She acted in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of William Shakesspeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice," at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Eric Porter, Timothy West, and David Waller in the cast. Clifford Williams was director.
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Dame Janet Suzman
5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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[on 'Nicholas and Alexandra'] The film is entirely too long. What a gargantuan monster to condense into three hours! If I do more movies I'd like to have some fun, look great in tacky things, meeting spy boats in the fog in a trench coat and smoking lots of cigarettes. Like Bette Davis. But nobody seems to make those movies anymore.
She was an active voice against the Extension of University Education Bill while a college student in South Africa. The bill was a means of introducing Apartheid into higher education, and when it was passed in 1959, Suzman decided to leave South Africa for England.
Often plays women of power