Jackie Fallon / Sonia Heyward-Smith
- Catch 22
... Sonia Heyward-Smith
Reporter / Catherine Sloman
Provided a commentary for the Doctor Who
(1963) DVD "The Caves of Androzani".
3 Interviews |
3 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 3" (1.6 m)
Did You Know?
I suppose it was a terrific gamble for John Nathan-Turner
to pick a drama student like me fresh out of drama school for such an important role. Particularly as I had competition from both American and Canadian actresses who had flown over specially to audition. But I was a real fan of the series and had been ever since I could remember.
She became a sex symbol from her role as Peri in Doctor Who
(1963). Producer John Nathan-Turner
wanted to exploit the effect she would have on men in particular and frequently put her in revealing leotards, shorts and heels. She received 300 fan letters a week when she was playing the part. The British tabloid The Sun described her as a "busty beauty" and a "time-travelling temptress".
Her beauty and voluptuous figure