Elisabeth Sladen (1946–2011)


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Elisabeth Sladen was born in Liverpool, England. She attended drama school for two years before joining the local repertory theatre in her home town of Liverpool. She met actor Brian Miller during her first production there and they were later married after meeting again in Manchester, three years later. Early television work included appearances ... See full bio »

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The Sarah Jane Adventures Sarah Jane Smith
(2007-2011)
Doctor Who Sarah Jane Smith
(1973-1984)
Doctor Who Sarah Jane Smith
(2006-2017)

Filmography

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 2012 Doctor Who: Exploration Earth (TV Movie)
Sarah Jane Smith (voice)
 2007-2011 The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV Series)
Sarah Jane Smith
- The Man Who Never Was: Part 2 (2011) ... Sarah Jane Smith
- The Man Who Never Was: Part 1 (2011) ... Sarah Jane Smith
- The Curse of Clyde Langer: Part 2 (2011) ... Sarah Jane Smith
- The Curse of Clyde Langer: Part 1 (2011) ... Sarah Jane Smith
- Sky: Part 2 (2011) ... Sarah Jane Smith
 2010 SJA: Alien Files (TV Series)
Sarah Jane Smith
- Blathereen (2010) ... Sarah Jane Smith (voice, uncredited)
- Erasmus Darkening (2010) ... Sarah Jane Smith
- Androvax (2010) ... Sarah Jane Smith
 2006-2010 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Sarah Jane Smith
- The End of Time: Part Two (2010) ... Sarah Jane Smith
- Journey's End (2008) ... Sarah Jane Smith
- The Stolen Earth (2008) ... Sarah Jane Smith
- School Reunion (2006) ... Sarah Jane Smith
 2009 Doctor Who: The Pescatons (TV Series)
Sarah-Jane Smith (voice)
 2009 The Sarah Jane Adventures: Comic Relief Special (TV Short)
Sarah Jane Smith
 1996-2001 Numbertime (TV Series)
Tara Boomdeay / Old Mother Hubbard / Make-Up Artist / ...
- Plus and Minus (2001) ... Tara Boomdeay
- Two-Step Subtraction (2001) ... Tara Boomdeay
- Addition and Subtraction Difference (2001) ... Tara Boomdeay
- Patterns of Subtraction (2001) ... Tara Boomdeay
- Subtracting One from Another (2001) ... Tara Boomdeay
 1996 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Pat Hewland
- Running on Empty (1996) ... Dr. Pat Hewland
- New Horizons (1996) ... Dr. Pat Hewland
- In Safe Hands (1996) ... Dr. Pat Hewland
- Holding It Together (1996) ... Dr. Pat Hewland
 1996 Faith in the Future (TV Series)
Sophie
- Body Language (1996) ... Sophie
 1995 Downtime (Video)
Sarah-Jane Smith
 1994 Men of the World (TV Series)
Lorraine
- Lost in France (1994) ... Lorraine
 1993 Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (TV Short)
Sarah Jane Smith
 1989 The Bill (TV Series)
Mrs. Preston
- Life and Death (1989) ... Mrs. Preston
 1986 Alice in Wonderland (TV Mini Series)
Dormouse
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Dormouse
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Dormouse
 1985 Dempsey and Makepeace (TV Series)
Mrs. Barrett
- Love You to Death (1985) ... Mrs. Barrett
 1973-1983 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Sarah Jane Smith
- The Five Doctors (1983) ... Sarah Jane Smith
- The Hand of Fear: Part Four (1976) ... Sarah Jane Smith
- The Hand of Fear: Part Three (1976) ... Sarah Jane Smith
- The Hand of Fear: Part Two (1976) ... Sarah Jane Smith
- The Hand of Fear: Part One (1976) ... Sarah Jane Smith
 1982 Gulliver in Lilliput (TV Series)
Lady Flimnap
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Lady Flimnap
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Lady Flimnap
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Lady Flimnap
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Lady Flimnap
 1981 K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend (TV Movie)
Sarah Jane Smith
 1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Jo
- Name for the Day (1980) ... Jo
 1980 In Loving Memory (TV Series)
Mary Bennett
- The Outing (1980) ... Mary Bennett
 1980 Silver Dream Racer
Bank Secretary (as Elizabeth Sladen)
 1979 Take My Wife... (TV Series)
Josie Hall
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... Josie Hall
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... Josie Hall
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Josie Hall
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Josie Hall
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Josie Hall
 1978 Betzi (TV Movie)
Countess Bertrand
 1978 Send in the Girls (TV Series)
Beverley
- Beware the Gentle People (1978) ... Beverley
 1973 Special Branch (TV Series)
Policewoman
- Hostage (1973) ... Policewoman (as Elizabeth Sladen)
 1973 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (TV Series)
Judy
- The Hospital Visit (1973) ... Judy
 1972 Public Eye (TV Series)
Policewoman
- Many a Slip (1972) ... Policewoman
 1971-1972 Z Cars (TV Series)
Valerie Hollingsworth / Rose Milton
- Day Trip (1972) ... Rose Milton
- Who Were You With?: Part 2 (1971) ... Valerie Hollingsworth
- Who Were You With?: Part 1 (1971) ... Valerie Hollingsworth
 1972 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Sarah Collins
- Say Knife, Fat Man (1972) ... Sarah Collins
 1970 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Anita Reynolds
- Episode #1.947 (1970) ... Anita Reynolds
- Episode #1.946 (1970) ... Anita Reynolds
- Episode #1.945 (1970) ... Anita Reynolds
- Episode #1.944 (1970) ... Anita Reynolds
- Episode #1.943 (1970) ... Anita Reynolds
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Hotel maid
- If Only the Trains Come (1968) ... Hotel maid
 1964 Ferry Cross the Mersey (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Played Sarah Jane Smith in Argo/Decca Records' LP release "Doctor Who and the Pescatons". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Elizabeth Sladen | Lis Sladen

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)

Spouse:

Brian Miller  (her death)  (1 child)

Children:

Sadie Miller
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When Sadie was about two, I went up to see lovely Paddy Stone, then casting director for Emmerdale Farm (1972), about becoming one of the regulars. I'd had to work extra hours on another TV job and I kept looking at the clock. I just thought "My God, I'm not giving this 100 per cent. Someone else should have this job". Paddy said to me after "Why did you talk yourself out of that job?" But you've... See more »

Trivia:

Had to deliver daughter Sadie Miller via emergency Caesarean section after the baby went into distress during labor. See more »

Trademark:

Her iconic role of Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who (1963)

Nickname:

Lis

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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