Susan George (actress)
George at Autographica held in London on
25 October 2008.
|Born||Susan Melody George
26 July 1950
|Spouse(s)||Simon MacCorkindale (m. 1984–2010) (his death)|
Susan Melody George (born 26 July 1950) is an English film and television actress, film producer, and Arabian horse breeder.
She has recalled many holidays at the caravan park in Font-y-Gary in South Wales as a child. She trained at the Stage School, Corona Theatre School, and has acted since the age of four, appearing on both television and film.
When asked in a 2013 interview about working with Hoffman and director Sam Peckinpah in Straw Dogs, George said:
I had a love-hate relationship with Sam, but he was a brilliant director and a genius of his time. Dustin was a generous actor to work with, who could be intense at times, but had a great personality and an incredibly mischievous sense of humour. Making the film was a fantastic experience and one that I cherish to this day.
In the early 1970s, George came to be associated with rather provocative, sometimes (as in Straw Dogs) controversial roles and became quite type-cast. Cinema writer Leslie Halliwell's rather terse summary of her career was: "British leading lady, former child actress; usually typed as sexpot".
Her lighter side was apparent in some of her TV appearances, such as in an episode ("The Gold Napoleon") of The Persuaders (1971) with Roger Moore and Tony Curtis. In 1988, George marked her film-producing debut with Stealing Heaven.
Prior to her marriage, her name was linked with several celebrities, including George Best and Charles, Prince of Wales. She had a four-year relationship with Jack Jones, and later spent another four years as the partner of a casino manager, Derek Webster.
TV and filmography
- Cup Fever (1965) – Vicky (child)
- Davy Jones' Locker (1966) - Susan Haddock
- Billion Dollar Brain (1967) – Russian girl on train
- The Sorcerers (1967) – Audrey
- The Strange Affair (1968) – 'Fred' March
- Up the Junction (1968) – Joyce
- All Neat in Black Stockings (1968) – Jill
- The Looking Glass War (1969) – Susan
- Twinky (aka Lola) (1969) – Lola/'Twinky' (Sybil)
- Eyewitness (1970) – Pippa
- Spring and Port Wine (1970) – Hilda Crompton
- Straw Dogs (1971) – Amy Sumner
- Die Screaming, Marianne (1971) – Marianne
- Fright (1971) – Amanda
- Sonny and Jed (1972) – Sonny
- Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974) – Mary Coombs
- Out of Season (1975) – Joanna (aka Winter Rates)
- Mandingo (1975) – Blanche Maxwell
- A Small Town in Texas (1976) – Mary Lee Carter
- Tintorera (1977) – Gabriella
- Tomorrow Never Comes (1978) – Janie
- Enter the Ninja (1981) – Mary Ann Landers (aka Ninja I)
- Venom (1981) – Louise Andrews
- The House Where Evil Dwells (1982) – Laura Fletcher
- Kiss My Grits (1982) – Baby (aka Summer Heat)
- The Jigsaw Man (1983) – Penelope Kimberley (opposite Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier)
- Lightning, the White Stallion (1986) – Madame Rene
- Djavolji raj (1989) – Ana (aka That Summer of White Roses)
- In Your Dreams (2008) - Barbara Wood-Ross
- City of Life (2009) - Constance
- Swallows and Amazons (1963) TV series – Kitty Walker
- The Human Jungle (1965) TV episode "Heartbeats in a Tin Box" – Gina McCutcheon
- Weavers Green (1966) TV series
- Dracula (1968) (TV) – Lucy Weston
- The Persuaders! (1971) (TV) (episode "The Gold Napoleon", 1971) - – Michelle Devigne
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1973) (TV) – Anne
- Tales of the Unexpected (TV) (episode "Lamb to the Slaughter", 1979) – Mary Marney
- Tales of the Unexpected (TV) (episode "Royal Jelly", 1980) – Mabel Taylor
- Computercide (1982) (TV) – Lisa Korter (aka The Final Eye)
- Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (TV) (episode "Czech Mate", 1984) – Vicky Duncan
- Pajama Tops (1984) (TV) – Mrs. Chavinet
- Jack the Ripper (1988) (TV) – Catherine Eddowes
- Stay Lucky (1989) TV series – Samantha Mansfield (1993)
- The Castle of Adventure (1990) (TV) – Allie Mannering
- Cluedo (1990) TV series – Mrs. Peacock (IV; Series 3; 1992)
- The House That Mary Bought (1995) (TV) – Mary Close
- EastEnders (2001) (TV) – Margaret Walker
As executive producer
As miscellaneous crew
- Jackie Brown (1997) (very special thanks)
George breeds Arabian horses and has a stud farm called Georgian Arabians.
- Country life. Country Life, Ltd. 2008. p. 58. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
- "Mandingo". The New York Times.
- "Susan George". Classicfilmtvcafe.com.
- Halliwell, Leslie (1984). Filmgoer's Companion, 8th ed, 1984.
- Johnson, Angela (8 November 2009). "Casualty's Simon MacCorkindale reveals he's got incurable cancer". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 2009-11-10.
- Brenna, Tony; Taylor, Richard (30 October 1984). "'Falcon Crest' Star Weds Secretly in Paradise". National Enquirer (US).
- "Casualty actor Simon MacCorkindale dies aged 58". BBC News. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-15.
- "The EastEnder who stole Prince Charles' heart". Daily Mirror (London). 16 June 2001.
- "Speaking for the first time since her husband Simon MacCorkindale lost his battle with cancer, '70s icon Susan George tells how her Arabian horses have helped her cope with the loss", Daily Mail, 8 March 2013. Accessed 26 August 2014
- "Jack Jones, Susan George take romance on road", Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 24 July 1975. Accessed 26 August 2014
- "Has Susan found real love at last?", Titbits, 7 May 1986. Accessed 26 August 2014
- "Georgian Arabians".
- Susan George at the Internet Movie Database
- Susan George makes equestrian photography debut – Horse & Hound Online