impossible really. But I knew they loved me very much.”
De la Tour also revealed that she was still in contact with Tom. She stated,
“I speak to my ex-husband about dying. It’s like we’re on parole, isn’t it?”
Similarly, she was previously married to David Godman in 1968, which ended in divorce. No substantial information concerning de la Tour and David’s relationship has ever been released, therefore the relationship remains a mystery to fans and the general public.
So, does the legendary woman have no future aspirations to marry?
It appears that her failures in her marriages are the reason she does not want to marry again. Maybe she just wants to do what she enjoys, which is bringing the characters to life through her acting.
Frances had expressed her desire to work until she drops. As she puts it,
“Oh, there is”. It’s a very strange feeling. About five years ago I remember saying to the children, “I don’t want to work any more, I’m going to stop now, I’ve had enough. I’ve paid my dues. I’ve spent 45 years on the boards, mainly the stage, and it’s a long time.”
She went on to say,
“Then the next acting job I did I thought, “Well this is wonderful.” It wasn’t actually so much even just missing the audience; it was the comradeship, it was the colleagues at work. Now I’ve decided that I’m going to work until I drop, because it’s very good for me to go to work. It won’t be a question of whether I will give up work, it will give me up. I’d like to just keep going, even if it’s just a tiny part of an old lady in whatever it is.”
And, in case you didn’t know, she has a son and a daughter who stay out of the spotlight. Furthermore, according to her family tree, she is the daughter of Charles de la Tour and the sister of Andy de la Tour.