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Alexandra Bastedo obituary

14 January 2014 3:05 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Glamorous star of the 1960s television adventure series The Champions who went on to run an animal sanctuary

Alexandra Bastedo, who has died of cancer aged 67, found fame and sex-symbol status playing the secret agent and scientist Sharron Macready in the 1960s television fantasy series The Champions. She appeared with William Gaunt as Richard Barrett and Stuart Damon as Craig Stirling in the show about three agents working for the Geneva-based law-enforcement organisation Nemesis who gain superhuman powers after being rescued from a plane crash in Tibet by a mysterious lost tribe. With computer-like intelligence and Olympian levels of strength and endurance, they can communicate by telepathy and are assigned to cases where world stability is under threat.

It was one of the globally successful series made by the television mogul Lew Grade's international production and distribution company Itc. Bastedo described her butt-kicking character as a "gutsy girl before »

- Anthony Hayward

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Alexandra Bastedo obituary

14 January 2014 3:05 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Glamorous star of the 1960s television adventure series The Champions who went on to run an animal sanctuary

Alexandra Bastedo, who has died of cancer aged 67, found fame and sex-symbol status playing the secret agent and scientist Sharron Macready in the 1960s television fantasy series The Champions. She appeared with William Gaunt as Richard Barrett and Stuart Damon as Craig Stirling in the show about three agents working for the Geneva-based law-enforcement organisation Nemesis who gain superhuman powers after being rescued from a plane crash in Tibet by a mysterious lost tribe. With computer-like intelligence and Olympian levels of strength and endurance, they can communicate by telepathy and are assigned to cases where world stability is under threat.

It was one of the globally successful series made by the television mogul Lew Grade's international production and distribution company Itc. Bastedo described her butt-kicking character as a "gutsy girl before »

- Anthony Hayward

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'Champions' star Alexandra Bastedo dies, aged 67

12 January 2014 12:18 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Alexandra Bastedo has passed away at the age of 67.

The actress, who was best known for her role in 1968 sci-fi series The Champions, lost her battle with cancer on Sunday (January 12), theatre director and close friend Roger Redfarn confirmed.

Hove-born Bastedo was discovered by Columbia Pictures at the age of 16 and sent to Hollywood to make horror film 13 Frightened Girls.

She later landed the role of Sharron Macready in The Champions, which ran for 30 episodes on ITV between 1968 and '69.

The show, which also starred Stuart Damon and William Gaunt, centred around three agents for a United Nations law enforcement organisation who gain superpowers after a plane crash.

Watch the opening sequence of The Champions below:

Bastedo's other TV credits include an episode of Absolutely Fabulous in 1992 and EastEnders, in which she played Cynthia Marshall between 2008 and 2009. She also appeared in 1967 movie Casino Royale and 1995's Batman Begins.

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