Deborah Watling (1948–2017)


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Born on 2 January 1948, Deborah Watling grew up in an acting family. She attended stage school after failing her O level exams, but left after three weeks and got herself an agent. She then landed the part of Alice in a BBC play "The Life of Lewis Carroll" (aka The Wednesday Play: Alice (1965)). This was followed by other roles, including film ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Invisible Man Sally / Sally Wilson
(1958-1959)
Doctor Who Victoria / Victoria Waterfield
(1967-1984)
Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time Victoria Waterfield
(1993)
The Wednesday Play Alice Liddell / Gretchen Westermann
(1965-1966)

Filmography

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 2022 Doctor Who: The Abominable Snowmen (TV Mini Series)
Victoria
- Episode #1.2 (2022) ... Victoria (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Victoria (voice)
 2013 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (TV Movie)
Deborah Watling (as Debora Watling)
 2001 Possessions
Lady Winkworth
 2000 Out of Site (Video short)
Mrs. Pearson
 1995 Downtime (Video)
Victoria Waterfield
 1993 Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (TV Short)
Victoria Waterfield
 1981 The Jim Davidson Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.6 (1981)
- Episode #3.5 (1981)
- Episode #3.4 (1981)
- Episode #3.3 (1981)
- Episode #3.2 (1981)
 1979 Danger UXB (TV Series)
Norma
- With Love from Adolf (1979) ... Norma
- The Pier (1979) ... Norma
- The Quiet Weekend (1979) ... Norma
- The Silver Lining (1979) ... Norma
- Just Like a Woman (1979) ... Norma
 1979 Accident (TV Series)
Miriam Saxon
- Ends and Ways (1979) ... Miriam Saxon
 1978 Lillie (TV Mini Series)
Georgie Reed
- Sunset and Evening Star (1978) ... Georgie Reed
 1978 Rising Damp (TV Series)
Lorna
- Hello Young Lovers (1978) ... Lorna
 1977 A Roof Over My Head (TV Series)
Maureen
- A Roof Over My Head (1977) ... Maureen
 1977 Where Time Began
Glauben (voice)
 1975 Electric Cinema (TV Movie)
 1973 Take Me High
Sarah (as Debbie Watling)
 1973 That'll Be the Day
Sandra
 1973 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series)
Thuna
- The Slaves (1973) ... Thuna
 1973 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
Jane / Annabelle Walsh
- Melodrama: The Gypsy's Revenge (1973) ... Jane
- Melodrama: Death to the General (1973) ... Annabelle Walsh
 1972 Doctor in Charge (TV Series)
Emma Livingstone
- That's My Uncle! (1972) ... Emma Livingstone
- The Taming of the Wolf (1972) ... Emma Livingstone
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Nurse Beverly
- Old Newsome (1972) ... Nurse Beverly
 1971 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
Leonie Juhan
- Magdalena (1971) ... Leonie Juhan
 1969 The Newcomers (TV Series)
Julie Robertson
- Episode #1.430 (1969) ... Julie Robertson
- Episode #1.429 (1969) ... Julie Robertson
- Episode #1.426 (1969) ... Julie Robertson
- Episode #1.425 (1969) ... Julie Robertson
- Episode #1.424 (1969) ... Julie Robertson
 1967-1968 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Victoria / Victoria Waterfield
- The Wheel in Space: Episode 1 (1968) ... Victoria Waterfield
- Fury from the Deep: Episode 6 (1968) ... Victoria Waterfield
- Fury from the Deep: Episode 5 (1968) ... Victoria Waterfield
- Fury from the Deep: Episode 4 (1968) ... Victoria Waterfield
- Fury from the Deep: Episode 3 (1968) ... Victoria Waterfield
 1967 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Valerie Forbes
- A Girl Like You (1967) ... Valerie Forbes
 1967 Mister Misfit (TV Movie)
 1966 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Sophy
- Hand Me My Sword, Humphrey (1966) ... Sophy
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Sarah Richards
- The World in Silence (1966) ... Sarah Richards
 1966 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Clare Maitland
- Period of Adjustment (1966) ... Clare Maitland
 1966 The Power Game (TV Series)
Jennifer
- Late Via Rome (1966) ... Jennifer
 1965-1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Gretchen Westermann / Alice Liddell
- Calf Love (1966) ... Gretchen Westermann
- Alice (1965) ... Alice Liddell
 1960 A Life of Bliss (TV Series)
Carol Fellows
- Going East (1960) ... Carol Fellows
- Change in the Climate (1960) ... Carol Fellows
- Flying Fur (1960) ... Carol Fellows
- Astir in the Country! (1960) ... Carol Fellows
- Neighbourly Feeling! (1960) ... Carol Fellows
 1958-1959 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Sally / Sally Wilson
- The Rocket (1959) ... Sally Wilson (uncredited)
- Man in Disguise (1959) ... Sally
- Point of Destruction (1959) ... Sally
- Strange Partners (1959) ... Sally
- Bank Raid (1959) ... Sally
 1959 William Tell (TV Series)
First Child
- The Spider (1959) ... First Child
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Provided a commentary on Doctor Who: The Web of Fear: Episode 1 (1968) for the Doctor Who DVD "Lost in Time". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Debbie Watling | Debora Watling

Height:

4' 11¾" (1.52 m)

Spouse:

Steve Turner  (her death) | See more »


Relatives:

Giles Watling (sibling) | See more »
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Trivia:

Only two of the seven Doctor Who (1963) serials she starred in are known to have survived the BBC's wiping policy in their entirety. These are Doctor Who: The Tomb of the Cybermen: Episode 1 (1967) (all four episodes were discovered in Hong Kong in 1991) and Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World: Episode 1 (1967) (all six episodes were discovered in Nigeria in 2013). See more »

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