Doctor Who’ actress Mary Tamm, has died this morning battling from cancer, her agent had confirmed today, she was sixty two years old. She passed away in a hospital in London. Her agent Barry Langford said she had a ‘zest for life.’ She had suffered cancer for eighteen months.
Her husband Marcus Ringrose said:
’On set and offstage, her earthy northern humour and self-deprecating wit brightened every occasion. She was a consummate actress, and immensely popular in the profession.
‘Mary was born in Bradford, the daughter of impoverished refugees, and through sheer talent and hard graft got herself to Rada, starred opposite Jon Voight in The Odessa File, and found a form of immortality as the Time Lady Romana opposite Tom Baker in Doctor Who.
‘We will miss her every day.’
Tamm also had roles in The Odessa File and The Likely Lads and she also appeared in soaps Brookside and EastEnders.