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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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 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 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 Betzi (TV Movie)
Countess Bertrand
 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
 1964 Ferry Cross the Mersey (uncredited)
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She acted in Christopher Hampton's play, "The Philanthropist", at the Mayfair Theatre in London, England with George Cole, Edward de Souza, Andrew Neil, Annabel Leventon, William Job, and Pamela Moiseiwitsch in the cast. Robert Kidd was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Elizabeth Sladen


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Sometimes good television doesn't depend on money, it depends on imagination and good people directing, casting and doing the job with talented people. Then you're forgiven a great deal, I think, if sometimes something doesn't look quite on the money. See more »


Along with John Leeson, she is one of only two actors to play the same character (Sarah Jane Smith) in four different television productions based in the "Doctor Who" universe: Doctor Who (1963), K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend (1981), Doctor Who (2005) and The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007). She appeared with Leeson's character in all four. See more »



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