Susan Penhaligon

Susan Penhaligon

Susan is Cornish and spent her childhood in St Ives, Cornwall.

Training: Webber Douglas Academy in London. Among her many theatre, film and TV credits in a career spanning nearly 50 years.

West End: Leading roles in Three Sisters, The Real Thing, Mr Love, The Maintenance Man, Dangerous Corner, Of Mice and Men and The Mousetrap.

Other Theatre: Hindle Wakes (Finborough Theatre) Time and The Conways, Lower Depths and The Cherry Orchard (Manchester Royal Exchange); Broken Glass (Yorkshire Playhouse); Romeo and Juliet (Jermyn St Theatre); Misery (Kings Head Theatre); Handbagged (Salisbury Playhouse).

Touring theatre credits include: And Then There Were None, Verdict, Having a Ball, Bedroom Farce, The Constant Wife, Mrs Warren’s Profession, Death Trap, The Madness of George III and Cabaret.

Television credits include: Upstairs Downstairs, Tales of the Unexpected, Remington Steele, Casualty Inspector Wycliffe, Doctor Who, Heart of the Country Kind of Loving. She played Lucy in the BBC Dracula, a regular part, Jean Hope in Emmerdale and Prue in A Bouquet of Barbed Wire. She was Judi Dench’s sister, Helen in the award-winning comedy series A Fine Romance.

Film Credits: The Story of Julian Koepcke, The Uncanny, The Land that Time Forgot, No Sex Please We’re British, Leopard in the Snow, Nasty Habits, Patrick, Paul Verhoven’s Soldier of Orange Private Road and Long Way Back made by the Cornish Film Company O-Region. Most recently she appeared in the Cornish speaking film Mab Hudel.