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Elisabeth Sladen (1946–2011)

Elisabeth Sladen was born in Liverpool, England. She attended drama school for two years before joining the local repertory theatre in her home town of Liverpool. She met actor Brian Miller during her first production there and they were later married after meeting again in Manchester, three years later. Early television work included appearances ... See full bio »

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 2013 Ian Levine: Downtime Redux (Video)
Sarah Jane Smith
 2010 SJA: Alien Files (TV Series)
Sarah Jane Smith
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... Sarah Jane Smith (voice, uncredited)
 1996 Faith in the Future (TV Series)
- Body Language (1996) ... Sophie
 1996 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Pat Hewland
- Running on Empty (1996) ... Dr. Pat Hewland
- New Horizons (1996) ... Dr. Pat Hewland
- In Safe Hands (1996) ... Dr. Pat Hewland
- Holding It Together (1996) ... Dr. Pat Hewland
 1995 Downtime (Video)
Sarah Jane Smith
 1994 Men of the World (TV Series)
- Lost in France (1994) ... Lorraine
 1989 The Bill (TV Series)
Mrs. Preston
- Life and Death (1989) ... Mrs. Preston
 1986 Alice in Wonderland (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Dormouse
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Dormouse
 1985 Dempsey and Makepeace (TV Series)
Mrs. Barrett
- Love You to Death (1985) ... Mrs. Barrett
 1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
- Name for the Day (1980) ... Jo
 1980 In Loving Memory (TV Series)
Mary Bennett
- The Outing (1980) ... Mary Bennett
 1980 Betzi (TV Movie)
Countess Bertrand
 1980 Silver Dream Racer
Bank Secretary (as Elizabeth Sladen)
 1979 Take My Wife... (TV Series)
Josie Hall
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... Josie Hall
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... Josie Hall
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Josie Hall
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Josie Hall
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Josie Hall
 1978 Send in the Girls (TV Series)
- Beware the Gentle People (1978) ... Beverley
 1973 Special Branch (TV Series)
- Hostage (1973) ... Policewoman (as Elizabeth Sladen)
 1973 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (TV Series)
- The Hospital Visit (1973) ... Judy
 1972 Public Eye (TV Series)
Vera - Policewoman
- Many a Slip (1972) ... Vera - Policewoman
 1971-1972 Z Cars (TV Series)
Valerie Hollingsworth / Rose
- Day Trip (1972) ... Rose
- Who Were You With?: Part 2 (1971) ... Valerie Hollingsworth
- Who Were You With?: Part 1 (1971) ... Valerie Hollingsworth
 1972 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Sarah Collins
- Say Knife, Fat Man (1972) ... Sarah Collins
 1970 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Anita Reynolds
- Episode #1.947 (1970) ... Anita Reynolds
- Episode #1.946 (1970) ... Anita Reynolds
- Episode #1.945 (1970) ... Anita Reynolds
- Episode #1.944 (1970) ... Anita Reynolds
- Episode #1.943 (1970) ... Anita Reynolds
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Hotel maid
- If Only the Trains Come (1968) ... Hotel maid
 1965 Ferry Cross the Mersey (uncredited)
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She acted in the National Youth Theatre Production of William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet", at the Scala Theatre in London, England with Simon Ward (as "Hamlet"), Jeremy Rowe, Giles Block, Neil Stacy, Michael Cadman, Hywel Bennett, Bill Kenwright CBE (as "1st sailor"), Nigel Terry and Dame Helen Mirren in the cast. Michael Croft... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Elizabeth Sladen


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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I sometimes think, 'If I knew what made Sarah Jane so popular, I'd bottle it'. I love her as a character, and I credit Barry (Barry Letts) for instilling something special in the character. He is a true gentle and honourable man and has such a wonderful take on life. I took some of that influence for Sarah. You also scavenge some of what you are as well. But, I wish I was more like her. See more »


Returned to playing the role of her Doctor Who (1963) companion character, intrepid journalist "Sarah Jane Smith", in a series of brand new, original self-contained audio adventures on single CD in 2002 and again in 2006. See more »



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