Susannah Harker

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Susannah Harker
Born (1965-04-26) 26 April 1965 (age 48)
London, England
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Iain Glen (1993–2004)
Partner(s) Paul McGann (2006–2008)

Susannah Harker (born (1965-04-26)26 April 1965 in London, England) is an English film, television, and theatre actor. She is the daughter of actress Polly Adams and actor Richard Owens. She was nominated for a Bafta TV Award in 1990 for her role as Mattie Storin in House of Cards.

Early life[edit]

Harker was brought up as a Catholic and educated at a "strict" independent convent boarding school run by nuns in Sussex, and at the Central School of Speech and Drama in North London.[1]

Acting career[edit]

Harker appeared alongside Clive Owen in Chancer. She later played Dinah Morris in the 1991 adaptation of Adam Bede. She starred as Jane Bennet in the 1995 adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and appeared as Trevor Eve's love interest in Heat of the Sun. She also appeared in the play On the Shore of the Wide World.

She played Sapphire in Big Finish Productions' audio revival of Sapphire & Steel, in three series of plays released on CD between 2005 and 2008. In 2003 she played Clare Keightley in the audio version of the Doctor Who adventure Shada, alongside Paul McGann.

In December 2011 she appeared in the BBC drama Young James Herriot.[2]

In 2012 she played the role of Sue in a London production of Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party.[3]

During early 2014 she starred in the Gate Theatre, Dublin production of The Vortex by Noel Coward.

Personal life[edit]

She was married to Iain Glen from 1993 to 2004. They have one son. She was later in a relationship with Paul McGann from 2006[4] to 2008.

Harker's sister, Caroline Harker, is also a TV and stage actor.

Selected filmography[edit]




  1. ^ Susannah Harker BBC Drama, April 2007[dead link]
  2. ^ Young James Herriot - Gainful Employment BBC One, December 2011
  3. ^ Kellaway, Kate. "Abigail's Party – review | Stage | The Observer". The Guardian (London: GMG). ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  4. ^ May, Dominic (6 December 2006). "Beyond the TARDIS – McGann and Harker". Doctor Who Magazine (376): 7. 

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