Susannah Fielding

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Susannah Fielding
Born (1985-06-10) June 10, 1985 (age 29)
Poole, Dorset, England
Alma mater Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present

Susannah Glanville-Hearson,[1] better known by her stage name Susannah Fielding, is an English actress who has worked in theatre, television and film.

Early life and education[edit]

Fielding was born in Poole[2] and grew up in Portsmouth before spending two years boarding at Christ's Hospital school in Sussex.[1][3] She trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2007, where she appeared in productions of The Tempest (directed by Patsy Rodenburg) and Tales From Ovid (directed by Christian Burgess).



Fielding's work in theatre includes: Much Ado About Nothing, Philistines, The Rose Tattoo and The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other at the National Theatre, London. She was nominated for an Ian Charleson Award for her role as Pietra in Ibsen's An Enemy of the People at the Sheffield Crucible in 2010 alongside Antony Sher. In 2011 she played Portia in Rupert Goold's production of The Merchant of Venice for the Royal Shakespeare Company alongside Sir Patrick Stewart, reprising the role in the production's transfer to the Almeida Theatre, London, in 2014.[4] In 2012, she was cast as Kim for the UK run of All New People, a black comedy play written by and starring Zach Braff. The play's UK run included Manchester and Glasgow before culminating in a 10-week run in London's Duke of York's Theatre. Fielding played the role of Evelyn Williams[5] in the musical American Psycho at London's Almeida Theatre in December 2013.[6]


In 2008 she appeared in Firewall, the second episode of the BBC TV series Wallander.[7] 2009 saw Fielding as a guest on The Bill, playing Rochelle Chapman. In 2010 she appeared in the Doctor Who episode "Victory of the Daleks", as well as an episode of Midsomer Murders and Comedy Lab. She played Chloe in the Channel4 sitcom Pete versus Life.


She appeared in the 2010 films and 1st Night (originally titled Cosi), for which she learnt to sing opera in Italian.[2] In 2011 she starred in Kill Keith, a comedy horror film featuring Keith Chegwin. She appeared in the 2012 romantic comedy The Knot alongside Mena Suvari and Noel Clarke.


Film and television[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2008 She Stoops to Conquer Kate Hardcastle TV movie
2008 Wallander Sonja Hokberg TV series (1 episode: "Firewall")
2009 The Bill Rochelle Chapman TV series (1 episode: "Trust Me")
2010 Doctor Who Lilian TV series (1 episode: "Victory of the Daleks")
2010 Comedy Lab Sam TV series (1 episode: "Filth")
2010 Jas
2010 1st Night Debbie
2010 Midsomer Murders Jessica Peach TV series (1 episode: "The Silent Land")
2010 Pete versus Life Chloe TV series (4 episodes)
2010 Watching Annie short film
2011 Kill Keith Dawn
2012 The Knot Julie
2012 4Funnies Melodie TV series (1 episode: "Uncle")
2012 Uncle Melodine TV movie
2013 Pramface Francesca TV series (1 episode: "Grumpy and Target Boy")
2013 Jo Gabrielle TV series (1 episode: "Place Vendôme")
2013 Love Matters Siobhan TV series (1 episode: "A Nice Arrangement")
2013 The Job Lot Mia Gibbs TV series (1 episode)
2013 Drifters Fay TV series (1 episode)
2014 Father Brown Bunty Pryde TV series (episode 2.3 "The Pride of the Prydes")
2014 Scrotal Recall Phoebe Morris TV series (1 episode: "Phoebe")
2015 Death in Paradise Elizabeth `Betty' Floss TV series (episode 4.4)


Year Production Role Venue
2007 Much Ado About Nothing[8] Hero National Theatre
2007 Philistines[9] Polya National Theatre
2007 The Rose Tattoo Rosa
2008 The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other[10] Ensemble National Theatre
2010 An Enemy of the People[11] Petra Sheffield Crucible
2011 Merchant of Venice[12] Portia RST
2012 All New People[13] Kim Duke of York's Theatre
2013 American Psycho[5] Evelyn Williams Almeida Theatre
2015 The Beaux' Stratagem Mrs Sullen Royal National Theatre


  1. ^ a b "Drama: High profile OB actors". The Blue (Christ's Hospital): 55. 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Medland, Chris (28 October 2010). "Susannah Fielding chats about some stuff". FHM. 
  3. ^ Akbar, Arifa (11 September 2013). "From ice-cream seller to superstar: Susannah Fielding hits the West End stage". The Independent. 
  4. ^ Realf, Mariah (14 December 2014). "Spotlight: actress Susannah Fielding, who is shaking up Shakespeare, Vegas-style!". Mail Online. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "American Psycho Cast". Almeida Theatre. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Doctor Who's Matt Smith set to regenerate … as American Psycho". The Guardian. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  7. ^ BBC One Programmes: Wallander. Retrieved on 30 November 2008.
  8. ^ Tripney, Natasha. "Much Ado About Nothing". Music OMH. Retrieved June 21, 2012. 
  9. ^ Dowden, Neil. "Philistines @ National Theatre, London". Music OMH. Retrieved June 21, 2012. 
  10. ^ Billington, Michael (February 13, 2008). "The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other". The Guardian. Retrieved June 21, 2012. 
  11. ^ Murphy, John. "An Enemy of the People". Music OMH. Retrieved June 21, 2012. 
  12. ^ Billington, Michael (May 19, 2011). "The Merchant of Venice - review". The Guardian. Retrieved June 21, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Eve Myles and Susannah Fielding in All New People with Zach Braff". London Theatre Direct. January 12, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2012. 

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