I did enjoy it when I went back to work for four months last year, but I accepted that it is what it is. Speaking to Let's Talk magazine, she said: "I am very lucky that I am not unhappy doing what I am doing. We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. PUBLISHED: 15:17, Thu, Sep 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 15:42, Thu, Sep 12, 2019 "I think that life gets nicer from your fifties to your sixties. Susan Hampshire Bio, Photos, Theatre Credits, Stage History - learn all about their career on stage. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The well-loved screen and stage actress wed Sir Eddie 38 years ago. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. Her original ambition was to be a nurse, but she could not pass her O-Level exam in Latin. Susan gave up almost all acting opportunities to care for Sir Eddie in 2009. The 82-year-old actress says looking after him is now "a full-time job day and night". She went on to appear in more than 50 films as well as theatre and TV shows and became a household name as Fleur Forsyte in the classic BBC TV drama The Forsyte Saga. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, She has also campaigned for awareness about dyslexia and environmental issues. Eddie needs me desperately. The former businessman, theatre producer and philanthropist was diagnosed with dementia 12 years ago and also suffers from Type Two diabetes. Join / Sign Up ... (2002-2019) The Grand Esme Harkness 18 Episodes (1997) However, Susan has kept a positive attitude throughout her later years caring for him. "The dementia has been really advanced in the past five years, and it is becoming more challenging as it goes on," she said. Susan Hampshire, Actress: The Forsyte Saga. Susan with husband Sir Eddie when he was knighted in 1998, (Image: Clive Howes/ANL/REX/Shutterstock), Susan has also campaigned for awareness about dyslexia and environmental issues, (Image: Dave Benett/Getty Images for ATG), Cameron in no rush to deliver memoirs, says ADAM HELLIKER. newspaper archive. "I am very fortunate he is so sweet-natured. "I am a very positive person and I get so much joy from simple things like the garden and a beautiful view. "He knows that I am important to him and that he would be totally lost without me, but I am not sure that he knows me now as his wife.". Susan Hampshire full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. SUSAN Hampshire has revealed that her dementia-stricken husband no longer knows she is his wife. From 1967 until 1974, the three-times Emmy Award-winning actress was married to French film producer Pierre Granier-Deferre, with whom she had a son, Christopher, and daughter Victoria who sadly died a day after she was born. Express. They moved out of their London home in 2017 because she wanted to live somewhere more wheelchair-friendly. Susan has been caring for housebound Sir Eddie Kulukundis, 88, for the past 10 years. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express "Once you get through the difficult thought of actually being in your fifties, it does become a wonderful time when you realise how lucky you have been.". Last year she starred in the West End production An Ideal Husband. "I have had my day in the sun. Susan Hampshire, the English actress who has won three Emmy Awards, was born in Kensington, London on May 12, 1937. She also appeared in BBC series Monarch Of The Glen. Despite being dyslexic and unable to spell her name until she was nine or read until she was 12, Susan played a leading role in her debut film, the 1947 British drama The Woman In The Hall, aged 10.