Susan Danford

Gender: Female



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Susan Danford is a South African actress best known for her television roles as Annette in the SABC2 soapie 7de Laan (2004), and as Grace Foster in the M-Net drama series Known Gods (2005), which later aired on SABC3 in 2007.

Danford has played numerous leading roles internationally and in South Africa in film, television and on stage. She is bilingual, performing in both English and Afrikaans. Her international work includes British and American dialects.

She has won and been nominated for various acting awards for both her stage and film work.

Feature film highlights include Hotstuff with acclaimed film director, Philip Noyce, starring Tim Robbins. She has played opposite F. Murray Abraham as his daughter in the comedy The Adventures of Laurel and Hardy and with Kim Basinger and Daniel Craig in I Dreamed of Africa, directed by Hugh Hudson.

International television includes roles in The Colour of Friendship, Emmy and NAACP Award winning MOW; Ace Lightning (a Canadian live action series) and the role of US Naval Intelligence Officer Landon in the mini-series The Triangle, with Eric Stoltz and Sam Neill.

Her leading television roles in South Africa include Grace in Known Gods; Annette in 7de Laan; Carien Vos in the M-Net hospital drama Binnelanders and Brigitte Grant in the M-Net soccer drama League of Glory, in 2010.

She also played the role of Vivie du Preez in the SABC2 mini-series Land of Thirst, from January to February 2008.

Her best known theatre roles include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet; Dora in Camus' The Just; Celia in As You Like It; Abigail in The Crucible; Alais in The Lion in Winter; and contemporary comedy and drama roles in Four Play (Talking with...) and Death Defying Acts.

Susan has both South African and British citizenship and is a Landed Immigrant of Canada. She is married to actor Stephen Jennings.

Television Roles


Why we love Come Dine With Me South Africa

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The Red Room Teasers - July 2021

Back! It was unceremoniously yanked from S3 after only two episodes and now it returns in July, at 19h30.

New on TV today: Monday 14 June

Strippers bare all on Beyond the Pole on Vuzu, as CBS Justice delivers The Real Manhunter.

New on TV today: Sunday 13 June

For Real: The Story of Reality TV starts on E! and two WWII docs air on HISTORY.

New on TV today: Saturday 12 June

HISTORY reveals Legends of the Pharaohs and The Last O.G. returns to Vuzu.

Elif 2 Teasers - July 2021

Arzu might get out of jail sooner than she thinks. Also, things are getting worse for Veysel.

Generations: The Legacy Teasers - July 2021

Loneliness leads to dating apps and hook-ups.

New on TV today: Friday 11 June

SABC2 offers up a Comedy Mixtape and comedy-drama Better Things starts on S3.

Recap - Survivor SA: Immunity Island Episode 2

From a wasted reward to an exploding neck to the role of luck... the latest episode unpacked.

Top Shows on TV: May 2021

The SAFTAs hits a critical low and the Kwaito/John shocker turbo-boosts Skeem Saam by over 700,000 viewers.


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