Susan Hampshire

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Birthday: May 12, 1937
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Susan Hampshire was an actress from childhood, but stardom eluded her until she played a colorful one-scene bit in the 1958 London stage production Expresso Bongo. Hampshire was not cast in the 1959 film version of this play, but instead made her "official" starring film debut (after a couple of earlier bit parts) in the class-conscious comedy Upstairs and Downstairs (1959). She endeared herself to American audiences with her performance in Disney's Three Lives of Thomasina (1963) then went out of her way to avoid being typecast in kiddie-movie parts by playing the scantily clad lady friend of Albert Finney in Night Must Fall (1964). Two years later, she was seen as the completely un clad leading lady in the French Paris in the Month of August (1966), directed by her future husband Pierre Granier-Deferre. With her portrayal of Agnes Wakefield in the all-star 1969 television adaptation of David Copperfield, Hampshire established herself as one of the business TV miniseries performers in the English-speaking world. Her performances as Fleur Forsythe in the internationally popular The Forsythe Saga (1967), Sarah Churchill in The First Churchills (1970) and Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair (1972) won her accolades from all over the globe, including three American Emmy awards. She also starred as Lady Glencora Palliser in the 22-episode adaptation of Anthony Trollope's The Pallisers (telecast in the U.S. in 1977). Though she breezes through archaic classical dialogue with seeming effortlessness, Susan Hampshire has been a lifelong dyslexic, a fact she elaborates upon in her 1982 book Susan's Story.




No Score Yet Malpertuis Nancy Alice Euryale 2001
No Score Yet Nancherrow Actor 1999
No Score Yet Coming Home Actor 1998
No Score Yet Born Free: A New Adventure Joy Adamson 1996
No Score Yet Agatha Christie's 'Sparkling Cyanide' Actor 1983
No Score Yet Barchester Chronicles Signora Madeline Neroni 1982
No Score Yet The Story of David Michal 1976
No Score Yet Cry Terror Actor 1974
No Score Yet Baffled! Michele Brent 1973
No Score Yet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Isabel 1973
No Score Yet Neither the Sea Nor the Sand (The Exorcism of Hugh) Anna Robinson 1972
No Score Yet Living Free Joy Adamson 1972
No Score Yet The First Churchills Sara Churchill 1971
No Score Yet David Copperfield Agnes Wickfield 1970
No Score Yet Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies Betty 1969
No Score Yet An Ideal Husband Actor 1969
No Score Yet The Fighting Prince of Donegal Kathleen McSweeney 1966
No Score Yet The Three Lives of Thomasina Lori MacGregor 1964
No Score Yet Night Must Fall Olivia Bramson 1964
No Score Yet Wonderful Life (Swingers' Paradise) Jenny 1964
No Score Yet Expresso Bongo Cynthia 1959
No Score Yet The Woman in the Hall Young Jay 1948
No Score Yet Bang! Actor


No Score Yet Monarch of the Glen
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No Score Yet Masterpiece
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