Friday, January 27, 2023

RIP Sylvia Syms


Veteran British actress Sylvia Syms died in a London nursing home on January 27, 2023. She had just turned 89 on January 6. Born Sylvia May Laura Syms in London. She starred in classic British films including “Ice Cold in Alex” and “Victim,” Other notable films in a career that stretched over seven decades included 1974's Cold War drama “The Tamarind Seed,” with Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif and appeared as the Queen Mother Elizabeth — mother of Helen Mirren’s Queen Elizabeth II — in Stephen Frears’ Academy Award-winning 2006 film “The Queen.” The following year, she was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by the real queen at Buckingham Palace. Syms appeared in one Euro-western: 1969’s “The Desperados!” as Laura Galt.

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