Siân Phillips
Actress
Siân Phillips
Jane Elizabeth Ailwên "Siân" Phillips, CBE, (is a Welsh actress.
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Barbara Windsor and Siân Phillips made dames in honours list
Guardian (UK) - about 1 year
OBEs for Idris Elba, David Oyelowo, Damon Albarn and James Nesbitt; CBEs for Imelda Staunton, Peter Morgan and Beryl Vertue Related: New Year's honours 2016: the full list Two of the UK’s best known actors, Siân Phillips and Barbara Windsor, are made dames in the New Year honours. Continue reading...
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TV best bets: Sun., Sept. 18 - NorthJersey.com
Google News - over 5 years
Sian Phillips, Christopher Timothy and Ronald Pickup also star in the new episode "Inspector Lewis, Series IV: Wild Justice." 10 pm, AMC: Breaking Bad — In this new episode, the family becomes worried when Walter (Bryan Cranston) fails to turn up for
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Expansion of primary school is approved - Cambridge News
Google News - over 5 years
Sian Phillips, county council education officer, said rising birth rates were resulting in an increased demand for primary school places in the county, and in particular in the city. Cllr Harrison added that a “low” proportion of parents drove their
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BBC's new home is named worst building in UK - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
... 'provinces' Or even 'the regions', presumably on the assumption the land mass inside the M25 is somehow not a region - Mind you've got to feel sorry for Sian Phillips, I mean asked to move North & being paid a pittance of just many £100k's/ann
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London burns (but the show goes on and I didn't know) - Stage (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
It was the opening night of Sian Phillips's appearance as part of the late, now lamented Divas at the Donmar season (that I incidentally helped to personally originate), and in a curtain speech before the show began, we were asked to keep a minute's
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First Nighter: Noel Coward's <i>Bitter Sweet</i> Gets Sweet, Bitter Bard ... - Huffington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The exceptions to the chosen-more-as-singers-than-actors ensemble is, first, Sian Phillips as Lady Shayne. Her treatment of the now worldly-wise older Sarah leaves nothing to be desired. On the other hand, her voice isn&#39;t ideal for the sumptuous
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'Bitter Sweet' done lovingly - Albany Times Union
Google News - over 5 years
The story is a touching reflection on youthful love seen through the eyes of a matron, played with wistful grace by Sian Phillips. She&#39;s surrounded by a cast that&#39;s surprisingly large and pleasingly youthful and energetic. Two of the leads certainly
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Adopt a seat at the new Sherman Theatre - News Wales
Google News - over 5 years
Join our patrons, actors Sian Phillips and Matthew Rhys and 30 people who have already adopted a seat in our adopt a seat appeal, &quot;Sit With Us,&quot; which means that you can adopt one of the new seats in Sherman Cymru&#39;s Venue 1 auditoirum
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Bard's Golden 'Danae;' Black Lips, 'Mommyville': Summer Preview - BusinessWeek
Google News - over 5 years
This production, staged by Michael Gieleta, stars Welsh actress Sian Phillips, whom PBSophiles will remember as the ruthless Livia in “I, Claudius.” Performances run August 4 through 14. Finnish great Jean Sibelius takes the spotlight in the orchestral
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Anna Massey Dead at 73: Worked for Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell, Otto ... - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Additionally, she was featured in Richard Bracewell&#39;s The Gigolos, co-starring fellow stage and screen veterans Susannah York, Angela Pleasance, and Sian Phillips. Notable television roles, which flourished from the mid-&#39;60s onwards — include those in
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Plymouth Theatre Royal unveils autumn season 2011 - Plymouth Herald
Google News - over 5 years
In the Drum Theatre &#39;Lovesong&#39; with veteran actor Sian Phillips (September 30 to October 15) is the Theatre Royal&#39;s latest co-production with Frantic Assembly. After the Plymouth run it will go on tour. Children are well catered for in a lively season
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Andrew Miller's top 10 historical novels - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Everyone knows the brilliant TV adaption with Blessed and Jacobi and Sian Phillips but perhaps not everyone has read the novels. They should. I sometimes find Banville&#39;s work a little rich for my taste but this novel about the astronomer Kepler is a
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BBC apologises for using photo of wrong person - The Drum
Google News - almost 6 years
The BBC has apologised after the News at Ten showed a photo of actress Siân Phillips when reporting the death of Margaret Tyzack. The broadcasting company blamed the mistake on human error. In a statement, the corporation said: “Due to human error
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Theater agent legend Larry Dalzell dies aged 78 - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - almost 6 years
Their current client list includes Lindsay Duncan, Richard Griffiths, Matthew Goode, Jamie Campbell Bower, Diana Rigg, Michael Ball, Elena Roger, Laura Michelle Kelly, John Castle, Sian Phillips, James Fox, Helen Lindsay, Tim Woodward, Jack Ryder,
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A great day for those involved in medical training - News Wales
Google News - almost 6 years
Dr Sian Phillips, Postgraduate Organiser and Honorary Lecturer, said: “The idea for the centre began 10 years ago and it has been worth the wait. Training is of paramount importance as this is our future. The facilities have been utilised for a whole
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Why I, Claudius should be remade - The Guardian (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
But who nowadays can match the thespian clout of its venerable board-tredders including Derek Jacobi as Claudia himself but also Patrick Stewart, Sian Phillips, John Hurt, Brian Blessed and, er, Christopher Biggins as Nero? Is it doomed before filming
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HBO, BBC2 New Make Deal To Turn Robert Graves Novel 'I, Claudius' Into Epic ... - Deadline.com
Google News - almost 6 years
A gentle correction: it&#39;s Siân Phillips who brilliantly played Livia, not Siobhan McKenna in the original series. Glad they&#39;re not trying to do this as a film — the scale of the story is much better suited to a longer treatment
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Bridesmaids film review: It had me howling down the aisle - Daily Mail
Google News - almost 6 years
Sian Phillips, one of the leads in Abi Morgan&#39;s new play Lovesong. The Frantic Assembly theatre company will take the show on tour, starting on September 30 at the Drum Theatre, Plymouth, and ending with a short season at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Siân Phillips
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 76
    Phillips played Juliet opposite Michael Byrne's Romeo in Juliet and her Romeo at the Bristol Old Vic from 10 March until 24 April 2010. Phillips was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2000 Birthday Honours and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to drama. Phillips' first husband was Don Roy, a post-graduate student at the University of Wales. They were married in 1956 and divorced in 1959. Already pregnant with their first child, Phillips married Peter O'Toole in December 1959.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Phillips's West End credits include Marlene (in which she portrayed Marlene Dietrich), Pal Joey, Gigi and A Little Night Music. She has also appeared on the American stage in Marlene. Her National Theatre performances have included:
  • 2007
    Age 73
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Phillips starred in London's West End production of Calendar Girls.
  • 2001
    Age 67
    She played a leading role in the BBC Radio 4 comedy The Leopard in Autumn between 2001 and 2002.
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    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').
    More Details Hide Details Her most recent film is The Gigolos (2006) by Richard Bracewell, in which she played Lady James.
  • FORTIES
  • 1979
    Age 45
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She is a patron of the Bird College of Dance, Music & Theatre Performance, based in Sidcup, Greater London. Her two-volume autobiography - Private Faces and Public Places - were published in 1999 and 2001, respectively. Since 2005, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Cymru (BAFTA in Wales) has presented the Tlws Sian Phillips Award to a Welshman or woman who has made a significant contribution in either a major feature film or network television programme.
  • 1977
    Age 43
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared opposite her then-husband Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton in Becket (1964); as Ursula Mossbank in the musical film Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), again starring O'Toole; once more opposite O'Toole in Murphy's War (1971); as Emmeline Pankhurst in the TV mini-series Shoulder to Shoulder (1974); as Lady Ann, the unfaithful wife of Alec Guinness's character George Smiley, in the BBC1 espionage dramas Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979) and Smiley's People (1982), adapted from John le Carré's eponymous novels; in Nijinsky (1980); and as the queen Cassiopeia in Clash of the Titans (1981). Another popular role was that of the Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam in David Lynch's Dune (1984) and Charal from Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985). She also appeared in seasons 2 and 4 (1998 and 2000) of the Canadian TV series La Femme Nikita as Adrian, the renegade founder of the powerful Section One anti-terrorist organisation.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1960
    Age 26
    She was Julia in the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1960-1961 version of The Duchess of Malfi.
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  • 1958
    Age 24
    From October 1958 to April 1959 she was compere of the Land of Song (Gwlad y Gân) monthly programme at TWW (Television Wales and the West) Channel 10 with baritone Ivor Emmanuel.
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    For the Nottingham Playhouse in 1958, she was Masha in Three Sisters.
    More Details Hide Details She performed as Princess Siwan in Saunders Lewis' The King's Daughter at the Hampstead Theatre Club in 1959 and as Katherine in Taming of the Shrew for the Oxford Playhouse in 1960. She was Princess Siwan again in the BBC's production of Siwan: The King's Daughter alongside Peter O'Toole with Emyr Humphrys as producer. It was broadcast on BBC One (Wales only) on 1 March 1960.
    In September 1958 she was performing as Margaret Muir in John Hall's The Holiday at Oxford New Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details In May 1958 Phillips performed as Joan in G. B. Shaw's Saint Joan, at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, which had opened just six weeks before, produced by Bryan Bailey. An observer described her performance: "Sian Phillips' portrayal of Joan defies the law of averages, since, after seeing Siobhan McKenna in the 1955 Arts Theatre production, I reckoned it impossible to equal within half a century. Like the Irish girl, the Welsh girl is perfect... 'This girl doesn't act Joan - she is Joan.' In short, perfection."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1953
    Age 19
    From 1953 to 1955 Phillips was a member of the BBC Repertory Company and the National Theatre Company and toured Wales performing Welsh and English plays for the Welsh Arts Council.
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    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Age 10
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She made her first British television appearance at 17 and won a Welsh acting award at 18.
  • 1933
    Born
    Born on May 14, 1933.
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