Susannah York

Actor, Screenwriter, Author
A willowy, sensual figure in British cinema and Hollywood during the 1960s and early 1970s, actress Susannah York brought an ethereal quality to unique women in such acclaimed films as "The Killing of Sister George" ... Read more »
Born: 01/09/1939 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (64)

Loop 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Franklyn 2009 (Movie)

Margaret (Actor)

The Calling 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Gigolos 2005 (Movie)

Tessa (Actor)

Book of Eve 2003 (Movie)

May (Actor)

Visitors 2002 (Movie)

Carolyn Perry (Actor)

Saint Patrick, the Irish Legend 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Diana & Me 1998 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Romance and Rejection 1996 (Movie)

Mike's Mother (Actor)

Illusions 1992 (Movie)

Dr Sanders (Actor)

American Roulette 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Diamond's Edge 1990 (Movie)

Lauren Bacardi (Actor)

En Handfull tid 1989 (Movie)

Susan Walker (Actor)

A Summer Story 1988 (Movie)

Mrs Narracombe (Actor)

Fate 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mio min Mio 1988 (Movie)

The Weaver Woman (Actor)

PrettyKill 1987 (Movie)

Toni (Actor)

Superman IV: the Quest for Peace 1987 (Movie)

of Superman's Mother (Voice)

Barbablu Barbablu 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Loophole 1986 (Movie)

Dinah Booker (Actor)

Melancholia 1986 (Movie)

Catherine (Actor)

Daemon 1985 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Yellowbeard 1983 (Movie)

Lady Churchill (Actor)

Nelly's Version 1982 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Montgomery Clift 1981 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Superman II 1981 (Movie)

Lara Jor-El (Actor)

The Golden Gate Murders 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Falling in Love Again 1979 (Movie)

Sue Lewis (Actor)

The Awakening 1979 (Movie)

Jane Turner (Actor)

Superman 1978 (Movie)

Lara Jor-El (Actor)

The Shout 1978 (Movie)

Rachel Fielding (Actor)

Long Shot 1977 (Movie)

Actress (Actor)

The Silent Partner 1977 (Movie)

Julie Carver (Actor)

Eliza Fraser 1976 (Movie)

Eliza Fraser (Actor)

Sky Riders 1976 (Movie)

Ellen Bracken (Actor)

Conduct Unbecoming 1975 (Movie)

Mrs Scarlett (Actor)

That Lucky Touch 1974 (Movie)

Diana Richardson (Actor)

Gold 1973 (Movie)

Terry Steyner (Actor)

The Maids 1973 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Images 1972 (Movie)

Cathryn (Actor)

X Y & Zee 1971 (Movie)

Stella (Actor)

Happy Birthday, Wanda June 1970 (Movie)

Penelope Ryan (Actor)

Battle of Britain 1969 (Movie)

Section Officer Maggie Harvey (Actor)

Lock Up Your Daughters! 1969 (Movie)

Hilaret (Actor)

Oh! What A Lovely War 1969 (Movie)

Eleanor (Actor)

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1969 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Duffy 1968 (Movie)

Segolene (Actor)

Sebastian 1968 (Movie)

Rebecca Howard (Actor)

The Killing of Sister George 1968 (Movie)

Alice "Childie" McNaught (Actor)

A Man For All Seasons 1966 (Movie)

Margaret More (Actor)

Kaleidoscope 1966 (Movie)

Angel McGinnis (Actor)

Sands of the Kalahari 1965 (Movie)

Grace Monckton (Actor)

The 7th Dawn 1963 (Movie)

Candace (Actor)

Tom Jones 1963 (Movie)

Sophie Western (Actor)

Freud 1962 (Movie)

Cecily Koertner (Actor)

Tunes of Glory 1960 (Movie)

Morag (Actor)

A Christmas Carol (TV Show)

Actor

After the War (TV Show)

Actor

Devices and Desires (TV Show)

Actor

Jane Eyre (TV Show)

Actor

Star Quality (TV Show)

Actor

The Man From the Pru (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Falling in Love Again 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

A willowy, sensual figure in British cinema and Hollywood during the 1960s and early 1970s, actress Susannah York brought an ethereal quality to unique women in such acclaimed films as "The Killing of Sister George" (1968), "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" (1969), "The Silent Partner" (1978) and "Superman" (1978). She began her career playing innocents, but the depth of her talent, as evidenced in "A Man for All Seasons" (1966) and "The Battle of Britain" (1969), allowed her access to deeper, more fulfilling roles. As a result, she earned a BAFTA and Oscar nod for "Horses," and a Cannes Film Festival Award as a woman struggling with mental illness in Robert Altman's "Images" (1972). York could be seen more on television and the stage in the 1990s and 21st century, but the qualities that made her a star - a delicate balance between fragility and tensile strength - remained intact and kept her a movie lover's favorite until her death in 2011.

Relationships

Sasha Wells

Daughter

Simon Fletcher

Father
Divorced from York's mother c. 1947 she saw him only sporadically during her childhood

Carolyn Fletcher

Sister
died in 1985 York had been estranged from her but they reconciled before Carolyn's death

Michael Wells

Husband
Married from 1960-1976

Orlando Wells

Son

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Milestones

2010

Last stage performance was as Jean in Ronald Harwood's "Quartet" at the Oxford Playhouse

2010

Final film was "The Calling"

2007

Appeared in the UK tour of "The Wings of the Dove"

2004

Reprised her role as Helen Grant in two episodes of Holby City's sister series "Casualty"

2003

Had a recurring role as hospital manager Helen Grant in the BBC1 series "Holby City"

2001

Toured the United Kingdom in "Amy's View"

1998

Co-starred as Gertrude in a London stage production of "Hamlet"

1984

Starred as Mrs. Crachit in "A Christmas Carol"; again co-starred with George C. Scott (as Ebenezer Scrooge)

1980

First film as co-writer (also actress), "Falling in Love Again"

1979

Had a recurring role in the British television series "Prince Regent" as Maria Fitzherbert

1978

Played Superman's mother on the doomed planet Krypton in "Superman"; reprised her role for its sequels, "Superman II" (1980) and "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" (1987)

1978

Appeared on the London stage in "The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs"

1972

Won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in "Images"

1969

Co-starred with George C. Scott in an American television movie of "Jane Eyre"

1968

Received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"

1968

Had featured role as Beryl Reid's lesbian lover in "The Killing of Sister George"

1963

Played Sophie Western opposite Albert Finney in the Oscar winning film "Tom Jones"

1961

Played the leading role in "The Greengage Summer"

1960

Made her feature acting debut in "Tunes of Glory"

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