Susan George

Active - 1965 - 2010  |   Born - Jul 26, 1950 in Surbiton, Surrey, England  |   Genres - Drama, Action, Thriller, Romance, Horror

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The daughter of a musician father and showgirl mother, Susan George was a British showbiz veteran before she was 10 years old. A Corona Stage Academy graduate, George was 12 when she was cast in the London production of The Sound of Music. The sweetness-and-light roles would fall by the wayside as George matured into a very sexy young woman. In films from 1967, George was usually cast as a blonde "tease," sometimes innocent (the gang-rape victim in Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs [1971]), sometimes not (the 1974 crime-caper flick Dirty Mary Crazy Larry). In addition to such recent acting assignments as the BBC TV series Stay Lucky (1993), George has been executive producer of two features, Stealing Heaven (1988) and That Summer of White Roses (1989). Susan George's partner in these production ventures was her husband, actor Simon MacCorkindale.

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  • Made her professional television debut in the British miniseries Swallows and Amazons in 1963. Is perhaps best known for her role as Amy in the controversial 1971 thriller Straw Dogs. In 1983, was nominated for Best Actress at the 10th Saturn Awards, for her role in The House Where Evil Dwells. Took over the role of Mrs Peacock for the third series of the British game show adaptation of Cluedo. In 2018, joined the cast of The Real Marigold Hotel for the third season.