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Carolyn Seymour

Carolyn Seymour is an English actress, best known for portraying the role of Abby Grant in the BBC series Survivors. Born Carolyn von Benckendorf in Buckinghamshire, to a Russian father and an Irish mother. One of her earliest television roles was as Jenny in the BBC drama series Take Three Girls. and an early film appearance was as Zita in the film Steptoe and Son (1972) alongside Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell. Her best-known movie role remains Grace Gurney in The Ruling Class (also 1972), opposite Peter O'Toole. She left Survivors at the end of its first series, due to disagreements with the producers over the direction the show and her character were taking. She appeared in the Space: 1999 episode "The Seance Spectre", and with Joan Collins in The Bitch. She then moved to the United States and made numerous television appearances including Hart to Hart, Modesty Blaise, Family Ties, Cagney & Lacey, Remington Steele, Magnum, P.I., The Twilight Zone, Murder, She Wrote, Matlock, Quantum Leap; Star Trek: The Next Generation, Civil Wars, L.A. Law, Red Shoe Diaries, Star Trek: Voyager, and ER. She has also contributed voice work for several Star Wars video games, portraying characters such as Shmi Skywalker and Mon Mothma. She provides the voice for the Locust Queen Myrrah in Gears of War, Dr. Karin Chakwas in the Mass Effect series and the Elder God of Water in Mortal Kombat Annihilation. She has played in audio plays by L.A. Theatre Works and The Hollywood Theater of the Ear, and recently began narrating audiobooks. Since 2014, she has played Abby Grant in Big Finish Productions' Survivors series, based on the book by Terry Nation and the television series. From 2014 onwards, she has voiced Bierce in Dark Deception.


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Born:
Nov 6, 1947 In Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
48
First Appeared:
In the movie Unman, Wittering and Zigo 1971-06-13
Latest Project:
Movie Ablaze 2001-07-18
Known For
Poster of Malcolm in the Middle
Poster of Congo
Poster of Star Trek: Voyager
Poster of The Odd Job
Filmography
Movie Ablaze Vivian Sims 2001-07-18
Series Malcolm in the Middle Nina 2000-01-09
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Movie Behind the Life of Chris Gaines Carolyn Johnns-Gaines 1999-11-24
Movie Mortal Kombat: Annihilation Elder God #2 1997-11-11
Series Superman: The Animated Series Unknown 1996-09-06
Series Star Trek: Voyager Mrs. Templeton 1995-01-16
Movie Congo Eleanor Romy 1995-06-09
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Series Babylon 5 Senator Crosby 1994-01-26
Movie Reform School Girl Mrs. Evelyn Turnbull 1994-09-23
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Series Jack's Place Unknown 1992-05-26
Series Dark Justice Unknown 1991-04-05
Movie Midnight Cabaret Orion 1990-01-01
Series The Flash Unknown 1990-09-20
Series Quantum Leap Priscilla Stoltz 1989-03-26
Series Murphy's Law Unknown 1988-11-02
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Commander Toreth 1987-09-28
Series Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story Dorothy Difrasso 1987-11-16
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Movie Condor Rachel Hawkins 1986-08-10
Series Otherworld Prime Manager 1985-01-26
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Blue Thunder Unknown 1984-01-06
Series Tales from the Darkside Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Girls of the White Orchid Madame Mori 1983-11-28
Movie Mr. Mom Eve 1983-07-22
Series Masquerade Unknown 1983-12-15
Movie Modesty Blaise Debbie DeFarge 1982-01-01
Series Cagney & Lacey Unknown 1982-03-25
Series Family Ties Unknown 1982-09-22
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
Movie Zorro, The Gay Blade Dolores 1981-07-17
Series Magnum, P.I. Elizabeth, Lady Ashley 1980-12-11
Series Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-09-22
Movie The Bitch Polly Logan 1979-01-01
Movie The Odd Job Angie 1978-08-31
Movie The Assignment Danica 1977-07-11
Series Survivors Abby Grant 1975-04-16
Series Space: 1999 Eva 1975-09-04
Movie Yellow Dog Della 1973-08-11
Movie Steptoe and Son Zita 1972-03-01
Movie The Ruling Class Grace 1972-09-13
Movie Unman, Wittering and Zigo Silvia 1971-06-13
Movie Gumshoe Alison 1971-12-01