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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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Known For

The Forsyte Saga
The Forsyte Saga Fleur Mont née Forsyte
(1967)
Monarch of the Glen
Monarch of the Glen Molly MacDonald
(2000-2005)
The First Churchills
The First Churchills Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough / Sarah Churchill / Sarah Jennings
(1969)
Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair Becky Sharp
(1967)

Filmography

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 2017 Another Mother's Son
Elena
 2017 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Delphi Hartley
- Red in Tooth & Claw (2017) ... Delphi Hartley
 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
 2000-2005 Monarch of the Glen (TV Series)
Molly MacDonald
- Episode #7.6 (2005) ... Molly MacDonald
- Episode #7.5 (2005) ... Molly MacDonald
- Episode #7.4 (2005) ... Molly MacDonald
- Episode #7.3 (2005) ... Molly MacDonald
- Episode #7.2 (2005) ... Molly MacDonald
 2003 Sparkling Cyanide (TV Movie)
Lucilla Drake
 2001 Eve Buckingham (Short)
 1999 Nancherrow (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Catto
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Miss Catto
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Miss Catto
 1998 Coming Home (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Catto
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... 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
 1982 The Barchester Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
La Signora Madeline Vesey Neroni
- Part 7 (1982) ... La Signora Madeline Vesey Neroni
- Part 6 (1982) ... La Signora Madeline Vesey Neroni
- Part 5 (1982) ... La Signora Madeline Vesey Neroni
- Part 4 (1982) ... La Signora Madeline Vesey Neroni
- Part 3 (1982) ... La Signora Madeline Vesey Neroni
 1981 Dick Turpin (TV Series)
Lady Melford
- Dick Turpin's Greatest Adventure: Part 5 (1981) ... Lady Melford
 1977 Bang!
Cilla Brown
 1976 The Story of David (TV Movie)
Michal
 1975 Thriller (TV Series)
Sally
- Cry Terror (1975) ... Sally
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Mini-Series)
Glencora / Lady Glencora M'Cluskie
- Part Twenty-six (1974) ... Glencora
- Part Twenty-five (1974) ... Glencora
- Part Twenty-four (1974) ... Glencora
- Part Twenty-three (1974) ... Glencora
- Part Twenty-two (1974) ... Glencora
 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
 1972 Living Free
Joy Adamson
 1971 Malpertuis
Nancy / Euryale / Alice / ...
 1970 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
Agnes Wickfield
 1969 The First Churchills (TV Mini-Series)
Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough / Sarah Churchill / Sarah Jennings
- Not Without Honour (1969) ... Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
- Breaking the Circle (1969) ... Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
- A Famous Victory (1969) ... Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
- Reconciliation (1969) ... Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
- The Queen Commands (1969) ... Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
 1969 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Mabel Chiltern
- An Ideal Husband (1969) ... Mabel Chiltern
 1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Isabella
- The Lady Is a Liar (1968) ... Isabella
 1967 Vanity Fair (TV Mini-Series)
Becky Sharp
- Vanitas Vanitatum (1967) ... Becky Sharp
- The Wicked Nobleman (1967) ... Becky Sharp
- The Celebrated Battle Scene (1967) ... Becky Sharp
- The Dragoon (1967) ... Becky Sharp
- The Famous Little Becky Puppet (1967) ... Becky Sharp
 1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Smoker 2
- The £50,000 Breakfast (1967) ... Smoker 2 (uncredited)
 1967 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- Tales of Mr. Pengachoosa: The Seasons (1967) ... Storyteller
- Tales of Mr. Pengachoosa: The Wind Birds (1967) ... Storyteller
- Tales of Mr. Pengachoosa: The Mermaid (1967) ... Storyteller
- Tales of Mr. Pengachoosa: The Snow House (1967) ... Storyteller
 1967 The Forsyte Saga (TV Series)
Fleur Mont née Forsyte
- Swan Song (1967) ... Fleur Mont née Forsyte
- Portrait of Fleur (1967) ... Fleur Mont née Forsyte
- Afternoon at Ascot (1967) ... Fleur Mont née Forsyte
- Strike (1967) ... Fleur Mont née Forsyte
- The Silver Spoon (1967) ... Fleur Mont née Forsyte
 1967 The Violent Enemy
Hannah Costello
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Alix Frame
- A Time to Be Born (1967) ... Alix Frame
 1966 The Trygon Factor
Trudy Emberday
 1966 The Fighting Prince of Donegal
Kathleen McSweeney
 1966 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Althea Hall
- Rendezvous with Yesterday (1966) ... Althea Hall
 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
 1964 Night Must Fall
Olivia Greyne
 1963 The Three Lives of Thomasina
Lori MacGregor
 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 The Andromeda Breakthrough (TV Series)
Andromeda
- The Roman Peace (1962) ... Andromeda
- Hurricane (1962) ... Andromeda
- Storm Centres (1962) ... Andromeda
- Azaran Forecast (1962) ... Andromeda
- Gale Warning (1962) ... Andromeda
 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 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Ensemble
- Expresso Bongo (1958) ... Ensemble
 1947 The Woman in the Hall
Young Jay
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in J.P. Dunleavy's play, "Fairy Tales of New York", at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Barry Foster, Robert Ayres and Harry Towb in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 47 Interviews | 27 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:

[After "drying onstage in "Black Chiffon"]: It was as though my memory had run away on a ticker tape. I knew I was on stage and I knew I was playing a character called Mrs Christie who was talking to a Dr Hawkins - but that was all. It was the last scene in the play and I just said: 'I'm sorry doctor, I'm so upset you must excuse me,' and walked into the wings. The prompter told me what I had to ... See more »

Trivia:

Her daughter, Victoria Granier-Deferre, died in infancy. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Taurus

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