Janet Suzman (born February 9, 1939) is a South African actress.
Born in Johannesburg to a Jewish family, she is a niece of civil rights/anti-apartheid campaigner, Helen Suzman.
Suzman tends to run towards classical works, performing in many productions of Shakespeare plays, and in such works as The Three Sisters and Hedda Gabler.
Her marriage to director Trevor Nunn, which ended in divorce, was a famous theatrical alliance.
She appeared in many British television drama productions in the 1960s and early 1970s. Her first film role was in 1971, in Nicholas and Alexandra, and she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the Empress Alexandra of Hesse.
She has made few films since, the best-known being Nuns on the Run (1990), a rare comedy performance. She has also recently toured her modern adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard - a South African response entitled "The Free State". She wrote, starred in and directed this piece with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.