Date of Birth: 09/05/1930
Place of birth: Layndon
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Author: Alexei Bulatov
Irene Joan Marion Sims (Irene Joan Marion Sims) was born on May 9, 1930 in Layndone, Essex (Laindon, Essex), England. Daughter of the chief of the railway station stood right at the train station - in performances, specially designed for people waiting for trains. She decided that this show business will not leave, and soon became a regular participant of amateur performances at the local level.
Her first audition at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1946 ended in failure. But the young Sims are not going to give up - and mastered receipt with the fourth attempt, ending RADA in 1950, at the age of 19 years.
In the movie, Joan made her debut with the role of Beryl (Beryll) in the comedy of Michael Anderson (Michael Anderson) `Will Any Gentleman ...?` George Cole (George Cole) in 1953. After it was followed by another comedy, `Trouble in the shop` ( `Trouble in Store`) Norman Uisdomom (Norman Wisdom), and episodic part in the film by Ralph Thomas (Ralph Thomas) `Doctor in the house` ( `Doctor in the House` ) with Dirk Bogarde (Dirk Bogarde). The latest Sims played repressed sexual nurse named Rigor Mortis (Rigor Mortis in Latin - rigor mortis).
After the huge box-office success of the film `Carry On Sergeant`, which starred Joan, she and director Gerald Thomas (Gerald Thomas) together began to plan their follow-up. Sims was the star of the movie `Keep ... Nurse` ( `Carry On Nurse`) and `Carry On Teacher`, followed by those born comedy `Carry On Constable` and `Carry On Regardless`. So the actress has become a permanent participant of the low-budget comedy in the spirit of `Carry On`, remaining so until the closure of the project in 1978.
Joan continued her work on television. Along with Katharine Hepburn (Katharine Hepburn) and Laurence Olivier (Laurence Olivier), she starred in dramedii `Love among the ruins` ( `Love Among the Ruins`) in 1975 and then won the role of the Grand Prix (Gran) in the comedy series BBC `Till Death Us Do Part`. In addition, Sims starred in four episodes of the sci-fi longevity - in the television series the BBC `Doctor Who `(` Doctor Who `), in a story called` The Trial of a Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet` ( `The Trial of a Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet`). Also, Joan presented herself as Miss Amy Murgatroyd (Amy Murgatroyd) in the television movie `Miss Marple: Announced Kill `(` A Murder Is Announced `) and took part in voicing cartoon` The Princess and the Cobbler` ( `The Princess and the Cobbler`) .
At a later stage of his life Sims struggled with depression. Matters worsened when the two years she has lost and his agent Peter Ida (Peter Eade), and her best friend Hattie Jacques (Hattie Jacques), and his mother. Due to this series of deaths actress began to abuse alcohol. Moreover, in 1999, the year Joan underwent peripheral facial paralysis - Bell`s palsy, and a year later earned a hip fracture. She refused the rehabilitation center, but still decided to take his life under control - and to overcome alcoholism.
Sims took up his autobiography and also took the opportunity to play Betty (Betty) in the TV drama `Last of the blonde-beauties` ( `The Last of the Blonde Bombshells`) 2000, Judi Dench (Judi Dench) and Olympia Dukakis (Olympia Dukakis ).
On June 28, 2001, Joan ten minutes before his death, was holding the hand of his ancient friend, Nora Holland (Norah Holland), who affectionately thought of Hattie Jacques and participation Sims in the films `Carry On`. After the death of the actress was cremated.
`I was always useless at flirting, and just did not know what to do in order to attract my goal in the net ... I always ended up resorting to jokes, but most men do not like women funny. They love shutit`.