Janet Suzman (born February 9, 1939) is a South African actress and director.
Born in Johannesburg to a Jewish family, the niece of civil rights/anti-apartheid campaigner, Helen Suzman, she was educated at Kingsmead College, Johannesburg, and at the University of the Witwatersrand where she studied English and French. She moved to London in 1959.
After training for the stage at LAMDA, Suzman made her debut as Liz in Billy Liar at the Tower Theatre, Ipswich in 1962. She then became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1963 and started her career there as Joan of Arc in The Wars of the Roses (1962-64). The RSC gave her the opportunity to play many of the Shakespearean heroines, including Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost, Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Ophelia in Hamlet, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Celia and Rosalind in As You Like It, Lavinia in Titus Andronicus and a notable Cleopatra in 1973. Although her stage appearances tended...
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Nuns on the Run is a 1990 British comedy film, starring Robbie Coltrane and Eric Idle. It was written and directed by Jonathan Lynn and produced by Handmade Films. Music composed and performed by Yello.
Tagline:The story of an immaculate deceptionIn West London, two middle-aged petty criminals, Brian Hope (Idle) and Charlie McManus (Coltrane) privately discuss their reluctance at continuing with their current 'jobs' - as a bank robber and getaway driver respectively for their boss Casey. Seeing one of their fellow bank robbers accidentally shot and killed during a robbery only adds to their reluctance. However, they are even more reluctant to tell Casey they're leaving, as when confronted by Casey's car cleaner Norm, who tells the boys that he's not only 'resigning', he told Casey that Brian and Charlie want out as well. Their reluctance proves smart, when they're called later that night by Casey to dispose of Norm's now dead body in the Thames river.
In the mean time, Brian goes to...,
A Dry White Season is a 1989 film made by Davros Films and Sundance Productions and distributed by MGM. It was directed by Euzhan Palcy and produced by Paula Weinstein, Mary Selway and Tim Hampton. The screenplay was by Colin Welland and Euzhan Palcy, based upon André Brink's novel with the same name.The film stars Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow, Susan Sarandon and Marlon Brando (who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor). It is set in South Africa, and deals with the subject of apartheid.The film was shot at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, England and on location in Zimbabwe.In A Dry White Season, Donald Sutherland portrays the character of Ben Du Toit, a South African school teacher. The story takes place during the Apartheid movement that lasted from 1948 until 1993.The story begins where Ben's gardener, a black man, seeks his help while investigating the death of his son. Like many South African whites, Ben refuses to get...,
The Black Windmill is a British spy thriller released in 1974.It stars Michael Caine, John Vernon, Janet Suzman and Donald Pleasence, and was directed by the American Don Siegel.The screenplay by Leigh Vance is based on Clive Egleton's novel Seven Days to a Killing.The film was made, in part, on location at Clayton Windmills south of Burgess Hill, in West Sussex, England.The story involves a British secret service agent, John Tarrant (Caine), involved in an investigation against an international arms syndicate. Tarrant's son is kidnapped and held to ransom, leading Tarrant to discover that he cannot even rely on the people on his own side.The Verdict •Night Unto Night •The Big Steal •Duel at Silver Creek •Count the Hours •China Venture •Riot in Cell Block 11 •Private Hell 36 •The Blue and Gold •Invasion of the Body Snatchers •Crime in the Streets •Baby Face Nelson •Spanish Affair •The Gun Runners •The Lineup •Hound Dog Man •Edge of Eternity •Flaming Star •Hell Is for Heroes •The...,
Nicholas and Alexandra is a 1971 biographical film which tells the story of the last of Russia's monarchs, Emperor Nicholas II of Russia and his wife, the Empress Alexandra.
It stars Michael Jayston (Nicholas II), Janet Suzman (Alexandra), Roderic Noble (Alexei), Ania Marson (Olga), Lynne Frederick (Tatiana), Candace Glendenning (Maria), Fiona Fullerton (Anastasia), Harry Andrews (Grand Duke Nicholas), Irene Worth (The Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna), Tom Baker (Rasputin), Jack Hawkins (Count Fredericks), Ian Holm (Comissar Yakovlev) and Timothy West (Dr. Botkin).
The movie was adapted by James Goldman from the book by Robert K. Massie. It was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.
It won Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Costume Design, and was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Janet Suzman), Best Cinematography, Best Music, Original Dramatic Score and Best Picture.
The story begins with the birth of the Tsarevich Alexei in the opulent...,
Janet Suzman was born