Kate O'Mara studied at the Aida Foster School, and worked as a speech therapist at a Sussex Girls' School. Her first professional appearance as an actress was at the Flora Robson Playhouse in Newcastle, as Jessica in The Merchant Of Venice in 1963. Subsequent theatre worked included a…more
Kate O'Mara: (on returning to Doctor Who for the 1987 serial Time And The Rani) I remember writing to John Nathan-Turner, from Hollywood, saying 'I cannot stand this eternal sunshine! It's driving me mad. You've got to help me. I want to be in a gravel pit somewhere in the pissing rain, changing in a caravan in front of twenty nosy crew-members. For heaven sake, get me out of here- an on to the set of Doctor Who!'