Sylvia Syms, a renowned actress in the film industry, passed away at the age of 89
The actress, known for her roles in the 1950s war film “Ice Cold in Alex” alongside the late Sir John Mills, and later in the 2006 biopic “The Queen” alongside Dame Helen Mirren as The Queen Mother, passed away peacefully on Friday (27.01.23), according to her children, Beatie and Ben Edney. She had gained fame in her earlier career.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Sylvia. She passed away peacefully this morning, after living a remarkable life filled with joy and laughter. Just a day before her passing, we shared fond memories of the adventures we shared together. She will be deeply missed.
Sylvia, who was married to Alan Edney from 1956 to 1989, passed away while residing at Denville Hall, a care home for individuals in the entertainment industry in London. Her children expressed gratitude towards the home for the care they provided for their mother until her death.
The statement continued by expressing gratitude, saying “We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone at Denville Hall for the exceptional care they provided to our mother over the past year.
Sylvia began her acting career as an understudy in West End theatre before landing her first major film role as the rebellious Jane Carr in the 1956 drama “My Teenage Daughter.” She then went on to star opposite Dirk Bogarde in the 1961 film “Victim,” playing the wife of a homosexual barrister. Sylvia was nominated for a BAFTA for her role in the 1974 drama film “The Tamarind Seed,” where she starred alongside Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif. In her later years, she found success on television with roles in the BBC soap opera “EastEnders” and the ITV drama series “At Home with the Braithwaites.” Her final acting appearance was in an episode of “Gentleman Jack” in 2019.
While not in the public eye, Sylvia was an active member of the Stars Foundation for Cerebral Palsy charity, serving on the board alongside the late wartime singer Vera Lynn. In 1975, she was also appointed as the head of the jury at the 25th Berlin International Film Festival.
Remembering Sylvia Sims
Andy Payne post a tweet ”
Sylvia Sims RIP. An actor who I always used to see in films and TV as a kid. But most of all, in this filmAndy Payne
Sylvia Sims RIP. An actor who I always used to see in films and TV as a kid. But most of all, in this film pic.twitter.com/lno4f2DAW8— Andy Payne 🇺🇦 (@PercyBlakeney63) January 27, 2023
We have a family story that Sylvia Sims visited the nursing home for unmarried mothers where I was born. Mum brought me home and Sylvia went on to adopt a child the same year. As a result I always followed her career with interest and enjoyment. Condolences to her loved ones. RIPCaroline Flint
We have a family story that Sylvia Sims visited the nursing home for unmarried mothers where I was born. Mum brought me home and Sylvia went on to adopt a child the same year. As a result I always followed her career with interest and enjoyment. Condolences to her loved ones. RIP pic.twitter.com/r0v3slVlRc— Caroline Flint (@CarolineFlint) January 27, 2023
About Sylvia Sims
How old is Sylvia sims?
Sylvia Syms/Age at death 89 years, 1934–2023.
Who is Sylvia Sims daughter?
Beatrice Edney, an English television actress, was born on October 23, 1962 in London. She is the daughter of actress Sylvia Syms and her husband Alan Edney. Edney has a brother named Benjamin and a cousin named Nick Webb who is a musician.
Is Sylvia Syms still alive?
No, She is no more died aged 89, 27 January 2023.