Susannah York  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Susannah York (9 January 1939 – 15 January 2011) was an English film, stage and television actress. York was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? and won best actress for Images at Cannes Film Festival. An obituary in The Telegraph characterised her as ‘the blue-eyed English rose with the china-white skin and cupid lips who epitomised the sensuality of the swinging Sixties’.


Year Film Role Notes
1960 There Was a Crooked Man Ellen
Tunes of Glory Morag Sinclair
1961 The Greengage Summer Joss Grey
1962 Freud Cecily Koertner
1963 Tom Jones Sophie Western
1964 The 7th Dawn Candace Trumpey
Scene Nun, Take One The Actress
1965 Sands of the Kalahari Grace Munkton
Scruggs Susan
1966 The Fall of the House of Usher (TV) Madeleine Usher
Kaleidoscope Angel McGinnis
A Man for All Seasons Margaret More
1968 Sebastian Rebecca Howard
Duffy Segolene
The Killing of Sister George Alice 'Childie' McNaught
1969 Oh! What a Lovely War Eleanor
Battle of Britain Section Officer Maggie Harvey
Lock Up Your Daughters Hilaret
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Alice Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
1970 Jane Eyre Jane Eyre
Country Dance Hilary Dow
1971 Happy Birthday, Wanda June Penelope Ryan
1972 Zee and Co. Stella
Images Cathryn Best Actress Award (Cannes Film Festival)
1974 Gold Terry Steyner
The Maids Claire
1975 Conduct Unbecoming Mrs. Marjorie Scarlett
That Lucky Touch Julia Richardson
1976 Sky Riders Ellen Bracken
Eliza Fraser Eliza Fraser
1978 The Shout Rachel Fielding
The Silent Partner Julie Carver
Superman Lara
1979 Prince Regent (TV Miniseries) Mrs. Fitzherbert
The Golden Gate Murders (TV) Sister Benecia
1980 Long Shot An Actress
The Awakening Jane Turner
Superman II Lara
Loophole Dinah Booker
Late Flowering Love  
Falling in Love Again Sue Lewis
1981 Second Chance (TV Series) Kate Hurst
1982 We'll Meet Again (TV Series) Helen Dereham
Alicja Queenie
1983 Yellowbeard Lady Churchill
Nelly's Version (TV) Narrator (voice)
1984 A Christmas Carol (TV) Mrs. Cratchit
1985 Star Quality (TV) Lorraine Barry
Daemon (TV)  
Prettykill Toni
1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Lara (voice)
Mio min Mio Seamstress
Barbablú, Barbablú  
1988 A Summer Story Mrs. Narracombe
Just Ask for Diamond Lauren Bacardi
1989 Melancholia Catherine Lanham Franck
After the War (TV Miniseries) Irene Jameson
Quattro piccole donne (TV)  
En Håndfull tid Susanne Walker
1990 The Man from the PVU (TV) Amy Wallace
1991 Devices and Desires (TV Miniseries) Meg Dennison
Trainer (TV Series) Rachel Ware
1992 Illusions (TV) Dr. Sinclair
1993 Piccolo grande amore Queen Christina
1997 Loop Olivia
Dark Blue Perfume (TV) Liz
1998 So This Is Romance? Mike's Mum
2000 St. Patrick: The Irish Legend (TV) Concessa
Jean Jean
2002 The Book of Eve  
2003 Visitors Carolyn Perry
2004 Love Is a Survivor Present Day Roma
2006 The Gigolos Tessa
2007 Maude Maude
2008 Franklyn Margaret
2010 The Calling The prioress

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