Suzanne Neve

Suzanne Neve (born 6 September 1939) is an English actress who appeared regularly on British television during the 1960s, including the lead role of Isabel Archer in the BBC's 1968 adaptation of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady,[1] for which she won Outstanding Television Personality in the Pye Colour Television Awards.[2]

Suzanne Neve
Born (1939-09-06) 6 September 1939
London, England, UK
Years active1961–1983
Spouse(s)Richard Martin (1965–?)

Neve first came to public attention as Ethel Brown in a 1962 series based on the William books of Richmal Crompton. She subsequently had leading roles in Smuggler's Bay (1964) and as Fleur de Lys in a dramatisation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1966). Her big break came with the BBC's flagship production of The Forsyte Saga (1967), in which she played Holly.[3][4]

Following Portrait of a Lady, Neve continued to appear in television dramas, including further adaptations of the classics, such as Bel-Ami (1971). She also had a recurring role as Mary, the wife of Commander Straker, in the science fiction series UFO (1970–71).[5]

Neve appeared in several films including Play It Cool (1962), Naked Evil (1966), Mosquito Squadron (1969) and Scrooge (1970). Her last screen appearance was in the series Spooky (1983). The latter part of Neve's working life has been as a teacher of drama.


  1. "Suzanne Neve". BFI. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  2. British Broadcasting Corporation (1970). BBC Handbook. British Broadcasting Corporation.
  3. The Forsyte Saga
  4. "Forsyte Saga, The (1967)". BFI. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  5. John Kenneth Muir's Reflections on Film/TV: Cult TV Friday Flashback # 12: Gerry & Sylvia Anderson's UFO: "Confetti Check A-OK"

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