Thursday, June 21, 2012

Caroline John, R. I. P.

 BBC America: The BBC have confirmed that Caroline John, the actress who made her name playing Liz Shaw opposite Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor in 1970, died on June 5. She was 72.

Caroline had a long and varied career, including a stint in the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the National Theatre, before taking on the role of Doctor Liz Shaw, a scientific rival for the pompous and boffiny Third Doctor, in the first color series of Doctor Who.


Seepy Benton said...

I met Jon Pertwee once, and I told him that I got a doctorate in mathematics just so I could walk into a room like he does and say, "I'm the Doctor." He laughed at that and then signed a copy of my diploma, thus certifying me as a "Doctor" throughout all of space and time.

Bill Crider said...

I'm not at all surprised.

Brent McKee said...

Much preferred her to her successor as companion Jo Grant (actress Katy Manning).