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Sylvia Syms (I)


London-born Sylvia Syms hit major film appeal at a relatively young age. Born on January 6, 1934, she was educated at convent schools before receiving dramatic training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. A repertory player by the time she was discovered for films by the British star Anna Neagle and her director/husband Herbert Wilcox, the ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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 2014 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
Alice
- Timeless (2014) ... Alice
 2013 A Cake for Mabel (Short)
Aunt Bridget
 2012 Run for Your Wife
Hip op woman
 2012 Booked Out
Mrs. Nicholls
 2011 Rev. (TV Series)
Joan
- Episode #2.6 (2011) ... Joan
- Episode #2.3 (2011) ... Joan
 2011 Case Histories (TV Series)
Binky Rain
- Case Histories, Part 2 (2011) ... Binky Rain
- Case Histories, Part 1 (2011) ... Binky Rain
 2010 The Long Lonely Walk (Short)
Mrs. Didcott
 2010 Bouquet of Barbed Wire (TV Mini-Series)
Nellie Manson
 2007-2010 EastEnders (TV Series)
Olive / Olive Woodhouse
- Episode dated 20 July 2010 (2010) ... Olive Woodhouse
- Episode dated 5 March 2009 (2009) ... Olive
- Episode dated 25 June 2007 (2007) ... Olive
- Episode dated 17 April 2007 (2007) ... Olive
 2004-2010 Doctors (TV Series)
Niamh Tyler / Kay Knight / Dorothy Holland
- Lady Luck (2010) ... Niamh Tyler
- Fiddler on the Roof (2006) ... Kay Knight
- Granny's Little Helper (2004) ... Dorothy Holland
 2010 Missing (TV Series)
Mrs Hall
- Episode #2.2 (2010) ... Mrs Hall
 2007-2010 Casualty (TV Series)
Mrs Bullock / Bunny Tyrill
- An Ugly Truth (2010) ... Mrs Bullock
- Sweet Charity (2007) ... Bunny Tyrill
 2010 Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia (TV Series)
Mrs. Hedges
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Mrs. Hedges
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Mrs. Hedges
 2009 Collision (TV Mini-Series)
Joyce Thompson
- Episode #1.5 (2009) ... Joyce Thompson
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... Joyce Thompson
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... Joyce Thompson
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Joyce Thompson
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Joyce Thompson
 2009 Blue Murder (TV Series)
Peggy Gaumont
- Tooth and Claw (2009) ... Peggy Gaumont (as Sylvia Sims)
 2009 Bunny and the Bull
Hotelier
 2008 New Tricks (TV Series)
Beatrice
- Communal Living (2008) ... Beatrice
 2006 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Maisie Barron
- The Cave Woman: Part 2 (2006) ... Maisie Barron
- The Cave Woman: Part 1 (2006) ... Maisie Barron
 2006 Judge John Deed (TV Series)
Rose Hussein
- Heart of Darkness (2006) ... Rose Hussein
- Silent Killer (2006) ... Rose Hussein
 2005 Child of Mine (TV Movie)
Alice
 2005 Family Affairs (TV Series)
Ros Lawson
- Episode #1.2224 (2005) ... Ros Lawson
 2004 Born and Bred (TV Series)
Elizabeth Grimshaw
- No Regrets (2004) ... Elizabeth Grimshaw
 2004 Mavis and the Mermaid (Short)
Gioga
 2003 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Essie Crayford
- Not Waving But Drowning (2003) ... Essie Crayford
 2003 I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
Mrs. Bartz
 2000-2003 At Home with the Braithwaites (TV Series)
Marion Riley
- Episode #4.6 (2003) ... Marion Riley
- Episode #4.1 (2003) ... Marion Riley
- Episode #3.1 (2002) ... Marion Riley
- Episode #2.1 (2001) ... Marion Riley
- Episode #1.6 (2000) ... Marion Riley
 2002 Doctor Zhivago (TV Movie)
Madame Fleury
 2002 Holby City (TV Series)
Margaret Larkin
- Pills and Frills (2002) ... Margaret Larkin
 2002 Deep Down (Short)
Vera
 2002 The Jury (TV Mini-Series)
Elsie Beamish
- Episode #1.6 (2002) ... Elsie Beamish
- Episode #1.5 (2002) ... Elsie Beamish
- Episode #1.4 (2002) ... Elsie Beamish
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Elsie Beamish
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Elsie Beamish
 1998 Neville's Island (TV Movie)
Mrs. Campness
 1989-1998 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Lilian Crown / Mrs. Thorn / Mrs. Whalby / ...
- The Orchard Walls (1998) ... Mrs. Thorn
- Master of the Moor: Part 2 (1994) ... Mrs. Whalby
- Master of the Moor: Part 1 (1994) ... Stephen's mother
- A Sleeping Life: Part Three (1989) ... Lilian Crown
- A Sleeping Life: Part Two (1989) ... Lilian Crown
 1998 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Peggy Tatton
- Where There's a Will (1998) ... Peggy Tatton
 1997 The House of Angelo
Alice Angelo
 1997 Food of Love
Mrs Harvey-Brown
 1997 Original Sin (TV Series)
Esme Carling
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Esme Carling
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Esme Carling
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Esme Carling
 1996 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Claudia
- A Sense of Loss (1996) ... Claudia
 1993-1995 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Isabel de Gines
- Losing Out (1995) ... Isabel de Gines
- Coming Out (1995) ... Isabel de Gines
- Tender (1995) ... Isabel de Gines
- Light at the End of the Tunnel (1995) ... Isabel de Gines
- Happy Ever After (1994) ... Isabel de Gines
 1995 The Chemistry Lesson (TV Movie)
Mrs. Eversley
 1995 The Glass Virgin (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Constance
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Lady Constance
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Lady Constance
 1994 Staggered
Margaret
 1993 Dirty Weekend
Mrs. Crosby
 1993 Mulberry (TV Series)
Springtime
- Springtime (1993) ... Springtime
 1992 Natural Lies (TV Series)
Harriet
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Harriet
 1992 Shining Through
Linda's Mother
 1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Diana
- The Laughter of God (1991) ... Diana
 1990 May to December (TV Series)
Dollie
- My Funny Valentine (1990) ... Dollie
- No Other Love (1990) ... Dollie
 1989 Shirley Valentine
Headmistress
 1989 A Chorus of Disapproval
Rebecca Huntley-Pike
 1988 Rockliffe's Folly (TV Series)
Adella Simcox
- Nine-Tenths of the Law (1988) ... Adella Simcox
 1988 Mr. H Is Late (TV Short)
Lady with poodle
 1987 Intimate Contact (TV Series)
Annie Stanhope
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Annie Stanhope
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Annie Stanhope
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Annie Stanhope
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Annie Stanhope
 1986 Absolute Beginners
Cynthia Eve
 1985 Time for Murder (TV Series)
Vivien Scott-Forbes
- The Murders at Lynch Cross (1985) ... Vivien Scott-Forbes
 1985 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (TV Movie)
Mrs Easterbrook
 1982 It's Your Move (TV Short)
The wife
 1982 Nancy Astor (TV Mini-Series)
Nanaire Langthorne
- Mr and Mrs Shaw (1982) ... Nanaire Langthorne
- The Gentleman from Boston (1982) ... Nanaire Langthorne
- The Longhornes of Virginia (1982) ... Nanaire Langthorne
 1980 There Goes the Bride
Ursula Westerby
 1978 Give Us Tomorrow
Wendy Hammond
 1977 I'm Bob, He's Dickie (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1977)
 1976 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Queen Clarissa
- The Sleeping Princess (1976) ... Queen Clarissa
 1975 Comedy Premiere (TV Series)
Verity Martin
- The Truth About Verity (1975) ... Verity Martin
 1974 The Tamarind Seed
Margaret Stephenson
 1973 The Movie Quiz (TV Series)
Syms-Team Captain
- Episode dated 2 July 1973 (1973) ... Syms-Team Captain
 1972 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie)
Contestant
 1972/I Asylum
Ruth (segment: "Frozen Fear")
 1972 My Good Woman (TV Series)
Sylvia Gibbons
 1972 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Karen Ballard
- Skeleton in the Cupboard (1972) ... Karen Ballard
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Ann Molyneux
- The Guilty Must Die (1971) ... Ann Molyneux
 1971 Boswell's Life of Johnson (TV Movie)
Mrs Hester Thrale
 1970 Brian Rix Presents: Clutterbuck (TV Movie)
Deborah Pomfret
 1969-1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Frances / Carlotta Forcelli
- The Bridesmaid (1970) ... Frances
- Romans and Friends (1969) ... Carlotta Forcelli
 1970 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Judy Marriott
- The Chief Whip Sends His Compliments (1970) ... Judy Marriott
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
Carol Webber
 1969 Run Wild, Run Free
Mrs. Ransome
 1969 The Desperados
Laura Galt
 1964-1968 The Saint (TV Series)
Amos Klein / Arlene / Jeannine Roger / ...
- The Fiction Makers: Part 2 (1968) ... Amos Klein
- The Fiction Makers: Part 1 (1968) ... Amos Klein
- The Best Laid Schemes (1968) ... Arlene
- Jeannine (1964) ... Jeannine Roger
- The Noble Sportsman (1964) ... Anne Yearley
 1968 The Fiction Makers
Joyce Darling / Amos Klein
 1968 Hostile Witness
Sheila Larkin
 1968 The Root of All Evil? (TV Series)
Elizabeth Glover
- Money for Change (1968) ... Elizabeth Glover
 1967 Danger Route
Barbara Canning
 1967 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
Flora Halliwell-Holmes
- Wedlock (1967) ... Flora Halliwell-Holmes
 1964-1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mary Fleming / Kay McCone
- Depart in Terror (1967) ... Mary Fleming
- Something to Declare (1964) ... Kay McCone
 1966 Bat Out of Hell (TV Series)
Diana Stewart
- Episode #1.5 (1966) ... Diana Stewart
- Episode #1.4 (1966) ... Diana Stewart
- Episode #1.3 (1966) ... Diana Stewart
- Episode #1.2 (1966) ... Diana Stewart
- Episode #1.1 (1966) ... Diana Stewart
 1966 The Baron (TV Series)
Cathy Dorne
- Farewell to Yesterday (1966) ... Cathy Dorne
 1965 The Big Job
Myrtle Robbins
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Paula Glover
- It's Up to the Lady (1965) ... Paula Glover
 1964 East of Sudan
Miss Woodville
 1964 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Margo
- Success Machine (1964) ... Margo
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Miranda Taylor
- Miranda and a Salesman (1963) ... Miranda Taylor
 1963 The Punch and Judy Man
Delia Pinner
 1962 The Quare Fellow
Kathleen
 1961 Victim
Laura
 1961 Flame in the Streets
Kathie Palmer
 1961 Amazons of Rome
Clelia
 1960 The World of Suzie Wong
Kay O'Neill
 1960 Conspiracy of Hearts
Sister Mitya
 1959 After Hours (TV Series)
- Episode #2.10 (1959)
 1959 Ferry to Hong Kong
Liz Ferrers
 1959 No Trees in the Street
Hetty
 1958 Bachelor of Hearts
Ann Wainwright
 1958 Ice Cold in Alex
Sister Murdoch / Sister Diana Murdoch
 1958 The Moonraker
Anne Wyndham
 1957 The Birthday Present
Jean Scott
 1957 No Time for Tears
Nurse Margaret Collier
 1956 Teenage Bad Girl
Janet Carr
 1956 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Maria
- The House in Athens (1956) ... Maria
 1955 Life with the Lyons (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1955)
 1955 The Romantic Young Lady (TV Movie)
Rosaria
 1955 Terminus (TV Series)
Sheila Bayton
- The Driving Seat (1955) ... Sheila Bayton
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Stage: Appeared in Richard B. Sheridan's play, "The Rivals", at the Pembroke Theatre in Croydon, Surrey, England, with Fenella Fielding, Fay Compton and Laurence Hardy in the cast. See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Articles | 17 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sylvia Syms OBE | Sylvia Sims
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Mother of actress Beatie Edney and Benjamin Edney. See more »

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Capricorn

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