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Elisabeth Sladen

Biography

Actress who also played investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith around the series Doctor Who also. She appeared with an bout of Coronation Road. She is at the drama Strolling to Babylon. She experienced a daughter called Sadie with acting professional and spouse Brian Miller. She made an appearance on Doctor Who alongside David Tennant, who performed the tenth doctor.

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Full Name Elisabeth Sladen
Date Of Birth February 1, 1946
Died April 19, 2011, Southall, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Liverpool, England
Height 1.62 m
Profession TV Actress
Nationality English
Spouse Brian Miller
Children Sadie Miller
Parents Tom Sladen, Gladys Sladen
Movies Downtime, The Five Doctors, The Hand of Fear, Ferry Cross the Mersey, K-9 and Company
TV Shows The Sarah Jane Adventures, Sarah Jane's Alien Files, Numbertime, Doctor Who, K-9 and Company, Doctor Who: Thirty Years in the TARDIS, Tony, Take My Wife
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Her wedding reception took place at Penny Lane in her home city of Liverpool, the street which was famously immortalised in the song by The Beatles.
2The character of Clara Oswald in Doctor Who (2005) was named after her.
3One of over 30 performers to have acted in both 20th century Doctor Who (1963) and the 21st century Doctor Who (2005) TV series.
4Had to deliver daughter Sadie Miller via emergency Caesarean section after the baby went into distress during labor.
5Diagnosed with cancer in late February 2011, less than 2 months before her death. Her autobiography was released posthumously and promoted by her daughter Sadie Miller in November 2011.
6Along with John Leeson, Nicholas Courtney, and Katy Manning, she is one of four actors to play the same character (Sarah Jane Smith) in both Doctor Who (1963) and The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007).
7Along with David Tennant, John Leeson, Tommy Knight, Alexander Armstrong, Lachele Carl, and Matt Smith, she is one of seven actors to play the same character (Sarah Jane Smith) in both Doctor Who (2005) and The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007).
8Along with John Leeson, she is one of only two actors to play the same character (Sarah Jane Smith) in four different television productions based in the "Doctor Who" universe: Doctor Who (1963), K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend (1981), Doctor Who (2005) and The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007). She appeared with Leeson's character in all four.
9Along with Peter Davison and John Leeson, she is one of only three actors to play the same character (Sarah Jane Smith) in both Doctor Who (1963) and Doctor Who (2005).
10Tied with Nicholas Courtney for the record of appearing with 7 on-screen incarnations of the Doctor. Although she is best known as a companion with Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, she appeared with all of the first five Doctors in Doctor Who: The Five Doctors (1983). She later appeared with David Tennant and Matt Smith's Doctors in Doctor Who (2005) and The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007).
11Voted best guest actress by readers of Doctor Who magazine for School Reunion.
12Returned to playing her Sarah Jane Smith character from the original Doctor Who (1963) series (1963-1989) in the new in Doctor Who: School Reunion (2006), Doctor Who: The Stolen Earth (2008), Doctor Who: Journey's End (2008), Doctor Who: The End of Time: Part Two (2010), and her own spin-off series, The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007).
13Returned to playing the role of her Doctor Who (1963) companion character, intrepid journalist "Sarah Jane Smith", in a series of brand new, original self-contained audio adventures on single CD in 2002 and again in 2006.
14She is the mother of Sadie Miller.
15She starred in K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend (1981), the first television spin-off of Doctor Who (1963), which featured Sarah Jane Smith as played by Sladen, and K-9 as voiced by John Leeson.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em1973TV SeriesJudy
Public Eye1972TV SeriesVera - Policewoman
Z Cars1971-1972TV SeriesValerie Hollingsworth / Rose
Doomwatch1972TV SeriesSarah Collins
Coronation Street1970TV SeriesAnita Reynolds
ITV Playhouse1968TV SeriesHotel maid
Ferry Cross the Mersey1964uncredited
Ian Levine: Downtime Redux2013VideoSarah Jane Smith
The Sarah Jane Adventures2007-2011TV SeriesSarah Jane Smith
SJA: Alien Files2010TV SeriesSarah Jane Smith
Doctor Who2006-2010TV SeriesSarah Jane Smith
The Sarah Jane Adventures Comic Relief Special2009TV MovieSarah Jane Smith
Faith in the Future1996TV SeriesSophie
Peak Practice1996TV SeriesDr. Pat Hewland
Downtime1995VideoSarah Jane Smith
Men of the World1994TV SeriesLorraine
Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time1993TV ShortSarah Jane Smith
The Bill1989TV SeriesMrs. Preston
Alice in Wonderland1986TV SeriesDormouse
Dempsey and Makepeace1985TV SeriesMrs. Barrett
Doctor Who1973-1983TV SeriesSarah Jane Smith
Gulliver in Lilliput1982TV SeriesLady Flimnap
K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend1981TV MovieSarah Jane Smith
Play for Today1980TV SeriesJo
In Loving Memory1980TV SeriesMary Bennett
Silver Dream Racer1980Bank Secretary (as Elizabeth Sladen)
Take My Wife...1979TV SeriesJosie Hall
Betzi1978TV MovieCountess Bertrand
Send in the Girls1978TV SeriesBeverley
Special Branch1973TV SeriesPolicewoman

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctor Who1976TV Series additional material - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctor Who2011TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wright Stuff2009-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist
Sidekick Stories2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
The National Television Awards Backstage Live2010TV SpecialHerself
Doctor Who Greatest Moments2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Doctor Who Confidential2005-2009TV Series documentaryHerself
TMi2007-2008TV SeriesHerself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2008TV SeriesHerself
GMTV2008TV SeriesHerself
Celebration2008Video documentaryHerself
A Darker Side2007Video shortHerself / Sarah Jane Smith
Planetary Performance: Acting in Doctor Who2007Video documentary shortHerself / Sarah Jane Smith
Blue Peter2006-2007TV SeriesHerself
Beginning the End: Making 'The Time Warrior'2007Video documentary shortHerself
Are Friends Electric2007Video documentary shortHerself
Breakfast2006TV SeriesHerself
Built for War2006Video documentary shortHerself
Changing Time: Living and Leaving Doctor Who2006Video documentaryHerself
Totally Doctor Who2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Genesis of a Classic2006Video documentaryHerself / Sarah Jane Smith
The Planet of the Doctor2005DocumentaryHerself
Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 102004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Story of 'Doctor Who'2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Osirian Gothic2003Video documentary shortHerself
Serial Thrillers2003Video documentary shortHerself
Chronotrip2002DocumentaryHerself
Myth Makers Vol. 50: Elisabeth Sladen2000Video documentaryHerself
K9 Unleashed2000Video documentaryHerself
This Is Your Life2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Doctor Who: 30 Years in the Tardis1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
Children in Need1985TV SeriesHerself
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop1976TV SeriesHerself
Hickory House1973TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
My World1969TV Series documentaryHerself -Storyteller
National Youth Theatre1966Documentary shortHerself
Merry-Go-Round1963TV Series documentaryHerself - Presenter (1977)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion2014TV MovieSarah Jane Smith
Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty2013TV Movie documentarySarah Jane Smith (uncredited)
Doctor Who Explained2013TV MovieSarah Jane Smith (uncredited)
Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited2013TV Mini-Series documentarySarah Jane Smith
Doctor Who: The Companions2013TV Movie documentarySarah Jane Smith (uncredited)
Geek Crash Course2013TV SeriesSarah Jane Smith
The Destinations of Doctor Who2012TV Movie documentarySarah Jane Smith (uncredited)
The Women of Doctor Who2012TV Movie documentarySarah Jane Smith (uncredited)
The Science of Doctor Who2012TV Movie documentarySarah Jane Smith (uncredited)
The Village That Came to Life2012Video documentary shortSarah Jane Smith
People Power and Puppetry2011Video documentary shortSarah Jane smith
Race Against Time2011Video documentarySarah Jane Smith
My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen2011TV Short documentarySarah Jane Smith
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHerself - Actress
The Wright Stuff2011TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Meanwhile in the TARDIS, Part 22010VideoSara Jane Smith
SJA: Alien Files2010TV SeriesSarah Jane Smith
Great TV Mistakes2010TV Movie documentarySarah Jane Smith (uncredited)
Doctor Who Confidential2010TV Series documentarySarah Jane Smith
Who Wants to Live Forever?2009Video documentary shortSarah Jane Smith
Doctor Who Greatest Moments2009TV Mini-Series documentarySarah Jane Smith
Cybermen2009Video shortSarah Jane Smith (uncredited)
Designs on Karn2008Video documentary shortSarah Jane Smith (uncredited)
Doctor Who2008TV SeriesSarah Jane Smith
Getting a Head2008Video documentary shortSarah Jane Smith
The Ties That Bind Us2008Video documentary shortSarah Jane Smith
5 Doctors One Studio2008Video documentary shortSarah Jane Smith
Going Underground2008Video documentary shortSarah Jane Smith
Davros Connections2007Video documentarySarah Jane Smith
A Matter of Time2007Video documentarySarah Jane Smith
Double Trouble2007Video documentary shortSarah Jane Smith
Hammer Horror2007Video documentary shortSarah Jane Smith
Philip Madoc: A Villain for All Seasons2007Video documentary shortSarah Jane Smith
Terror Nation: Terry Nation and Doctor Who2007Video documentary shortSarah Jane Smith
Hitler: The Comedy Years2007TV Movie documentarySarah Jane Smith (uncredited)
Perfect Night In2007TV Series documentarySarah Jane Smith
Jackie Magazine: A Girl's Best Friend2007TV Movie documentarySarah Jane Smith (uncredited)
A New Body at Last2007Video documentarySarah Jane Smith
The Crowded TARDIS2007Video documentary shortSarah Jane Smith
Ultimate Sci-Fi Quiz2006Video GameSarah Jane Smith (uncredited)
Love Off-Air2006Video documentary shortSarah Jane Smith
Supernova2005TV SeriesSarah Jane Smith
Paddy Russell: A Life in Television2005Video shortSarah Jane Smith
The Culture Show2005TV Series documentarySarah Jane Smith
Terrance Dicks: Fact & Fiction2005Video documentary shortSarah Jane Smith
Directing 'Who': Peter Moffatt2004Video documentary shortSarah Jane Smith
Behind the Sofa: Robert Holmes and Doctor Who2003Video documentarySarah Jane Smith
'Doctor Who': The Tom Baker Years1992Video documentarySarah Jane Smith
Resistance Is Useless1992TV Movie documentarySarah Jane Smith
Doctor Who1981-1984TV SeriesSarah Jane Smith
The Lively Arts1977TV Series documentarySarah Jane Smith

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest ActressThe Sarah Jane Adventures (2007)


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#Quote
1I think everyone who comes from Liverpool is proud to say so, because the city has such energy and life about it. I even listen to Tom O'Connor albums because I love the Scouse accent so much!
2In Corrie (Coronation Street (1960)), I played Anita Reynolds, Len Fairclough's new girlfriend, and I was in it for five or six episodes. But oh I loved Z Cars (1962). If you see a clip of it now it still holds up incredibly well - really good actors, great directors, and flying by the seat of your pants. You kept on learning, and there were always places for you to learn, which there aren't so many of for young actors now.
3When Sadie was about two, I went up to see lovely Paddy Stone, then casting director for Emmerdale (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 got to be available, otherwise casting people don't like it, quite rightly, and there's always 10 or 20 people waiting to replace you.
4Sometimes good television doesn't depend on money, it depends on imagination and good people directing, casting and doing the job with talented people. Then you're forgiven a great deal, I think, if sometimes something doesn't look quite on the money.
5I sometimes think, 'If I knew what made Sarah Jane so popular, I'd bottle it'. I love her as a character, and I credit Barry (Barry Letts) for instilling something special in the character. He is a true gentle and honourable man and has such a wonderful take on life. I took some of that influence for Sarah. You also scavenge some of what you are as well. But, I wish I was more like her.


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