Wednesday, 20 April 2011

RIP Elizabeth Sladen aka Sarah Jane Smith

Dr Who actress Elizabeth Sladen died yesterday from cancer aged, 63. 

She was married and had one daughter.  She met her husband while they were both acting in Liverpool in the mid 1960s, and they married in 1968.

The actress initially played the role of Dr Who's journalist companion in 1973, with Jon Pertwee as the Doctor, but her travels continued under Tom Baker, with guest appearances in the later revivals.  From 2007 she starred in a spin-off series, The Sarah Jane adventures (the fourth season started airing in the UK last October).  

May she rest in peace.


Fr Levi said...

Thanks for posting this - I hadn't heard. The Sarah Jane Adventures may have been made for kids but I loved watching them.

dachsiemama said...

Amen! I love Dr. Who--I saw the original series on PBS and videos--still haven't watched the new one yet. May she rest in peace, indeed--He is Risen!

Felix said...

It was surely only a year or two past that Sarah Jane was appearing in Dr Who? Oy vey, a reminder of our mortality.

Sarah Jane was a splendid lass, with a great squeal when confronted with inumerable scarey monsters!

Lord, grant eternal rest to our sister Elizabeth.