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On stage, in the movies and TV series, Susannah Harker has her prints registered in all corners of the acting industry. The triple threat actress has been entertaining audiences with her contemporary and classic works for more than three decades with more than thirty projects in her name. Popular among her acting exploits are the roles she played in House of Cards (1990), A Dry White Season (1989), as well as A Caribbean Dream (2017).
Notably, Susanna Harker is not the only entertainer in the family. Discover all the facts that might interest you about the life and career of the English actress as you keep reading.
Susannah Harker – Biography
On 26th April in 1965, Susannah Harker was born in London, England. She was named Susannah M Owens at birth. The actress was raised in a Roman Catholic family with her siblings and educated as such. She studied at a strict convent boarding school located in Sussex and after getting groomed by the nuns in the school, she went on to the Central School of Speech and Drama in North London where she prepared for her career in the performing arts.
She made her screen debut in 1985 as Bessie Wills in Burke & Wills and through the rest of the 1980s, she played several roles in both films and television. Some of the appearances she made at this time were in The Lady’s Not for Burning (1987), The Fear (1988), Troubles (1988) and A Dry White Season (1989). She ushered in the ’90s with her role as Mattie Stoorin in House of Cards followed by Irene St. Claire in the film The Crucifer of Blood and the series Chancer (1990-1991) – where she starred as Joanna Franklyn in 14 episodes. The rest of the ’90s saw her performing in Surviving Picasso (film) in 1996 and TV shows The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Faith, Pride and Prejudice, Heat of the Sun and Ultraviolet from 1994 to 1998.
After appearing in the films Always Crashing in the Same Car, Intimacy, Trance, Offending Angels and The Calling between 2001 and 2008, she left the film department and focused on television. From 2001 to 2010, Susannah Harker made appearances on TV in shows including Murder in Mind, Walking the Dead, Midsomer Murders, and Moving On. Her most recent roles on television were played on the set of Young James Herriot (2011), New Tricks (2012) and Grantchester (2017).
Some of her stage performances were carried out in productions of Abigail’s Party and Three Sisters.
Susannah Harker was born into a family with a long list of entertainers. Her parents are actress Polly Adams and actor Richard Owens. Her father starred in popular TV series like The Avengers and The Mayor of Casterbridge while her mother is popular for her role in Just William. Susannah’s sisters Nelly Harker and Caroline Harker are equally actresses with Caroline plying her trade both on the screen and stage.
Going deeper into her roots, Joseph Harker, a prominent artist, and theatrical scene designer is her great-great-grandfather. Also, Gordon Harker, English film and stage actor is her great uncle while she is a sister-in-law to Anthony Calf.
On the personal part of her life, Susannah has a family of her own which she built with actor . They dated for a while and later had their wedding in 1993. Their family grew in 1994 with the arrival of their son whom they named Finlay. Unfortunately, just after ten years of staying together as a couple, Glen and Harker went their separate ways following a divorce in 2004. The next time she appeared on the radar, Susannah was dating actor Paul McGann but the relationship didn’t come to stay. The two lasted from 2006 to 2008.
Other Facts About Susannah Harker
1. For her performance in House of Cards as Mattie Storin, Susannah was rewarded with a nomination for a BAFTA TV Award in 1990.
2. Susannah is not active on social media and cannot be found on any of the popular platforms.
3. With more than three decades in the performing arts business, Susannah Harker has been able to rake in an estimated $10 million as her net worth.
4. Her height is given as 5 feet 7 inches but her weight and other body stats have not been shared by the actress. Her hair is blonde.