Lynne Sue Moon

Lynne Sue Moon (born 1949)[1] is a British former child actress of the 1960s, best known for her appearance in the historical drama 55 Days at Peking.

Lynne Sue Moon
Born1949 (age 71–72)
Islington, London, England
Other namesLee Sue Moon
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1963–1967
Notable work
55 Days at Peking


Moon was born in Islington, London, the daughter of a Cantonese father and a British mother. She studied ballet for two years at London's Arts Educational School.[1][2] According to Welsh artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins, she and he attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London at the same time.[3]

She made her film debut in 55 Days at Peking (1963), in which she played a girl orphaned during the Boxer Rebellion whom Charlton Heston takes under his wing.[1] She followed this with a role as a Chinese diplomat's niece in William Castle's juvenile espionage film, 13 Frightened Girls (1963).[4] She portrayed a Yuan dynasty princess in the 1965 historical film Marco the Magnificent.[5] Her final known acting role was as a student of Sidney Poitier in To Sir With Love (1967),[6] after which she retired from acting.[7]



  1. ^ a b c Grant, Elspeth (2 May 1963). "Films". The Tatler. p. 299 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Coventry Evening Telegraph". 25 July 1962. p. 10 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required)
  3. ^ Hicks-Jenkins, Clive (2014-08-22). "The Vanishing: Part One". Clive Hicks-Jenkins' Artlog. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
  4. ^ "Romance, Comedy, Chills Coming to Local Theaters". San Antonio Express-News. 4 August 1963. pp. 23A – via
  5. ^ Scheuer, Philip K. (13 July 1964). "Marco Polo Filming Ended by Buchholz". Los Angeles Times. p. IV-18 – via
  6. ^ "To Sir, With Love (1967)". BFI. British Film Institute. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  7. ^ Hicks-Jenkins, Clive (2014-08-22). "The Vanishing: Part Two". Clive Hicks-Jenkins' Artlog. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
  8. ^ "The Pittsburgh Press". Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 28 July 1962. p. 8 – via
  9. ^ "13 Teen-Age Misses Stars of Spy Movie". The Monitor. McAllen, Texas. 20 October 1963. p. 9–B – via
  10. ^ "Marco Polo Trip Subject of Film". Florence Morning News. Florence, South Carolina. 16 October 1966. p. 8–B – via

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