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Kate O'Mara (1939–2014)


Kate O'Mara was born Frances Meredith Carroll on August 10, 1939 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. A hard-looking brunette with high cheekbones, Kate was the daughter of actress Hazel Bainbridge and John Carroll and prodded into performing as a child. Educated at the Aida Foster School, she began an early career as a speech therapist at a ... See full bio »

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(age 74) in Sussex, England, UK

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Triangle
Triangle Katherine Laker
(1981-1982)
Howards' Way
Howards' Way Laura Wilde
(1989-1990)
The Brothers
The Brothers Jane Maxwell
(1975-1976)

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 2012 Benidorm (TV Series)
Mrs. Simmonds
 2008 Doctors (TV Series)
Rosetta Froom
- Fears, Feats & the Frooms (2008) ... Rosetta Froom
 1995-2003 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
Jackie Stone
- Cold Turkey (2003) ... Jackie Stone
 2001 Crossroads (TV Series)
Lady Alice Fox (2003)
 1999 The Road to Ithaca
Despina
 1997 Family Affairs (TV Series)
Jackie Lawrence (2005)
 1997 The New Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Lady Isabelle
- Marion to the Rescue (1997) ... Lady Isabelle
 1992/I Aladdin (Video)
Madam Roly Poly (voice)
 1992/I Beauty and the Beast (Video)
Lucinda (voice)
 1986 Dempsey and Makepeace (TV Series)
Joyce Hargreaves
- Guardian Angel (1986) ... Joyce Hargreaves
 1979 The Plank (TV Short)
'It's Paint' Woman
 1978 The Nativity (TV Movie)
Salome
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
Jeanette
- Assault Force (1978) ... Jeanette
 1978 Tuntematon ystävä
Karen Lindén / 'Judith Russell' / 'Berit Lindström'
 1977 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Lucy Lee
- Episode #6.6 (1977) ... Lucy Lee
- Episode #6.4 (1977) ... Lucy Lee
- Episode #6.3 (1977) ... Lucy Lee
 1977 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Lady Gertrude Potter
- No Happy Returns (1977) ... Lady Gertrude Potter
 1976 Machinegunner (TV Movie)
Pat Livingston
 1976 Whose Child Am I?
Barbara Martin
 1974 The Tamarind Seed
Anna Skriabina
 1974 The Protectors (TV Series)
Sara Trent
- A Pocketful of Posies (1974) ... Sara Trent
 1973 Men of Affairs (TV Series)
Tania Lenz
- To Russia With... (1973) ... Tania Lenz
 1973 Spy Trap (TV Series)
Sharon Lunghi
- The Italian Link (1973) ... Sharon Lunghi
- Sale of Work (1973) ... Sharon Lunghi
- Sullivan (1973) ... Sharon Lunghi
 1973 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #12.9 (1973)
 1972 The Pathfinders (TV Series)
Section Officer Anne Denby
- Fog (1972) ... Section Officer Anne Denby
 1972 Clouds of Witness (TV Mini-Series)
Cynthia Tarrant
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... Cynthia Tarrant
 1972 Jason King (TV Series)
Delphi
- A Kiss for a Beautiful Killer (1972) ... Delphi
 1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Storm Riordan
- A Man About a Dog (1972) ... Storm Riordan
 1970 The Adventures of Don Quick (TV Series)
Peleen
- People Isn't Everything (1970) ... Peleen
 1970 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Luciana Benedetti
- Re-take (1970) ... Luciana Benedetti
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
Helen Lingard
- Opening Gambit (1970) ... Helen Lingard
 1970 Never a Cross Word (TV Series)
Ellie
- When Is a Spy...? (1970) ... Ellie
 1969 Department S (TV Series)
Pietra
 1969 The Desperados
Adah (his girl)
 1967-1969 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mae Astell / Kate
- Foggy Night: Part 2 (1969) ... Mae Astell
- Foggy Night: Part 1 (1969) ... Mae Astell
 1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Lisa
- Stay Tuned (1969) ... Lisa
 1968 Promenade (Short)
Laura
 1968 The Limbo Line
Irina Tovskia
 1968 Great Catherine
Varinka
 1967-1968 The Saint (TV Series)
Annabel II / Nadine / Yvette / ...
- The Double Take (1968) ... Annabel II
- The Counterfeit Countess (1967) ... Nadine / Yvette
- The Fast Women (1967) ... Teresa Montesino
 1968 Corruption
Val Nolan
 1968 The Champions (TV Series)
Jane Purcell
- To Trap a Rat (1968) ... Jane Purcell
 1967 Mogul (TV Series)
Kim Hart
- Mr. Know-How (1967) ... Kim Hart
 1967 Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond (TV Movie)
Moneypenny's assistant (uncredited)
 1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Sonia Fawzi
- The Basardi Affair (1967) ... Sonia Fawzi
 1966 Weavers Green (TV Series)
Mick Armstrong / 'Mick' Armstrong
- Episode #1.45 (1966) ... Mick Armstrong
- Episode #1.31 (1966) ... 'Mick' Armstrong
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Monique Laval
- The Logistics of Survival (1966) ... Monique Laval
 1964-1966 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Carole / Doris Winslow
- The Fit-Up (1966) ... Carole
- Hanging by a Thread (1964) ... Doris Winslow
 1965 Hereward the Wake (TV Series)
Richilda
- The Court of Love (1965) ... Richilda
 1965 Gaslight Theatre (TV Series)
Patience / Romp Cartwright
- The Drunkard or, the Sins of the Parents Shall Be Visited... (1965) ... Patience / Romp Cartwright
 1965 It's Not Me: It's Them! (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1965)
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Annette
- A Room in the Basement (1965) ... Annette
 1962 Night Creatures
Girl at Inn (uncredited)
 1957 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Nurse
 1956 Home and Away
Annie Knowles (as Merrie Carroll)
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Other Works:

Provided a commentary for the Doctor Who (1963) DVD "The Mark of the Rani". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 1 Article | 4 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Merrie Carroll

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I would like to be where Diana Rigg or Judi Dench is, but I expect it is as good as it is going to get. See more »

Trivia:

She was one of several big name guest stars brought to Doctor Who (1963) in the 1980s by producer John Nathan-Turner. After first appearing opposite the Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, in Doctor Who: The Mark of the Rani: Part One (1985), she was then brought back to introduce the Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, in Doctor Who: Time and the Rani: Part One (1987), for which she was voted best actress ... See more »

Nickname:

Merrie See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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