January 2, 2017


Susan George (1950-) b. London, England, UK.

Susan George

Susan George was the daughter of a musician father and showgirl mother. On stage from the age of 12, she was cast in the London production of The Sound of Music, and in TV’s Swallows and Amazons (1963) and on screen in Cup Fever (1965). After graduating from London’s Corona Stage Academy, George matured into an attractive young woman and segued into films, including Billion Dollar Brain (1967) and The Strange Affair (1968). Her pouting sensuality shone through even in the drab Northern surroundings of Spring and Port Wine (1970), portraying James Mason‘s obstinate daughter.

One of George’s best-known efforts followed when she was cast opposite Dustin Hoffman in Sam Peckinpah’s violent and controversial Straw Dogs (1971). A series of undistinguished horror films ensued that more or less damaged her career. After several high profile relationships, George married actor Simon MacCorkindale in 1984 and shortly thereafter turned to producing. By the late 1980s, the pair had returned to Europe where they formed Amy International Artists based at Shepperton Studios, through which they co-produced modestly successful efforts like Stealing Heaven (1988) and That Summer of White Roses (1989).

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