After attending Kingsmead College and the University of Witwaterstrand in her native Johannesberg, Janet Suzman trained for a theatrical career at Britain's LAMDA. Ms. Suzman made her first London stage appearance in 1962's Billy Liar; later that same year, she was accepted into the Royal Shakespeare Company. Though A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1970) is usually cited as Janet's film debut, she was earlier seen as Masha in Chekhov's Three Sisters, a 1969 TV movie which received a brief theatrical release. She received an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Czarina Alexandra in the opulent 1971 biopic Nicholas and Alexandra, and won the London Evening Standard award for her performance in a 1973 staging of Antony and Cleopatra. Janet Suzman is married to actor Trevor Nunn.