Susannah Fielding

Susannah Fielding

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Susannah Fielding
Born (1985-06-10) 10 June 1985 (age 33)
Poole, Dorset, England
Alma mater Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present
Awards 2014 Ian Charleson Award

Susannah Glanville-Hearson[1] (born 10 June 1985), better known by her stage name Susannah Fielding, is an English actress who has worked in theatre, television and film. She won the 2014 Ian Charleson Award for her portrayal of Portia in The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida Theatre.[2][3] She also starred in the CBS sitcom The Great Indoors.

Early life and education[edit]

Fielding was born in Poole, England,[4] and grew up in Portsmouth before spending two years boarding at Christ’s Hospital school in Sussex, where she developed an interest in acting.[1][5] She trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama; her performances there included Trinculo in The Tempest (directed by Patsy Rodenburg) and Myrrah in Tales from Ovid (directed by Christian Burgess).[6] She graduated from Guildhall in 2006.[7]

Career[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Fielding’s first four professional roles in theatre were in four productions at the National Theatre: The Rose Tattoo (2007), Philistines (2007), Much Ado About Nothing (2007) and The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other (2008). She received an Ian Charleson Award Commendation for her role as Pietra in Ibsen‘s An Enemy of the People at the Sheffield Crucible in 2010 alongside Antony Sher.[8]

In 2011 she played Portia in Rupert Goold‘s production of The Merchant of Venice for the Royal Shakespeare Company alongside Sir Patrick Stewart as Shylock,[9] reprising the role in the production’s transfer to the Almeida Theatre in 2014.[10] In 2012, she was cast as Kim for the UK run of All New People, a black comedy play written by and starring Zach Braff. The play’s UK run included Manchester and Glasgow before culminating in a 10-week run in London’s Duke of York’s Theatre. Fielding played the role of Evelyn Williams[11] in the musical American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre in December 2013.[12]

Fielding won the 2014 Ian Charleson Award for her reprised portrayal of Portia in The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida Theatre.[2][13][3] Michael Grandage, one of the four judges, said of her performance in the production, set in a Las Vegas casino, that she had made the familiar role her own, with a “faultless American accent and a huge intelligence in her acting choices”.[2]

Television[edit]

In 2008 she appeared in Firewall, the second episode of the BBC TV series Wallander.[14] 2009 saw Fielding as a guest on The Bill, playing Rochelle Chapman. In 2010 she appeared in the Doctor Who episode “Victory of the Daleks“, as well as an episode of Midsomer Murders and Comedy Lab. She played Chloe in the Channel 4 sitcom Pete versus Life. In 2016 Susannah played Emma (Murray’s colleague who has a crush on him) in I Want My Wife Back. Since October 2016, she has had a recurring role in the American sitcom The Great Indoors as Brooke, the ex-girlfriend and current boss of Jack (Joel McHale), who must help him transition from an adventurous reporter to an office worker.[15] In 2016, she appeared in “Nosedive“, an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror. She will be appearing with Steve Coogan in the new Alan Partridge vehicle ‘This Time’, scheduled to air later in 2018.[16]

Film[edit]

Fielding appeared in the 2010 films 4.3.2.1. and 1st Night (originally titled Cosi), for which she learnt to sing opera in Italian.[4] In 2011 she starred in Kill Keith, a comedy horror film featuring Keith Chegwin. She appeared in the 2012 romantic comedy The Knot alongside Mena Suvari and Noel Clarke.

Personal life[edit]

Fielding was previously in a relationship with actor Tom Hiddleston, who appeared with her in an episode of Wallander in 2008.[5][17][18][19][20] Their relationship ended in November 2011.[19][21]

Theatre credits[edit]

Year Production Role Venue
2007 The Rose Tattoo[22] Rosa National Theatre
2007 Philistines[23] Polya National Theatre
2007 Much Ado About Nothing[24] Hero National Theatre
2008 The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other[25] Ensemble National Theatre
2010 An Enemy of the People[26] Petra Sheffield Crucible
2011 The Merchant of Venice[9] Portia Royal Shakespeare Theatre
2012 All New People[27] Kim Duke of York’s Theatre
2013 American Psycho[11] Evelyn Williams Almeida Theatre
2014 The Merchant of Venice Portia Almeida Theatre
2015 The Beaux’ Stratagem Mrs Sullen National Theatre
2015 Bull Isobel Young Vic

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2008 She Stoops to Conquer Kate Hardcastle TV movie
2008 Wallander Sonja Hokberg TV series (1 episode: “Firewall”)
2009 The Bill Rochelle Chapman TV series (1 episode: “Trust Me”)
2010 Doctor Who Lilian TV series (1 episode: “Victory of the Daleks”)
2010 Comedy Lab Sam TV series (1 episode: “Filth”)
2010 4.3.2.1. Jas
2010 1st Night Debbie
2010 Midsomer Murders Jessica Peach TV series (1 episode: “The Silent Land”)
2010 Pete versus Life Chloe TV series (4 episodes)
2010 Watching Annie Short film
2011 Kill Keith Dawn
2012 The Knot Julie
2012 4Funnies Melodie TV series (1 episode: “Uncle”)
2012 Uncle Melodine TV movie
2013 Pramface Francesca TV series (1 episode: “Grumpy and Target Boy”)
2013 Jo Gabrielle TV series (1 episode: “Place Vendôme”)
2013 Love Matters Siobhan TV series (1 episode: “A Nice Arrangement”)
2013 The Job Lot Mia Gibbs TV series (1 episode)
2013 Drifters Fay TV series (1 episode)
2014 Father Brown Bunty Pryde TV series (episode 2.3 “The Pride of the Prydes”)
2014 Forza Horizon 2 Amy Simpson Video game
DJ voice of the in-game radio station Horizon Pulse
2014 Lovesick Phoebe Morris TV series (1 episode: “Phoebe”)
2015 Death in Paradise Elizabeth `Betty’ Floss TV series (episode 4.4)
2015 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Shani Video game
Expansion pack Hearts of Stone
2015 The C Word Abigail BBC One TV drama film
2016 I Want My Wife Back Emma BBC One TV sitcom series
2016 Forza Horizon 3 Amy Simpson Video game
DJ voice of the in-game radio station Horizon Pulse
2016 Black Mirror Carol Episode: “Nosedive
2016 The Great Indoors Brooke Series regular (Season 1-present)
Actress (39 credits)
 2018 High & Dry (TV Series)
Sandra

The Rescue (2018) … Sandra
The Others (2018) … Sandra
The Trial (2018) … Sandra
The Camp (2018) … Sandra
 2018 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Emma Singh

Moment of Surrender: Part 1 (2018) … Emma Singh
 2016-2017 The Great Indoors (TV Series)
Brooke

The Company Retreat (2017) … Brooke
Roland’s Secret (2017) … Brooke
The Heartbreaker (2017) … Brooke
Ricky Leaks (2017) … Brooke
Party Paul (2017) … Brooke
 2016 Black Mirror (TV Series)
Carol

Nosedive (2016) … Carol
 2016 Forza Horizon 3 (Video Game)
Amy Simpson (voice)
 2016 I Want My Wife Back (TV Series)
Emma

Episode #1.6 (2016) … Emma
Episode #1.5 (2016) … Emma
Episode #1.4 (2016) … Emma
Episode #1.3 (2016) … Emma
Episode #1.2 (2016) … Emma
 2015 The Batsman and the Ballerina (Short)
Ruth
 2015 Catastrophe (TV Series)
Samantha

Episode #2.2 (2015) … Samantha
 2015 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone (Video Game)
Shani (English version, voice)
 2015 The C Word (TV Movie)
Abigail
 2015 Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below (Video Game)
Aurora (English version, voice)
 2015 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Floss

Until Death Do You Part (2015) … Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Floss
 2014 Lovesick (TV Series)
Phoebe

Phoebe (2014) … Phoebe
 2014 The Great Fire (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Castlemaine

Episode #1.4 (2014) … Lady Castlemaine
Episode #1.2 (2014) … Lady Castlemaine
Episode #1.1 (2014) … Lady Castlemaine
 2014 Forza Horizon 2 (Video Game)
Amy Simpson (voice)
 2014 Boomers (TV Series)
Sara

Episode #1.4 (2014) … Sara
 2014 Father Brown (TV Series)
Bunty Pryde

The Pride of the Prydes (2014) … Bunty Pryde
 2013 One Day in Hell (Short)
Dina
 2013 Drifters (TV Series)
Fay

Nineties Night (2013) … Fay
 2013 The Job Lot (TV Series)
Mia Gibbs

Episode #1.5 (2013) … Mia Gibbs
 2013 Love Matters (TV Series)
Siobhan

A Nice Arrangement (2013) … Siobhan (as Susannah Fileding)
 2013 Jo (TV Series)
Gabrielle

Place Vendôme (2013) … Gabrielle
 2013 Pramface (TV Series)
Francesca

Grumpy and Target Boy (2013) … Francesca
 2012 4Funnies (TV Series)
Melodie

Uncle (2012) … Melodie
 2012 Uncle (TV Series)
Melodie

Pilot (2012) … Melodie
 2012 The Knot
Julie
 2010-2011 Pete Versus Life (TV Series)
Chloe

Frank Leaves Noreen (2011) … Chloe
Older Woman (2010) … Chloe
Eco Warrior (2010) … Chloe
 2011 Kill Keith
Dawn
 2010 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Jessica Peach

The Silent Land (2010) … Jessica Peach
 2010 Watching (Short)
Annie
 2010/I 1st Night
Debbie
 2010 4.3.2.1.
Jas
 2010 Comedy Lab (TV Series)
Sam

Filth (2010) … Sam
 2010 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Lilian

Victory of the Daleks (2010) … Lilian (as Susanah Fielding)
 2009 The Bill (TV Series)
Rochelle Chapman

Trust Me (2009) … Rochelle Chapman
 2008 Wallander (TV Series)
Sonja Hokberg

Firewall (2008) … Sonja Hokberg
 2008 She Stoops to Conquer (TV Movie)
Kate Hardcastle
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