Posted on 26 June 2012
At an event open to all, the actress will join Dr Tom Cantrell and Dr Christopher Hogg from the University's Department of Theatre, Film and Television for an evening of conversation.
Siân Phillips' screen performances include leading roles in I, Claudius - for which she won a BAFTA and a Royal Television Society award, Crime and Punishment, Dune, and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Her recent stage work includes Calendar Girls, Juliet and Her Romeo and A Little Night Music.
The event is part of a one-day conference on Friday, 6 July, focusing on acting for television and featuring talks by leading academics, actors and actor-trainers.
Dr Cantrell said: "Siân Phillips is one of Britain's best loved actresses whose experience of acting for the small screen spans many decades, from the early conditions of live television transmission to the present day. Her work on major BBC dramas such as I, Claudius and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spysaw her playing leading roles during the 'golden age' of British television.
"Not only will Siân be offering valuable insights into her work as an actor, she will also share more light-hearted reminiscences of her career on both stage and screen."
Tickets for 'In Conversation with Siân Phillips', on Friday, 6 July at 6pm, in the University's Department of Theatre, Film and Television, are £5 and are available from the University of York's online store at https://store.york.ac.uk or on the door.
Anyone wishing to attend the full day conference on acting for television can book at www.york.ac.uk/tftv/news-events/events/2012/playing-the-small-screen/. Tickets cost £30 (£15 for students), which includes lunch and the evening event. For further information contact Dr Tom Cantrell at email@example.com.