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Name: Sylvia Syms  
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Date of Birth: 6th January 1934
Place of Birth: London, England, UK
Profession: Actress
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Sylvia Syms (born January 6, 1934 in London) is a British actress, educated at RADA, on whose council she has served.

One of Britain's most well-known actresses. Best remembered by most for her film work, through the fifties and sixties, however she has never ceased to be active, in films, T.V. and the theatre. She started as a starlet, in her second film My Teenage Daughter (1954), she played Anna Neagle's "problem" daughter, and by 1960 had worked with Flora Robson, Orson Welles, Stanley Holloway, Lilli Palmer and William Holden - and made the film Ice-Cold in Alex (1958). Co-starring John Mills, Anthony Quayle and Harry Andrews, this has become a cult film in recent years because of the use of an extract in a beer commercial. It is an entertaining story about four British Army medical personnel trying to get through enemy territory. A love-scene between John Mills and Slyvia Syms was dropped from the film because it was considered too strong.

Also in 1958 she made The Moonraker with George Baker her male lead. This English civil war story is also one of her most popular films. Among the many other famous names she has worked with are: Marius Goring, Hardy Krüger, Herbert Lom, Cliff Richard, Jenny Agutter, Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Roger Moore, Ray Milland, Bernard Miles and Richard Todd.

One particularly well known role was as Tony Hancock's wife in his film The Punch and Judy Man (1960). She was able to appear in comedy films like The Big Job (1965) with Sid James, but also in drama films like The Tamarind Seed (1974) along with Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif, for which she was nominated for a British Film Academy award.

My Good Woman in 1972 was a husband and wife TV comedy series which ran from 1972-1974 with Leslie Crowther. She has played British prime minister Margaret Thatcher on TV and the stage and appeared in the Doctor Who story Ghost Light.

In 2002 she starred in the miniseries The Jury.

She is currently reported to be working on The Poseidon Adventure a new mini TV series. She has also taken up producing and directing.

Her daughter, Beatie Edney, is also an actress.

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