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Actor played Doctor's companion Romana opposite Tom Baker and also starred in The Odessa File and The Likely Lads

The Doctor Who actor Mary Tamm has died aged 62, her agent has said.

Tamm, who played the Doctor's companion Romana alongside Tom Baker, died at a hospital in London on Thursday morning. She had been suffering from cancer for 18 months.

The actress was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, the daughter of Estonian refugees, and had a long career on stage and screen. She starred in the films The Odessa File and The Likely Lads and had recurring roles in the soaps Brookside and EastEnders.

Tamm leaves her husband Marcus Ringrose, daughter Lauren and seven-year-old son Max.

Barry Langford, her agent of 22 years, said: "She had a great zest for life. She was a fantastic actress – she played stage parts of such range, parts that would take your breath away. She could play any role, »

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