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Kate O'Mara (1939–2014)


Kate O'Mara was born Frances Meredith Carroll on August 10, 1939 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. A hard-looking brunette with high cheekbones, Kate was the daughter of actress Hazel Bainbridge and John Carroll and prodded into performing as a child. Educated at the Aida Foster School, she began an early career as a speech therapist at a ... See full bio »

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(age 74) in Sussex, England, UK

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Department S Pietra
(1969)
Doctor Who The Rani
(1985-1987)
The Vampire Lovers The Governess (Mme. Perrodot)
(1970)
The Persuaders! Heidi Schulman
(1972)

Filmography

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 2012 Benidorm (TV Series)
Mrs. Simmonds
- Episode #5.7 (2012) ... Mrs. Simmonds
 2008 Doctors (TV Series)
Rosetta Froom
- Fears, Feats & the Frooms (2008) ... Rosetta Froom
 1995-2003 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
Jackie Stone
- Cold Turkey (2003) ... Jackie Stone
- Happy New Year (1995) ... Jackie Stone
 2001 Bad Girls (TV Series)
Virginia O'Kane
- Coming Out (2001) ... Virginia O'Kane
- Cat and Mouse (2001) ... Virginia O'Kane
- Standing Up (2001) ... Virginia O'Kane
- Revolving Doors (2001) ... Virginia O'Kane
 2001 Crossroads (TV Series)
Lady Alice Fox (2003)
 1999 The Road to Ithaca
Despina
 1997 Family Affairs (TV Series)
Jackie Lawrence (2005)
 1997 The New Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Lady Isabelle
- Marion to the Rescue (1997) ... Lady Isabelle
 1993 Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (TV Short)
The Rani
 1993 Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes (TV Movie)
Female Patient
 1992/I Beauty and the Beast (Video)
Lucinda (voice)
 1992/I Aladdin (Video)
Madam Roly Poly (voice)
 1990 Cluedo (TV Series)
Mrs. Peacock
- Christmas Past, Christmas Present (1990) ... Mrs. Peacock
 1989-1990 Howards' Way (TV Series)
Laura Wilde
- Episode #6.13 (1990) ... Laura Wilde
- Episode #6.12 (1990) ... Laura Wilde
- Episode #6.11 (1990) ... Laura Wilde
- Episode #6.10 (1990) ... Laura Wilde
- Episode #6.9 (1990) ... Laura Wilde
 1985-1987 Doctor Who (TV Series)
The Rani
- Time and the Rani: Part Four (1987) ... The Rani
- Time and the Rani: Part Three (1987) ... The Rani
- Time and the Rani: Part Two (1987) ... The Rani
- Time and the Rani: Part One (1987) ... The Rani
- The Mark of the Rani: Part Two (1985) ... The Rani
 1986 Cannon and Ball (TV Series)
Psychiatrist
- Episode dated 27 December 1986 (1986) ... Psychiatrist
 1986 Dynasty (TV Series)
Cassandra 'Caress' Morrell
- The Letter (1986) ... Cassandra 'Caress' Morrell
- The Secret (1986) ... Cassandra 'Caress' Morrell
- The Choice (1986) ... Cassandra 'Caress' Morrell
- The Mission (1986) ... Cassandra 'Caress' Morrell
- The Vendetta (1986) ... Cassandra 'Caress' Morrell
 1986 Dempsey and Makepeace (TV Series)
Joyce Hargreaves
- Guardian Angel (1986) ... Joyce Hargreaves
 1981-1982 Triangle (TV Series)
Katherine Laker
- Episode #2.1 (1982) ... Katherine Laker
- Episode #1.26 (1981) ... Katherine Laker
- Episode #1.25 (1981) ... Katherine Laker
- Episode #1.24 (1981) ... Katherine Laker
- Episode #1.23 (1981) ... Katherine Laker
 1979 The Plank (TV Movie)
'It's Paint' Woman
 1978 The Nativity (TV Movie)
Salome
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
Jeanette
- Assault Force (1978) ... Jeanette
 1977-1978 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Treasure Chest Magee / Lady Gertrude Potter
- Which Eye Jack (1978) ... Treasure Chest Magee
- No Happy Returns (1977) ... Lady Gertrude Potter
 1978 Tuntematon ystävä
Karen Lindén / 'Judith Russell' / 'Berit Lindström'
 1977 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Lucy Lee
- Episode #6.6 (1977) ... Lucy Lee
- Episode #6.4 (1977) ... Lucy Lee
- Episode #6.3 (1977) ... Lucy Lee
 1976 Machinegunner (TV Movie)
Pat Livingston
 1975-1976 The Brothers (TV Series)
Jane Maxwell
- The Christmas Party (1976) ... Jane Maxwell
- The Ordeal (1976) ... Jane Maxwell
- The Knock on the Door (1976) ... Jane Maxwell
- Out of the Blue (1976) ... Jane Maxwell
- The Golden Road (1976) ... Jane Maxwell
 1976 Whose Child Am I?
Barbara Martin
 1974 The Tamarind Seed
Anna Skriabina
 1974 The Protectors (TV Series)
Sara Trent
- A Pocketful of Posies (1974) ... Sara Trent
 1973 Men of Affairs (TV Series)
Tania Lenz
- To Russia With... (1973) ... Tania Lenz
 1973 Spy Trap (TV Series)
Sharon Lunghi
- The Italian Link (1973) ... Sharon Lunghi
- Sale of Work (1973) ... Sharon Lunghi
- Sullivan (1973) ... Sharon Lunghi
 1973 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #12.9 (1973)
 1972 The Pathfinders (TV Series)
Section Officer Anne Denby
- Fog (1972) ... Section Officer Anne Denby
 1972 Clouds of Witness (TV Mini-Series)
Cynthia Tarrant
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... Cynthia Tarrant
 1972 Jason King (TV Series)
Delphi
- A Kiss for a Beautiful Killer (1972) ... Delphi
 1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Heidi Schulman
- Read and Destroy (1972) ... Heidi Schulman
 1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Storm Riordan
- A Man About a Dog (1972) ... Storm Riordan
 1970 The Adventures of Don Quick (TV Series)
Peleen
- People Isn't Everything (1970) ... Peleen
 1970 Cannon for Cordoba
Girl (uncredited)
 1970 The Vampire Lovers
The Governess (Mme. Perrodot)
 1970 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Luciana Benedetti
- Re-take (1970) ... Luciana Benedetti
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
Helen Lingard
- Opening Gambit (1970) ... Helen Lingard
 1970 Never a Cross Word (TV Series)
Ellie
- When Is a Spy...? (1970) ... Ellie
 1969 Department S (TV Series)
Pietra
- Who Plays the Dummy? (1969) ... Pietra
 1969 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Julia Main
- With All My Worldly Goods (1969) ... Julia Main
- Liar's Dice (1969) ... Julia Main
- Body and Soul (1969) ... Julia Main
- What About Justice? (1969) ... Julia Main
 1969 The Desperados
Adah (his girl)
 1967-1969 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mae Astell / Kate
- Foggy Night: Part 2 (1969) ... Mae Astell
- Foggy Night: Part 1 (1969) ... Mae Astell
 1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Lisa
- Stay Tuned (1969) ... Lisa
 1968 Promenade (Short)
Laura
 1968 The Limbo Line
Irina Tovskia
 1968 Great Catherine
Varinka
 1967-1968 The Saint (TV Series)
Annabel II / Nadine / Yvette / ...
- The Double Take (1968) ... Annabel II
- The Counterfeit Countess (1967) ... Nadine / Yvette
- The Fast Women (1967) ... Teresa Montesino
 1968 Corruption
Val Nolan
 1968 The Champions (TV Series)
Jane Purcell
- To Trap a Rat (1968) ... Jane Purcell
 1967 Mogul (TV Series)
Kim Hart
- Mr. Know-How (1967) ... Kim Hart
 1967 Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond (TV Movie)
Moneypenny's assistant (uncredited)
 1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Sonia Fawzi
- The Basardi Affair (1967) ... Sonia Fawzi
 1966 Weavers Green (TV Series)
Mick Armstrong / 'Mick' Armstrong
- Episode #1.45 (1966) ... Mick Armstrong
- Episode #1.31 (1966) ... 'Mick' Armstrong
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Monique Laval
- The Logistics of Survival (1966) ... Monique Laval
 1964-1966 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Carole / Doris Winslow
- The Fit-Up (1966) ... Carole
- Hanging by a Thread (1964) ... Doris Winslow
 1965 Hereward the Wake (TV Series)
Richilda
- The Court of Love (1965) ... Richilda
 1965 Gaslight Theatre (TV Series)
Patience / Romp Cartwright
- The Drunkard or, the Sins of the Parents Shall Be Visited... (1965) ... Patience / Romp Cartwright
 1965 It's Not Me: It's Them! (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1965)
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Annette
- A Room in the Basement (1965) ... Annette
 1962 Night Creatures
Girl at Inn (uncredited)
 1957 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Nurse
 1956 Home and Away
Annie (as Merrie Carroll)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in a production of William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 1 Article | 4 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Merrie Carroll

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

On the whole, I have quite a low opinion of men. I know I've always played man-eater parts but I'm really not a sexual animal and I've never had a voracious sexual appetite. See more »

Trivia:

Her father, John Carroll, was a Royal Air Force flying instructor; her mother, Hazel Bainbridge, was an actress. She lived mostly in boarding schools growing up due to her parents' long absences. Her younger sister, Belinda Carroll, is also an actress. See more »

Nickname:

Merrie Carroll See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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