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Born in Leicester, England, UK
Died in Dublin, Ireland  (cancer)
Birth NameSusan Mary Theresa FitzGerald

Mini Bio (1)

Susan began her theatrical career and her long association with the Gate Theatre after she graduated from Trinity College in the 1970s. Since then she has played leading roles in the Gate in plays by Shakespeare, Wilde, Coward, Ibsen, Beckett, Ayckbourn, Williams, Russell, Hampton, Frank McGuinness and Brian Friel, and in adaptations from Dickens and Austen. She played May in Footfalls in the Gate's celebrated Beckett Festival in New York and London, and filmed Footfalls for the Beckett on Film project. Her work for the Abbey Theatre includes Six Characters in Search of an Author, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Hedda Gabler and The Duty Master. More recently at the Gate she appeared as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, as Mrs. Bennett in Pride and Prejudice (Spoleto Festival in Charleston) and Jane Eyre, all directed by Alan Stanford, with Lia Williams in The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, directed by Dominic Cooke and in Martin Crimp's adaptation of The Misanthrope, Pygmalion, directed by Robin LeFevre and in The Constant Wife, directed by Alan Stanford. Susan's film and television work includes numerous appearances as Nora Clancy in Fair City, many one off dramas, the mini-series Rebel Heart (BBC), Bachelor's Walk (Accomplice/RTE), Proof (Subotica/RTE), The Big Bow Wow (RTE), Fintan Connolly's feature The Trouble With Sex. She recently appeared in the role of Angela Gore in Satellites and Meteorites written and directed by Rick Larkin. Radio appearance include Emma Brown, Nights in the Gardens of Spain and Hotel du Lac for RTE. Susan appeared as Stevie in The Goat directed by Michael Barker Caven at the Project Arts Centre for Landmark productions and in Teja Verdes for b*spoke Productions also at the Project Arts Centre and in The Shooting Gallery directed by Jimmy Fay at Andrew's Lane Theatre for Bedrock Theatre Company. Susan appeared in The Secret Garden directed by Michael Barker Caven for Landmark Producitons, The Constant Wife directed by Alan Stanford at the Gate Theatre, in the Beckett Centenary Festival at the Gate and Barbican theaters, in Bones directed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh for Calypso Theatre Company at the Samuel Beckett Centre and as Fionnuala in The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger by Paul Howard directed by Jimmy Fay at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin. Most recent theatre appearances include Brian Friel's recent version of Hedda Gabler directed by Anna Mackmim and Present Laughter directed by Alan Stanford both at the Gate Theatre, Dublin.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jack

Spouse (1)

Michael Colgan (? - 9 September 2013) (her death) (3 children)

Trivia (3)

Lives and works in Dublin.
Niece to Hollywood star Geraldine Fitzgerald.
Cousin of novelist Jennifer Johnston.

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