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Sian Phillips

Sian Phillips

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Born: May 14, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: Cast ...
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Born and raised in Wales
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Began career as a radio actress with BBC-Radio, Wales in the mid-1940s
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Made TV debut in the 1950s on BBC-Television, Wales
1953:
Worked as a newsreader and announcer for the BBC
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Toured Wales in Welsh-language productions for the Wales Arts Council
1958:
Played title role of "Saint Joan" in Covington
1959:
Made London stage debut as "Hedda Gabler"
1960:
Starred opposite Peter O'Toole in "Siwan", a BBC production about the arranged marriage between the title character, the daughter of King John and a Welsh prince
1962:
Film debut in small role in "The Longest Day"
1964:
Appeared as Hannah Jelkes in the London production of Tennessee Williams' "The Night of the Iguana"
1964:
Had co-starring role in "Becket", starring then-husband Peter O'Toole; first of four films together
1967:
Played another Williams' heroine, Alma, in "Eccentricities of a Nightingale"
1969:
Received widespread attention for her theatrical performance in the musical remake of "Goodbye, Mr. Chips", starring O'Toole and directed by Herbert Ross
1971:
Final film with O'Toole, "Under Milk Wood"; last film for nine years
1973:
Portrayed Virgina Woolf in the stage production, "A Nightingale in Bloomsbury Square"
1974:
Starred as suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst in the BBC series "Shoulder to Shoulder" (aired in the USA on PBS in 1975)
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Portrayed Beth Morgan in the BBC TV adaptation of "How Green Was My Valley"
1976:
Offered a delectable turn as the evil Livia in the BBC production of "I, Claudius"
1978:
Starred in the British TV series "Warrior Queen" (Thames Television)
1979:
First played Ann Smiley opposite Alec Guiness in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (aired on PBS in the USA in 1980)
1980:
Returned to film acting in Herbert Ross' feature biopic "Nijinsky"
1980:
Made stage singing debut starring as Vera in the London revival of the musical "Pal Joey"
1981:
Cast as Clementine Churchill opposite Robert Hardy in "Winston Churchill--The Wilderness Years"
1982:
Reprised Ann Smiley in the syndicated "Smiley's People"
1984:
Played Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam in "Dune"
1985:
Appeared in the London production of the stage adaptation of the musical "Gigi"
1987:
Portrayed the Duchess of Windsor in the NBC miniseries "The Two Mrs Grenvilles"
1989:
Essayed the mother or Fairuza Balk's Cecile in "Valmont", Milos Forman's adaptation of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"
1993:
Played Daniel Day-Lewis' mother in "The Age of Innocence"
1993:
Appeared as the title character's grandmother in "Heidi" (The Disney Channel)
1993:
Initial collaborations with playwright Pam Gems (as translator/adaptor) and director Sean Mathias, "Ghosts"
1994:
First portrayed screen legend Marlene Dietrich for two nights in the musical play "Marlene"; written by Gems and directed by Mathias
1995:
Returned to Broadway as star of the award-winning revival of "An Inspector Calls"
1996:
Portrayed Madame Armfeldt in a stage revival of "A Little Night Music", starring Judi Dench and staged by Mathias
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Revived "Marlene" for a tour and eventual run in London's West End
1997:
Delivered a mememorable performance as Queen Eleanor in the A&E miniseries "Ivanhoe"
1998:
Played the Red Queen in the Channel Four adaptation of "Alice Through the Looking Glass", starring Kate Beckinsale
1999:
Starred in the short-lived Broadway production of "Marlene"; received a Tony Award nomination
1999:
Had supporting role in the BBC-1 series "Aristocrats"
2002:
Starred in L.A. stage production "My Old Lady"

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