Susan George (actress)

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birthname = Susan Melody George
birthdate = birth date and age|1950|07|26|df=y
location = London, England, U.K.
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occupation = Actress, Producer
spouse = Simon MacCorkindale (1984-present)

Susan Melody George (born 26 July 1950) is a British actress and producer.


Susan George has been acting since the age of four, appearing on both television and film. Her most notable roles include those of the double rape victim Amy, alongside Dustin Hoffman, in "Straw Dogs" (1971), and Mary Coombs in "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry" (1974). In the early 1970s George came to be associated with rather provocative, sometimes (as in "Straw Dogs") controversial, roles and, to an extent, became type-cast. The film historian Leslie Halliwell's rather terse summary was, "British leading lady, former child actress; usually typed as sexpot" ("Filmgoer's Companion", 8th ed 1984).

George's lighter side was apparent in some of her TV appearances, such as in an episode of "The Persuaders" (1971) with Roger Moore and Tony Curtis. In 1988 she marked her producing debut with "Stealing Heaven".

George has been married to British actor Simon MacCorkindale since 5 October 1984. They have no children. Her earlier relationships (including those with the singer Jack Jones and Charles, Prince of Wales, to whose wedding to Lady Diana Spencer she was invited in 1981) were widely reported in the press.


As actress

*"Swallows and Amazons" (1963) TV series - Titty Walker
*"Cup Fever" (1965) - Vicky (child)
*"Weavers Green" (1966) TV series
*"Billion Dollar Brain" (1967) - Russian girl on train
*"The Sorcerers" (1967) - Audrey
*"Dracula" (1968) (TV) - Lucy Weston
*"The Strange Affair" (1968) - 'Fred' March
*"Up the Junction" (1968) - Joyce
*"All Neat in Black Stockings" (1968) - Jill
*"The Looking Glass War" (1969) - Susan
*"Twinky" (1969) - Lola/'Twinky' (Sybil)
*"Eyewitness" (1970) - Pippa
*"Spring and Port Wine" (1970) - Hilda Crompton
*"Straw Dogs" (1971) - Amy Sumner
*"Die Screaming, Marianne" (1971) - Marianne
*"Fright" (1971) - Amanda
*"J. and S. - storia criminale del far west" (1972) - Sonny
*"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1973) (TV) - Anne
*"Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry" (1974) - Mary Coombs
*"" (1974) - Michelle Devigne
*"Out of Season" (1975) - Joanna (aka Winter Rates)
*"Mandingo" (1975) - Blanche Maxwell
*"A Small Town in Texas" (1976) - Mary Lee
*"Tintorera" (1977) - Gabriella
*"Tomorrow Never Comes" (1978) - Janie
*"Tales of the Unexpected" (TV) (episode "Lamb to the Slaughter", 1979) - Mary Marney
*"Tales of the Unexpected" (TV) (episode "Royal Jelly", 1980) - Mabel Taylor
*"Enter the Ninja" (1981) - Mary Ann Landers (aka Ninja I)
*"Computercide" (1982) (TV) - Lisa Korter (aka "The Final Eye")
*"The House Where Evil Dwells" (1982) - Laura Fletcher
*"Venom" (1982) - Louise Andrews
*"Kiss My Grits" (1982) - Baby (aka Summer Heat)
*"The Jigsaw Man" (1983) - Penelope Kimberley (opposite Michael Caine and Sir Laurence Olivier)
*"Czech Mate" (1984) (TV) - Vicky Duncan
*"Pajama Tops" (1984) (TV) - Mrs. Chavinet
*"Lightning, the White Stallion" (1986) - Madame Rene
*"Jack the Ripper" (1988) (TV) - Catherine 'Kate' Eddowes
*"Djavolji raj" (1989) - Ana (aka That Summer of White Roses)
*"Stay Lucky" (1989) TV series - Samantha Mansfield (1993)
*"The Castle of Adventure" (1990) (TV) - Allie Mannering
*"Cluedo" (1990) TV series - Mrs. Peacock (IV) (Series 3) (1992)
*"The House That Mary Bought" (1995) (TV) - Mary Close
*"EastEnders" (2001) (TV) - Margaret Walker

As executive producer

*"Stealing Heaven" (1988)
*"Djavolji raj" (1989)
*"The House That Mary Bought" (1995) (TV)

As miscellaneous crew

*"Jackie Brown" (1997) (very special thanks)

Equestrian interest

Susan George is a keen horse enthusiast. She breeds Arabian horses and has her own stud farm called Georgian Arabians. She was featured in Horse & Hound magazine, in their Talk Yourself Horse page in 2007.

External links

*imdb name|name=Susan George|id=0001265
* [ Susan George makes equestrian photography debut - Horse & Hound Online]

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