Suzanna Hamilton (born 1960 in London) is an English actress. She is most famous for her performance as Julia in the modern film adaptation of George Orwell's classic novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four.
She is often cast as beguiling, enigmatic characters who tend to combine an appearance of childlike tenderness and vulnerability with a hint of provocative sexuality. In the 1985 film Wetherby, her character Karen Creasy is described as "the kind of girl people become obsessed with."
Suzanna Hamilton was a protégée of filmmaker, Claude Whatham, who discovered her in a children's experimental theater in North London in 1972. She starred in her first feature, Swallows and Amazons, which was directed by Whatham and based on the popular children's book of the same name by Arthur Ransome. Swallows and Amazons was filmed in 1973 and released to the public the following year. Billed as Zanna Hamilton, the young actress was cast in the role of Susan Walker, one of four young siblings collectively known as "the Swallows", who go on a camping and sailing holiday in the Lake District during the summer of 1929. Whatham later directed the teenage Suzanna Hamilton as Princess Alexandra in the BBC miniseries, Disraeli (1978), which was later broadcast to North American audiences as a featured program on Masterpiece Theatre in 1980.
It was during this time in the mid-1970s that Suzanna Hamilton received her acting training at the Anna Scher Theatre School in Islington and at the famous Central School of Speech and Drama in Swiss Cottage, Camden.