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Overview (2)

Born in Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
Died in London, England, UK  (cancer)

Mini Bio (1)

Plymouth-born Adrienne Hill trained in acting at the Bristol Old Vic, then spent some time with the Old Vic Company in London, followed by eight years' work in repertory theatre. Having been spotted by Doctor Who production assistant Viktors Ritelis while understudying for Maggie Smith in a play called "Mary, Mary", she was invited to audition for the role of Princess Joanna in "The Crusade." Although she did not win that part, director Douglas Camfield remembered her and cast her as Katarina. In the late sixties she had continued success, particularly in radio, and landed a regular role in the BBC's "Waggoner's Walk." She then moved abroad with her husband when his work took him first to Holland and later to the USA. In the late seventies, after her marriage broke up, she returned to England and studied for a degree. During the eighties she launched a new career as a drama teacher, while continuing to do occasional acting work.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Denis Anthony Wratten (1967 - ?) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (1)

Her character Katarina, on Doctor Who (1963), was the shortest tenure of a companion in the series' history (appearing in only five episodes, over two stories). Katarina was also the first "Doctor Who" companion to die.

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