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Sian Phillips

Highest Rated:   100% Heidi (1993)
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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
88% Dream Horse
  • Maureen
2021
No Score Yet Voyageuse
  • Actor
2018
50% The Gigolos
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Attila
  • Attila's Grandmother
2001
No Score Yet Heartbreak House
  • 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
84% The Age of Innocence
  • Mrs. Archer
1993
100% Heidi
  • Frau Sesemann
1993
No Score Yet Return of the Borrowers
  • Mrs. Drivers
1993
No Score Yet Black Candle
  • Actor
1991
50% 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
43% Dune
  • Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam
1984
65% 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
64% 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 Laughter in the Dark
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet Other World of Winston Churchill
  • Sian Phillips
1967
No Score Yet Young Cassidy
  • Actor
1965
76% Becket
  • Gwendolyn
1964
87% The Longest Day
  • Wren
1962

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% Keeping Faith
2018-2021
  • Judge Owens
  • 2021
No Score Yet Inspector Lewis
2007-2015
  • Adele Goffe
  • 2011
No Score Yet New Tricks
2003-2013
  • Lady Elizabeth Linden Warner (as Sian Phillips)
  • 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
  • Mrs. Upward Adele Goffe Older Lady Emily
  • Narrator
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 1999
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
2021
  • Lady Annabel Butler
  • 2006
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
  • Marie Strickland
  • 2005
No Score Yet La Femme Nikita
1997-2001
  • Adrian
  • 1997
100% I, Claudius
1976
  • Livia
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet ##Strike
2017-2020
  • Lady Yvette Bristow
No Score Yet Casualty
1986-2017
  • Actor
No Score Yet Hammer House of Horror
1980
  • Mrs. Henska
No Score Yet Silent Witness
  • Actor
90% Smiley's People
1982
  • Actor
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
  • Hermione Carpenter
100% Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
1979
  • Annie Smiley

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