Sylvia Syms Biography (1934-)

Born June 1, 1934, in London, England; daughter of Edwin (a trade unionist and civil servant) and Daisy (maiden name, Hale) Syms; married Ed Ney (a company director), June 8, 1956; children: Beatrice, Benjamin. Addresses: Agent: Crighton Service, 121A Strathville Rd., London SW18, England.; Agent: Barry Brown, 47 West Square, Southward, London SE11, England.

Nationality
British
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
June 1, 1934
London, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Woman, It Happens Every Thursday, 1953
  • My Teenage Daughter, 1955
  • The Birthday Present, 1956
  • No Time for Tears, 1956
  • The Moonraker, 1957
  • Ice Cold in Alex, 1957
  • Georgie Harlow, Woman in a Dressing Gown, Warner Bros., 1957
  • No Trees in the Street, Seven Arts, 1958
  • Bachelor of Hearts, 1958
  • Conspiracy of Hearts, 1959
  • Ferry to Hong-Kong, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959
  • Expresso Bongo, 1960
  • Virgins of Rome, 1960
  • Flame in the Streets, 1961
  • Victim, 1961
  • The World of Suzie Wong, Paramount, 1961
  • The Punch and Judy Men, 1962
  • The Quare Fellow, 1963
  • The World Ten Times Over, 1963
  • East of Sudan, 1964
  • The Big Job, 1965
  • Operation Crossbow, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965
  • The Love Goddesses (also known as The Love Goddesses: A Historyof Sex in the Cinema), 1965
  • Hostile Witness, 1966
  • The Fiction Makers, 1967
  • Danger Route, United Artists, 1968
  • Run Wild, Run Free, Columbia, 1969
  • The Desperadoes, Columbia, 1969
  • It's Your Move, 1969
  • Sadie, Some of My Best Friends Are..., 1971
  • Broadway restaurant cashier, Born to Win, 1971
  • Ruth, Asylum, 1972
  • Asylum, Cinerama, 1972
  • Margaret Stephenson, The Tamarind Seed, Avco Embassy, 1974
  • Wendy Hammond, Give Us Tomorrow, 1979
  • Ursula Westerby, There Goes the Bride, 1979
  • Murders at Lynch Cross, 1985
  • Cynthia Eve, Absolute Beginners, Orion, 1986
  • Mrs. Crosby, Dirty Weekend, 1987
  • Headmistress, Shirley Valentine, Paramount, 1989
  • Rebecca Huntley-Pike, Chorus of Disapproval, J&M, 1989
  • Diana, The Laughter of God (also known as Married to Murder), 1990
  • Linda's mother, Shining Through, 1992
  • Mother, Staggered, Victor Films, 1994
  • Mrs. Harvey-Brown, Food of Love, MP Productions, 1997
  • The House of Angelo, Tripal Productions, 1997
  • Also appeared in The Eliminator; The Marauders; The White Cold; and Give Us This Day.
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • The wife, It's Your Move, 1982
  • Lady with poodle, Mr. H Is Late, 1987
  • Lilian Crown, A Sleeping Life, 1989
  • Stephan's mother, Master of the Moor, 1994
  • Esme Carling, Original Sin, 1996
  • Mrs. Campress, Neville's Island, 1998
  • Television Appearances, Miniseries
  • Nanaire, Nancy Astor, PBS, 1984
  • "Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series II" (also known as "A Pocketfull of Rye" and "A Murder Is Announced"), Mystery, PBS, 1986
  • Annie Stanhope, Intimate Contact, HBO Showcase, 1987
  • Harriet, Natural Lies, 1992
  • Lady Constance, The Glass Virgin (also known as Catherine Cookson's the Glass Virgin), 1995
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Something to Declare, ITV, 1967
  • My Good Woman, ITV, 1972-73
  • The Movie Quiz, BBC-TV, 1972-73
  • Isabel de Gines, Peak Practice, 1993-95
  • Marion Riley, At Home with the Braithwaites, 2000
  • Also appeared in The Jungle, The Saint, and The Baron.
  • Episodic
  • The Romantic Young Lady, BBC-TV, 1954
  • The Devil's Disciple, BBC-TV, 1954
  • The Powder Magazine, BBC-TV, 1954
  • Climbing for Glory, BBC-TV, 1955
  • Terminus, BBC-TV, 1955
  • Bat out of Hell, BBC-TV, 1960
  • Love Story, ITV, 1964
  • Jeannine Roger, "Jeannine," The Saint, 1964
  • Anne Yearley, "The Noble Sportsman," The Saint, 1964
  • Cathy Dorne, "Farewell to Yesterday," The Baron, 1966
  • Paula, "It's Up to the Lady," Danger Man, ITV, 1967
  • The Human Jungle, ITV, 1968
  • Arlen Flemming, "The Best Laid Schemes," The Saint, 1968
  • Armchair Theatre, ITV, 1969
  • Mike and Bernie Music Show, ITV, 1972
  • Give Us a Clue, ITV, 1975
  • Murder Will Out, ITV, 1976
  • Sorry Darling, ITV, 1983
  • A Murder Is Announced, BBC-TV, 1984
  • Murder at Lynch Cross, ITV, 1985
  • Mrs. Pritchard, "Ghost Light," Dr. Who, 1989
  • "Where There's a Will," Heartbeat, 1998
  • Also appeared in Love's Labour's Lost, Point of Departure,Equal Terms, Dead Reckoning, Love Story, and Justine, all BBC-TV. Appeared in Department in Terror; Friends and Romans; Strange Report; Half-Hour Story; The Root of All Evil; The Bridesmaid; Clutterbuck; Looks Familiar; Love and Marriage; The Truth about Verity; I'm Bob He's Dickie; Blankety Blank; Sykes; Crown Court; Rockcliffe'sFollies; Countdown; Ruth Rendell Mystery; May to December; Thatcher: The Final Days; and Natural Lies.
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) The Apple Cart, Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London, 1954
  • A Kind of Folly, Duchess Theatre, London, 1954
  • Dual Marriageway, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1956
  • The Vortex, 1984
  • Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Royal Exchange, Manchester, England, 1985
  • Anne Lymes, Canaries Sometimes Sing, Albery Theatre, London, 1987
  • Lady Cavan, Post Mortem, King's Head Theatre, London, 1992
  • For Services Rendered, Salisbury Playhouse, then Old Vic Theatre,London, 1993
  • Mothers and Daughters, Ludlow School, 1998
  • Also appeared as understudy, Charley's Aunt, London, and maid/understudy for Mai, A Doll's House, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith; appeared in Peter Pan, Scala Theatre, London; Much Ado about Nothing andBoswell's Life of Johnson, both Edinburgh Festival, Scotland; Not Now Darling and Guest House, both Savoy Theatre, London; and Dead Ringer, Duke of York's Theatre, London. Appeared in stage productions of The Rivals; The Holiday; Dance of Death; The Heiress; Monique; Thieves Carnival; Odd Girl Out; The Beaux' Stratagem; The Ideal Husband; The Innocents; A Doll's House; In Praise of Love; Black Chiffon; Ghosts,and Gert and Daisy.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Appeared on radio series Little Dorrit.

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