Dame Jane Elizabeth Ailwên Phillips, DBE (born 14 May 1933), known professionally as Siân Phillips (), is a Welsh actress.
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Jane Elizabeth Ailwên Phillips
Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Neath Port Talbot, Wales, UK
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Siân Phillips, CBE, (/ˈʃɑːn/; born Jane Elizabeth Ailwên Phillips; 14 May 1933) is a Welsh actress.
Phillips was born in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, West Glamorgan, Wales, the daughter of Sally (née Thomas), a teacher, and David Phillips, a steelworker-turned-policeman. She is a Welsh-speaker: in the first volume of her autobiography (Private Faces) she notes that she spoke only Welsh for much of her childhood, learning English by listening to the radio.
She attended Pontardawe Grammar School and was originally known there as Jane. But her Welsh teacher, Eic Davies, called her Siân (pronounced Shahn), the Welsh form of Jane. Later she took up English and Philosophy at University College Cardiff. At RADA she won the Bancroft Gold Medal.
Phillips graduated from the University of Wales in 1955. She entered RADA, with a scholarship, in September 1955, the same year as Dame Diana Rigg and Glenda Jackson. She went on to win the prestigious Bancroft Gold Medal for Hedda Gabler and was offered a Hollywood contract when she left. She was offered three film contracts, entailing her to work for an extended period of time in the United States, while she was still at RADA. But she declined, preferring to work on stage instead.
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Pontardawe Grammar School
University College Cardiff for English and Philosophy
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Claim to Fame
Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, University of Wales in 1955
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Dalzell and Beresford Ltd.
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Siân Phillips is currently single. Her last relationship was when Siân Phillips was married to Robin Sachs from 24th December, 1979 to 1991.
Siân Phillips was previously married to Robin Sachs (1978 - 1991) and Peter O'Toole (1958 - 1979).
Siân Phillips has 2 children, Pat and Kate (55).
Siân Phillips is a 82 year old Welsh Actress. Born Jane Elizabeth Ailwên Phillips on 14th May, 1934 in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Neath Port Talbot, Wales, UK and educated at Pontardawe Grammar School, she is famous for Dune (1984) in a career that spans 1944–present. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.
Siân Phillips is a member of the following lists:
21st-century British actresses and
20th-century British actresses.
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