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Syms, Sylvia 1934-

Works: 70 works in 215 publications in 6 languages and 6,411 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery television programs  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Legal films  Action and adventure films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Costume designer, Performer
Classifications: PN1995.9.B55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Sylvia Syms
Most widely held works by Sylvia Syms
The Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen begins with a familiar epigraph "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown"--Henry IV, Part II. The action of the film takes place during the week following the death, on August 31, 1997 of Diana, Princess of Wales. One of its accomplishments, courtesy of adroit use of newsreel and other contemporary footage, is to remind viewers of the deep sadness that surrounded that event. It is also about the divergent and potentially ruinous ways the monarch and Prime Minister Tony Blair responded to the resulting torrent of national grief
Is anybody there?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten-year-old Edward lives in his family-run retirement home. While his mother struggles to keep the family business afloat and his father copes with the onset of a mid-life crisis, Edward leads an increasingly lonely existence until he meets Clarence, a retired magician and grieving widower who refuses to give in gracefully to old age
Victim by Basil Dearden( Visual )

25 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the problems of the criminalization of homosexual acts between consenting adults. Bogarde plays a successful barrister who places his career on the line by 'coming out' in order to expose a blackmail racket. It was the first British film to concentrate on male homosexuality and was made with the specific intention of supporting the new recommendations of the 1957 Wolfenden Committee for the partial decriminalization of male homosexual acts
Shirley Valentine by Lewis Gilbert( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and French and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English housewife, bored with her life, goes on a vacation with a friend to Greece and finds that there's more to life than just dishes and laundry when she has a fling with a handsome man
Agatha Christie Marple( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Marple returns to help solve mysteries with her keen powers of observation and her quiet common-sense analysis. A pocket full of rye: Who poisoned the wealthy businessman Rex rotescue? Miss Marple barely has time to ponder this question before her former maid Gladys turns up strangled on the Fortescue estate. Murder is Easy: Murder is easy, says elederly Miss Pinkerton to Miss Marple during a chance encounter on a train. However, when Miss Pinkerton herself dies, Miss Marple believes it was no accident. The Do it with Mirrors: Miss Marple's old friend Carrie-Louise has always had a soft heart for charitable causes. This time it's juvenile criminals lodged in a reformatory on her estate. Murder and mystery follow needing Miss Marple's sleuthing skills. Why Didn't they Ask Evans? A dying man's last words turn young Bobby Attfield into an amateur detective. With the help of two assistants, socialite Frankie Derwent and Jane Marple, he sets out to solve the riddle they pose
The world of Suzie Wong by Richard Quine( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Lomax, who aspires to follow his passion to paint and having quit his architectural profession, lands in Hong Kong. On the ferry he meets a young girl Suzie Wong who lies that she is from a wealthy family but actually is working as a "Wan Chai girl" in the Wan Chai district on Hong Kong island. Lomax may have an opportunity to be the husband of a Hong Kong banker's daughter, but he chooses to be with Suzie Wong. Some street and harbour scenes of Hong Kong in the late 1950s are captured on film in colour
A time to kill by John Grisham( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young schoolboy is murdered and his schoolmate is arrested. But was he just arrested because he was Sikh, or is he really the killer? The jury must look through the racism and media attention behind the trial and seek the truth
Original sin by Antonio Banderas( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book publishing has always been a competitive business. At Peverell Press, it's becoming cutthroat
The quare fellow( Visual )

10 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rookie prison guard, and advocate of capital punishment, has a change of heart after he begins an affair with a condemned man's wife and discovers that key evidence was withheld from his trial
The Ruth Rendell mysteries by Ruth Rendell( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May & June: May Thrace's resentment of her sister June runs very deep. Will the death of June's husband, and May's former beau, put it to rest? Or does May have a darker plot in mind? The orchard walls: Sent by her mother to live in the country during the London blitz, 16-year-old Jenny senses unspoken secrets among her taciturn relatives, secrets that could turn deadly
Expresso bongo( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sly, sleazy and unscrupulous music agent, Johnny Jackson, trolls the neon-streaked sidewalks of London's SoHo district in search of fresh meat to exploit. He finds it in a teen-packed coffee bar where a pompadoured rebel is dazzling his peers with his pouty, Presleyish voice and a talent for pounding the skins. Johnny renames the kid "Bongo" Herbert and with the help of his stripper girlfriend guides the potential teen idol to fame
Doctor Who( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"London, 1983. An old house mysteriously burns to the ground. One hundred years earlier, the Doctor and Ace arrive at a sinister mansion in the rural hamlet of Perivale. Horrors old and new await the Doctor amongst the peculiar residents of Gabriel Chase, but it is Ace who must confront her own worst nightmares when she discovers that her past and the house's future are inextricably linked."
A chorus of disapproval by Michael Winner( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centers on the comic misadventures of a recently widowed man who auditions for a local production of The beggar's opera in order to "have fun and make friends."
The fiction-makers( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after he's hired to protect beautiful young author, Amos Klein, Templar and his client are kidnapped by twisted criminal mastermind Warlock. Their captor's outrageously evil plot: bring to life the fiendish fictional crime empire of Amos' latest bestseller. Forced to devise a foolproof plan for Warlock's next multimillion dollar heist, Simon and Amos must prove they have the right stuff to survive everything from laser disintegration rays to infrared mine fields
Ferry to Hong Kong = Gang Ao lun du by Lewis Gilbert( Visual )

8 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in German and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A straight-faced ferry boat skipper and a drunken Austrian drifter battle one another on a trip from Hong Kong to Macao until a typhoon hits
Flame in the streets( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A union boss is forced to confront the prejudices of his members when they threaten to strike over the appointment of a black foreman. The issue is complicated further when his daughter tells him she has fallen in love with a Jamaican
Ice cold in Alex by J. Lee Thompson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Anson is a grumbling alcoholic sent on a WW2 mission to Alexandria. En route, Anson makes the acquaintance of nurses Diane Murdoch, Sister Denise Norton, and a South African officer, Captain Van Der Poel. But though Van Der Poel proves invaluable on their perilous journey through enemy territory, is he all that he seems? Depicts one of the Allies' most difficult periods of the Second World War, as the Germans make apparently unstoppable advances in the North African desert
The young ones every stoopid episode by Ben Elton( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What if it were possible to turn back time? Could it be that we all have the power to think ourselves young again? That's the extraordinary claim of an experiment first conducted 30 years ago which has been re-staged. Six well-loved celebrities in their 70s and 80s - Liz Smith, Lionel Blair, Dickie Bird, Sylvia Syms, Derek Jameson and Kenneth Kendall - have agreed to spend one week living as though it were their heyday - 1975 - to see if re-living your youth can make you young again. Their country retreat has been lovingly restored to be an authentic 1970s home, but it's not just the house that's had a 70s makeover. The celebrities will be wearing their clothes of the 1970s, they'll be cooking the favourite dishes of the time and their pastimes will include 70s TV, 70s video games and favourite LPs from the decade. Overseeing the experiment will be the BBC's man of science, Dr. Michael Mosley, and Harvard professor Ellen Langer, who conducted the original experiment"--Container
At home with the Braithwaites( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic comedy about a dysfunctional family with more than their share of secrets
Asylum by Sandy Macleod( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The terrifying account of a young doctor who faces the challenging assignment to identify the former director of a British asylum for the criminally insane-- now one of the maddened inmates. The search leads the doctor on a tour of terror, and his interviews with the inmates reveal each of their case histories in flashback-- four horrifying tales of murder and bloodshed"--Container
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The world of Suzie Wong
Alternative Names
Sims, Sylvia 1934-

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