Sheila Sim

Born Jun 5, 1922

Sheila Beryl Grant Attenborough, Lady Attenborough, known professionally by her maiden name Sheila Sim, is an English film and theatre actress and the wife of actor and director Richard Attenborough.

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1922 Birth Born on June 5, 1922.


1944 22 Years Old She appeared in the Powell and Pressburger film, A Canterbury Tale in 1944; she acted alongside her husband in the Boulting brothers' The Guinea Pig in 1948; and starred opposite Anthony Steel in 1954's West of Zanzibar.
1945 23 Years Old Sim married Richard Attenborough on 22 January 1945 and they have lived in a house on Richmond Green in London since 1956.


1952 30 Years Old In theatre, she notably co-starred with her husband, Richard Attenborough, in the first production of The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, which opened in London in 1952 (creating the role of Mollie Ralston). … Read More


2004 82 Years Old The couple had three children, Michael, Jane, and Charlotte. Jane, along with her 15-year-old daughter, Lucy, and her mother-in-law, also named Jane, were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami as it struck their villa on the coast of Thailand on 26 December 2004. … Read More
2012 90 Years Old In July 2012, while her husband has been battling health issues in recent years, it was announced that Sim has been diagnosed with senile dementia.
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