'Doctor Who' star Caroline John dies
Published Jun 21 2012, 12:41 BST | By Morgan Jeffery
Former Doctor Who
star Caroline John
The actress - who played Liz Shaw on the BBC sci-fi drama - passed away on June 5, the show's official Twitter account has confirmed
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John featured in a single season of Doctor Who
in 1970, appearing alongside Jon Pertwee's third Doctor.
Born in York, North Yorkshire, England, her other credits included 2003 film Love Actually
and episodes of Casualty
, Midsomer Murders
and Silent Witness
She also worked extensively in theatre, touring with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.
John was married to actor Geoffrey Beevers, who also appeared in Doctor Who
as the villainous Master in 1981 story 'The Keeper of Traken'.
The pair appeared opposite each other in 1988 mini-series A Very British Coup
and a 1989 episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot
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Watch a classic clip of Caroline John on Doctor Who