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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 »

Known For

Superman
Superman Lara
(1978)
Superman II
(1980)
A Man for All Seasons
(1966)

Filmography

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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
 2009/III The Calling
The Prioress
 2008 Franklyn
Margaret
 2007 Maude (Short)
Maude
 2006 The Stoning
Jean Fielding
 2006 The Gigolos
Tessa Harrington
 2005/I Prick (Short)
Jan
 2004 Casualty (TV Series)
Helen Grant
- Don't Go There (2004) ... Helen Grant
- Breaking Point (2004) ... Helen Grant
 2003 Holby City (TV Series)
Helen Grant
- Understanding (2003) ... Helen Grant
- Accidents Will Happen (2003) ... Helen Grant
- Just Getting By (2003) ... Helen Grant
- Love Nor Money (2003) ... Helen Grant
- A Friend in Need (2003) ... Helen Grant
 2003 Visitors
Carolyn Perry
 2002/II Highway
 2002 The Book of Eve
May
 2000 Jean (Short)
Jean
 2000 St. Patrick: The Irish Legend (TV Movie)
Concessa
 1997/I Loop
Olivia
 1997 So This Is Romance?
Mike's Mum
 1997 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Liz
- 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
 1991 Devices and Desires (TV Mini-Series)
Meg Dennison
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... Meg Dennison
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... Meg Dennison
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Meg Dennison
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Meg Dennison
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Meg Dennison
 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 En håndfull tid
Susanne Walker
 1989 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
Nora
- 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)
Narrator
- Light in the Dark (1989) ... Narrator (voice)
 1988 Diamond's Edge
Lauren Bacardi
 1988 A Summer Story
Mrs. Narracombe
 1987 Barbablù, Barbablù
Teresa
 1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Lara (voice)
 1987 Mio min Mio
The Weaver Woman
 1987 Tomorrow's a Killer
Toni
 1986 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
My Lady
- Episode #12.2 (1986) ... My Lady
 1986 Macho (TV Movie)
Christine Forest
 1985 Daemon (TV Movie)
Rachel
 1985 Star Quality (TV Movie)
Lorraine Barry
 1984 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Mrs. Cratchit
 1983 Yellowbeard
Lady Churchill
 1983 Nelly's Version (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1982 We'll Meet Again (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Helen Dereham
- The End of the Beginning (1982) ... Dr. Helen Dereham
- Exceptional Circumstances (1982) ... Dr. Helen Dereham
- One Day at a Time (1982) ... Dr. Helen Dereham
- Old Enough to Fight (1982) ... Dr. Helen Dereham
- You'll Never Know (1982) ... Dr. Helen Dereham
 1982 Alicja
Queenie
 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
- January (1981) ... Kate Hurst
- October (1981) ... Kate Hurst
- August (1981) ... Kate Hurst
- June (1981) ... Kate Hurst
 1980 Superman II
Lara
 1980 Falling in Love Again
Sue Lewis (Present Day)
 1980 The Awakening
Jane Turner
 1979 Prince Regent (TV Mini-Series)
Maria Fitzherbert
- Defeat and Victory (1979) ... Maria Fitzherbert
- Father and Son (1979) ... Maria Fitzherbert
- The Trouble with Women (1979) ... Maria Fitzherbert
- The Bride from Brunswick (1979) ... Maria Fitzherbert
- Put Not Your Trust in Princes (1979) ... Maria Fitzherbert
 1979 The Golden Gate Murders (TV Movie)
Sister Benecia
 1978 Superman
Lara
 1978 Long Shot
An Actress
 1978 The Silent Partner
Julie Carver
 1978 The Shout
Rachel Fielding
 1977 A Month in the Country (TV Movie)
Natalia
 1976 Eliza Fraser
Eliza Fraser
 1976 Sky Riders
Ellen Bracken
 1975 Conduct Unbecoming
Mrs. Marjorie Scarlett
 1975 That Lucky Touch
Julia Richardson
 1975 The Maids
Claire
 1974 Gold
Terry Steyner
 1974 Fallen Angels (TV Movie)
Julia Sterroll
 1973 Orson Welles' 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
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1964) ... Cecily Cardew
- Duel for Love (1961) ... Anna
- The Rebel and the Soldier (1959) ... Kathleen
 1972 Images
Cathryn
 1972 X, Y and Zee
Stella
 1971 Happy Birthday, Wanda June
Penelope Ryan
 1970 Jane Eyre (TV Movie)
Jane Eyre
 1970 Brotherly Love
Hilary Dow
 1969 Battle of Britain
Section Officer Maggie Harvey
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
Eleanor
 1969 Lock Up Your Daughters!
Hilaret
 1968 Duffy
Segolene
 1968 The Killing of Sister George
Alice 'Childie' McNaught
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Grace
- 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 A Man for All Seasons
Margaret
 1966 Kaleidoscope
Angel McGinnis
 1966 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Madeleine Usher
- The Fall of the House of Usher (1966) ... Madeleine Usher
 1965 Scruggs
Susan
 1965 Sands of the Kalahari
Grace Monckton
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Milly Theale
- The Wings of the Dove (1965) ... Milly Theale
 1964 Scene Nun, Take One (Short)
The Actress
 1964 The 7th Dawn
Candace Trumpey
 1963 Tom Jones
Sophie Western
 1962 Freud
Cecily Koertner
 1962 The Tiger and the Horse (TV Movie)
Stella Dean
 1962 The Slaughter of St. Teresa's Day (TV Movie)
Thelma Maguire
 1961 The First Gentleman (TV Movie)
Princess Charlotte
 1959-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Eva Sinding / Abigail Williams
- Midnight Sun (1961) ... Eva Sinding
- The Crucible (1959) ... Abigail Williams
 1961 Loss of Innocence
Joss Grey
 1959-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Martha / Tricia Blake
- The Summer's Pride (1961) ... Martha
- Promenade (1959) ... Tricia Blake
 1960 Tunes of Glory
Morag Sinclair
 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
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Christine Selway
- The Exiles #4: Full Circle (1959) ... Christine Selway
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Children's book: "In Search of the Unicorn" (filmed as Images (1972)). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on being Oscar nominated for her role in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)] "I don't think I have much of a chance and I didn't think much of myself in it." See more »

Trivia:

Stepped into the role of Margaret in A Man for All Seasons (1966) as a last-minute replacement for Vanessa Redgrave, who opted out of the film in favor of appearing on stage in the tile role in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie". See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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