Sylvia Syms

English actress

Sylvia May Laura Syms,[2] OBE (born 6 January 1934) is an English actress.

Sylvia Syms

Sylvia May Laura Syms[1]

(1934-01-06) 6 January 1934 (age 88)
Woolwich, London, England, UK
Years active1955–present
Alan Edney
(m. 1956; div. 1989)
ChildrenBeatie Edney
Benjamin Edney

Syms is best known for her roles in Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957), Ice Cold in Alex (1958), No Trees in the Street (1959), Victim (1961), and The Tamarind Seed (1974).

In 2006 she played The Queen Mother in the Stephen Frears movie The Queen, about the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and the few days after that, leading up to the funeral.


  1. Syms profile at Archived 20 April 2013 at Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  2. "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 17 April 2011.

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