Actress Susannah York dies aged 72

British actress Susannah York has died at the age of 72; she was well known for her roles on television and film.

 

British actress Susannah York has died at the age of 72 from cancer; she was well known for her roles on television and film. Her television and film career began in the 1960s with appearances in ITV’s Play of the Week, Thursday Theatre and other television roles. In 1969 she nominated for a Bafta for her role in the film They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? which also starred Jane Fonda. Her other film roles include Oh What A Lovely War and the Superman films.

 

On television York will be best remembered for her roles in We’ll Meet Again, Trainer and After the War. In 2003 she appeared in several episodes of Casualty as Helen Grant and appeared as the same character in sister series Holby City for several episodes in 2004. Her most recent roles on television were last year in daytime dramas Doctors and Moving On.

 

York’s son Orlando Wells, also an actor, told the Telegraph she was ‘absolutely a fantastic mother’. Outside of acting the actress was a supporter of CND (campaign for nuclear disarmament).

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