Honorary Fellow: Dame Janet Suzman

12 July 2011

At LJMU's afternoon Graduation Ceremony, Dame Janet Suzman was made an Honorary Fellow.

Image of Honorary Fellow Dame Janet SuzmanJanet was awarded a Fellowship for her outstanding contribution to the performing arts.

She became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1963 and started her career there as Joan of Arc in ‘The Wars of the Roses’ and played many Shakespearean heroines. Her first film role in 1971, ‘Nicholas and Alexandra’, saw her nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, the BAFTA and the Golden Globe. She has also appeared in many British television drama productions.  Janet has also supported the School of Humanities and Social Science through her recent lecture ‘Personal Reflections on South African Identity’, as part of a series that explored the concept of national identity in the context of the global economic, cultural and environmental challenges of the 21st century.

Janet spoke about the Fellowship during the Ceremony today:

"It is an honour for me to be here. I have found that great art has a certain moral force,  and even an actor can feel the thrill of putting the world to rights. I am certainly in awe at receiving this Fellowship, but definitely feel at home in this lovely city."

To view the Oration for Janet Suzman click here

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