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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Young Cassidy
  • Actor
2012
50% The Gigolos
  • Actor
2006
0% The Doctor and the Devils
  • Annabella Rock
2003
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
80% 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
54% 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
No Score Yet Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
  • Charal
1985
57% Dune
  • Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam
1984
66% Clash of the Titans
  • Cassiopeia
1981
No Score Yet Carpathian Eagle
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years
  • Actor
1981
40% 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
76% Becket
  • Gwendolyn
1964
91% The Longest Day
  • Wren
1962

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Narrator
  • Mrs. Upward Adele Goffe Older Lady Emily
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 1999
No Score Yet La Femme Nikita
1997-2001
  • Adrian

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