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 Adrienne Hill

Adrienne Hill

Birth
Death 6 Oct 1997 (aged 60)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 20420 · View Source
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Actress. Born in Plymouth, England she trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic, then spent some time with the Old Vic Company in London. After almost a decade in repertory theatre, in 1965, she was spotted by a production assistant for the cult television series, "Doctor Who" and was invited to audition. She was eventually cast during "The Mythmakers" story arc as the Doctor's companion, Katrina, handmaiden to the prophetess Cassandra from the ancient city of Troy. She had the shortest tenure of a companion in the series' history, appearing in only five episodes, over two story arcs. In "The Dalek Masterplan," her character became the first "Doctor Who" companion to die in story when her character opened an airlock door, sacrificing herself to save the lives of her friends. She continued acting, making a mark in BBC Radio with "Waggoner's Walk." Her career wound down after her marriage in 1967, and she traveled in Europe and the US before returning home to take a degree, after which she taught drama in London schools for five years. In the mid 1980s she attended a few "Doctor Who" conventions and appeared for the Children in Need charity appeal on in 1985 as part of a reunion of "Doctor Who" cast members. She succumbed to cancer at age 60, her last role, that of a library assistant in a television episode of "City Life," was broadcast posthumously in 1998.

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  • Added: 23 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20420
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adrienne Hill (22 Jul 1937–6 Oct 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20420, ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) Unknown.