Rosalyn Landor

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Rosalyn Landor
Born(1958-10-07) 7 October 1958 (age 55)
London, UK
 
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Rosalyn Landor
Born(1958-10-07) 7 October 1958 (age 55)
London, UK

Rosalyn Landor (born 7 October 1958) is an English film, television and stage actress and audio book narrator.

Early life[edit]

Landor was born in Hampstead, London, the daughter of English actor and radio presenter Neil Landor and of an Irish mother. Rosalyn was educated at the Royal Ballet School, Richmond, and at Tolworth Girls' School, in Surrey. A child actress in British films in the late 1960s and early 1970s, she began her career at the age of seven, when she appeared in the Hammer Horror film The Devil Rides Out (1968).[1][2]

Career[edit]

In 1970 she appeared with Susannah York in Jane Eyre, playing Helen Burns.[3] She co-featured in the film The Amazing Mr Blunden (1972), based on the book The Ghosts by Antonia Barber.[4] She had many appearances on British and American television during the 1980s, as Polly Hampton in Thames Television's Love in a Cold Climate,[5] Rumpole of the Bailey (as Fiona Allways in 1983) and C.A.T.S. Eyes (starring as Pru Standfast in 1985).[6]

She appeared in the role of Helen Stoner in Granada's TV adaption Sherlock Holmes (The Speckled Band) opposite Jeremy Brett.[7] Her theatre roles have included Sorel in Hay Fever by Noël Coward in London's West End in 1984 with Penelope Keith and Moray Watson,[8] and Raina in Shaw's Arms and the Man at Leicester's Haymarket Theatre opposite Malcolm Sinclair.[9]

In the United States, Landor's television guest appearances have included Star Trek: The Next Generation (in the 1989 episode "Up the Long Ladder"),[10] Matlock and Hunter.

Personal life[edit]

Well known in England, Landor moved to the west coast of the US in the second half of the 1980s and married an American architect. Rosalyn now has two daughters, Arielle and Sophia and lives in in Los Angeles, California, USA. She continues with her career, including voice work for Disney and Books on Tape for Random House as an award-winning audiobook narrator.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tom Johnson, Deborah Del Vecchio, Hammer Films: an exhaustive filmography (McFarland, 1996), p. 295
  2. ^ "Rosalyn Landor". TV.com. CBS Interactive, Inc. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  3. ^ H. Philip Bolton, Women writers dramatized: a calendar of performances from narrative works published in English to 1900 (2000), p. 93
  4. ^ Alan-Bertaneisson Jones, Fright Xmas (2010), p. 95
  5. ^ Larry James Gianakos, Television Drama Series Programming: a comprehensive chronicle (1983), p. 134
  6. ^ Jon E. Lewis, Penny Stempel, Cult TV: the essential critical guide (1996), p. 61
  7. ^ Ronald Burt De Waal, George A. Vanderburgh, The Universal Sherlock Holmes: Volume 4 (1994), p. 1223
  8. ^ Stephen Cole, Noël Coward: a bio-bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1993)
  9. ^ Gareth Lloyd Evans, 'The Midlands' in Drama: the quarterly theatre review: Issues 139-154 (1981) p. 37
  10. ^ Larry Nemecek, The Star Trek the Next Generation Companion (2003), p. 87
  11. ^ Rosalyn Landor at randomhouse.ca
  12. ^ "Rosalyn Landor". TV.com. CBS Interactive, Inc. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

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