Hilda Braid

Hilda Braid (3 March 1929 – 6 November 2007) was an English actress who had a long career on British television and became well known in her later years for playing Victoria "Nana" Moon in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders. Hilda Braid was born in Northfleet, Kent in 1929. She trained as an actress and dancer at RADA, having won a scholarship to train there. At RADA, she won the Lord Lurgan Award. After RADA, Braid did rep and was cast in West End theatre productions including parts in The Waltz of the Toreadors, from 1956 to 1957, and Pickwick from 1963 to 1964. Later she was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing in productions of Richard II in 1974 and King John in 1974-75. Braid made her television debut in the police drama No Hiding Place, playing Alice Flinders in an episode that aired on 14 October 1960. In 1963 she appeared in Suspense and in the 1960s and 1970s also appeared in Crossroads, as Winnie Plumtree, Softly, Softly, Z-Cars, Play for Today, The Onedin Line, Emmerdale Farm, as P. Morphett, and Man About the House.


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