Sybil Thorndike

Actress, Soundtrack

Actress, Soundtrack


This distinguished theatrical tragedienne will be remembered forever if only for the fact George Bernard Shaw wrote his classic "Saint Joan" work specifically for her. Her over six-decade career allowed for a gallery of sterling, masterful portrayals, both classic and contemporary, performing all over the world including Australia, New Zealand, ...
Birth date
1882-10-24
Death date
1976-06-09
Awards
1 win.
Height
5' 4¾" (1.65 m)

Known For


The Prince and the Showgirl
The Prince and the Showgirl
The Queen Dowager (1957)
Stage Fright
Stage Fright
Mrs. Gill (1950)
Dawn
Dawn
Nurse Edith Cavell (1928)
Hindle Wakes
Hindle Wakes
Mrs. Hawthorne (1931)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActressThe Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens
(TV Movie) Elizabeth Ball Dickens
1970
ActressITV Playhouse
(TV Series) The Nurse - The Father (1968) ... The Nurse
1968
ActressNET Playhouse
(TV Series) Marina - Uncle Vanya (1967) ... Marina
1967
ActressArmchair Theatre
(TV Series) Florence Pringle - Don't Utter a Note (1966) ... Florence Pringle
1966
ActressBBC Play of the Month
(TV Series) Mrs. Moore - Passage to India (1965) ... Mrs. Moore
1965
ActressArmchair Mystery Theatre
(TV Series) Mrs. Isabel Manners - Man and Mirror (1965) ... Mrs. Isabel Manners
1965
ActressThe Reluctant Peer
(TV Movie) Molly, the Dowager Countess of Lister
1964
ActressUncle Vanya
Marina, the nurse
1963
ActressThe Big Gamble
'Aunt Cathleen' / Aunt Cathleen (as Dame Sybil Thorndike)
1961
ActressHand in Hand
Lady Caroline
1961
ActressSaturday Playhouse
(TV Series) Sara Champline - A Matter of Age (1960) ... Sara Champline
1960
ActressRiders to the Sea
(TV Short) Maurya
1960
ActressBBC Sunday-Night Theatre
(TV Series) Mrs. Whyte - Waters of the Moon (1959) ... Mrs. Whyte
1959
ActressJet Storm
Emma Morgan (as Dame Sybil Thorndike)
1959
ActressShake Hands with the Devil
Lady Fitzhugh
1959
ActressTheatre Night
(TV Series) Dame Sophia Carrell - Eighty in the Shade (1959) ... Dame Sophia Carrell
1959
ActressAlive and Kicking
Dora
1958
ActressITV Television Playhouse
(TV Series) Blanche Skinner - Before the Party (1958) ... Blanche Skinner
1958
ActressSmiley Gets a Gun
Granny McKinley
1958
ActressThe Prince and the Showgirl
The Queen Dowager
1957
ActressITV Play of the Week
(TV Series) Mrs. Whyte - Waters of the Moon (1956) ... Mrs. Whyte
1956
ActressRheingold Theatre
(TV Series) Catherine / Miss Cicely - Mr. Sampson (1954) ... Catherine (as Dame Sybil Thorndike) - The Heirloom (1954) ... Miss Cicely (as Dame Sybil Thorndike)
1954
ActressYoung and Willing
Mabel Wicks, Millie's friend
1954
ActressMelba
Queen Victoria
1953
ActressThe Lady with a Lamp
Miss Bosanquet
1951
ActressThe Magic Box
Sitter in Bath Studio
1951
ActressGone to Earth
Mrs. Marston
1950
ActressStage Fright
Mrs. Gill
1950
ActressThe Forbidden Street
Mrs. 'The Sow' Mounsey (as Dame Sybil Thorndike)
1949
ActressThe Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Mrs. Squeers
1947
ActressMajor Barbara
The General
1941
ActressSun Up
(TV Movie) Widow Cagle
1939
ActressNine Days a Queen
Ellen
1936
ActressA Gentleman of Paris
Lola Duval
1931
ActressHindle Wakes
Mrs. Hawthorne
1931
ActressTo What Red Hell
Mrs. Fairfield
1929
ActressDawn
Nurse Edith Cavell
1928
ActressSaint Joan
(Short) Joan of Arc
1927
ActressTense Moments from Great Plays
Lady Macbeth / Lady Dedlock / Jane Shore / ...
1922
ActressTense Moments with Great Authors
Nancy (segment "Nancy")
1922
ActressBleak House
(Short) Lady Dedlock
1922
ActressEsmeralda
(Short) Esmeralda
1922
ActressJane Shore
(Short) Jane Shore
1922
ActressMacbeth
(Short) Lady Macbeth
1922/I
ActressThe Lady of the Camellias
(Short) Marguerite Gautier
1922
ActressThe Merchant of Venice
(Short) Portia
1922
ActressThe Scarlet Letter
(Short) Hester Prynne
1922
ActressNancy
(Short) Nancy
1922
ActressMoth and Rust
Mrs Brand
1921
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackAlive and Kicking
(performer: "What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor"" - uncredited)
1958
SoundtrackNine Days a Queen
(performer: "Aftime with Goode Companie" - uncredited)
1936
RoleTitleYear
SelfThis Is Your Life (Highlights from the 1950's and 1960's)
(TV Movie) Self
1991
SelfGreenwich Village
(TV Series) Self
1972
SelfOmnibus
(TV Series documentary) Self - Hail and Farewell-George Moore (1971) ... Self (as Dame Sybil Thorndike)
1971
SelfThe Dick Cavett Show
(TV Series) - Richard Harris/Romy Schneider/Dame Sybil Thorndyke/Luis Miguel Dominguez (1971)
1971
SelfAn Evening with...
(TV Series) Self - Dame Sybil Thorndike and Sir Hugh Casson (1970) ... Self (as Dame Sybil Thorndike)
1970
SelfDee Time
(TV Series) Self - Episode #4.57 (1969) ... Self (as Dame Sybil Thorndike)
1969
SelfJoin Jim Dale
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.5 (1969) ... Self (as Dame Sybil Thorndike)
1969
SelfFrost on Sunday
(TV Series) Self - Frost on the Moon (1969) ... Self
1969
SelfTempo
(TV Series) Medea - The Actor and the Role: Sybil Thorndike (1968) ... Medea
1968
SelfNow and Then
(TV Series documentary short) Self (as Dame Sybil Thorndike)
1967
SelfCall My Bluff
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.6 (1965) ... Self (as Dame Sybil Thorndike)
1965
SelfThat Was the Week That Was
(TV Series) Self - A Tribute to John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1963) ... Self
1963
SelfFarewell to the Vic
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1963
SelfThis Is Your Life
(TV Series documentary) Self - Robert Macintosh (1962) ... Self (as Dame Sybil Thorndike) - Dame Sybil Thorndike (1960) ... Self (as Dame Sybil Thorndike)
1960-1962
SelfFilm Profile
(TV Series) Self - Sybil Thorndike (1962) ... Self - Michael Balcon (1961) ... Self (voice)
1961-1962
SelfThe Jack Paar Tonight Show
(TV Series) Self / Dame Sybil Thorndike - Episode #4.103 (1961) ... Self / Dame Sybil Thorndike
1961
SelfThe Curtain Goes Up
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1958
SelfThis Is Show Business
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.1 (1953) ... Self (as Dame Sybil Thorndike)
1953
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageMy Week with Marilyn: The Untold Story of an American Icon
(Video documentary short) Self
2011
Archive footageTime to Remember
(TV Series documentary) Self - Stage and Screen (2010) ... Self
2010
Archive footageThe Prince, the Showgirl and Me
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2004
Archive footageThe Scottish Play
Lady Macbeth
2001
Archive footageThe Rock 'n' Roll Years
(TV Series) Self - 1962 (1985) ... Self (as Dame Sybil Thorndike)
1985
Archive footageOmnibus
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Old Vic (1983) ... Self
1983
Archive footageVan Kerslig tot Kollig
(TV Series documentary) Self(1982) (uncredited)
1982
Archive footageC.E.M.A.
(Short) Self
1942