Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sheila Sim, 1922-2016

The death has been announced of actress Sheila Sim at the age of 93. Technically, her real name was Sheila Beryl Grant Attenborough, The Lady Attenborough; she was the widow of actor Richard Attenborough having been married to him for nearly 70 years and, since he was knighted, she became a Lady. But she used the name Sheila Sim when she worked.

She didn't make too many movies, just a handful in the 1940s and 1950s. Of those, the one I would really recommend highly is her playing the female lead in Michael Powell's A Canterbury Tale.

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