Sian Phillips

Highest Rated: 100% Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
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Actress Sian Phillips was performing on BBC radio's Welsh-language service at the age of 11. Phillips made her first British television appearance at 17; one year later, she won a Welsh acting award, which paid her way through RADA. She made her London stage debut in 1957, in a charity production of Hedda Gabler. From 1959 through 1979, Sian was the wife of actor Peter O'Toole, with whom she appeared in the 1964 film Becket and the 1969 movie musical Goodbye Mr. Chips. Almost too dynamic for "average" roles, Sian was an unforgettable Livia in the PBS miniseries I, Claudius, and brought a properly mystical bearing to her otherworldly characters in the film fantasies Clash of the Titans (1981) and Dune (1984). Her instinctive regality served her well as narrator of the 1967 documentary The Other World of Mr. Churchill and as the Duchess of Windsor in the made-for-TV The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1983). A more grounded-in-reality Sian was seen as Ann Smiley in the 1982 miniseries Smiley's People; most recently, she was the American aristocrat Mrs. Archer in The Age of Innocence (1993). A favorite daughter of her home country, Sian Phillips has served in the Welsh Arts Council and as a governor of the National Theatre of Wales, and has received the Welsh theatre world's ultimate accolade: a membership in the Honorary Order of Druids.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Voyageuse Actor 2018
No Score Yet Young Cassidy Actor 2012
50% The Gigolos Actor 2006
No Score Yet Attila Attila's Grandmother 2001
No Score Yet Heartbreak House Actor 1999
No Score Yet Aristocrats Actor 1999
No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking Glass Red Queen 1998
No Score Yet House of America Mam 1997
No Score Yet Ivanhoe Eleanor of Aquitaine 1997
No Score Yet The Vacillations of Poppy Carew Actor 1994
No Score Yet Borrowers Mrs. Driver 1994
83% The Age of Innocence Mrs. Archer 1993
No Score Yet Heidi Frau Sesemann 1993
No Score Yet Return of the Borrowers Mrs. Drivers 1993
No Score Yet Black Candle Actor 1991
55% Valmont Mme. De Volanges 1989
No Score Yet Incident at Dark River Actor 1989
No Score Yet The Two Mrs. Grenvilles Duchess of Windsor 1987
0% The Doctor and the Devils Annabella Rock 1985
No Score Yet Ewoks: The Battle for Endor Charal 1985
54% Dune Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam 1984
68% Clash of the Titans Cassiopeia 1981
No Score Yet Carpathian Eagle Actor 1981
No Score Yet Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years Actor 1981
33% Nijinsky Lady Ripon 1980
No Score Yet Crime and Punishment Actor 1979
No Score Yet Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill Actor 1974
60% Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood Mrs. Ogmore Pritchard 1973
No Score Yet Murphy's War Hayden 1971
100% Goodbye, Mr. Chips Ursula Mossbank 1969
No Score Yet Other World of Winston Churchill Sian Phillips 1967
75% Becket Gwendolyn 1964
91% The Longest Day Wren 1962


No Score Yet Masterpiece
Narrator Mrs. Upward Adele Goffe Older Lady Emily
  • 2011
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  • 1999
No Score Yet Mystery!
Marie Strickland
  • 2005
100% I, Claudius
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet ##Strike
Lady Yvette Bristow
No Score Yet Hammer House of Horror
Mrs. Henska
No Score Yet La Femme Nikita
100% Smiley's People
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
Hermione Carpenter
100% Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Annie Smiley


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