Janet Suzman


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This alert and classy actress seemed poised for Hollywood stardom in the early 1970s. Although it wasn't meant to be, Janet Suzman has remained one of the more respected classical stage players of her time. Born in 1939, she was raised in a staunchly liberal household in South Africa at a time when the country was moving toward the formal racial ... See full bio »

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 2021 The Curse of Minerva (Short)
Therapist
 2020 The Crown (TV Series)
Literary Agent
- 48:1 (2020) ... Literary Agent
 2014/IV The Lake (Short) (voice)
 2013/I Felix
Mrs. Cartwright
 2012 Moominland Tales: The Life of Tove Jansson (TV Movie)
Readings
 2012 Labyrinth (TV Mini Series)
Esclarmonde
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Esclarmonde
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Esclarmonde
 2012 Sinbad (TV Series)
Grandmother / Safia
- The Siren (2012) ... Grandmother
- Homecoming (2012) ... Grandmother
- Queen of the Water-Thieves (2012) ... Safia
- Pilot (2012) ... Safia
 2011-2012 Tinga Tinga Tales (TV Series)
Ostrich
- Why Cricket Chirrups (2012) ... Ostrich (voice)
- Why Cheetah Has Tears (2011) ... Ostrich (voice)
- Why Meerkat Is Always on the Lookout (2011) ... Ostrich (voice)
- Why Mole Lives Underground (2011) ... Ostrich (voice)
- Why Eagle Rules the Skies (2011) ... Ostrich (voice)
 2010 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Lady Matilda William
- The Sword of Guillaume (2010) ... Lady Matilda William
 2008 The Color of Magic (TV Mini Series)
Ninereeds
- Part 2: The Light Fantastic (2008) ... Ninereeds
 2006-2007 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
Winifred Morgan QC
- Sins of the Father: Part 2 (2007) ... Winifred Morgan QC
- Sins of the Father: Part 1 (2006) ... Winifred Morgan QC
 2005 Hiroshima (TV Movie documentary)
Kinuko Doi (voice)
 2002 A Fairy Story (Short)
 2002/I Max
Max's Mother
 1997 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Cecily Branksome
- Front Seat (1997) ... Cecily Branksome
 1994 Hildegard of Bingen (TV Movie documentary)
Marchioness
 1993 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Dr. Claire Brewster
- Deadly Slumber (1993) ... Dr. Claire Brewster
 1992 The Secret Agent (TV Mini Series)
Margaret, Duchess of Chester
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Margaret, Duchess of Chester
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Margaret, Duchess of Chester
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Margaret, Duchess of Chester
 1992 Leon the Pig Farmer
Judith Geller
 1992 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Taking the Credit (1992) ... Narrator
 1990 Nuns on the Run
Sister Superior
 1989 Revolutionary Witness: The Preacher (TV Short)
Theroign de Mericourt (segment "The Woman")
 1989 4 Play (TV Series)
Judith (segment "Not As Bad As They Seem")
- Nobody Here But Us Chickens (1989) ... Judith (segment "Not As Bad As They Seem")
 1989 A Dry White Season
Susan
 1988 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Frosine
- The Miser (1988) ... Frosine
 1986 The Singing Detective (TV Mini Series)
Nicola
- Who Done It (1986) ... Nicola
- Pitter Patter (1986) ... Nicola
- Clues (1986) ... Nicola
- Lovely Days (1986) ... Nicola
- Heat (1986) ... Nicola
 1986 Masterpiece Theatre: Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy (TV Mini Series)
Lady Edwina Mountbatten
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Lady Edwina Mountbatten
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Lady Edwina Mountbatten
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Lady Edwina Mountbatten
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Lady Edwina Mountbatten
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Lady Edwina Mountbatten
 1985 Time for Murder (TV Series)
Avon Eve
- Bright Smiler (1985) ... Avon Eve
 1984 The Midsummer Marriage (TV Movie)
Sosostris
 1984 The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Movie)
Eleanor of Aquitaine
 1983 And the Ship Sails On
Edmea Tetua
 1982 Praise (TV Movie)
Adelaide Graham
 1982 The Draughtsman's Contract
Virginia Herbert / Mrs Herbert
 1981 Priest of Love
Frieda Lawrence
 1980 Escape (TV Series)
Wendy Woods
- Banned (1980) ... Wendy Woods
 1980 The Greeks: A Journey in Space and Time (TV Series)
Clytaemnestra
- Heroes and Men (1980) ... Clytaemnestra
- The Classical Age (1980) ... Clytaemnestra
- The Greek Beginning (1980) ... Clytaemnestra
 1980 Nijinsky
Emilia Marcus
 1979 The House on Garibaldi Street (TV Movie)
Hedda
 1976 Voyage of the Damned
Leni Strauss
 1976 Clayhanger (TV Series)
Hilda Lessways / Hilda Clayhanger
- The Discovery (1976) ... Hilda Clayhanger
- Death and Dreams (1976) ... Hilda Clayhanger
- Fall from Glory (1976) ... Hilda Clayhanger
- Prisoners (1976) ... Hilda Clayhanger
- Dartmoor (1976) ... Hilda Clayhanger
 1974 2nd House (TV Series)
Actress in Hello and Goodbye
- Athol Fugard (1974) ... Actress in Hello and Goodbye
 1974 Miss Nightingale (TV Movie)
Miss Nightingale
 1974 Antony and Cleopatra (TV Movie)
Cleopatra
 1974 The Black Windmill
Alex Tarrant
 1974 Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
Viola
 1968-1972 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Hedda Gabler / Lady Macbeth / Masha / ...
- Hedda Gabler (1972) ... Hedda Gabler
- Macbeth (1970) ... Lady Macbeth
- The Three Sisters (1970) ... Masha
- St. Joan (1968) ... Joan of Arc
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra
Alexandra
 1970 Solo (TV Series)
Charlotte Brontë
- Janet Suzman as Charlotte Brontë (1970) ... Charlotte Brontë
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Edith Swan-Neck / Mary
- The Family Reunion (1966) ... Mary
- Conquest: The Leopard and the Dragon (1966) ... Edith Swan-Neck
- Conquest: The Encounter (1966) ... Edith Swan-Neck
 1966 Conflict (TV Series)
Joan of Arc
- Saint Joan (1966) ... Joan of Arc
 1966 Lord Raingo (TV Series)
Delphine
- Fear (1966) ... Delphine
- Doubts (1966) ... Delphine
- Power (1966) ... Delphine
- The Offer (1966) ... Delphine
 1965 The Wars of the Roses (TV Mini Series)
Lady Anne / Joan la Pucelle
- The Lord Protector (1965) ... Lady Anne
- The Inheritance (1965) ... Joan la Pucelle
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Luciana, Adriana's sister
- The Comedy of Errors (1964) ... Luciana, Adriana's sister
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Other Works:

He acted in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It," at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Dorothy Tutin, Michael Williams, Roy Kinnear, Ben Kingsley, Patrick Stewart, Alan Howard, Robert Lloyd, John Kane, and Frances De La Tour in the cast. David Jones was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Janet Suzman

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

We do have our exits and our entrances and we are perhaps mere, but I think if one keep a certain joyousness in life which should be in playing, then good for one, but it's slightly more serious than that. But I know what Shakespeare meant; he meant there's a kind of insignificance in our life which he can apply to the world. See more »

Trivia:

Her marriage to stage director was a prolific pairing personally and professionally for many years during the 70s. They later divorced. One son Joshua. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays women of power See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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