Search the Collection

Sheila Sim

(1922-2016), Actress; wife of Sir Richard Attenborough

Sheila (née Sim), Lady Attenborough

Sitter in 6 portraits
Film and theatre actress, Sheila Sim trained at RADA. Her key films during the 1940s included A Canterbury Tale (1944) and The Guinea Pig (1948), in which she starred opposite her husband Richard Attenborough. They also co-starred on stage in the first London production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap (1952). At the invitation of Noel Coward, Sim worked for the Actor's Charitable Trust, which she supported for more than sixty years. She also appeared with Ava Gardner in Albert Letwin's Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951).

1 Like voting
is closed

Thanks for Liking

Please Like other favourites!
If they inspire you please support our work.

Make a donation Close


Comments back to top

We are currently unable to accept new comments, but any past comments are available to read below.

If you need information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service . Please note that we cannot provide valuations. You can buy a print or greeting card of most illustrated portraits. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button. Prices start at around £6 for unframed prints, £16 for framed prints. If you wish to license an image, select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Use this image button, or contact our Rights and Images service. We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.