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Siân Phillips

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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May 14, 1934 In Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Glamorgan, Wales
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First Appeared:
In the movie The Longest Day 1962-09-25
Latest Project:
Movie To Provide All People 2018-06-28
Known For
Movie To Provide All People Patient 2018-06-28
Movie Hochelaga, Land of Souls Sarah Walker 2017-09-09
Movie Aberfan: The Green Hollow 2016-10-21
Movie Under Milk Wood Mrs. Pugh 2014-06-01
Series Attila Grandmother 2001-01-30
Movie The Scold's Bridle Mathilda 1998-07-01
Movie Alice Through the Looking Glass Red Queen 1998-12-26
Movie House of America Mam 1997-01-01
Series Ivanhoe Eleanor of Aquitine 1997-01-12
Movie The Vacillations of Poppy Carew Calypso 1995-03-05
Movie The Age of Innocence Mrs. Archer 1993-09-17
Movie The Black Candle Daisy Barnett 1991-01-01
Movie Dark River Mrs. Blessington 1990-01-01
Movie Valmont Madame de Volanges 1989-11-17
Movie The Doctor and the Devils Annabella Rock 1985-10-04
Movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor Charal 1985-11-24
Movie How Many Miles to Babylon? Mrs Alicia Moore 1982-01-01
Movie Nijinsky Lady Ripon 1980-03-20
Series Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Ann Smiley 1979-09-10
Series I, Claudius Livia Drusilla 1976-09-20
Series How Green Was My Valley Beth Morgan 1975-12-29
Movie Shoulder to Shoulder Emmeline Pankhurst 1974-01-01
Movie Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill Mrs. Patrick Campbell 1974-11-05
Movie Under Milk Wood Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard 1972-01-27
Movie Murphy's War Hayden 1971-07-01
Movie Laughter in the Dark Lady Elizabeth More 1969-05-11
Movie Goodbye, Mr. Chips Ursula Mossbank 1969-11-05
Movie Thief Woman 1968-07-24
Movie Young Cassidy Ella 1965-02-25
Movie Becket Gwendolen 1964-03-11
Movie The Longest Day WRNS Officer (uncredited) 1962-09-25
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