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Noun1.Dame Sybil Thorndike - English actress (1882-1976)
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2 Minor Canon Row which was also the childhood home of Shakespearean actress Sybil Thorndike, is on the market for PS1.
The older characters are filled out by some giants of the 20th century English stage, including Max Adrian, Lewis Casson, and Casson's wife, the magnificent Dame Sybil Thorndike as the Nurse.
While fellow cast including Dame Sybil Thorndike looked on, the director and his leading lady clashed, and Clark, just 23 at the time and fresh out of Oxford, became a go-between, winning the trust of the emotionally fragile starlet.
Williams is astonishing and is bound to receive her third Oscar nomination, while Dench amuses as kind actress Dame Sybil Thorndike and Branagh relishes hamming it up as Larry, delivering lines like: "Trying to teach Marilyn to act is like trying to teach Urdu to a badger.
While fellow cast including Dame Sybil Thorndike looked on, the director and his leading lady clashed, and Clark, just 23 at the time and fresh out of university, became a go-between, winning the trust of the emotionally fragile starlet.
While fellow cast members, including Dame Sybil Thorndike, looked on, the director and his leading lady clashed, and Clark, just 23 at the time and fresh out of Oxford, became a go-between, winning the trust of the emotionally fragile starlet.
Adding to the tensions were the presence on the set of Olivier's wife, Vivien Leigh (Julia Ormond), who had created Monroe's role on the London stage, and the presence in the cast of the imperious Dame Sybil Thorndike (Judi Dench).
She plays another famous Dame, actress Sybil Thorndike, in a story focusing on the tension between Monroe and screen legend Laurence Olivier while making The Prince And The Showgirl.
Hodges' script deliberately contrasts the hidebound aristocracy of the British stage with the natural, untutored spontaneity of Hollywood; at one point, Sybil Thorndike (Judi Dench) reminds Branagh's Olivier that, unlike them, Monroe knows how to act for the camera.
Marilyn is being played by Michelle Williams, Clark by Eddie Redmayne, Olivier by Kenneth Branagh, and Sybil Thorndike by Judi Dench.
The great cast also included Cyril Cusack, Sybil Thorndike and George Cole.