Pam Ferris (born 1948) is a British film and television actress.
Ferris was born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany to Welsh parents, while her father was serving in the Royal Air Force. Ferris spent her childhood in the Llanelli area in Wales. Her father, Fred Ferris, was a policeman, and her mother, Ann Perkins, worked in her family's bakery business. Her family emigrated to New Zealand when she was thirteen. Ferris returned to the UK in her early twenties. In 1986 she married actor Roger Frost.
Ferris is known for her role as Ma Larkin in the comedy series The Darling Buds of May (1991-1993). She has however also acted in a succession of television dramas, including: Hardwicke House, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Paradise Heights, Where The Heart Is and Rosemary & Thyme. Her roles in costume dramas include parts in television adaptations of: Middlemarch, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Our Mutual Friend, The Turn of the Screw and Jane Eyre.
Ferris's film roles include the evil Agatha Trunchbull in Matilda, Aunt Marge in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Miriam, a motherly activist from Children of Men.
Her career in the theatre has included parts in Royal Court Theatre and Royal National Theatre productions. She is currently garnering excellent reviews for her performance in the revival of John Osbourne's The Entertainer at London's Old Vic Theatre.