Susan Penhaligon

  1. Elisabeth Sladen, Doctor Who # 70: The Time Warrior, TV, 1973.        Having been Lakis in #64: The Time Monster, 1972, the exquisite Penhaligon topped producer Barry Letts’ list for Doc3 Jon Pertwee’s (and later Doc4 Tom Baker’s) travelling rug, Sarah Jane Smith. Sladen matched Nicholas Courtneys record of appearing with seven different Doctors (from Doc3 Jon Pertwee to Doc11 Matt Smith) as the intrepid journalist which became The Role of her life. Whether in episodes, sequels, serials, specials, spin-offs, CDs or radio, Sladen was still playing SJS when she died in 2011.
  2. Kristina Wayborn, Octopussy, 1982.
  3. Tara Ward, Doctor Who #130: Warriors of The Deep, 1984.       For Doc5 Peter Davison’s finale, 18 stunners were shuffled for Preston… Penhaligon, Ward, Lynda Bellingham, Sarah Berger, Isla Blair, Suzanne Danielle, Patricia Finnegan, Jenny Hanley, Diane Keen, Rula Lenska (Dr Styles in #133: Resurrection of the Daleks, TV, 1984), Bond Girl Pamela Salem, Susan Skipper, Catherine Schell (Countess Scarlioni in #105: City of Death, 1979), Primi Townsend (Mula in #99: The Pirate Planet, 1978), Wanda Ventham (the mother of Benedict Cumberbatch), Fiona Walker… and two Ken Russell favourites: Georgina Hale and Helen Mirren.

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  3