Stephanie Beacham is one of the leading actors of her generation. Born with just 40 per cent hearing the young Stephanie would have to overcome her deafness to face the world and make it in a profession where hearing meant everything. This title tells her story.
Much loved actress Stephanie Beacham has had forty years of success in theatre, film and television. After her schooling in England Stephanie travelled to Paris to study mime with Etienne Decreux. Her initial goal was to teach dance movement to deaf children, but she fell into a career in acting and won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.Beacham's first major film role was in Tam Lyn, co-starring with Ava Gardner and Ian McShane, followed by The Nightcomers with Marlon Brando, directed by Michael Winner.Over the course of her career she has worked with many of Hollywood's most famous actors and played roles in well-loved series such as Tenko, Connie, Bad Girls, Coronation Street, Dynasty and The Colbys. As a single parent, Stephanie Beacham raised two daughters, Phoebe and Chloe. Now a proud grandmother, she campaigns for the deaf, a cause close to her heart, having been born with just 40 per cent hearing.