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Joan Sims

1930 - 2001

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Irene Joan Marion Sims (9 May 1930 – 27 June 2001) was an English actress, best remembered for her roles in the Carry On franchise, appearing in 24 of the films (the most for any actress). On television, she is known for playing Gran in Till Death Us Do Part (1967–1975), Madge Kettlewell in Sykes (1972–1978), an eccentric youth hostel owner in Victoria Wood (1990), Mrs Wembley, the cook with a liking for sherry, in On the Up (1990–1992), and Madge Hardcastle in As Time Goes By (1994–1998). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joan Sims has received more than 2,115,195 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Joan Sims is the 6,943rd most popular actor (down from 6,842nd in 2019), the 4,935th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,814th in 2019) and the 818th most popular British Actor.

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  • 16

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  • 3.57

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Among actors, Joan Sims ranks 6,943 out of 9,996Before her are Kate Burton, Anson Mount, Michael Gaston, Adrienne King, William Boyd, and Zoe Kazan. After her are Shelley Berman, David Denman, Sung Yu-ri, Yeo Jin-goo, Henry Golding, and Athena Chu.

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Among people born in 1930, Joan Sims ranks 511Before her are Earl Hooker, Rolf Harris, Suzanne Morrow Francis, Yuri Krylov, Patricia Jones, and Sándor Csoóri. After her are Lorraine Hansberry, Mike Gravel, Maureen Forrester, Tommy Kono, Wendy Beckett, and Marie Senghor Basse. Among people deceased in 2001, Joan Sims ranks 263Before her are Ruhi Sarıalp, Abraham Beame, Otto Stuppacher, Tatyana Averina, Imogene Coca, and Queen Aishwarya of Nepal. After her are Joyce King, Kamal Ranadive, Billy Higgins, Ken Hughes, Nancye Wynne Bolton, and Cássia Eller.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Joan Sims ranks 4,935 out of 7,765Before her are Val Guest (1911), Brian Jacques (1939), Edward Lhuyd (1660), Sheila Jeffreys (1948), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (1985), and Priti Patel (1972). After her are Alan Cox (1968), Robert James-Collier (1976), Gilbert Thomas Burnett (1800), Darren Shahlavi (1972), Steve-O (1974), and Edwin Montagu (1879).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Joan Sims ranks 818Before her are Rupert Davies (1916), Lynne Frederick (1954), Katie Leung (1987), Gloria Holden (1903), Rik Mayall (1958), and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (1985). After her are Robert James-Collier (1976), Darren Shahlavi (1972), Steve-O (1974), Binnie Barnes (1903), Mel Smith (1952), and Clive Brook (1887).

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