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Siân Phillips

British actress (1933-)

Siân Phillips is ...


Born 14 May 1933 in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen
Age 89 years, 10 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship United Kingdom
Spouse Robin Sachs and Peter O'Toole
Occupation actor, stage actor and film actor
Nominated for Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Educated at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

About Siân Phillips

Siân Phillips: The Welsh Actress Who Conquered the Stage and Screen

Siân Phillips was born on May 14, 1933, in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Wales. She grew up in a working-class family and showed an early talent for singing and acting. At the age of 11, she won a scholarship to study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, where she honed her skills and developed a love for the stage.

Phillips made her professional debut in 1955 in a production of The Importance of Being Earnest at the Liverpool Playhouse. She quickly established herself as a versatile actress, equally at home in classical and contemporary roles. In 1958, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where she played a wide range of parts, including Lady Macbeth, Rosalind, and Cleopatra.

In the 1960s, Phillips began to make a name for herself on television and in films. She appeared in several popular British TV series, including The Forsyte Saga and I, Claudius, and in films such as Becket and Goodbye, Mr. Chips. In 1969, she received critical acclaim for her performance in the film adaptation of the play, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.

Despite her success on screen, Phillips remained committed to the stage. In the 1970s, she starred in several West End productions, including Marlene, a one-woman show about the life of Marlene Dietrich, which she also co-wrote. She continued to work in the theatre throughout the 1980s and 1990s, appearing in productions of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Importance of Being Earnest, and A Little Night Music, among others.

Phillips has also been a prolific voice actor, lending her distinctive voice to several animated films and TV series, including The Black Cauldron and The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. In recent years, she has continued to work in both theatre and television, appearing in the BBC drama, A Poet in New York, and in the West End production of Cabaret.

Throughout her career, Phillips has been recognized for her talent and dedication to her craft. She has received numerous awards and nominations, including a Tony Award for her performance in Marlene, and a BAFTA Cymru Lifetime Achievement Award. In 201

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