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|Born||Carolyn von Beckdendorf
6 November 1947
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Peter Medak (m. 1973; div. 1984)|
Born Carolyn von Benckendorf in Buckinghamshire, England to a Russian father and an Irish mother, one of Seymour's earliest television roles was as Jenny in the BBC drama series Take Three Girls. In 1972, she appeared as Zita in the film Steptoe and Son alongside Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell. Her best-known movie role remains Grace Gurney in The Ruling Class in 1972, opposite Peter O'Toole in his Oscar nominated performance.
She left Survivors at the end of its first series, having disagreed with the producers over the direction the show and her character was taking. She appeared in the Space: 1999 episode "The Seance Spectre" and with Joan Collins in The Bitch (1979). She then moved to the U.S. and made numerous television appearances including Hart to Hart, Modesty Blaise, Family Ties, Cagney & Lacey, Remington Steele, Magnum, P.I., The Twilight Zone, Murder She Wrote, Matlock, Quantum Leap, the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "Contagion", "First Contact", "Face of the Enemy", Civil Wars, L.A. Law, Red Shoe Diaries, the Star Trek: Voyager episodes "Cathexis" and "Persistence of Vision", Babylon 5 and ER.
She has also provided voice for several Star Wars video games, portraying characters such as Shmi Skywalker and Mon Mothma. She provides the voice for the Locust Queen Myrrah in Gears of War, Dr. Chakwas in the Mass Effect series and the Elder God of Water in Mortal Kombat Annihilation. She has played in audio plays by L.A. Theatre Works and The Hollywood Theater of the Ear, and recently began narrating audiobooks.
- One Brief Summer (1970)
- Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971)
- Gumshoe (1971)
- Steptoe and Son (1972)
- The Ruling Class (1972)
- Yellow Dog (1973)
- The Assignment (1977)
- The Odd Job (1978)
- The Bitch (1979)
- Bad Timing (1980)
- Zorro, the Gay Blade (1981)
- Mr. Mom (1983)
- Midnight Cabaret (1990)
- Congo (1995)
- Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
- I Witness (2003)
- Dark Streets (2008)
- Gears of War: Judgment (2013)
Since 2011, she lives in Chalais (France).
- Carolyn Seymour at the Internet Movie Database
- Carolyn Seymour at the Internet Broadway Database
- Interview with Seymour, survivorstvseries.com; accessed March 3, 2015.