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Syms, Sylvia 1934-

Works: 104 works in 269 publications in 2 languages and 6,617 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Fiction  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery television programs  Action and adventure films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Actor, Costume designer, Author
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Most widely held works about Sylvia Syms
Most widely held works by Sylvia Syms
The Queen by John Brack( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 2,693 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? by David Heyman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 881 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 )

28 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 484 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 )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 422 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 421 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 )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 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
Original sin( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book publishing has always been a competitive business. At Peverell Press, it's becoming cutthroat
The jury by Granada Television( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 185 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
The quare fellow( Visual )

10 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and held by 150 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
Expresso bongo( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 102 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
The Ruth Rendell mysteries by Ruth Rendell( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The orchard walls: "During World War II a London teenager, Jenny, is sent to spend the summer in the countryside where she will be safe. Staying with relatives she has not seen since she was a young child is initially daunting, but they are basically a kind family and they treat her well. One of her uncles is serving in North Africa and his very pretty wife is clearly unhappy. As events unfold, Jenny learns that she is having an affair. Jenny herself is at a age where romance is important and she develops a crush on a recuperating RAF pilot. As these complex relationships develop, tragedy ensues."--IMDB
The Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate, moving portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Tony Blair following the untimely death of Princess Diana. The Queen's restrained reaction causes a public relations debacle that Prime Minister Blair must defuse. The two struggle to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the publics demand for an open display of mourning
Doctor Who( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 60 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."
Catherine Cookson's The glass virgin( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1859 and Annabella Lagrange in 10 years old. Living a life of luxury, she is blissfully unaware that her father is a spendthrift and a womanizer. His debts are threatening to ruin the wealthy family into which he married
A chorus of disapproval by Michael Winner( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 40 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."
Ferry to Hong Kong = Gang Ao lun du by Lewis Gilbert( Visual )

6 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in English and held by 32 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 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 32 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 )

14 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1942 Libyan war zone, a British ambulance officer escapes the siege in Tobruk and tries desperately to get his passengers to safety in Alexandria, where he dreams he will have the luxury of an "ice-cold" glass of beer. Despite saving the passengers from the Germans, something is not quite right with one of them as he begins to undermine the group's stamina using psychological tactics
The fiction-makers( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 26 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
Murder on the Orient Express : a Hercule Poirot mystery by Agatha Christie( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercule Poirot must solve the mystery of the murder on the train from Istanbul to Paris
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Alternative Names
Sims, Sylvia 1934-

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