Sian Phillips Biography (1934-)



Born May 14, 1934, in Bettws, Carmarthenshire, Wales; daughter of David and Sally (Thomas) Phillips; married D. Roy, 1956 (divorced, 1960); married PeterO'Toole (an actor), 1960 (some sources say 1959; divorced, 1979); marriedRobin Sachs (an actor), December 24, 1979 (divorced, 1992); children: (firstmarriage) Katherine ("Kate"), Patricia ("Pat"). Education: Graduatedfrom the University of Wales (with honors), 1955; studied acting at the RoyalAcademy of Dramatic Art. Avocational interests: Canvas embroidery, gardening, walking, drawing, painting. Addresses: Agent-- MarionRosenberg, 8428 Melrose Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90069. Contact-- Saraband, Ltd., 265 Liverpool Rd., London N1 1LX, England. Career: Actress. British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), worked for BBC-Radio, Wales, as a childactress, and for BBC-Television, Wales, during the 1950s; BBC Repertory Company, news reader, announcer, and member, 1953-55; National Theatre Company, toured Wales in original Welsh plays and in classic English translations for the Welsh Arts Council, 1953-55. Welsh Arts Council, member; Arts Council, member of the drama committee; National Theatre of Wales, member of the board ofgovernors; Welsh College of Music and Drama, member of the board of governors, 1992; St. David's Trust, member of the board of governors; member of National Eisteddfod of Caernarvon and Gorsedd of Bards, in recognition of services to Welsh drama. Member: Honorary Order of the Druids. Awards,Honors: London stage award nominations, best actress, 1964, for The Night of the Iguana, and 1966, for Man and Superman; National Society of Film Critics Award, best supporting actress, New York Critics Circle Award, and Famous Seven Critics Award, all 1969, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best supporting actress, 1970, all for Goodbye, Mr. Chips; BritishAcademy of Film and Television Arts Award, best actress, 1975, for How Green Was My Valley; British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award, best actress, and Royal Television Society Award, both 1978, for I, Claudius; London stage award nomination, best actress in a musical, 1980, for Pal Joey; University of Wales, honorary fellow of University College, Cardiff, 1982, honorary D.Litt., 1984; British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award nomination, best actress, 1988, for Snow Spider; honorary fellow, Polytechnical College of Wales, 1988; British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award nomination, best actress, 1991, for The Chestnut Soldier; fellow, Welsh College of Music and Drama, 1992; Welsh Artist of the Year nomination, 1994, for Ghosts; British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award nomination, best actress, 1996, for House of America; honorary fellow, Trinity College, University of Glamorgan, and University of Wales,University College, Swansea, both 1998; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best featured actress in a musical, and Drama Desk Award nomination, best actress in a musical drama, both 1999, and Laurence Olivier Award nomination, Society of West End Theatre, best actress, all for Marlene; Laurence Olivier Award nomination, Society of West End Theatre, best actress, for A Little Night Music; British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award nominations, best actress, for Shoulder to Shoulder and Emlyn's Moon. Addresses: Agent: Marion Rosenberg, 8428 Melrose Pl., Los Angeles,CA 90069.; Contact: Saraband, Ltd., 265 Liverpool Rd., London N1 1LX, England.

Nationality
English
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
May 14, 1934
Carmarthenshire, Wales, England

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