Buggery, bribery and a committee: the story
The Conversation UKBuggery, bribery and a committee: the story of how gay sex was decriminalised in BritainThe Conversation UKIn the meantime, the 1961 film Victim, starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Syms would depict – in a bold cinematic intervention – the very extortion of gay men that Wolfenden had been set up in part to tackle. The reforming Labour home secretary, Roy ...
Posted on 23 July 2017 | 9:04 pm
Choix TV : La « Queen » dans tous ses
Le MondeChoix TV : La « Queen » dans tous ses étatsLe MondeThe Queen, de Stephen Frears avec Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Sylvia Syms, Alex Jennings (GB-EU, 2006, 98 min). The Queen, de Volker Schmidt-Sondermann et Ulrike Grunewald (All., 2016, 90 min). Il était une fois… « The Queen » ...and more »
Posted on 23 July 2017 | 8:47 am
Victim review - timely re-release for attack
The Arts DeskVictim review - timely re-release for attack on homophobiaThe Arts DeskHe lives peaceably, however, with his wife Laura (Sylvia Syms), having confessed to her before they married that in his past he had chastely loved a fellow Cambridge undergraduate who subsequently committed suicide. Mel and Laura kiss passionately at ...and more »
Posted on 23 July 2017 | 1:57 am
The Queen - Moustique
MoustiqueThe QueenMoustiqueAvec : Helen McCrory (Cherie Blair), Laurence Burg (la princesse Diana), Roger Allam (sir Robin Janvrin), Sylvia Syms (la reine-mère), Alex Jennings (le prince Charles), James Cromwell (le prince Philip), Michael Sheen (Tony Blair), Helen Mirren ...
Posted on 20 July 2017 | 6:23 pm
Dirk Bogarde: why 'the idol of the Odeons'
The GuardianDirk Bogarde: why 'the idol of the Odeons' risked everything for artThe GuardianI couldn't go through that again,” a barber tells Dirk Bogarde, explaining why he'd rather pay his blackmailers than go to the police. Bogarde's character also has much to lose, as a lawyer with prospects: wealth and an adoring wife (Sylvia Syms ...
Posted on 17 July 2017 | 2:01 am
Today in Rock: December 2
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1917 and 2013. On this day in 1917 future singer Sylvia Syms is born in Brooklyn, New York. On this day in 1957 Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" hits number one for the first of three weeks.
Posted on 1 December 2014 | 4:15 pm
Why It's Not So Unreasonable to Spell
The spelling was also widely used in Britain ... A 1960 satire with Laurence Harvey and Sylvia Syms, Expresso Bongo, is described this way on IMDB: "Johnny Jackson [Laurence Harvey], a sleazy talent agent, discovers teenager Bert Rudge [Cliff Richard ...
Posted on 18 August 2014 | 3:26 am
Whatever happened to… Ice Cold In Alex
But Ice Cold In Alex (1958) is the film I’m always asked about – probably ... They’re a great tonic for me because they take me out of myself. They keep me going.” Sylvia Syms OBE is supporting Age UK and its Love Later Life vision, encouraging ...
Posted on 18 July 2014 | 5:05 pm
Cara Delevingne is to finally make her way into television acting after landing her first major role in an upcoming Sky Arts drama, penned by Tim Firth ('Calendar Girls,' 'Kinky Boots'). The brand new television series will air this year with the 21 year ...
Posted on 4 March 2014 | 8:00 am
Cara Delevingne To Make TV Acting Debut
The 21-year-old model will play a woman whose fiancé is serving in Afghanistan, while veteran actress Sylvia Syms has been cast as Cara’s great grandmother. Cara will be able to pick up more than a few tips from TV veteran Sylvia, who has been appearing ...
Posted on 4 March 2014 | 12:36 am