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Susan Hampshire

Susan Hampshire, the English actress who has won three Emmy Awards, was born in Kensington, London on May 12, 1937. Her original ambition was to be a nurse, but she could not pass her O-Level exam in Latin. (She found out when she was 30 years old that she was dyslexic, and her work on dyslexia subsequently brought her the Officer of the British ... See full bio »
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 2011-2013 Casualty (TV Series)
Sylvia Black / Caitlin Northwick
- There's No Place Like Home (2013) ... Sylvia Black
- No Goodbyes (2011) ... Caitlin Northwick
 2009 The Royal (TV Series)
Elizabeth Middleditch
- Any Old Iron (2009) ... Elizabeth Middleditch
- Busman's Holiday (2009) ... Elizabeth Middleditch
 2003 Sparkling Cyanide (TV Movie)
Lucilla Drake
 2001 Eve Buckingham (Short)
 1999 Nancherrow (TV Movie)
Miss Catto
 1998 Coming Home (TV Movie)
Miss Catto
 1997-1998 The Grand (TV Series)
Esme Harkness
- Episode #2.10 (1998) ... Esme Harkness
- Episode #2.9 (1998) ... Esme Harkness
- Episode #2.8 (1998) ... Esme Harkness
- Episode #2.7 (1998) ... Esme Harkness
- Episode #2.6 (1998) ... Esme Harkness
 1992 Don't Tell Father (TV Series)
Natasha Bancroft
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Natasha Bancroft
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Natasha Bancroft
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Natasha Bancroft
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Natasha Bancroft
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Natasha Bancroft
 1984-1985 Leaving (TV Series)
Martha Ford
- Episode #2.6 (1985) ... Martha Ford
- Episode #2.5 (1985) ... Martha Ford
- Episode #2.4 (1985) ... Martha Ford
- Episode #2.3 (1985) ... Martha Ford
- Episode #2.2 (1985) ... Martha Ford
 1981 Dick Turpin (TV Series)
Lady Melford
- Dick Turpin's Greatest Adventure: Part 5 (1981) ... Lady Melford
 1977 Bang!
Cilla Brown
 1976 Thriller (TV Series)
Sally
- Cry Terror (1976) ... Sally
 1976 The Story of David (TV Movie)
Michal
 1973 The Lonely Woman
Elaine
 1973 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie)
Isabel
 1973 Le fils
L'Américaine (uncredited)
 1973 Baffled! (TV Movie)
Michele Brent
 1972 The Exorcism of Hugh
Anna Robinson
 1972 A Time for Loving
Patricia Robinson
 1971 Malpertuis
Nancy / Euryale / Alice / ...
 1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Isabella
- The Lady Is a Liar (1968) ... Isabella
 1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Smoker 2
- The £50,000 Breakfast (1967) ... Smoker 2 (uncredited)
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Alix Frame
- A Time to Be Born (1967) ... Alix Frame
 1967 The Violent Enemy
Hannah Costello
 1966 The Trygon Factor
Trudy Emberday
 1966 The Fighting Prince of Donegal
Kathleen McSweeney
 1966 Paris au mois d'août
Patricia Seagrave
 1965 Court Martial (TV Series)
Evelyn Tarrant
- Without Spear or Sword (1965) ... Evelyn Tarrant
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Lesley Arden / Lena
- Are You Going to Be More Permanent? (1965) ... Lesley Arden
 1964 A Hard Day's Night
Dancer at Disco (uncredited)
 1964 Swingers' Paradise
Jenny Taylor
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Jenny
- The Improbable Mr. Claybill (1964) ... Jenny
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Delphine / Gloria
- 31 Backyards (1963) ... Delphine
- The Reading Room (1963) ... Gloria
 1962 Katy (TV Series)
Katy Carr
- Episode #1.8 (1962) ... Katy Carr
- Episode #1.7 (1962) ... Katy Carr
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... Katy Carr
- Episode #1.5 (1962) ... Katy Carr
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... Katy Carr
 1962 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Celia
- King of America (1962) ... Celia
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Estelle Heydin
- Appointment at Tara-Bi (1961) ... Estelle Heydin
 1961 The Long Shadow
Gunilla
 1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Gerta Blake
- Man on a Mountain Top (1961) ... Gerta Blake
 1960 Night of Passion
Jean
 1959 Expresso Bongo
Cynthia (uncredited)
 1959 Upstairs and Downstairs
Arriving Passenger 3 (uncredited)
 1959 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Jane
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Jane
 1959 Idol on Parade
Martha
 1958 Expresso Bongo (TV Movie)
Ensemble
 1947 The Woman in the Hall
Young Jay
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Autobiography: "Susan's Story" in which she writes about her battle with dyslexia. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 46 Interviews | 26 Articles | 44 Pictorials | 28 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lady Kulukundis | Susan Hampshire OBE

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[When reading a children's story on the television programme Jackanory (1965)]: I tried to learn the whole book, sitting up night after night, because I had only four days until the recording. Once inside the studio I looked at the teleprompter but I couldn't read it. The more I panicked the less I could see. I pretended to read - but everything was a blur - and when the camera focussed on my ... See more »

Trivia:

December 31, 2000: Announced to Sunday Telegraph that she had joined Exit, the voluntary euthanasia society. See more »

Trademark:

Gorgeous brown eyes, high cheekbones, West End accent, demure manner

Star Sign:

Taurus

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