Susan Sheridan

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Susan Sheridan
Susan Haydn Thomas

(1947-03-18)18 March 1947
Newcastle, England
Died8 August 2015(2015-08-08) (aged 68)
OccupationActress, voice actress
Years active1977–2015
Max Brittain (m. 1981)

Susan Haydn Thomas (18 March 1947 – 8 August 2015) better known as Susan Sheridan, was an English actress and voice actress. Her voice acting roles included Noddy in Noddy's Toyland Adventures, Princess Sylvia in Muzzy in Gondoland, Trillian in the BBC radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Princess Eilonwy in the animated film The Black Cauldron.

Personal life

Sheridan was born in Newcastle and trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Sheridan married the musician Max Brittain and had three daughters.[1] She died from breast cancer on 8 August 2015, aged 68.[2]

Other roles

Sheridan voiced Alex in the video game Alex Builds His Farm, Shu in the English version of the anime film Fire Tripper, Moomin in the English dub of Moomin, Noddy in Noddy's Toyland Adventures and additional characters in Budgie the Little Helicopter, The Little Polar Bear, Round the Bend, The Goose Girl and Jimbo and the Jet-Set. Other adult characters she gave voice to include Milady in Albert the Fifth Musketeer and Princess Sylvia in the English version of the home video series Muzzy.[3]

She was active in theatre with roles in touring companies and a one-woman show (The Merry Wife of Wilton). She was in an adaptation of Howl's Moving Castle in London in 2011. Her television roles include an episode of Midsomer Murders in 2011 and an episode of Agony in 1980.[4] Sheridan voiced the part of Pumpkin, one of a number of pig characters in the children's television show Preston Pig, as well as recording additional character voices. She voiced the 10-year-old boy in Sheila Hodgson's 1977 supernatural drama Here Am I Where Are You?, adapted from an idea by M.R. James. She was also the voice of Moomintroll in the English dub of Moomin.


Year Title Role Notes
1985 The Black Cauldron Princess Eilonwy Voice
2000 Eisenstein Wedding Official Voice


  1. ^ "Hitchhikers actress Susan Sheridan dies aged 68", BBC News, 9 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Susan Sheridan: Voice actor behind a host of children's TV favourites who also originated Trillian in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", The Independent, 14 August 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  3. ^ "My Voice Overs". Susan Sheridan. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
  4. ^ Susan Sheridan on IMDb

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