Its with great sadness that we report the passing of Doctor Who actress – Kate O’ Mara; who has died – aged 74.
O’ Mara played the strong and forthright Timelord villain – “The Rani”; in 2 episodes of the series in 1985 & 1987.
The Mark Of The Rani and Time And The Rani, saw O’Mara battle Colin Baker and newly regenerated replacement Sylvester McCoy.
“Oh, I know why you’re here. To destroy the Doctor. You’ve never had any other. It obsesses you, to the exclusion of all else! You’re unbalanced. No wonder the Doctor always outwits you….!” Rani to the Master
Rani, which means “Queen” in Hindu was intended as a female replacement for The Master character; before the Master was brought back – to partner The Rani in Mark Of The Rani.
The Rani also had a brief appearance in the 1993 Children In Need special Dimensions In Time.
You can read more on the Rani character and her featured episodes here.