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Susannah York (1939–2011)

The lovely Susannah York, a gamin, blue-eyed, cropped blonde British actress, displayed a certain crossover star quality when she dared upon the Hollywood scene in the early 1960s. A purposefully intriguing, enigmatic and noticeably uninhibited talent, she was born Susannah Yolande Fletcher on January 9, 1939 in Chelsea, London, but raised in a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 2010 Doctors (TV Series)
Lorna Robson
- Gibberish (2010) ... Lorna Robson
 2010 Missing (TV Series)
Marjorie Claye
- Episode #2.9 (2010) ... Marjorie Claye
 2008 Franklyn
 2007 Maude (Short)
 2006 The Stoning
Jean Fielding
 2006 The Gigolos
Tessa Harrington
 2005/I Prick (Short)
 2004 Casualty (TV Series)
Helen Grant
 2003 Visitors
Carolyn Perry
 2002/II Highway
 2002 The Book of Eve
 2000 Jean (Short)
 1997/I Loop
 1997 So This Is Romance?
Mike's Mum
 1997 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
- A Dark Blue Perfume (1997) ... Liz
 1993 Piccolo grande amore
Queen Christina
 1993 The Higher Mortals
Miss Thorogood
 1991-1992 Trainer (TV Series)
Rachel Ware
- Episode #2.10 (1992) ... Rachel Ware
- Episode #2.9 (1992) ... Rachel Ware
- Episode #2.8 (1992) ... Rachel Ware
- Episode #2.7 (1992) ... Rachel Ware
- Episode #2.6 (1992) ... Rachel Ware
 1992/I Illusions (TV Movie)
Dr. Sinclair
 1990 Fate
 1990 Boon (TV Series)
Lady Tessa Bolton
- Daddy's Girl (1990) ... Lady Tessa Bolton
 1990 Screen Two (TV Series)
Amy Wallace
- The Man from the Pru (1990) ... Amy Wallace
 1989 Quattro piccole donne (TV Series)
 1989 A Handful of Time
Susanne Walker
 1989 The Ray Bradbury Theatre (TV Series)
- The Haunting of the New (1989) ... Nora
 1989 After the War (TV Mini-Series)
Irene Jameson
- Yesterday and Tomorrow (1989) ... Irene Jameson
- Partners (1989) ... Irene Jameson
 1989 Melancholia
Catherine Lanham Franck
 1989 Timewatch (TV Series documentary)
- Light in the Dark (1989) ... Narrator (voice)
 1988 Diamond's Edge
Lauren Bacardi
 1988 A Summer Story
Mrs. Narracombe
 1987 Barbablù, Barbablù
 1987 Mio in the Land of Faraway
The Weaver Woman
 1987 Tomorrow's a Killer
 1986 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
My Lady
- Episode #12.2 (1986) ... My Lady
 1985 Daemon (TV Movie)
 1985 Star Quality (TV Movie)
Lorraine Barry
 1984 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Mrs. Cratchit
 1983 Nelly's Version (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1982 Alicja
 1981 Late Flowering Love (Short) (segments "Invasion Exercise on the Poultry Farm" and "A Subaltern's Love-Song")
 1981 Loophole
Dinah Booker
 1981 Second Chance (TV Series)
Kate Hurst
- April II (1981) ... Kate Hurst
 1980 Superman II
 1979 The Golden Gate Murders (TV Movie)
Sister Benecia
 1978 Superman
 1978 Long Shot
An Actress
 1978 A Month in the Country (TV Movie)
 1975 Conduct Unbecoming
Mrs. Marjorie Scarlett
 1975 That Lucky Touch
Julia Richardson
 1975 The Maids
 1974 Fallen Angels (TV Movie)
Julia Sterroll
 1973 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Countess Josephine
- La Grande Breteche (1973) ... Countess Josephine
 1959-1972 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Tekla / Mandy Hope / Cecily Cardew / ...
- The Creditors (1972) ... Tekla
- I Took My Little World Away (1965) ... Mandy Hope
- Duel for Love (1961)
- The Rebel and the Soldier (1959) ... Kathleen
 1972 Images
 1972 X, Y and Zee
 1970 Jane Eyre (TV Movie)
Jane Eyre
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
 1969 Lock Up Your Daughters!
 1968 Duffy
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Photographer (1968) ... Grace
 1968 Sebastian
Rebecca Howard
 1966-1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Bronwen / Jane
- The Winner (1967) ... Bronwen
- Kiss on a Grass Green Pillow (1966) ... Jane
 1966 Kaleidoscope
Angel McGinnis
 1965 Scruggs
 1964 Scene Nun, Take One (Short)
The Actress
 1964 The 7th Dawn
Candace Trumpey
 1962 The Slaughter of St. Teresa's Day (TV Movie)
Thelma Maguire
 1959-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Eva Sinding / Abigail Williams
- Midnight Sun (1961) ... Eva Sinding
 1959-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Martha / Tricia Blake
- The Summer's Pride (1961) ... Martha
- Promenade (1959) ... Tricia Blake
 1960 The Richest Man in the World (TV Movie)
Martine Herrault
 1959 All Aboard (TV Series)
Alice Sheldon, passenger
- Episode dated 4 April 1959 (1959) ... Alice Sheldon, passenger
- Episode dated 21 March 1959 (1959) ... Alice Sheldon, passenger
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Other Works:

She acted in J.P. Dunleavy's play, "A Singular Man", at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Ronald Fraser, Annette Crosbie, Bill Nagy, Thomasine Heiner and Moya O'Sullivan in the cast. See more »

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2 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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Personal Quote:

"The Superman films were just a lot of fun. One didn't take them very seriously. The draw as far as I was concerned was Marlon Brando, and the people were all very enjoyable to work with. There's not a lot I can say about what went into the performance. I suppose it's good to be seen in a film that is going to be very popular and it's quite flattering to be chosen to play the mother of Superman! ... See more »


Was also a writer of children's books. Her publications include "In Search of Unicorns" (1973) and "Lark's Castle" (1975). See more »

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