Susan Brown (English actress)

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Susan Brown
Susan Elizabeth Brown

(1946-05-06) 6 May 1946 (age 73)
EducationRose Bruford College
Years active1959–1960

Susan Elizabeth Brown (born 6 May 1946) is an English actress of stage and screen.[1][2] She is perhaps known for her roles in the film The Iron Lady (2011) and the first season of the television series Game of Thrones (2011).

Brown has been nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the 2018 revival of the play Angels in America and a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance in the 2018 play Home, I'm Darling.


Brown was born in Bristol, England. Before starting her professional career, Brown trained at Rose Bruford College. She has appeared in such stage productions as The Wild Duck (Donmar Warehouse), Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Playing with Fire, Cardiff East[3] and The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other (National Theatre),[4] Easter, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III and Bad Weather (RSC), Road,[5]Shirley, Downfall, Gibraltar Straight and Seagulls (Royal Court), Butterfly Kiss (Almeida), The House of Bernarda Alba and The Chairs (Gate Theatre), You Be Ted and I'll Be Sylvia (Hampstead), Playing Sinatra (Croydon Warehouse and Greenwich Theatre), The Beaux' Stratagem, Back to Methuselah, The Vortex, The Way of the World and A Woman of No Importance (Cambridge Theatre Company), Twelfth Night (English Touring Theatre), Small Change,[6][7] Iphigenia (Sheffield Crucible) and Angels in America.

Brown played "Mrs Dimmock" a widow who comes across an oriental cannon, in an episode of Lovejoy, "The Peking Gun", in October 1993. To international audiences, Brown is perhaps best known for her role as Septa Mordane in the first series of Game of Thrones. Her character was killed off in the concluding episodes of the series. She had a supporting role as Margaret Thatcher's live-in carer June in The Iron Lady and has had small roles in BBC drama series Call the Midwife and Torchwood.


Year Title Role Notes
1976 Barney Miller Psychiatrist
1988 Andy Capp Ruby
1991 Prime Suspect Linda
1993 The Riff-Raff Element Susan Belcher
1995 A Touch of Frost Stella Boxley
1998 Taggart Jan Dickson
2002 Wire in the Blood Jean Lawson Series One - Episodes 1 & 2: Justice Painted Blind
2004 Dalziel and Pascoe ACC Alex Lawrence[8][9][10]
2009 Torchwood Bridget Spears Series Three – Children of Earth
2011 Game of Thrones Septa Mordane
2011 Waking The Dead Sue Myers
2013 Broadchurch Liz Roper
2013 Call the Midwife Mrs Peacock
2019 Good Omens Mother Superior Episode 1: In The Beginning


Year Film Role Notes
1987 Hope and Glory Mrs. Evans[11]
2012 The Iron Lady June


Year Play Role Notes
2015 Husbands & Sons Mrs Gascoigne Co-production between National Theatre,London and Royal Exchange, Manchester
2017 Angels in America Ethel Rosenberg, Hannah Pitt, Henry, Rabbi Chemelwitz, Aleksii Staged at Royal National Theatre


Year Audio Role Notes
2007 Doctor Who: 100 Midwife/Mary
2008 Doctor Who: Return of the Krotons Eleanor Harvey
2010 Doctor Who: The Prison in Space Chairman Babs
2010 Doctor Who: Castle of Fear Maud the Withered
2010 Doctor Who: The Eternal Summer Alice Withers
2010 Doctor Who: Plague of the Daleks Mrs Withers/Mrs Sowerby/Computer Voice

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2014 LittleBigPlanet 3 Nana Pud
2015 Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Wendy Boyles
2014-16 Dreamfall Chapters Queenie / The Mole / Lady Alvane


  1. ^ "Susan Brown profile". 6 May 1946. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  2. ^ Profile,; accessed 30 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Cardiff East by Peter Gill, Cottesloe, 1997". Archived from the original on 5 August 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Company Members: Susan Brown". National Theatre. Archived from the original on 7 February 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Susan Brown". 6 May 1946. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  6. ^ John Pavel. "Sheffield Star interview with Susan Brown". Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  7. ^ John Pavel. "Small Change by Peter Gill, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 2002". Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Dalziel and Pascoe: The Price of Fame". Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Dalziel and Pascoe" The Price of Fame (2004)
  10. ^ "Dalziel and Pascoe: The Price of Fame". Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Hope and Glory – Cast – New York Times". 1 November 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2012.

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