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Radio 4, Eeyore and Falstaff

Radio 4, Eeyore and Falstaff

South African born Janet Suzman settled in England in 1959 at the height of apartheid and has been a resident ever since.

She takes her three icons from literature and the world of broadcasting.

“BBC Radio 4 - the one overriding reason not to emigrate to warmer climes!

“Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh - combines English anthropomorphism with a suitably gloomy outlook on life – apt for these days.

“Falstaff - from [Shakespeare’s] 'Henry the IV'. The English are best at drama, great characters and drink!”

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Janet Suzman image © topfoto.co.uk

Radio 4, Eeyore and Falstaff

Janet Suzman

Actor

A respected classical stage actress, Janet Suzman has won two Evening Standard awards for her stage performances and an Oscar nomination for her film role in 1971’s ‘Nicholas and Alexandra’.