Doctor Who, you will understand how saddened I was to hear of Kate O’Mara’s passing yesterday. Having been a fan of her for years I had the privilege of meeting her once at a convention in 2004. In what would prove to be an extremely rare moment I found myself to be the only one in her line and so able to have a nice chat with her without being ushered on. She was an amazing lady, genuine and friendly and she posed for a photo and signed an autograph for my daughter, “how old is she?” she asked. I told her that she was three, “so she won’t have a clue who I am then?” she said, “Oh she will” I said, “count on it!” she laughed and thanked me. That would be the last time I saw her, but I made good on my promise, my daughter knows who the Rani is and as soon as she’s a little older I will let her see the above mentioned Hammer movies too!
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Such a shame she has passed on. She was a stunning looking lady. I remember she appeared on The Two Ronnies as well.ReplyDelete
Yes indeed! I’m certain there was a Morecambe and Wise appearance too. Great lady, a real loss.Delete
Lovely tribute, Arfon. I loved Kate as the Rani - she's one of the first Doctor Who characters who wasn't either the Doctor or a Companion who really stuck in my mind.ReplyDelete
Thanks Mim, I adored her time on the show :)Delete