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21 April 2010
Liverpool Born Actor Elisabeth Sladen Has Died
Elisabeth Sladen, known to her friends and family as Lis, has died
of cancer at the age of 63. She has become well known as "brave and
funny and brilliant" by all who have had the pleasure to have met
her. She had been suffering from cancer and leaves behind her
husband, actor Brian Miller and her daughter, Sadie. Readers of our
site will know that we have done a few interviews with her over the
years, and she has always been a glowing example of what is best
about Liverpudlians. Her career includes being on the Liverpool
Police series Z-Cars and other similar series, but she will remain
best associated for the roll as the most popular of all the Doctor
Who companions, Sarah Jane Smith. That popularity of her character
lead to her having her very own spin off series on CBBC called The
Sarah Jane Adventures. Steven Moffat, Doctor Who's, executive
producer at the BBC told the media that:- "Elisabeth has had a
glowing been an inspiration to all of us. She was always kind,
enthusiastic, gentle and very clever. She was a ferociously talented
actress, of course, but in that perfectly English unassuming way.
There are a blessed few who can carry a whole television show on
their talent and charisma. I can't think of one other who's done it
quite so politely. All of us at the BBC are so sorry to have learned
that she has passed away." To see our video interview we
conducted with her, please click
Elisabeth Sladen - 1 February 1948 to 19 April 2011
We would like to offer our deepest sympathy to her family and
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