Well, it’s another sad day in the Doctor Who world. Having just lost Derek Martinus a few days ago, I was stunned to come home to the news that Kate O’Mara had passed away. Yes, she was 74, but there was something so feisty, so vital about her that it just seems impossible that she is gone.
So what do you remember O’Mara for? It probably depends on your age. I was too young in the 80’s to watch Dynasty, and so I had no exposure to her until popping Time and the Rani into my dvd player a few years back. Maybe you remember her from Triangle, The Brothers or Howard’s Way? Did you know she did a couple episodes of Z-Cars? Or that she did one of Adam Adamant Lives?
But for me and many like me, she will always be the Rani. Forever immortalized as that character who was 10% evil, 40% cold calculation and 50% sass. We only got 6 short episodes to enjoy (and some don’t even fancy those ones) and yet she will stand tall in Classic Doctor Who history nonetheless.