Sylvia Syms

Actor
Blonde, blue-eyed actress who began her career playing teenage roles, notably in "Teenage Bad Girl/My Teenage Daughter" (1956), opposite Anna Neagle as her mother. She is perhaps best remembered as the obligatory ... Read more »
Born: 01/06/1934 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (41)

Bunny and the Bull 2009 (Movie)

Hotelier (Actor)

Is Anybody There? 2009 (Movie)

Lilian (Actor)

The Queen 2006 (Movie)

Queen Mother (Actor)

Child of Mine 2005 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead 2004 (Movie)

Mrs Bartz (Actor)

At Home with the Braithwaites 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Jury 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Dirty Weekend 1997 (Movie)

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Food of Love 1997 (Movie)

Mrs Harvey-Brown (Actor)

Original Sin 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Staggered 1994 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Shining Through 1992 (Movie)

Linda's Mother (Actor)

A Chorus of Disapproval 1989 (Movie)

Rebecca Huntley-Pike (Actor)

Shirley Valentine 1989 (Movie)

Headmistress (Actor)

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series II 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Absolute Beginners 1986 (Movie)

Cynthia Eve (Actor)

Give Us Tomorrow 1978 (Movie)

Wendy Hammond (Actor)

There Goes the Bride 1978 (Movie)

Ursula Westerby (Actor)

The Tamarind Seed 1973 (Movie)

Margaret Stephenson (Actor)

Asylum 1971 (Movie)

Ruth (Actor)

Born to Win 1971 (Movie)

Broadway Restaurant Cashier (Actor)

Some of My Best Friends Are... 1970 (Movie)

Sadie (Actor)

The Desperados 1969 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Hostile Witness 1968 (Movie)

Sheila Larkin (Actor)

Philip 1968 (Movie)

Ellen Ransome (Actor)

Danger Route 1966 (Movie)

Barbara Canning (Actor)

Operation Crossbow 1965 (Movie)

Constance Babington Smith (Actor)

Les Vierges de Rome 1963 (Movie)

Clelia (Actor)

Bachelor of Hearts 1962 (Movie)

Ann Wainwright (Actor)

The Quare Fellow 1961 (Movie)

Kathleen (Actor)

Victim 1961 (Movie)

Laura Farr (Actor)

The World of Suzie Wong 1960 (Movie)

Kay O'Neill (Actor)

Expresso Bongo 1959 (Movie)

Maisie King (Actor)

Ferry to Hong Kong 1959 (Movie)

Liz Ferrers (Actor)

Woman in a Dressing Gown 1957 (Movie)

Georgie Harlow (Actor)

Holby City (Tv Show)

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Intimate Contact (TV Show)

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Married to Murder (TV Show)

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Nancy Astor (TV Show)

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The Jury (Movie)

Elsie Beamish (Actor)

The Poseidon Adventure (TV Show)

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Biography

Blonde, blue-eyed actress who began her career playing teenage roles, notably in "Teenage Bad Girl/My Teenage Daughter" (1956), opposite Anna Neagle as her mother. She is perhaps best remembered as the obligatory romantic lead in the controversial "Victim" (1961), where she plays the wife of a distinguished lawyer (Dirk Bogarde) coming to terms with his homosexuality when a former lover is blackmailed. Syms continued playing leading roles in primarily British films through the early 1970s and later took on character parts in such films as "The Tamarind Seed" (1974) and "Shirley Valentine" (1989). Not to be confused with Brooklyn-born cabaret singer Sylvia Sims (1918-1992). Mother of actress Beatie Edney.

Relationships

Daisy Syms

Mother

Benjamin Edney

Son

Alan Edney

Husband
married on June 8, 1956 divorced in March 1985

Beatrice Edney

Daughter

Bret Morrison Actor

Husband

Edwin Syms

Father

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England 1953

Convent of Ladies of Mercy

Selhurst School for Girls

Milestones

1956

Made film debut in "Teenage Bad Girl/My Teenage Daughter"

Brief experience onstage and in TV before entering films

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with the Brooklyn-born cabaret singer of the same name who died in 1992.

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