One of Wales’ leading stage and screen actresses and long term resident of Spitalfields – Sian Phillips has been made a dame in the New Year honours list.
Dame Sian, 82, made her West End debut in 1957 and her roles for TV have included Livia in the BBC drama I Claudius.
She said she was “completely overwhelmed” by the recognition.
We’re very proud to call her our neighbour!