Loose Cannon's Hall Of Fame:
Carole Ann Ford


Carole Ann Ford during the recording of the introduction to The Reign Of Terror reconstruction in 2000.


Carole Ann Ford as Susan.
(Doctor Who, 1963-64.)

Carole Ann Ford was born in June 1940 and first appeared in a film called The Last Load (1948) at the age of eight. Following acting and elocution lessons, she started doing commercials and walk-on work, and her first proper role was in the play Women of the Streets. She continued working in theatre, film (including Mix Me a Person (1962) and Day of the Triffids (1963)) and television (including Emergency Ward 10 (1960), No Hiding Place: The Toy House (1961), Compact, Moonstrike (1963) and Suspense: The Man on the Bicycle (1963)).

After leaving Doctor Who, she appeared in an episode of Public Eye: The Morning Wasn't So Hot (1965), in which she played a prostitute, then worked mainly in the theatre. She played a French schoolteacher in The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery (1966) and gave birth to her second daughter, Tara, in 1977. The same year she hurt her back while filming a commercial and suffered an extreme reaction to the pain killers she was given. She subsequently became very ill and she has only acted occasionally since. Having finally recovered from her illness she has been involved in voice coaching for actors, businessmen and politicians.

Carole's portrayal of the Doctor's granddaughter Susan established her as one of the founder members of Dr Who. Her fans remember her with great affection, many of whom hoped that the character of Susan would have longer stayed as a regular. She reprising her role as Susan in the 20th anniversary Doctor Who story The Five Doctors (1983) in which she had to insist that Susan refer to the first Doctor as 'Grandfather' rather than 'Doctor'. She also returned once more to the role for the 30th anniversary charity special Dimensions in Time (1993).

Carole Ann Ford was interviewed in DWM issues 86 and 221.

Carole Ann Ford provides the introduction for:
LC12 The Reign Of Terror








Carole Ann Ford as Susan.
(Doctor Who, 1963-64.)


Carole Ann Ford as Susan.
(The Five Doctors, 1983.)


Carole Ann Ford as Susan.
(Dimensions In Time, 1993.)


Carole Ann Ford as Zorelle.
(Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans, 1994.)


Carole Ann Ford as Jacky.
(The Man on a Bicycle, 1963.)


Carole Ann Ford as Marguerite.
(Moonstrike, 1963.)


Carole Ann Ford as Mademoiselle Albertine.
(The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery, 1966.)


Carole Ann Ford publicity photo.
(Spotlight photo, 1974.)


To see other celebrities in our Hall of Fame select a name from below:
Colin Baker
Peter Barkworth
Sonny Caldinez
George A. Cooper
Edward de Souza
Mark Eden
Michael Elwyn
Ian Fairbairn
Carole Ann Ford
Joseph Furst
Donald Gee
Julian Glover
Barry Jackson
George Layton
Terence Lodge
Jean Marsh
Sylvester McCoy
Mary Peach
Peter Purves
Roy Spencer
Kevin Stoney
Donald Tosh
David Weston
Frances White
Anneke Wills
Jeremy Young