Dame Janet Suzman


Janet Suzman is an Hon Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company - where she spent the first decade of a career launched with The Wars of the Roses, soon to be revived by the BBC. She’s an Hon Life Member of the Shakespeare Association of Great Britain, has the Freedom of the City of London, and was honoured with a DBE in 2011. 

She has nominations for Oscar and Golden Globe Awards and has twice won The Evening Standard Best Actress Award. She started her directing career with a ground-breaking production of Othello at The Market Theatre, Johannesburg three years before Nelson Mandela walked free. For the rest she has appeared in many films, televisions and plays, her favourites probably being Antony & Cleopatra and Hedda Gabler. She is delighted to be working with her old friend Graham Johnson once again, their last collaboration being on Clara Schumann at The Wigmore Hall. 

Updated: 22/9/23

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