PHOTOS SHOWCASE HER UNBRIDLED PASSION
(Mainly a Susan George article)
Formerly known for her work on the big screen, these days Susan George can be forgiven for horsing around behind the camera. The actress turned equestrian photographer has been celebrating her first major exhibition in Mayfair. The Straw Dogs star and film icon of the 1970s has latterly turned her attention to Arabian horses, which she breeds at the farm in Somerset that she owns with her husband of 23 years, Casualty star Simon MacCorkindale.
Susan, who is honorary president of the Horse of the Year Show and even has her own line of homeopathic horse treatments, told hello! she has always had an interest in photograph “I discovered I could find out so much about my horses through the eye of a lens. It’s incredibly exciting to see die energy and magic of die Arabian shining through a picture. When I have a winning image, I say to the horse, ‘That’s the one.”
Susan, 57, admits of the stud farm: “It’s an extravagant hobby which takes everything I earn – and my husband likewise.” However, with Simon, 55, planning to hang up his stethoscope as smooth-talking consultant Harry Harper in Casualty, Susan may need to rein in her passion slightly.