Siân Phillips

Born May 14, 1933

Jane Elizabeth Ailwên "Siân" Phillips, CBE, (is a Welsh actress.

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1933 Birth Born on May 14, 1933.


1944 11 Years Old At the same age she won her first speech-and-drama award, for her performance at the National Eisteddfod held at Llandybïe in 1944, where she and a schoolfriend played the parts of two elderly men in a dramatic duologue. … Read More


1953 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1953, while still a student at Cardiff University, she worked as a newsreader and announcer for the BBC in Wales and toured Wales in Welsh-language productions of the Welsh Arts Council.
…  In September 1958 she was performing as Margaret Muir in John Hall's The Holiday at Oxford New Theatre. … Read More
1960 27 Years Old She was Julia in the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1960-1961 version of The Duchess of Malfi. … Read More


1977 44 Years Old Her long career has included many films and television programmes, but she is probably best known for starring as Livia in the popular BBC adaptation of Robert Graves's novel I, Claudius (BBC2, 1976), for which she won the 1977 BAFTA Television Award for Best Actress, and for many appearances on the original run of Call My Bluff. … Read More
1979 46 Years Old …  The couple divorced in 1979, and Phillips wrote about this tempestuous period of her life in the second volume of her autobiography, Public Places. Her third husband was actor Robin Sachs, who was 17 years her junior. Their relationship began in 1975. They were married on Christmas Eve 1979, very shortly after the divorce with O'Toole. They divorced in 1991. … Read More


2001 68 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, she appeared as herself in Lily Savage's Blankety Blank. and in Ballykissangel as faith healer Consuela Dunphy in Episode 7 ('One Born Every Minute' or 'Getting Better All the Time'). … Read More
2007 74 Years Old She provided spoken-word backing to a track on Rufus Wainwright's 2007 album Release the Stars, and appeared live with him at the Old Vic Theatre in London on 31 May/1 June 2007. … Read More
2010 77 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, she appeared in New Tricks in the episode 'Coming out Ball' and in 2011 she appeared in the episode 'Wild Justice' in the fifth season of the television series Lewis. … Read More
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