Rosalyn Landor

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Rosalyn Landor (born 7 October 1958) is an English film, television and stage actress and audio book narrator.

Early life[edit]

Landor was born in Hampstead, London, the daughter of English actor and radio presenter Neil Landor and of an Irish mother. Landor was educated at the Royal Ballet School, Richmond, and at Tolworth Girls' School, in Surrey. A child actress in films in the late 1960s and early 1970s, she began her career at the age of nine, when she appeared in the Hammer Horror film The Devil Rides Out (1968).[1][2]

Career[edit]

In 1970 she appeared with Susannah York in Jane Eyre, playing Helen Burns.[3] She co-starred in the film The Amazing Mr Blunden (1972), based on the book The Ghosts by Antonia Barber,[4] and appeared opposite Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in the TV film Divorce His, Divorce Hers in 1973. She made many appearances on British and American television during the 1980s, with roles including Allison in Hammer House of Horror: Guardian Of The Abyss (1980), Polly Hampton in Thames Television's Love in a Cold Climate,[5] Fiona Allways in four episodes of Rumpole of the Bailey (1983) and Pru Standfast in C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985).[6] She played Guinevere in the TV film Arthur the King (1985), and Helen Stoner in Granada's TV adaptation of Sherlock Holmes short story "The Speckled Band" opposite Jeremy Brett.[7]

Her theatre roles have included Sorel in Hay Fever by Noël Coward in London's West End in 1984 with Penelope Keith and Moray Watson,[8] and Raina in Shaw's Arms and the Man at Leicester's Haymarket Theatre opposite Malcolm Sinclair.[9]

In the United States, Landor's television guest appearances have included Star Trek: The Next Generation (in the 1989 episode "Up the Long Ladder"),[10] Matlock and Hunter. She played the major role of Thelma Morgan Converse in the mini-series Little Gloria... Happy at Last (1982) and Britt in the 1990 film Bad Influence opposite Rob Lowe and James Spader.

Personal life[edit]

Landor moved to the west coast of the U.S. in the second half of the 1980s. She now has two daughters, Arielle and Sophia, and lives in London. She continues with her career, including voice work for Disney and audiobooks for Random House as a narrator.[11][12]

Feature films[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tom Johnson, Deborah Del Vecchio, Hammer Films: an exhaustive filmography (McFarland, 1996), p. 295
  2. ^ "Rosalyn Landor". TV.com. CBS Interactive, Inc. Retrieved 6 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ H. Philip Bolton, Women writers dramatized: a calendar of performances from narrative works published in English to 1900 (2000), p. 93
  4. ^ Alan-Bertaneisson Jones, Fright Xmas (2010), p. 95
  5. ^ Larry James Gianakos, Television Drama Series Programming: a comprehensive chronicle (1983), p. 134
  6. ^ Jon E. Lewis, Penny Stempel, Cult TV: the essential critical guide (1996), p. 61
  7. ^ Ronald Burt De Waal, George A. Vanderburgh, The Universal Sherlock Holmes: Volume 4 (1994), p. 1223
  8. ^ Stephen Cole, Noël Coward: a bio-bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1993)
  9. ^ Gareth Lloyd Evans, 'The Midlands' in Drama: the quarterly theatre review: Issues 139-154 (1981) p. 37
  10. ^ Larry Nemecek, The Star Trek the Next Generation Companion (2003), p. 87
  11. ^ Rosalyn Landor at www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com
  12. ^ "Rosalyn Landor". TV.com. CBS Interactive, Inc. Retrieved 6 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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