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. She began her career at the age of seven, when she appeared in the Hammer Horror film The Devil Rides Out (1968).[1]

Career[edit]

In 1970 she appeared with Susannah York in Jane Eyre, playing Helen Burns.[2] She co-featured in the film The Amazing Mr Blunden (1972), based on the book The Ghosts by Antonia Barber.[3] She had many appearances on British and American television during the 1980s, as Polly Hampton in Thames Television's Love in a Cold Climate,[4] Rumpole of the Bailey (as Fiona Allways in 1983) and C.A.T.S. Eyes (starring as Pru Standfast in 1985).[5]

She appeared in the role of Helen Stoner in Granada's TV adaption Sherlock Holmes (The Speckled Band) opposite Jeremy Brett.[6] 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,[7] and Raina in Shaw's Arms and the Man at Leicester's Haymarket Theatre opposite Malcolm Sinclair.[8]

In the United States, Landor's television guest appearances have included Star Trek: The Next Generation (in the 1989 episode "Up the Long Ladder"),[9] Matlock and Hunter.

Personal life[edit]

Landor currently lives in Los Angeles, California, USA where she continues to provide voices for Disney productions and is an award-winning audiobook narrator.[10]

References[edit]

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

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