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Years active
  
1944–55

Name
  
Sheila Sim


Role
  
Film actress

Siblings
  
Gerald Sim

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Full Name
  
Sheila Beryl Grant Sim

Born
  
5 June 1922 (age 101) (
1922-06-05
)

Title
  
The Rt Hon The Baroness Attenborough

Relatives
  
David Attenborough(brother-in-law)John Attenborough(brother-in-law, deceased)Gerald Sim(brother, deceased)Jane Seymour(former daughter-in-law)

Spouse
  
Richard Attenborough (m. 1945–2014)

Children
  
Michael Attenborough, Charlotte Attenborough, Jane Attenborough

Movies
  
A Canterbury Tale, Pandora and the Flying Du, The Guinea Pig, West of Zanzibar, Dancing with Crime

Similar People
  
Richard Attenborough, Michael Attenborough, Charlotte Attenborough, John Attenborough, David Attenborough

Sheila sim


Sheila Beryl Grant Attenborough, The Lady Attenborough (née Sim; 5 June 1922 – 19 January 2016), known professionally by her maiden name Sheila Sim, was an English film and theatre actress. She was the wife of the actor and director Richard Attenborough.

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Career

Sheila Beryl Grant Sim was born in Liverpool, Lancashire. Sim was mainly active as an actress in the 1940s and 1950s. She appeared in the Powell and Pressburger film, A Canterbury Tale (1944); she acted alongside her husband in the Boulting brothers' The Guinea Pig (1948); and starred opposite Anthony Steel in West of Zanzibar (1954).

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In theatre, she co-starred with her husband, Richard Attenborough, in the first cast of The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, from its London premiere in 1952. Sim played the role of Mollie Ralston.

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After recruitment by Noël Coward, Sim actively served the Actors' Charitable Trust for more than 60 years. She was instrumental in the success of two redevelopments of the actors' care home, Denville Hall, in the 1960s and 2000s, and was a Trustee and Vice-President of the charities.

Sim was a significant benefactor to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), where she originally trained; her husband was RADA's president from 2003 until he died in 2014.

Family

Sim married Richard Attenborough on 22 January 1945 and they had lived in a house on Richmond Green in London from 1956 until 2012, when her husband placed it for sale at £11.5 million.

The couple had three children, Michael (born 13 February 1950), Jane (30 September 1955 – 26 December 2004), and Charlotte (born 29 June 1959). Jane, along with her 15-year-old daughter, Lucy, and her mother-in-law, also named Jane, were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami as it struck their villa on the coast of Thailand on 26 December 2004. Michael and Charlotte are both involved in the dramatic professions: he as a director, she as an actress. Sim's younger brother, Gerald, who died on 11 December 2014, was also an actor.

Richard Attenborough died on 24 August 2014. Sim and Attenborough had been married for 69 years.

Ill health and death

In June 2012, shortly before her 90th birthday, Sim entered the actors' north London retirement home Denville Hall, for which she and her husband had helped raise funds. In July 2012, while her husband Richard had been battling health issues in recent years, it was announced that Sim had been diagnosed with senile dementia.

In March 2013 in the light of his deteriorating health, Richard Attenborough moved into Denville Hall to be with his wife, confirmed by their son Michael. Her younger brother Gerald likewise lived in Denville Hall until his death in December 2014.

Her death was announced on 19 January 2016.

Filmography

Actress
1959
I'm All Right Jack as
Visitor (uncredited)
1955
The Night My Number Came Up as
Mary Campbell
1954
West of Zanzibar as
Mary Payton
1951
The Magic Box as
Nursemaid
1951
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman as
Janet
1949
Dear Mr. Prohack as
Mary Prohack
1948
The Outsider as
Lynne Hartley - The Housemaster's Daughter
1947
Dancing with Crime as
Joy Goodall
1946
The Queen's Husband (TV Movie) as
Princess Anne
1946
Second Chance (TV Movie) as
Sally Pilgrim
1946
The Ringer (TV Movie) as
Mary Lenley
1945
Great Day as
Margaret Ellis
1944
A Canterbury Tale as
Alison Smith
Self
2007
Mousetrapped (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2003
Arena (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- The Many Lives of Richard Attenborough (2003) - Self
1997
Diana: The Nation's Farewell (TV Special) as
Self
1983
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1983 (TV Special) as
Self
1968
Royal Film Performance 1968: "Romeo and Juliet" by Franco Zeffirelli. London as
Self
1960
This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Richard Attenborough (1962) - Self
- John Mills (1960) - Self
1957
Rich and Rich (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #1.12 (1957) - Self - Guest
1948
Dressing Up (TV Movie) as
Self
Archive Footage
1981
Arena (TV Series documentary) as
Alison Smith
- A Pretty British Affair (1981) - Alison Smith (uncredited)

References

Sheila Sim Wikipedia


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