Susan Hampshire Net Worth

Susan Hampshire was born on May 12, 1937 in  Kensington, London, England, United Kingdom, is Actress, Soundtrack. Susan Hampshire, the English actress who has won three Emmy Awards, was born in Kensington, London on May 12, 1937. Her original ambition was to be a nurse, but she could not pass her O-Level exam in Latin. (She found out when she was 30 years old that she was dyslexic, and her work on dyslexia subsequently brought her the Officer of the British Empire award.) She decided to become an actress and gained training in the theater. She made her movie debut, at 10 years old, in The Woman in the Hall (1947) but her proper debut was in the Laurence Harvey picture, Expresso Bongo (1959), in 1958. Her career has never faltered.Hampshire made a name for herself in her native Britain, appearing in Katy (1962) on TV in 1962 for the BBC. Walt Disney signed her to star in the 1964 family picture, The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963), but it was her role in the 1967 BBC mini-series, The Forsyte Saga (1967), that made her famous and won her the first of her three Emmy Awards. Shown in the United States on the precursor to PBS, the great popularity of the series led the new PBS to create Masterpiece Theatre (1971). The First Churchills (1969), in which Hampshire played "Sarah Churchill", was the first series offered on "Masterpiece Theater" and brought her her second Emmy. In 1973, she won her third, playing "Becky Sharp" in Vanity Fair (1967), for a mini-series that had been released in the UK in 1967.Susan Hampshire has continued to be active on television and in the theater. She has been married to her second husband, the theatrical impresario, Sir Eddie Kulukundis, since 1981.
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Who is it? Actress, Soundtrack
Birth Day May 12, 1937
Birth Place  Kensington, London, England, United Kingdom
Birth Sign Gemini
Occupation Actress
Years active 1947–present
Spouse(s) Sir Eddie Kulukundis (1981-present) Pierre Granier-Deferre (1967-1974; divorced); 2 children

💰 Net worth: $700,000

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Susan Hampshire was born in Kensington, London, to George Kenneth Hampshire and his wife, June (née Pavey) and is of Irish descent. The youngest of five children, she had three sisters and one brother. Her mother was a Teacher and her father was a Director of ICI who was rarely at home, her parents having unofficially separated. As a child, she had some developmental difficulties, unable to spell her name until she was nine and unable to read well until she was 12. Her determined mother June founded a small London school in 1928, The Hampshire (now Gems Hampshire School), where Susan was taught.


Hampshire's first film appearance was in The Woman in the Hall. She decided to become an Actress as a child and worked in a theatre before moving on to film and television work. During this period she took the title role in a dramatised version of Little Black Sambo recorded by HMV Junior Record Club (words by David Croft, music by Cyril Ornadel). and sang on The Midday Show when ITV Anglia began broadcasting (as Anglia Television) in 1959. Her first starring role was in the film During One Night in 1960. She then took the leading role in a 1962 BBC adaptation of What Katy Did. Soon afterwards, she was taken up by Walt Disney, and starred in The Three Lives of Thomasina (opposite Patrick McGoohan) and The Fighting Prince of Donegal. She would later appear opposite McGoohan again, in two episodes of Danger Man. She co-starred with Cliff Richard in Sidney J. Furie's 1964 musical Wonderful Life.


In 1966, she was introduced to American TV viewers in the pilot episode of The Time Tunnel as a young Passenger on the Titanic who befriends Dr. Tony Newman. She later portrayed Conservationist Joy Adamson in Living Free, the sequel to Born Free. In 1972, she played three different characters in Malpertuis, directed by Harry Kumel. She is well known for her work on television. She appeared in several popular television serials, including The Andromeda Breakthrough (1962) in which she replaced Julie Christie, who was not available for the show but had played the part of Andromeda in the first season A for Andromeda (1961). Her most notable television role in the 1960s came in the BBC's 1967 adaptation of The Forsyte Saga, in which she played Fleur.


Hampshire was married to the French film Producer Pierre Granier-Deferre from 1967 until 1974; the couple have a son, Christopher, and had a daughter, Victoria, who died within 24 hours of birth. She has been married to theatre impresario Sir Eddie Kulukundis since 1981.


Until the publication in 1981 of her autobiography, Susan's Story, few people were aware of her struggle with dyslexia. Since then she has become a prominent campaigner in the UK on dyslexia issues and was President of the Dyslexia Institute from 1995–1998.


Her second book, The Maternal Instinct (1984), discussed women and fertility issues and she published a collection of interviews Every Letter Counts: Winning in Life Despite Dyslexia in 1990. She has written children's books, including Lucy Jane at the Ballet, Lucy Jane and the Russian Ballet, Lucy Jane and the Dancing Competition, Lucy Jane on Television, Bear's Christmas, Rosie's First Ballet Lesson and Rosie's Ballet Slippers, and various books and videos about her lifelong hobby of gardening, including Easy Gardening, My Secret Garden and Trouble Free Gardening.


Hampshire was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1995 Birthday Honours for services to dyslexic people and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to drama and charity.


Hampshire has been active on the stage, taking the lead roles in many leading plays. In 2007, she was in a ground-breaking play, The Bargain, based on a meeting between Robert Maxwell and Mother Teresa. She played the Fairy Godmother in pantomime at the New Wimbledon Theatre in 2005–06 and at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking in 2006–07. In 2008, she joined the relatively small band of actors who have played two generations in the same play on different occasions. Her appearance at Chichester Festival Theatre in Somerset Maugham's The Circle as Lady Catherine Champion-Cheney in summer 2008 followed on from her appearance in the same play (and venue) as Elizabeth Champion-Cheney (Lady Catherine's daughter-in-law) in 1976.


Hampshire has given up almost all acting opportunities since 2009 to care for her husband, who has dementia and short-term memory loss.


Hampshire received Emmy Awards from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for her roles in The Forsyte Saga (1970), The First Churchills (1971) and Vanity Fair (1973). 1973 saw her again on U.S. television with Kirk Douglas in a musical version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Other miniseries in which she appeared are The Pallisers, The Barchester Chronicles and Coming Home. She was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1992 when she was surprised by Michael Aspel at the Ritz Hotel. In 1997 she appeared in the ITV television series The Grand. She played a madame residing in the hotel. More recent TV roles include Molly MacDonald, Lady of Glenbogle in Monarch of the Glen (2000–05), and an appearance in Casualty (Series 26, No Goodbyes, 19 November 2011) as Caitlin Northwick (alongside Michael Jayston).