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Actress Caroline John passes away

Actress Caroline John passes away

THE actress Caroline John has passed away at the age of 72.

Ms. John will be best remembered for her work on the Doctor Who television series.

She played assistant Liz Shaw to Jon Pertwee’s Doctor Who in 1970 and, along with her husband Geoffrey Beevers, went on to appear in several video spin-offs and audio productions from the science fiction series.

In 1983 she reprised her role in The Five Doctors, which was a feature-length episode to mark the 20th. anniversary of the Doctor Who series.

Her career was mostly spent working in television with early appearances in Z Cars and Crown Court. In recent years she appeared in episodes of Silent Witness, Midsomer Murders and Doctors.

He film work included Love Actually in 2003.

After training at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London in 1940, Ms. John went on to work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

To view an interview in which Caroline John discusses her role in Dr. Who along with Katy Manning and Louise Jameson, click here.


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