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Siân Phillips (Jane Elizabeth Ailwen Phillips)

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Bettws, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
Veteran stage actress Sian Phillips is forever identified on television as the tarantula mother/empress Livia in the classic BBC series I, Claudius (1976), and as the Reverend Mother in the science fiction epic film Dune (1984). Her broad range of roles went from endearing to downright deadly.

Phillips was born Jane Elizabeth Ailwên Phillips in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, West Glamorgan, Wales, to Sally (Thomas), a teacher, and David Phillips, a steelworker and policeman. Sian was brought up bilingual in both English and Welsh and performed on the Welsh radio station at age 11. Read more...

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Character: Ursula Mossbank

Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1969

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Character: Lady Ripon

Nijinsky 1980

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Character: Baroness James

The Gigolos 2006

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Character: Frau Sesemann

Heidi 1993

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Character: Daisy Barnett

The Black Candle 1991

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Character: Mrs. Blessington

Dark River 1990

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Character: Annabella Rock

The Doctor and the Devils 1985

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Character: Morag White

Kitchen 2007

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Character: Mathilda Gillespie

The Scold's Bridle 1998

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Character: The Evil Baroness

Cinderella 2000

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Character: Mrs. Patrick Campbell

Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill 1974

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Character: Janet Achurch

BBC2 Playhouse 1973

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Character: Lady Ann Smiley

Smiley's People 1982

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Character: Mrs Upward

Agatha Christie's Poirot 1989

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Character: Judge

Scene 1968

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Character: Nain Griffiths

The Snow Spider 1988

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Character: Lady Pamela More

Laughter in the Dark 1969

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Character: Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst

Shoulder to Shoulder 1974

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Character: Erica Thomas

Voyageuse 2016

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Character: May

Gifted 0

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Character: Herself - Co-star, I Claudius

Brian Blessed 0

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Character: Herself - Presenter / Narrator

Rachel Roberts 0

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Character: Adele Goffe

Wild Justice 0

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Character: Lady Elizabeth Linden Warner

Coming Out Ball 0

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Character: Vera Dulciman

Moonlight 0

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