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.
Series: Casualty Episode: S22Ep7 – Inappropriate Behaviour First Aired: 13 October 2007 Character: Harry Harper
Description: Harry introduces a ‘no inappropriate attenders’ policy: a refusal to treat patients who can be seen by their GPs. Tess and Abs disagree with the move, but Harry says it will mean more time to deal with emergencies. When partygoer Diane is raped by mini-cab driver Perry, she lashes out causing him to lose control of the car, which collides with a lorry driven by a drunk driver. At the hospital, Ruth is called to deal with the drunk lorry driver – it’s her estranged father! When Ruth tells Nadia her mother died because of his abuse, Nadia realises they have something in common. Later, Tess admits to Harry that his new policy gave her more time to convince Diane to report the rape. Also, Josh bonds with Sajani, and Alice stands up to Kelsey
Series: Casualty Episode: S22Ep06 – Core Values First Aired: 6 October 2007 Character: Harry Harper
Description: Harry is back as consultant manager and his job is to turn the emergency department around within six months. His new boss, Marilyn Fox, gives him his first task: to fire Nathan Spencer. Harry sympathises with Nathan’s recent loss and questions the timing, but he is committed to following his superior’s orders. However, his efforts to sack Nathan are thwarted by one emergency case after another. Earlier that day, two groups of soldiers are on a live firing exercise, led by their new Corporal, Neil Hobbs. Two men are shot – one in the chest and the other in the leg. Corporal Hobbs attempts to establish whether this was an accident – a negligent discharge – or something more sinister. At first, he fears the shot came from within his team, but soon realises it came from a different direction. Elsewhere, in a recording studio, some musicians are laying down tracks when the female singer, Bunmi, collapses into the drum kit. Ruth seriously misdiagnoses Bunmi with potentially fatal repercussions and makes an enemy in the department when she blames Nadia for her own mistake.
Sad news for all those female fans who tune in to BBC1 on Saturday nights to gaze adoringly at Simon MacCorkindale. After five years playing consultant Harry Harper in Casualty the smoothy actor is hanging up his stethoscope.
Series: Casualty Episode: S22Ep5 – Sliding Doors First Aired: 29 September 2007 Character: Harry Harper
Description: Returning from London without Harry, Guppy is lacking in confidence and feeling depressed. His train is cancelled because someone has pulled the emergency alarm, so he ends up waiting on a deserted platform. While waiting, he notices a child’s ball falls onto the train track. The child runs after it and gets his arm stuck. Guppy has to act instinctively and in doing so saves the boy’s life. Back at ED, Guppy investigates further. His diagnosis and subsequent life-saving treatment is praised by everyone and Maggie tries to persuade Guppy to stay, but he has made up his mind and says a quiet goodbye, leaving ED for good. Meanwhile, Toby experiences the first death in his care which leaves him devastated. Elsewhere, Charlie meets Devika and Sajani, and discovers they are Josh’s visitors. He questions Devika’s motives on learning that Josh has given them his compensation money. Josh is furious at Charlie’s suspicion. Harry returns and announces to the shocked department that he is back as the new Consultant Manager. Nathan is horrified – Harry will be his new boss
Series: Casualty Episode: S22Ep4 – No End of Blame First Aired: 22 September 2007 Character: Harry Harper MP
Description: It’s judgement day at Holby ED, as the department awaits the findings of the investigation into the handling of the bombing. Heads are going to roll, and Tess, Charlie and Nathan are first in line. Nathan is determined it won’t be him and doesn’t hesitate in blaming Charlie. Problems are compounded by the day’s newspaper headlines revealing utter chaos within Holby – someone has spoken to the press and rumours are rife as to who it was. Alice uncovers the truth and plucks up the courage to confront the whistleblower. Meanwhile, a disillusioned and desperate Guppy goes on a mission to bring Harry back from Westminster, convinced that he is the answer to Holby’s problems – but Harry is far from pleased to see him and sends him away. Also in ED, the team struggle to find a bed for a patient and the elderly gentleman ends up in a corridor. His daughter, Valerie, becomes more and more upset, faced with the prospect of watching her father die there. Disillusioned after a hard day, Josh returns home to discover Maggie has surprise visitors for him – Devika and Saja
Pictured At Home With Her Magnificent Arabian Horses
Actress Susan George Reveals Why She Gave Up Hollywood For The Good Life
(Mainly a Susan George article)
While Susan George remains firmly embedded in the nation’s psyche for her illustrious film career, these days the actress is more likely to to be found delivering foals than lines from a script
In a move that has taken her far from the bright lights of Hollywood, the Straw Dogs star now spends her time breeding Arabian horses at the farm she shares with her husband of 22 years, Casualty star Simon MacCorkindale. In turn, the magnificent animals have led to Susan’s inspired venture into photography.