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Janet Suzman

(1939-), Actress and director

Sitter in 4 portraits
Born in Johannesburg, Suzman moved to London in 1959, the experience of apartheid making her 'militantly liberal'. Recruited by the Royal Shakespeare Company she played leading roles including her acclaimed performance as Cleopatra in 1973, directed by her then-husband Trevor Nunn. Suzman's numerous television roles in the 1960s and 1970s included an adaptation of Arnold Bennett's Clayhanger (1976). Her directorial debut was a multiracial production of Othello at Johannesburg's Market Theatre in 1987.

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Janet Suzman, by Peter Rand - NPG x136010

Janet Suzman

by Peter Rand
bromide print, 19 September 1963
NPG x136010

Janet Suzman, by Mayotte Magnus - NPG x18641

Janet Suzman

by Mayotte Magnus
bromide print, October 1977
NPG x18641

Janet Suzman, by Mark Pepper - NPG x32116

Janet Suzman

by Mark Pepper
resin print, 1988
NPG x32116

Janet Suzman, by Floyd Humphrey - NPG x75884

Janet Suzman

by Floyd Humphrey
lith print, August 1994
NPG x75884

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