RIP Mary Tamm

Another iconic companion from the classic years of Doctor Who has passed away. Mary Tamm, who created the role of the Time Lady (or indeed, Time Lord) Romana, died this morning at the horribly young age of 62, after a long battle with cancer.

My childhood has taken a battering over the last couple of years! Romana I was one of my all time favourites. She was created very much as an equal to the Doctor, indeed as an intellectual and academic superior, though he tended to win out when it came to street or “planet” smarts.

Mary was a graceful and accomplished actress who was still working in the industry, and indeed recently recorded a season of audio plays as Romana, along with Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor. Many condolences to her family and friends.

4 comments

  1. Rachel Kate says:

    Aww, I’m so sorry to hear that! I adored Mary Tamm’s Romana — she was exactly the foil that Tom Baker’s Doctor needed. This was always my favorite scene: http://youtu.be/j6yNNEwcTeU?t=11m46s

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  3. Jennie says:

    I have a photo of Mary and Lalla Ward with me at a convention.

    I haven’t seen much of Mary’s Dr Who episodes, but she always looked classy and glamorous whilst holding her own against Tom Baker. My favourite moment is when she hits him after he pretends to lose it after completing the Key to Time. It was good to see her in stuff like Jonathan Creek as well.

    Rest in Peace.

  4. K.N. Porter says:

    Very sad, wonderful post though. Thank you .

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