This book celebrates the life and work of Susan Fleetwood (1944-95), whose career as an actress began when she graduated with highest honours from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1966.
The older sister of Mick Fleetwood, founder member of the immensely successful rock band Fleetwood Mac, Susan steadily gathered a reputation as a first-class theatrical actress. She helped found the Liverpool Everyman Theatre and went on to become an important member of both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, working alongside some of the most respected names in the business.
Susan's roles in television and film met with great critical acclaim.
Her TV appearances included: The Buddha of Suburbia (1993) and Persuasion (1995)
Her film appearances included: Clash of the Titans (1981), Young Sherlock Holmes (1986), Heat and Dust (1983), The Sacrifice (1986), White Mischief (1988) and The Krays (1990)
It is certain that Susan’s reputation would have continued to grow had she not been tragically struck down before her time by cancer in 1995. The affectionate accolades contained in this book leave us in no doubt that she was held in the highest esteem by fellow actors, critics and theatregoers alike, all of whom are generous in their praise for her as an actress, colleague and friend.
Having gathered together a wealth of facts, photographs, anecdotes and reviews of Susan’s work, Keith Connelly has skilfully moulded them into an entertaining and valuable account of the many achievements of this beautiful, talented, hard-working and highly respected British actress.
Contributors include: Joss Acland, Polly Adams, Kathy Alger, Juliet Ayckroyd, Sara Badel, Francis Barber, Peter Barkworth, Rosemary Beattie, Cicely Berry, Martin Best, Michael Billington, Giles Black, Isla Blair, Madeleine Blakeney, Brenda Blethyn, Diana Boddington, Michael Bogdanov, Bill Bryden, Doyne Byrd, Bill Britten, Faith Brook, John Broome, Lin Browne, Gavin Campbell, Madeleine Cannon, Diana Carter, Mary Chater, Robert Chetwyn, Tony Church, Nora Connolly, Charlotte Cornwell, Richard Cottrell, Brian Cox, Dermot Crawley, Julian Curry, Sinead Cusack, Charles Dance, Sam Dastor, Desmond Davis, Felicity Dean, Francis de la Tour, Judi Dench, Sally Dexter, Richard Digby-Day, Blodwen Doyle, Tony Doyle, Philip Dunbar, Sue Dunderdale, Robert East, Robin Ellis, Peter Eyre, Karin Fernald, Fiona Finlay, Moira Flynn, Michael Fitzgerald, Michael Freeman, Roger Gartland, Sally Gaugain, Sir John Gielgud, Bernadette Gillette, John Goodwin, Peter Gordon, Michael Gough, Nicholas Grace, Gawn Grainger, James Green, Roger Gregory, Hayden Griffin, Dilys Hamlett, Terry Hands, Terence Hardiman, Andrew Harvill, Duncan Heath, Vivian Heilbron, Allan Hendrick, Randal Herley, Andrew Hilton, Bill Homewood, Gareth Hunt, Jonathan Hyde, James Ivory, Peter James, Barbara Jefford, Martin Jenkins, Priscilla John, Richard Jukes, Lila Kaye, Michael Keating, June Kemp, Ben Kingsley, Sir Eddie Kulukundis OBE, Michael Lattimer, Sally Leaver, Bernard Lloyd, Geraldine Lynn, Carmel McSharry, Dominic Mafham, Doreen Mantle, Peter Marenker, Rosemary Marter, Sara Mason, Roger Michell, Sarah Miles, Richard Moore, Francis Morgan, Cherry Morris, Shona Morris, Bryan Murray, Adrian Noble, Jim Norton, Joseph Roy Parker, Richard Pasco, David Perry, Ronald Pickup, Tim Piggott-Smith, Elizabeth Pursey, Michael Radford, Corin Redgrave, Nick Renton, Ian Richardson, David Rintoul, Tony Robertson, Mary Robinson, Bryan Robson, Struan Rodgers, Norman Rodway, Amanda Root, John Rothenberg, Catherine Russell, David Scase, Paul Scofield, Judith Scott, Roshan Seth, John Shrapnel, Derek Smith, Christopher Strauli, David Suchet, David Summer, Homer Swander, Terry Taplin, John Theocharis, Alex Thomas, Gareth Thomas, Nina Thomas, Paul Tickell, Alex Thomson, Philip Voss, Nigel Walters, Paul Webster, Arnold Wesker, Diana Wickens, Janet Whiteside, Maggie Whiting and Tim Wylton.