Judy Geeson

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Judy Geeson
Born (1948-09-10) 10 September 1948 (age 66)
Arundel, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Alma mater Corona Stage Academy
Occupation Actor
Years active 1963–present[1]
Spouse(s) Kristoffer Tabori (m. 1984–89) (divorced)[2]
Partner(s) Sean Kenny[3]
Relatives Sally Geeson (sister) [2]

Judith Amanda "Judy" Geeson (born 10 September 1948) is an English actress.

Early life[edit]

Geeson was born in Arundel, Sussex. She came from a middle-class family; her father edited the National Coal Board magazine.[4] Her sister, Sally Geeson, also an actress, is known for her roles in British television sitcoms of the 1970s. Geeson attended Corona Stage Academy, making her stage debut in 1957.[5]

Career[edit]

Geeson's first major film appearances came in 1967 with To Sir, with Love (alongside Sidney Poitier and pop singer Lulu), and the comedy Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush. The following year, she appeared in Berserk!, co-starring Joan Crawford. Geeson became well known as a result of a regular role in the BBC early-evening soap opera, The Newcomers. She also had a major role in the 1970s costume drama Poldark, as Caroline Penvenen Enys.

Her other films include Prudence and the Pill (1968), Three Into Two Won't Go (1969), 10 Rillington Place (1970), Doomwatch (1972), Brannigan (1975; co-starring John Wayne, with whom she enjoyed working) and The Eagle Has Landed (1976). In the TV series Danger UXB, she played the female lead, Susan Mount, opposite Anthony Andrews. She also had the lead role of Fulvia in the science-fiction series Star Maidens.

In 1984, Geeson left London for Los Angeles, California, where she decided to stay. Among other roles, she appeared regularly in the American sitcom Mad About You as the hostile neighbour, Maggie Conway. She also played the role of Sandrine in the Star Trek: Voyager episodes "Twisted" and "The Cloud".

Having appeared in a number of horror films during the 1970s and 1980s, including It Happened at Nightmare Inn (1973), Dominique (1978) and Inseminoid (1981), Geeson returned to the horror genre in The Lords of Salem (2012), directed by Rob Zombie. The film marked a return to acting following a nine-year absence.

Personal life[edit]

In the 1970s, Geeson lived with set designer Sean Kenny, until his death in 1973.[3] Geeson was married to actor Kristoffer Tabori from 1985 until their divorce in 1989.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Judy Geeson | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. 1948-09-10. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  2. ^ a b c "Judy Geeson - About This Person - Movies & TV". NYTimes.com. 2007-01-18. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  3. ^ a b "The Liverpool R 'N' R Childrens Charity-Maggie May The Liverpool Musical". MerseyCats. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  4. ^ Star Maidens. Animus-web.demon.co.uk. Retrieved on 27 August 2011.
  5. ^ Judy Geeson Biography. Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved on 27 August 2011.[dead link]
  6. ^ One of Geeson's favourite films. She owns a first edition of the journalistic investigation by Ludovic Kennedy, on which the film is based; see 10 Days In LA: Interview With Judy Geeson (2005), Tvo.org.

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