Vale: Mary Tamm

British actress Mary Tamm, best known for her role as the first incarnation of Doctor Who‘s companion ‘Romana’ in the late 1970s, has died aged 62.

She died at her home in Battersea after suffering from cancer for 18 months.

Tamm had a successful stage, TV and film career for more than 40 years with appearances in Brookside, Wire in the Blood, Jonathan Creek and EastEnders with film roles in The Odessa File and The Likely Lads.

Doctor Who‘s Tom Baker said: “She was a darling companion and wonderfully witty and kind. I’m so sorry to hear of her death.”

Colin Baker, tweeted: “Shellshocked to hear Mary Tamm is gone. A funny, caring, talented, lovely and down to earth lady.”

Her agent of 22 years Barry Langford, said: “She had a great zest for life. She was a fantastic actress – she played stage parts of such range, parts that would take your breath away. She could play any role, and do so wonderfully.”

Source: The Guardian

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