R.I.P. Elisabeth Sladen

Sadly, longtime Doctor Who actress Elisabeth Sladen has died. She played Sarah Jane Smith, one of the most popular of the Doctor’s companions (and the most popular prior to the 2005 revival). Debuting in 1973 as 3rd Doctor Jon Pertwee’s last companion, she went on to play 4th Doctor Tom Baker’s first, and would return to guest-star on the revived version of the show alongside David Tennant in 2006. Since 2007, she has starred in the spinoff series Sarah Jane Adventures, making a success of a fairly unusual project by mainstream media standards: a science-fiction series whose principal character is a woman in her 60s. The show was halfway through filming its fifth season at the time of her death.

Elisabeth Sladen, 1970sElisabeth Sladen, 2000s

4 Responses to R.I.P. Elisabeth Sladen

  1. petra April 20, 2011 at 4:04 am #

    rest in peace sarahjane u be sadly missed my oldest daughter was named after you and she loves ur show

  2. Paul April 20, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    You were part of my life when i was growing up and now your part of my childrens life.
    We will all miss you.

  3. leah-jade livsley, 6 years old April 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    R.I.P sarah jane, i am going to miss u loads. I am very very sad that you have passed away. I realy love watching your sarah jane adventures.
    Miss you xxx


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