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Mary Tamm ( Romana ) 1950 – 2012

Mary Tamm ( Romana ) 1950 – 2012

Doctor Who star Mary Tamm, who played companion Romana alongside Tom Baker, has died aged 62. She stared in the 1978 story arc Doctor Who:The Key to Time.

Stories include The Ribos Operation, The Pirate Planet, The Stones of Blood, The Androids of Tara, The Power of Kroll, and The Armageddon Factor.

Mary Tamm returned to the roll in the Big Finish production Gallifrey and other titles. She is also in the cast list for several upcoming 4th Doctor stories.

Married to Marcus Ringrose, she has one daughter. Her autobiography, First Generation was published in September 2009 by Fantom Films. Mary Tamm was born in Dewsbury, West Riding of Yorkshire,



  • Doctor Who DVD Collector

    August 9th, 2012 - 7:08pm

    I just heard that her husband died just after her funeral of a heart attack, very sad. R.I.P to both of them.

  • K-Kobus-K

    August 9th, 2012 - 2:53pm <- This is such tragic news. My thoughts go out even more now to Lauren and Max <3

  • Hector Sandler

    August 1st, 2012 - 9:55am

    She was good. I seen her in The Return of the Saint. Jane Erye opposite 4th 007 & End of Times Timothy Dalton.

  • NotADalek

    July 31st, 2012 - 1:24pm

    Sad news, RIP. Nicholas Courtney, Elisabeth Sladen, Roy Skelton, Caroline John and now Mary Tamm, all within 17 months. I really hope we don’t lose somebody else soon.

  • alex

    July 30th, 2012 - 5:40pm

    2012 has been a bad year for dr who RIP Mary.

  • cyberman2

    July 29th, 2012 - 2:32pm

    cancer is going too far im donating in all the dr.who acters and actresses to stop this damn desease R.I.P Mary Tamm

  • the TARDIS

    July 29th, 2012 - 1:09pm

    Another great loss to the Doctor Who family. RIP Mary and farewell to the noblest Romana of them all.

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    July 28th, 2012 - 1:45pm

    I was shocked to hear this news yesterday. Caroline John has recently died, and now Mary Tamm.

    I had seen her Key to Time stories last year and was planning to get her audio stories with the Doctor, which presumably take place after the events of that season.

    I really am shocked to hear this news. And even though I always preferred Lalla Ward’s Romana, I am saddened by this news because Mary was so beautiful and so very smart . I really hope no more of my beloved heroes are going to fall victim to this disease. 🙁

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    July 28th, 2012 - 1:38pm

    My grandfather died of it, age 85. Had it not been for the cancer he would have kept on going, his spirit was strong, he never gave up on life.

    I’m just sad he had to go that way, cancer is a painful thing to go through. Atleast now he is at peace.

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    July 28th, 2012 - 1:36pm

    Those three Doctors died years ago, before the year 2000.

  • Anonymous

    July 28th, 2012 - 10:22am

    Exactly, Liz, Nic , Carry…
    and three doctors!

  • GreenAnchorRedWaterfall

    July 28th, 2012 - 10:13am

    Neither have I, but R.I.P.

  • THEDW11

    July 28th, 2012 - 8:37am


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