Wendy Padbury

Actor, TV Actor

1947 –

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Who is Wendy Padbury?

Wendy Padbury is a British actress from Warwickshire, England. She is most famous for her involvement in various Doctor Who projects.

Before becoming an actress Padbury took ballet classes but these came to an end due to her flat feet. They were replaced by Saturday morning drama classes with a strong emphasis on elocution.

Padbury came to prominence in 1966 when she joined the cast of the long-running ATV soap opera Crossroads after she came second in the television talent contest "Search For A Star". She played the role of Stephanie "Stevie" Harris, foster daughter to the show's main character, Meg Mortimer.

She was cast as the Second Doctor's new companion, Zoe Heriot, in Doctor Who in 1968. She became very close to her co-stars Frazer Hines and Patrick Troughton, the latter playing the Doctor. Padbury tells many fond stories about the practical jokes they would play on each other during rehearsals.

Her connection with Doctor Who after she left the programme was not quite over. She appeared in Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday, a stage play at the Adelphi Theatre London based on the television series, in which she played a companion named Jenny, opposite Trevor Martin as the Doctor. She then made an appearance, again with Hines and Troughton in Doctor Who's 20th anniversary story, The Five Doctors.

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Dec 7, 1947
  • United Kingdom

on July 23, 2013


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