We’re sad to report the death of Kate O’Mara, who played renegade Time Lord the Rani on Doctor Who.
"A shining star has gone out and Kate will be dearly missed by all who knew and have worked with her," said agent Phil Belfield, who labelled the actress "extraordinary".
On hearing the news of her death, Doctor Who co-star [Colin] Baker tweeted: “Oh my goodness. Kate O’Mara is no longer with us. Sad sad news. A delightful, committed and talented lady and actress. We are the poorer.”
The actress last posted a message on Twitter on 17 March.
"Thank you so much for your kind tweets," she wrote.
"It’s both humbling and completely overwhelming to read all of your messages. Much Love x." (x)
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Doctor Who star Jenna-Louise Coleman has admitted filming her final scenes opposite Matt Smith will be an emotional experience.
"I don’t even want to pick up that script just yet!" she said in one of her first interviews since Smith announced he was leaving the BBC show.
She insisted she has no idea who will play the next Doctor.
The actress was speaking after meeting The Queen at the official opening of the BBC’s Broadcasting House.
Coleman, who plays the Doctor’s assistant Clara, said it was “such an honour” to meet Queen, and that she was the only person who did not try to quiz her about the identity of the next Doctor.
"Everybody else in the building has asked me who the next Doctor is, and I can tell you honestly we don’t know. It’s going to be a long, long search. But yes, I’m being asked that question a lot."
The Doctor Who Proms returns for the third time as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations and will feature special guests in two concerts.
Matt Smith said: “I love the Albert Hall. I love the Proms. I love classical music. I think it’s a great thing to see all of Murray [Gold]’s really brilliant score over the years come to life”