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Sian Phillips is snubbed in feud at actors’ charity

ACTING legend Dame Sian Phillips was refused entry to a trustees’ meeting of the Actors’ Benevolent Fund (ABF) as a year-long feud at the charity becomes increasingly toxic. The Charity Commission is currently investigating claims of bullying and harassment at the 140-year-old charity, amid concerns about its governance,...
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Derek Jacobi, Mark Gatiss Return for ‘Good Omens’ Season 2, Siân Phillips Cast

Derek Jacobi will reprise his role as Metatron in “Good Omens” season 2. The “Gladiator” star plays the voice of God in the Amazon Prime Video original series, which is based on the book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Also returning to the series are Mark Gatiss (“Sherlock”), Steve Pemberton (“The League of Gentlemen”), Reece Shearsmith (“Inside No. 9”) and Niamh Walsh (“The English Game”). The show, which is directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Mackinnon and Gaiman act as co-showrunners), has also added “Dune’s” Siân Phillips, Tim Downie (“Outlander”), Pete Firman (“The Magicians”), Andi Osho (“I May Destroy You”), and Alex Norton (“Taggart”). “We...
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Siân Phillips: ‘Marrying Peter O’Toole cost me my independence’

Siân Phillips DBE, 88, is an actress who found fame in 1957 when, while still a student at Rada (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), she was offered three film contracts to work in America. She starred in Broadway and West End plays and performed with Richard Burton and her second husband, Peter O’Toole. For her role in the BBC TV series I, Claudius (1976) she won a Bafta for Best Actress. Today she lives in the Barbican, London.
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