Dame Sybil Thorndike CH DBE
(1882-1976)

Died aged c. 94

Dame Agnes Sybil Thorndike CH DBE (24 October 1882 – 9 June 1976) was an English actress who toured internationally in Shakespearean productions, often appearing with her husband Lewis Casson. Bernard Shaw wrote Saint Joan specially for her, and she starred in it with great success. She was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1931, and Companion of Honour in 1970.

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Dame Sybil Thorndyke 1882-1976 actress lived here 1921-1932

6 Carlyle Square, Kensington and Chelsea, SW3, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1921-1932)

The Thorndike Theatre was designed by Roderick Ham and named after the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike. It was opened in 1969 by Princess Margaret. Formerly the site of the Crescent Cinema, the Thorndike replaced the old repertory theatre at No. 27 High Street, whcih itself had also previously been a cinema. The theatre was reopened as The Leatherhead Theatre in April 2001 and had been staging productions ever since.

Church Street, Leatherhead, United Kingdom where they was