British actress Sylvia Syms has died. She died ‘peacefully’ on Friday morning at the age of 89, her family has announced to British media.
“She has given us joy and laughter to the very end”
Sylvia has a lengthy acting career spanning some six decades. She rises to fame in the 1950s thanks to her role in the war movie Ice Cold in Alex . She can also be seen in Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957) and No Trees in the Street (1959), earning her two BAFTA nominations. In 2006 she played the role of the Queen Mother in The Queen opposite Helen Mirren.
She recently starred in the BBC drama Gentleman Jack and appeared in the sitcom Rev. , also for the BBC. She also makes several appearances in the soap opera EastEnders.
According to her family, the actress has “led a great life.” “She gave us joy and laughter to the very end. Only yesterday we were together reminiscing about all our adventures. She will be greatly missed,” her two children Beatie and Ben said in a statement.
Sylvia Syms who has sadly passed away aged 89, talking about her experiences filming the classic Ice Cold in Alex @ElstreeStudios for @TalkingPicsTV. A privilege to have interviewed this very special actress. pic.twitter.com/43UpNs2B9G
— Morris Bright MBE (@MorrisBrightMBE) January 27, 2023