Kate O'Mara: 1939-2014

News Simon Brew
30 Mar 2014 - 16:39

The Rani herself, Kate O'Mara, has died following a short illness.

We're sad to report that actress Kate O'Mara has died, at the age of 74. O'Mara was widely known for her work as Cassandra Morrell (Alexis' sister) in the US soap Dynasty, also appearing in shows such as Howard's Way and Triangle across an extensive career.

Readers of this site in particular however are likely to most remeber her work as the Time Lord the Rani in a pair of 1980s Doctor Who adventures: The Mark Of The Rani, with Colin Baker, and Time And The Rani, with Sylvester McCoy. Whilst neither adventure was or is particularly acclaimed, O'Mara's work in both was an awful lot of fun. The Rani is a character long requested by many Who fans for a return - and at one stage she did come back, in the Dimensions In Time Children In Need special.

O'Mara died following a short illness. Our thoughts are very much with her friends and family at this time. Rest in peace.

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