Siân Phillips

Actress / Stage Actress / Film Actress | * 05/14/1934 (87) | Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Glamorgan, Wales
Dame Jane Elizabeth Ailwên Phillips, (born 14 May 1933), known professionally as Siân Phillips, is a Welsh actress. She has performed the title roles in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler and G. B. Shaw's Saint Joan. ()

Siân Phillips (born Jane Elizabeth Ailwên Phillips in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Glamorgan, Wales) is a Welsh actress, author and singer. Phillips was the daughter of Sally (née Thomas), a teacher, and David Phillips, a steelworker-turned-policeman. She is a Welsh-speaker and in the first volume of her autobiography, "Private Faces", she notes that she spoke only Welsh for much of her childhood, learning English by listening to the radio. She attended Pontardawe Grammar School and later read English and Philosophy at University College Cardiff, graduating in 1955. She entered RADA in LOndon, England with a scholarship in September 1955, the same year as Diana Rigg and Glenda Jackson. She went on to win the prestigious Bancroft Gold Medal for Hedda Gabler and was offered work in Hollywood when she left RADA. While still a student she was offered three film contracts, entailing her to work for an extended period of time in the United States; but she declined, preferring to work on stage instead.

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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | TV Movies

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Awards & Nominations for Siân Phillips

Commander of The Order of The British Empire Dame Commander of The Order of The British Empire Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical

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Movies with Siân Phillips as Actress(45)

as (voice)2020 A Christmas Carol
as Margaret Corey2020 Summerland
as Eleanor2019 Time & Again
as Narrator2019 The Mousehole Cat
as Erica2018 Voyageuse
as Anna Maria Dalí2018 Miss Dalí
as Patient2018 To Provide All People
as Narrator2018 Nureyev
as Sarah Walker2017 Hochelaga, Land of Souls
as Mrs. Pugh2014 Under Milk Wood
as Ru2000 Come and Go
as Mathilda Gillespie1998 The Scold's Bridle
as Mam1997 House of America
as Eleanor1997 Ivanhoe
as Mrs. Archer1993 The Age of Innocence
as Daisy Barnett1991 The Black Candle
as Narrator (voice)1990 Red Empire
as Mrs. Blessington1990 Dark River
as Mersyankh (voice)1989 David Macaulay: Pyramid
as Madame de Volanges1989 Valmont
as Annabella Rock1985 The Doctor and the Devils
as Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam1984 Dune
as Mrs Alicia Moore1982 How Many Miles to Babylon?
as Cassiopeia1981 Clash of the Titans
as Mrs. Henska1980 Carpathian Eagle
as Lady Ripon1980 Nijinsky
as Mrs. Patrick Campbell1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
as Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard1972 Under Milk Wood
as Hayden1971 Murphy's War
as Lady Elizabeth More1969 Laughter in the Dark
as Ursula Mossbank1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips
as Woman1968 Thief
as Ella1965 Young Cassidy
as Gwendolen1964 Becket
as WRNS Officer (uncredited)1962 The Longest Day

TV Shows/Series with Siân Phillips as Actress(10)

as Meg Lewis1999 The Magician's House
as Frau Sesemann1993 Heidi
as Mrs. Laura Upward1989 Agatha Christie's Poirot
as Ann Smiley1979 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
as Queen Boudicca1978 Warrior Queen
as Beth Morgan1975 How Green Was My Valley
as Emmeline Pankhurst1974 Shoulder to Shoulder
as Grandmother1960 Hong Kong

Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Monday, 05/14 1934 (May) in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen (current age: 87 years + 4 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Spouses (current/former): Robin Sachs, Peter O'Toole
Other names for Siân Phillips (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Sian Phillips"
"Jane Elizabeth Ailwên Phillips"
Siân Phillips frequently works together with these people:
Jonathan Pryce (5x, Actor)
Jacqui Morris (5x, Crew)
Peter O'Toole (4x, Actor)
Bernard Hepton (4x, Actor)
John Hallam (4x, Actor)
Beryl Reid (4x, Actress)
John le Carré (4x, Crew)
David Morris (4x, Crew)
Ian Richardson (3x, Actor)
Paul Herzberg (3x, Actor)
Dominic Guard (3x, Actor)
Anthony Bate (3x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:705872, Added: 10/30/2018, Last updated: 04/22/2021