Sylvia Sims is DEAD to ME!
|by Anonymous||reply 107||February 6, 2023 12:15 PM|
I literally last night was looking for youtube videos with her trying to find an interview with her. I had been watching the youtube videos with Frederic Raphael and he had mentioned her. Very weird and sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||January 27, 2023 6:35 PM|
I always mix her up with Sylvia Syms.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||January 27, 2023 6:38 PM|
I always confused her with Silvia Sydney.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||January 27, 2023 6:39 PM|
I get her mixshed up with Shylvia Shimsh
|by Anonymous||reply 4||January 27, 2023 6:40 PM|
I miss her up with Shidney Pollack!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||January 27, 2023 6:56 PM|
I get her mixed up with Sylvia's Mother.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||January 27, 2023 7:03 PM|
Whistler's mother is a sister of mine!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||January 27, 2023 7:24 PM|
There aren't many Sylvias left...
She has fun with a small role in "A Chorus of Disapproval," which features Anthony Hopkins in a rare, and very funny, comic performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||January 27, 2023 7:27 PM|
Syms not Sims!
She was a beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||January 27, 2023 7:37 PM|
R1 "I literally..."
|by Anonymous||reply 10||January 27, 2023 7:39 PM|
I always get her confused with Sylvia Browne
|by Anonymous||reply 11||January 27, 2023 7:40 PM|
I get her mixed up with Sheila Sim.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||January 27, 2023 7:42 PM|
Rest in Peace, Miss Sims.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||January 27, 2023 7:43 PM|
She was a neighbour of mine here in West London, she was literally our only celeb. You would never know she was once a great beauty. The booze, I think.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||January 27, 2023 7:46 PM|
[quote] You would never know she was once a great beauty
She may have been in the 1950s when she was slim.
But she played that annoying third wheel that awful movie called 'Victim'.
Then she disappeared in the 1960s and then she got fat like the Queen Mother and returned in character parts.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||January 27, 2023 7:51 PM|
I get her mixed up with late life Kristin Scott Thomas.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||January 27, 2023 7:53 PM|
An old fool on the Britmovie website says
[quote] Excellent actress, particularly in 'Victim'. Could never understand why Melville Farr [Dirk Bogarde] went in a different direction.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||January 27, 2023 7:55 PM|
I understand that towards the end dear Sylvia Syms was a bit mixed up herself, poor thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||January 27, 2023 7:57 PM|
Chipping Cleghorn will never be the same.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||January 27, 2023 8:01 PM|
I've always assumed "Sylvia Syms" was a fake name imposed by J Arthur Rank.
The name "Sylvia" was supposed to evoke a slinky sensuousness not held by starlets named Edna or Mavis or Hilda.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||January 27, 2023 8:04 PM|
I love her song "Nobody"
|by Anonymous||reply 21||January 27, 2023 8:06 PM|
“The fluffy Mrs. Easterbrook.”
|by Anonymous||reply 22||January 27, 2023 8:06 PM|
She was forgettable in that awful 'Tamarind Seed' (1974) with Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif and directed by the ghastly Mr. Julie Andrews.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||January 27, 2023 8:14 PM|
She ballooned to twice her size in the 80s and it seemed she appeared in a TV remake of 'The Poseidon Adventure' in 2005.
So I wonder if she played 'Shelley Winters'?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||January 27, 2023 8:16 PM|
The bitch tried to drown me in the kitchen sink.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||January 27, 2023 8:31 PM|
R25 she murdered my life-partner!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||January 27, 2023 8:37 PM|
Sylvia Sims; she lived; she took up space.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||January 27, 2023 8:46 PM|
She was good as The Queen Mum in The Queen
|by Anonymous||reply 28||January 27, 2023 8:52 PM|
R18 Did she slur her words?
She narrated lots of stuff in her final years and you can hear her aspirating between the words.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||January 27, 2023 9:15 PM|
R27 She was present, you cunt!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||January 27, 2023 9:16 PM|
Sylvia Sims ≠ Silvia Syms
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 27, 2023 9:17 PM|
She was the grandmother of my boyfriend Tim Simms!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 27, 2023 9:18 PM|
Sylvia Sims died in Denville Hall, as did Sheila Sim.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 27, 2023 9:20 PM|
I watched [italic]Victim[/italic] for the first time a few months ago and loved it. She was great as Dirk Bogarde's long-suffering wife.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 27, 2023 9:23 PM|
[quite]She was good as The Queen Mum in The Queen
I loved the way she said... "CELEBRITIES" - when Philip was talking about who was going to attend Diana's funeral. Garnered a few laughs in the cinema when I saw it.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 27, 2023 9:24 PM|
[quote]I watched Victim for the first time a few months ago and loved it.
How can you have LOVED it? it was horrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 27, 2023 9:24 PM|
LOVED her! First introduced to me in the best Agatha Christie ever committed to film, the 1980s Joan Hickson Miss as Marple A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED.
But I do hope the upthread posters who cued in with allusions to Chipping Cleghorn (the village where it takes place) and Hinch/Hincliffe (one of a great Lesbian couple), realize that Miss Sims did not play one of the lesbians. She very memorably portrayed the long-suffering "bottle blonde" wife of the tiresome retired army major. And she played it brilliantly. What a great ensemble cast that was!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||January 27, 2023 9:40 PM|
Miss Sims was the mother of great British actress Beatie Edney, who, like her mum, began in TV and films as a luscious blonde ingenue (Lost Empires) and graduated to character roles (Poldark) as her weight ballooned to new proportions.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||January 27, 2023 9:43 PM|
Not many left from that era, sad news, i always enjoyed her performances
|by Anonymous||reply 39||January 27, 2023 9:49 PM|
r37 And that role was cut from the subsequent McEwan "AMIA."
|by Anonymous||reply 40||January 27, 2023 10:11 PM|
She was no Sylvia Miles.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||January 27, 2023 10:12 PM|
Have Sy and Marcie Syms been reached for comment?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||January 27, 2023 10:15 PM|
She was very beautiful in Ice Cold in Alex
|by Anonymous||reply 43||January 27, 2023 10:38 PM|
She was awful casting as The Queen Mother in The Queen. Patricia Routledge had turned it down and they replaced her with a coarse, working class sow.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||January 27, 2023 10:52 PM|
[quote] Miss as Marple
Esmiss Esmoor, Esmiss Esmoor!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||January 28, 2023 2:52 AM|
Why will they bury her body so soon after the death?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||January 28, 2023 2:53 AM|
Maybe she was a Jewess, r46?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||January 28, 2023 2:56 AM|
She seemed a nice old lady who had enjoyed her career. Moving to television later didn't seem to make her sad She enjoyed working in every theatrical medium.
You can only come out of Denville Hall in a box though?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||January 28, 2023 3:22 AM|
I’m pretty sure she was, R47. Another reason she was such bad casting as The Queen Mother. She looked like a Jewish peasant woman, like Yente in Fiddler on the Roof.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||January 28, 2023 3:22 AM|
No, not a Jewess.
I used to tell my next door neighbour that she lived in the neighbourhood but she never saw her. Then she put her house on the market and who was the first person to view it? Sylvia!
Once I saw her crossing Kensington High Street with her dachshunds shaking her walking stick at the traffic.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||January 28, 2023 3:27 AM|
She also played Lavinia Pinkerton in Agatha Christie's Marple "Murder Is Easy" in 2009.
She had aged so much since the 1985 Miss Marple "Murder Is Announced", I barely recognized her.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||January 28, 2023 3:28 AM|
[quote]She seemed a nice old lady
What made you think that?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||January 28, 2023 3:29 AM|
Great as Dirk Bogarde's beard/wife in Victim
|by Anonymous||reply 53||January 28, 2023 3:35 AM|
Nobody has ever done a decent job of casting an aged Queen Mother. Marcia Warren who is currently in The Crown is probably the worst.
She's a TV comedy actress, has been for over a generation. Brilliant as Penelope in 'Vicious',
|by Anonymous||reply 54||January 28, 2023 3:39 AM|
Marcia Warren is also tall and thin. What the fuck was Peter Morgan thinking when he approved her casting as the Queen Mother?
R50, you know this for sure? Because I can guarantee you that there are several Sylvia Syms residing in Golders Green in London and they’re all Jewesses.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||January 28, 2023 3:44 AM|
Did she write “The Bell Jar”?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||January 28, 2023 3:55 AM|
Yes, she seem to have spent the 90s aging and eating.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||January 28, 2023 3:59 AM|
Who is Sylvia? what is she? That all our swains commend her? Holy, fair, and wise is she; The heaven such grace did lend her. That she might admirèd be.
Then to Sylvia let us sing. That Sylvia is excelling; She excels each mortal thing Upon the dull earth dwelling; To her let us garlands bring.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||January 28, 2023 4:01 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 59||January 28, 2023 4:07 AM|
[quote] Maybe she was a Jewess, [R46]?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||January 28, 2023 4:13 AM|
[quote] She was awful casting as The Queen Mother
R44 I don't suppose there were many actresses competing for the role of the short, thick-set, fatter-faced retired queen.
The (quasi-homosexual) Stephen Frears probably had a good reason why she was chosen for this supporting role and not competing against Mirren.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||January 28, 2023 4:20 AM|
R58 The Austrian Schubert and the Swedish tenor have a go at Shakespeare's English poem.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||January 28, 2023 4:24 AM|
[quote]The (quasi-homosexual) Stephen Frears
|by Anonymous||reply 63||January 28, 2023 4:30 AM|
Terry Jones' Queen Mother would have been as incandescent as his Mandy Cohen.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||January 28, 2023 4:33 AM|
I loved her fresh, open sensuality in EMMANUELLE.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||January 28, 2023 4:45 AM|
[quote] casting as The Queen Mother … Patricia Routledge had turned it down
I bet the Stephen Frears vetoed her.
He was making a serious delicate drama and he didn't want it to be unbalanced by a woman who was too well known for appearing in a vulgar TV farce.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||January 28, 2023 4:58 AM|
So sad, what branch of the military was she in?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||January 28, 2023 5:04 AM|
R67 Wrong thread. Your question belongs here—
|by Anonymous||reply 68||January 28, 2023 5:09 AM|
OP = She looks like she has already been embalmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||January 28, 2023 7:33 AM|
She was in one of the last stories of the original run of 'Doctor Who' in 1989 called 'Ghost Light' (one of the best DW stories of that era).
She played the spooky housekeeper Mrs. Pritchard:
|by Anonymous||reply 70||January 28, 2023 8:11 AM|
^ That picture tells us she got fat in the 1990s.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||January 28, 2023 9:29 AM|
If it's any indication of her religion, I had a cousin named Beatrice but she was always affectionately called "Beatie" like Sylvia's daughter Beatie Edney.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||January 28, 2023 1:39 PM|
The OP's obit mentions her marriage to childhood sweetheart Alan Edney and their two children, Beatie and brother Ben, And apparently she turned down offers in the 1950s to work in Hollywood so that she could maintain her marriage and motherhood in England. I'd like to think she had a very long and successful marriage to Alan.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||January 28, 2023 1:43 PM|
Beatie is considered a Jewish name in the UK. Maureen Lipman played a very Jewish mother type for a commercial campaign for…uhhh…BT (British Telecom).
Why are we still discussing this? Sylvia was a Jewess.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||January 28, 2023 9:34 PM|
Meant to say Lipman’s Jewish mother character was called Beatie.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||January 28, 2023 9:35 PM|
A ton of actors turned down roles in Victim because they didn't want to be associated with a gay film
|by Anonymous||reply 76||January 28, 2023 10:09 PM|
"But Tay Bridge is MY funeral!"
--her awesome line in "The Queen"
|by Anonymous||reply 77||January 28, 2023 10:11 PM|
[quote] A ton of actors turned down roles in Victim
Can you possibly name some of these names that comprise this 'ton' of yours?
|by Anonymous||reply 78||January 28, 2023 10:14 PM|
[quote] Sylvia was a Jewess.
Wiki usually informs us on this vital question but it's silent on SS's bloodlines.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||January 28, 2023 10:19 PM|
R78, a few are mentioned in this article
|by Anonymous||reply 80||January 28, 2023 11:39 PM|
[quote] "But Tay Bridge is MY funeral!" --her awesome line in "The Queen"
But that's the code name for my funeral.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||January 28, 2023 11:57 PM|
Didn’t she play Dirk Bogarde's wife in Victim? Her daughter Beatie Edney was in Poldark, right? The housekeeper?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||January 29, 2023 2:20 AM|
[quote] Didn’t she play Dirk Bogarde's wife
Are you suggesting that this is this woman's ONLY claim to fame?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||January 29, 2023 2:46 AM|
[quote] I had been watching the youtube videos with Frederic Raphael and he had mentioned her.
Did he discuss their common Jewishness? I assume they were discussing this little movie—
|by Anonymous||reply 84||January 29, 2023 3:23 AM|
He frequently discusses his jewishness but not hers. He's a terrific mimic when he speaks in the voices of well known men he worked with.
He's a fairly condescending cynical straight queen but when it comes to Audrey H he melts.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||January 29, 2023 4:30 AM|
[quote] He's a terrific mimic when he speaks in the voices of well known men
Yes, he's ALMOST as good a raconteur as Ustinov.
I loved how he suggests that Audrey signed up for 'Two For The Road' because her husband who she names as "Melchior" was becoming tedious.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||January 29, 2023 4:47 AM|
Their marriage was falling apart yet Mel(born down the Jersey Shore rather than in France or Germany!) gave her a going away present her last big popular box office hit.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||January 29, 2023 5:05 AM|
I’ve seen a few of her movies but don’t remember her in a single one.
“Linda’s Mother” in SHINING TROUGH?
Must be C List.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||January 29, 2023 6:57 AM|
Frankly, I think the two American imports in that are equally C-List.
They belong in a trough— whether it be shining or not.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||January 29, 2023 7:16 AM|
You haven't seen The Tamarind Seed? It's free on youtube. It's the definition of meh. Maybe worth seeing once I guess. Julie still glows and the beautiful Omar was aging fast.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||January 29, 2023 9:44 AM|
Is Frederic Raphael the guy who had all those awful things to say about Julie Christie? I guess Julie had the career Sylvia might have had.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||January 29, 2023 12:57 PM|
[quote]R90 You haven't seen The Tamarind Seed? It's free on youtube. It's the definition of meh.
I have never been drawn to. I kind of put it in the same field as TORN CURTAIN - just obviously cold and drained and blobby.
I don’t really care for Julie Andrews or Omar Sharrif that much. I will never se HAWAII, and I can’t watch DOCTOR ZHIVAGO all the way through. TAMARIND SEED just instinctively… no thank you.
I will confront my fears and watch it on YouTube, however. It would be so funny if I LOVE it! Yet I suspect Julie’s haircut and Omar’s immobile face will prevent that.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||January 29, 2023 4:32 PM|
There are people who love it! I can't possibly see how and I bet you won't. Even the great Freddie Young might as well be filming a made for TV movie.
Yes Raphael wrote Darling and had not nice things to say about Christie. I mean he doesn't have nice things to say about anybody really except for his family and Audrey.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||January 29, 2023 6:52 PM|
Beatie Edney’s name comes up frequently in Alan Rickman’s published diary excerpts. I got a sense that she’s part of a circle, lots of friends, knows everybody.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||January 29, 2023 9:42 PM|
So is Beaty Ednie’s Jewishness apparent in the Alan Rickman’s published diary excerpts.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||January 29, 2023 9:45 PM|
I'm no connoisseur of female pulchritude.
But if I was, I'd say this woman's face was swanlike.
The wide-set eyes and scooped nose resemble that of a swan.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||January 29, 2023 10:00 PM|
I don’t think women want to resemble swans in the face.
The neck, yes.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||January 29, 2023 10:10 PM|
Swan, you say?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||January 29, 2023 10:12 PM|
She was very good as the Queen Mother in "The Queen." Next saw her on PBS in a British drama about the lives beforehand and impact of a traffic accident on those involved.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||January 29, 2023 10:24 PM|
Loved that British drama about the car wreck, r99, which was written by Anthony Horowitz of Foyle's War and Magpie Murders fame. IIRC Sylvia plays an old battleax in it, though brilliantly. She really went from the perfectly gorgeous English rose type to old battleax in her long career.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||January 30, 2023 3:39 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 101||February 4, 2023 11:28 PM|
I just saw Syl get shoved down an escalator by that horrible Honoria Waynflete in a Marple episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||February 4, 2023 11:33 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 103||February 5, 2023 1:20 AM|
Syllvia Symms was a Sex Siren!
|by Anonymous||reply 104||February 5, 2023 5:25 AM|
It's a shame she wasn't cast in the Vanessa Redgrave role in "Man In An Orange Shirt." She would have been much more suited to the role than Vanessa Redgrave.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||February 6, 2023 12:07 PM|
[Quote] Sylvia was often confused with Sylvia Syms the jazz singer, but also Richard Attenborough’s wife Sheila Sim and of course Joan Syms.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||February 6, 2023 12:08 PM|
I quite liked Beatie's sitcom "Dressing for Breakfast." I wonder if it holds up.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||February 6, 2023 12:15 PM|