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Caroline John (1940–2012)


Caroline John was a classically trained actress who did some significant and prestigious stage work, but she is best remembered for one television role which she played for less than a year (and only four serials) - that of Dr. Elizabeth Shaw in Doctor Who (1963). Of the many satellites that have orbited the official incarnations of 'the Doctor' ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 71) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Love Actually Sam's Grandmother
(2003)
Doctor Who Liz Shaw / Section Leader Elizabeth Shaw
(1970-1984)
P.R.O.B.E.: The Zero Imperative Dr. Elizabeth Shaw
(1994)
(1982)

Filmography

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 2008 Doctors (TV Series)
Susan Milnes
- Mummy Dearest (2008) ... Susan Milnes
 2006 Vital Signs (TV Series)
Mrs Carter
- Episode #1.5 (2006) ... Mrs Carter
 2003 Love Actually
Sam's Grandmother
 2003 Post Mark Lick (Short) (voice)
 2000 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Florist
- Blue Herrings (2000) ... Florist
 1997 The Woodlanders
Housekeeper
 1996 P.R.O.B.E.: Ghosts of Winterborne (Video short)
Dr. Elizabeth Shaw
 1996 P.R.O.B.E.: Unnatural Selection (Video)
Dr. Elizabeth Shaw
 1996 Dangerfield (TV Series)
Coroner
- Inside Out (1996) ... Coroner
 1996/II Kiss and Tell (TV Movie)
Avril Owens
 1996 In Suspicious Circumstances (TV Series)
Mabel Ramsay
- Murder of a Memsahib (1996) ... Mabel Ramsay
 1996 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Mrs. Claire
- Darkness Visible: Part 2 (1996) ... Mrs. Claire
- Darkness Visible: Part 1 (1996) ... Mrs. Claire
 1995 P.R.O.B.E.: The Devil of Winterborne (Video)
Dr. Elizabeth Shaw
 1995 It Could Be You (TV Movie)
Barrister's wife
 1995 EastEnders (TV Series)
Judge
- Episode dated 14 November 1995 (1995) ... Judge
 1995 The Choir (TV Mini Series)
Janet Young
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Janet Young
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Janet Young
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Janet Young
 1994 Breach of the Peace (Video)
Detective Chief Inspector Diana Sellars
 1994 P.R.O.B.E.: The Zero Imperative (Video)
Dr. Elizabeth Shaw
 1994 Against All Odds (TV Series)
Caroline Cook
- The Promise (1994) ... Caroline Cook
 1985-1994 The Bill (TV Series)
Doctor / F.M.E. / Medical Examiner / ...
- One Born Every Minute (1994) ... Doctor
- Divided We Fall (1993) ... F.M.E.
- High Places (1992) ... Medical Examiner
- Better the Devil (1992) ... Doctor Wells
- Lost (1985) ... Mrs. Lubaczewska
 1994 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini Series)
Mrs Carnac
- The Dying Detective (1994) ... Mrs Carnac
 1994 The House of Eliott (TV Series)
Lilian Brownlow
- Episode #3.9 (1994) ... Lilian Brownlow
 1993 Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (TV Short)
Liz Shaw
 1992 London's Burning (TV Series)
Counsellor
- Episode #5.8 (1992) ... Counsellor
 1992 Moon and Son (TV Series)
Mrs. Thorpe
- GI Joe Is Missing (1992) ... Mrs. Thorpe
 1990 Harry Enfield's Television Programme (TV Series)
Housekeeper
- Episode #1.6 (1990) ... Housekeeper
- Episode #1.4 (1990) ... Housekeeper
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Housekeeper
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Housekeeper
 1990 Chancer (TV Series)
Female Doctor
- Trust (1990) ... Female Doctor
 1990 Wish Me Luck (TV Series)
Helene / Helene Renard
- Episode #3.8 (1990) ... Helene
- Episode #3.7 (1990) ... Helene
- Episode #3.6 (1990) ... Helene
- Episode #3.4 (1990) ... Helene
- Episode #3.2 (1990) ... Helene Renard
 1989 The Woman in Black (TV Movie)
Stella's Mother
 1989 Poirot (TV Series)
Mrs Tolliver
- Problem at Sea (1989) ... Mrs Tolliver
 1989 A Day in Summer (TV Movie)
Mrs. Peplow
 1988 Casualty (TV Series)
Edith Howlett
- Drake's Drum (1988) ... Edith Howlett
 1988 Dramarama (TV Series)
Mrs. Bradshaw
- The Alien (1988) ... Mrs. Bradshaw
 1988 A Very British Coup (TV Mini Series)
The People - Annette
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... The People - Annette
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... The People - Annette
 1987 A Perfect Spy (TV Mini Series)
Dorothy Pym
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Dorothy Pym
 1987 A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (TV Series)
Miss Burrows
- Gaudy Night: Episode Three (1987) ... Miss Burrows
- Gaudy Night: Episode Two (1987) ... Miss Burrows
- Gaudy Night: Episode One (1987) ... Miss Burrows
 1986 Link
Mrs. Miller (uncredited)
 1985 Santa Claus: The Movie
Woman (uncredited)
 1984 The Razor's Edge
Mrs. Mackenzie
 1984 Goodbye Days (TV Movie)
Joan's mother
 1983 A Pattern of Roses (TV Movie)
Vicar's Wife
 1970-1983 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Liz Shaw / Section Leader Elizabeth Shaw
- The Five Doctors (1983) ... Liz Shaw
- Inferno: Episode 7 (1970) ... Liz Shaw
- Inferno: Episode 6 (1970) ... Liz Shaw
- Inferno: Episode 5 (1970) ... Section Leader Elizabeth Shaw
- Inferno: Episode 4 (1970) ... Liz Shaw
 1983 Enemies of the State (TV Movie)
Doctor
 1982 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Mini Series)
Laura Lyons
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Laura Lyons
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Laura Lyons
 1975 The Way of the World (TV Movie)
Foible
 1973 Assassin
Ann
 1973 Crown Court (TV Series)
Sheena Smithson
- No Spoiling: Part 3 (1973) ... Sheena Smithson
- No Spoiling: Part 2 (1973) ... Sheena Smithson
- No Spoiling: Part 1 (1973) ... Sheena Smithson
 1973 The Roses of Eyam (TV Movie)
Catherine Mompesson
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Babs
- Kippers and White Wine (1973) ... Babs
 1972 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mrs. Drummond
- Operation Ascalon (1972) ... Mrs. Drummond
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Denise
- Don't feed the fish (1972) ... Denise
 1972 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Jenny
- Actor, I Said (1972) ... Jenny
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Edith Dallas
- Madame Sara (1971) ... Edith Dallas
 1971 The Doctors (TV Series)
Marilyn Lane
- Episode #1.156 (1971) ... Marilyn Lane
- Episode #1.155 (1971) ... Marilyn Lane
- Episode #1.154 (1971) ... Marilyn Lane
- Episode #1.153 (1971) ... Marilyn Lane
- Episode #1.152 (1971) ... Marilyn Lane
 1969 The Power Game (TV Series)
Maggie
- The New Minister (1969) ... Maggie
 1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Hero
 1963 Teletale (TV Series)
Nurse
- The Black Madonna (1963) ... Nurse
 1963 The King's Breakfast (Short)
Queen's Maid (as Caroline Johns)
 1955 Raising a Riot
Child at Party (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Susannah Centilivre's play, "The Artifice," at the Orange Tree Theatre in London, England with Frank Moorey, Dale Rapley, Timothy Watson, Brian Hickey, David Timson, Amanda Royle, Janine Wood, and Auriol Smith in the cast. Sam Walter was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Caroline Johns

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Spouse:

Geoffrey Beevers  (her death)  (3 children)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Mother of Daisy Beevers.

Nickname:

Carry

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