Susannah York
Film, stage and television actress
Susannah York
Susannah York was an English film, stage and television actress. She was awarded a BAFTA as Best Supporting Actress for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) and was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for the same film. She won best actress for Images at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival. In 1991 she was appointed an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
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Jane Eyre - Reader, she's marrying him again - The Independent
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The 1970 TV-movie version, with a 31-year-old Susannah York and a 43-year-old George C Scott, is one of the few of the 25-plus film and television versions of Jane Eyre to have a plainly – almost shockingly – visible age gap
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Review zu: Superman 4 - Die Welt am Abgrund - DVD Palace
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... Jimmy Fung, Guinevere John, Peter Penry-Jones, Witold Scheybal, Rex Robinson, Kerry Shale, Susannah York, Christine Hewett, Derek Lyons Der Blu-ray-Transfer von SUPERMAN IV besitzt auf dieser Scheibe von Warner Home Video das Bildformat 2,35:1
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Crazy, Creepy Love: Romance is Dangerous in Rebecca, Jane Eyre - Indie Wire (blog)
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It's a modern take on a character played by everyone from Fontaine to Susannah York to Charlotte Gainsbourg — this Jane's words go for blood. “I'm not afraid,” she tells Rochester (Michael Fassbender) when he tries to corner her in the firelight
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New End Theatre Closes to Make Way for Synagogue - WhatsOnStage.com
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Writers and performers who have performed and been associated with the venue over the years include Susannah York, Anthony Minghella, Stephen Fry, Steven Berkoff, Mike Leigh, Ken Russell, Judi Dench (a current patron), Jerry Hall, Helen Lederer and Joe
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HomeVideodrome: 'Fast Times,' Dazed and Confused,' 'Mars Needs Moms' and… - Big Hollywood
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It's a great survival adventure/drama about plane crash survivors (Stanley Baker, Stuart Whitman, Susannah York, Theodore Bikel, et al) in the title locale, beating the somewhat-similar FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX to theaters by a year (though KALAHARI adds
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Sands of The Kalahari - DVD Talk
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Former Congo engineer Mike Bain (Stanley Baker), fired from his last post for drinking, is willing to go in, as is rich jetsetter Grace Munkton (Susannah York). At departure, a last-minute arrival, businessman and big game hunter Brian O'Brien (Stuart
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Dirty Looks Curator Bradford Nordeen on the Hollywood Stars of Avant-Garde Cinema - The L Magazine
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Glenda Jackson and Susannah York shine through, in the footage Sepuya mines from the 1975 film adaptation of Jean Genet's The Maids. Our recognition of them grants far greater entry to experimental cinema than we might otherwise afford
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Warner atrasa a estreia do novo Super-Homem - Jornal de Angola
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O papel de Lara foi interpretado por Susannah York no filme original do herói, realizado por Richard Donner em 1978. Marlon Brando encarnou o pai do Super-Homem nesta versão. Por sua vez, Kevin Costner e Diane Lane vão ter os papéis de Jonathan e
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Warner atrasa estreia do filme sobre Superman - G1.com.br
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Sands Of The Kalahari (Blu-ray) - Fox 31 KDVR.com
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A healthy portion of SANDS OF THE KALAHARI is seen through the eyes of our sole female protagonist, Grace Munkton (wonderfully played by Susannah York.) Sadly, she is so cut from the 1950's – 1960's stereotype of the weak-willed and helpless housewife
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DVD Review: Sands of the Kalahari - Inside Pulse
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Stuart Whitman leads the ensemble cast nicely, alongside love interest Susannah York. Nigel Davenport and Stanley Baker are toss-ups for best actor in the film, but each one does a nice job bringing a sense of reality to the situation
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Au royaume de la musique country qu'est "Nashville", tout est politique - Le Monde
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Voilà un pays où tout est "images" (c'est le titre de l'un de ses films, sorti en 1972 avec Susannah York), un pays où tout est famille. Mais ces images reflètent une arrogante vanité (voir cette réplique du Parthénon dans le parc ou cette arrivée d'un
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Anna Massey Dead at 73: Worked for Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell, Otto ... - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Additionally, she was featured in Richard Bracewell's The Gigolos, co-starring fellow stage and screen veterans Susannah York, Angela Pleasance, and Sian Phillips. Notable television roles, which flourished from the mid-'60s onwards — include those in
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Russell Crowe podría ser el padre biológico de Superman - ABC.es
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Queda por conocer qué actriz dará vida a Lara Lor-Van, madre la biológica de Superman, papel que en 1978 interpretó Susannah York. Está previsto que el rodaje de «Man of Steel» arranque en poco más de un mes, con vistas a estrenarse a finales del
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Marlon Brando as Jor-El: 'Record-Breaking' SUPERMAN Salary - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Susannah York played Lara, Kal-El's mother. If Crowe were to be paid — in 2011 dollars — what Brando earned upfront back in '78, that would translate into roughly $12.8m. All comments are moderated and may take some time before they are posted
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Two Paths, Little Glory For This Polish Director - Wall Street Journal
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"The Shout" (1978), filmed in rural South England, featured Alan Bates as an ominous stranger appearing at the home of electronic-music composer John Hurt and his wife Susannah York, with tales of a deadly "terror shout" acquired in the Australian
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Susannah York
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 72
    She died at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London from multiple myeloma on 15 January 2011, six days after her 72nd birthday.
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  • 2010
    Age 71
    York was diagnosed with cancer late in 2010, but refused chemotherapy in order to honor a contractual obligation to appear in Ronald Harwood's Quartet.
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    York's last stage performance was as Jean in Ronald Harwood's Quartet, at the Oxford Playhouse in August 2010.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1970s, she wrote two children's fantasy novels, In Search of Unicorns (1973, revised 1984) which was excerpted in the film Images, and Lark's Castle (1976, revised 1986). She was a guest, along with David Puttnam on the BBC Radio 4 documentary I Had The Misery Thursday, a tribute programme to film actor Montgomery Clift, which was aired in 1986, on the twentieth anniversary of Clift's death. York had co-starred with him in Freud, John Huston's 1962 film biography of the psychoanalyst.
  • 2009
    Age 70
    In 2009, she starred alongside Jos Vantyler in the Tennessee Williams season at the New End Theatre, London for which she received critical acclaim.
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  • 2008
    Age 69
    In 2008, she played the part of Nelly in an adaptation by April De Angelis of Wuthering Heights.
    More Details Hide Details According to the website of Italian symphonic metal band Rhapsody of Fire (previously known as Rhapsody), York had been recruited for a narrated part on the band's next full-length album Triumph or Agony.
  • 2007
    Age 68
    Also in 2007, she guest starred in the Doctor Who audio play Valhalla.
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    In 2007, she appeared in the UK tour of The Wings of the Dove, and continued performing her internationally well received solo show, The Loves of Shakespeare's Women.
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  • 2004
    Age 65
    She reprised this role in two episodes of Holby Citys sister series Casualty in May 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Her last film was The Calling, released in 2010 in the UK. She was a patron of the Children's Film Unit and appeared in several of their films. In 1978, York appeared on stage at the New End Theatre in London in The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs with Lucinda Childs, directed by French director Simone Benmussa. This was the first of 10 projects she completed with the producer Richard Jackson. The following year, she appeared in Paris, speaking French in a play by Henry James: Appearances, with Sami Frey. The play was again directed by Benmussa. In the 1980s, again with Benmussa, York played in For No Good Reason, an adaptation of George Moore's short story, with Susan Hampshire. In 1985 she appeared in Fatal Attraction by Bernard Slade at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
  • 2003
    Age 64
    In 2003, York had a recurring role as hospital manager Helen Grant in the BBC1 television drama series Holby City.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1992
    Age 53
    In 1992, she was a member of the jury at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1984
    Age 45
    In 1984, York starred as Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (1984), based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
    More Details Hide Details She again co-starred with George C. Scott (as Ebenezer Scrooge), David Warner (Bob Cratchit), Frank Finlay (Jacob Marley), Angela Pleasence (The Ghost of Christmas Past) and Anthony Walters (Tiny Tim).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1972
    Age 33
    In 1972, she won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Images.
    More Details Hide Details She played Superman's mother Lara on the doomed planet Krypton in Superman (1978) and its sequels, Superman II (1980) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). York made extensive appearances in British television series, including Prince Regent (1979), as Maria Fitzherbert, the clandestine wife of the future George IV, and We'll Meet Again (1982).
  • 1970
    Age 31
    It was also in 1970 that Susannah York played opposite Peter O'Toole in Country Dance.
    More Details Hide Details York was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969). She snubbed the Academy when, regarding her nomination, she declared it offended her to be nominated without being asked. She was highly praised for her performance, though she said "I don't think much of the film, or of myself in it." She did attend the ceremony but lost to Goldie Hawn for her role in Cactus Flower.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1962
    Age 23
    In 1962, she performed in Freud: The Secret Passion with Montgomery Clift in the title role.
    More Details Hide Details York played Sophie Western opposite Albert Finney in the Oscar-winning Best Film Tom Jones (1963). She had turned the part down three times and only agreed to participate because she felt guilty over cooking a disastrous meal for the director Tony Richardson, who was determined not to accept her refusal. She also appeared in Kaleidescope (1966), A Man for All Seasons (1966), The Killing of Sister George (1968), and Battle of Britain (1969). She co-starred with George C. Scott (as Edward Rochester), playing the title role in an American television movie of Jane Eyre (1970).
  • 1961
    Age 22
    In 1961, she played the leading role in The Greengage Summer, which co-starred Kenneth More and Danielle Darrieux.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1959
    Age 20
    In 1959, York married Michael Wells, with whom she had two children, daughter Sasha (born May 1972) and son Orlando (born June 1973). They divorced in 1976.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1984 TV adaptation of A Christmas Carol, she played Mrs. Cratchit and both of her children co-starred as Cratchit offspring. Orlando gave York her first grandchild, Rafferty, in 2007. Politically, she was left-wing and publicly supported Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli dissident who revealed Israel's nuclear weapons programme. While performing The Loves of Shakespeare's Women at the Cameri Theatre in Tel Aviv in June 2007, York dedicated the performance to Vanunu, evoking both cheers and jeers from the audience.
  • 1958
    Age 19
    There she won the Ronson award for most promising student before graduating in 1958.
    More Details Hide Details Her film career began with Tunes of Glory (1960), co-starring with Alec Guinness and John Mills.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Age 4
    In early 1943, her mother married a Scottish businessman, Adam M. Hamilton, and moved, with her daughter, to Scotland.
    More Details Hide Details At the age of 11 York entered Marr College in Troon, Ayrshire. Later she became a boarder at Wispers School, a school housed in Wispers, a Norman Shaw-designed country house in the Sussex village of Stedham. At 13 she was removed – effectively expelled – from Wispers after owning up to a nude midnight swim in the school pool, and she transferred to East Haddon Hall in Northamptonshire. Enthusiastic about her experiences of acting at school (she had played an Ugly Sister in Cinderella at the age of nine), York first decided to apply to the Glasgow College of Dramatic Art; but after her mother had separated from her stepfather and moved to London, she instead auditioned for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA).
  • 1939
    Age 0
    York was born in Chelsea, London, in 1939, the younger daughter of Simon William Peel Vickers Fletcher (1910–2002), a merchant banker and steel magnate, and his first wife, the former Joan Nita Mary Bowring – they married in 1935 and divorced prior to 1943.
    More Details Hide Details Her maternal grandfather was Walter Andrew Bowring, CBE, a British diplomat who served as Administrator of Dominica (1933–1935); she was a great-great-granddaughter of political economist Sir John Bowring. York had an elder sister, as well as a half-brother, Eugene Xavier Charles William Peel Fletcher, from her father's second marriage to Pauline de Bearnez de Morton de La Chapelle.
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