Susan Wooldridge

Actor Biography

Susan Wooldridge is a British actress who has entertained audiences with an impressive, long body of work. She is probably best known to American audiences as Daphne Manners in the acclaimed Masterpiece Theatre production "The Jewel in the Crown" for which she was BAFTA-nominated. Her extensive television credits include "All Quiet on the Preston Front," "Bad Company," "Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky," "Pinochet in Surburbia," as well as various Masterpiece Theatre productions including "Poirot, Lewis" and "Mrs. Bradley Mysteries."

She has also appeared in many British films including "The Shout," "How to Get Ahead in Advertising" and John Boorman's "Hope and Glory" for which she won the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress. Her recent film appearances include ‪"Tamara Drewe" and "The Lady."  

She continues to work regularly on the British stage appearing most recently in London in Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya," Harold Pinter's "Celebration" which also played in New York, and as 'Lady Bracknell' in ‪"The Importance of Being Earnest." Her award-winning novel "The Hidden Dance" was published in 2010.

Wooldridge will next be seen in ABC's new period drama "Still Star-Crossed" produced by ABC Studios and Shondaland.