Susan Engel

Susan Engel (born 25 March 1935) is a British actress. She was born in Vienna, Austria.

Susan Engel
Engel in trailer for "Butley" (1974)
Born (1935-03-25) 25 March 1935
Vienna, Austria
Years active1959–present
Spouse(s)Sylvester Morand



Engel's work in theatre includes: Angels in America (1992), Richard III,[1] King Lear (1990),[2] The Good Person of Sezuan, Watch on the Rhine (1980), Spring Awakening, The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other and Her Naked Skin (2008)[3] at the National Theatre, London; Women Beware Women (2006),[4] Luminosity (2001), Bad Weather, The Dybbuk, King John (1988),[5] Cousin Vladimir (1978),[6] The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors (1962),[7] Julius Caesar (1963),[8] Henry VI, Part 2 and The Wars of The Roses (1963)[9] for the RSC; Spinning Into Butter, The Happy Haven, Hotel In Amsterdam (1968)[10] and Macbeth at the Royal Court, London,[11] Hecuba (2004) at the Donmar Warehouse, London;[12] After The Gods, Ascent of Mt Fuji and Shortlist at the Hampstead Theatre, London; The Sea at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester; Prayers of Serkin at the Old Vic, London, A Passage to India (2003) for Shared Experience;[13] Himself at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton; Brand (2003),[14] An Inspector Calls, The Clandestine Marriage (for which she won the Clarence Derwent Award for Best Supporting Actress), Footfalls (1994),[15] The Cherry Orchard, A Kind of Alaska (1985),[16] Hamlet, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers and Three Sisters in the West End, London.


She remains best known for her work in television, including the series The Lotus Eaters and the Doctor Who serial The Stones of Blood.[17] In 2003 and 2012, she appeared in the popular detective series Midsomer Murders. Other TV credits include: afterlife, The Black Death, Quiet as a Nun,[18] Dalziel and Pascoe, Trial and Retribution V,[19] Thursday the 12th, The Vice, Kavanagh QC, Public Eye,[20] Underworld, Inspector Morse, Crown Court and The Cedar Tree.


In 2004, she guest-starred in the audio drama Gallifrey: A Blind Eye, produced by Big Finish Productions. Other radio includes: Looking for Angels: Left at the Angel,[21][22] The January Wedding,[23] The Making of the English Landscape,[24][25] The Great Pursuit, The Bruno Bettelheim Project, The Raj Quartet,[26] Miss Esther's Guest, Are You Sure?,[27] Peeling Figs for Julius, La Grande Therese, Anne of Green Gables and Black Narcissus.


Film credits include: The Leading Man (1996), Damage (1992),[28] Ascendancy (1983), Hopscotch (1980), Butley (1974),[29][30][31] King Lear (1971),[32] Inspector Clouseau (1968) and Charlie Bubbles (1967).


  1. "Richard III, Eyre/Crowley, National Theatre, July 1990". Archived from the original on 28 March 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. "King Lear, Warner/Bechtler, National Theatre Company, July 1990". Archived from the original on 28 March 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  3. National Theatre : Productions : The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other Archived 17 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. Royal Shakespeare Company : Cast list Archived 15 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. "The RSC Shakespeare, plot summary – The Life and Death of King John". Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  6. "ROB WILTON THEATRICALIA RSC 1975–79". Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  7. "The RSC Shakespeare - Plot Summary - The Comedy of Errors". Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  8. "Plot Summaries, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar". The RSC Shakespeare. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  9. "The RSC Shakespeare, plot summary – The First Part of Henry the Sixth". Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  10. "theatre – Mrs Ruskin, Warehouse Theatre, preview". Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  11. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. Hecuba, Donmar Warehouse, London – Reviews, Theatre – Archived 20 December 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  13. "A Passage to India, a CurtainUp London review". Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  14. "Brand, a CurtainUp London review". Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  15. "Modify Beckett? Enter, Outrage". New York Times. 26 March 1994. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  16. Smith, I. (2005). Pinter in the Theatre. Nick Hern. pp. 1–169. ISBN 9781854598646. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  17. "Doctor Who Classic Episode Guide – The Stones of Blood – Details". BBC. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  18. "70s movie database at Escape to the Seventies". Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  19. La Plante Productions – Trial & Retribution V Archived 15 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  20. "Public Eye: Slip Home in the Dark" MemorableTV. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  21. "Radio 4 Programmes – Afternoon Play, Looking for Angels, Looking for Angels: Left at the Angel". BBC. 29 August 2007. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  22. "Looking For Angels – Left At The Angel". Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  23. "The January Wedding". Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  24. "Radio 4 Programmes – Afternoon Play, The Making of the English Landscape". BBC. 28 August 2007. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  25. "The Making Of The English Landscape". Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  26. "The Raj Quartet". Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  27. "Are You Sure?". Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  28. "Damage – Cast – New York Times". 1 November 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  29. "Butley". 21 January 1974. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  30. "Butley movie review – Film – Time Out London". Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  31. Sayre, Nora (9 April 1974). "Butley – Movie – Review – New York Times". Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  32. King Lear Archived 2 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine
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