Joan Sydney Dies: Joan Sydney King was an English-Australian actress born in September 1936 and died on December 28, 2022. She was best known for her roles in soap operas and serials, but she also worked in theatre.
Sydney King was the older sister of stage and film actress Maggie King, with whom she often shared the stage. Sydney began her career in the theatre in her hometown. She then moved to TV, where her most famous roles were in soap operas like A Country Practice as Maggie Sloane.
Sydney also played bartender Mary Patchett on E Street in 1990, and she played Valda Sheergold on Neighbours from 2002 until 2007 and 2008, when she became a regular cast member.
Neighbors And A Country Practice Actor Joan Sydney Dies Aged 83!
Joan Sydney, who was in shows like “Neighbours” and “A Country Practice,” died at 83. The English-Australian actor died on December 28 at her home in Sydney. She had been told she had Alzheimer’s disease. Sally-Anne Upton, who has known her for a long time and is also an actor, posted on social media on Friday to confirm the news.
Sydney won a Logie in 1989 for her role as Margaret “Maggie” Sloane, the matron, on A County Practice. She played Maggie Sloane for most of the 1980s. At the beginning of the 2000s, she became a regular on Neighbours. She played Valda Shergold.
She was a guest star on Mother and Son and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, both on Australian TV. Sydney’s acting career began when she graduated from the Oldham Repertory Theatre in Manchester. At 19, she made her film debut in When We Are Married.
She moved from the UK to Australia in 1965. When she first arrived, she lived in Perth but later moved to Sydney. She became well-known for her role on A Country Practice, which she played again in 1993, four years after the Seven Network canceled the show and the rival Ten Network brought it back.
A Country Practice And Neighbours Star Joan Sydney Dies At 83.
The performer from England and Australia, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, passed away on December 28 at her home in Sydney. Sally-Anne Upton, a fellow actor and her longtime friendhttps://t.co/seEVCuwcXj pic.twitter.com/bwZr2cTW66
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Upton first met Sydney at a fundraiser in the 1990s. She paid tribute to her friend on social media, writing, “Thank you for all you have taught me, love, friendship, and many shared memories that will be treasured forever.” Shane Withington, who also stars in “A Country Practice,” wrote on Twitter, “This is terrible news.
It’s never as easy as it looks to be funny, but this woman made it look easy. I loved her.” Maggie King, Sydney’s younger sister and a fellow actress with whom she often worked died two years ago. Sydney’s daughter and two sons will carry on after she’s gone.
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