Loose Cannon's Hall Of Fame:
Carole Ann Ford
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.
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Carole Ann Ford