Actress Maureen O’Brien is 75 today, and Doctor Who and the Time Warrior was published 40 years ago
|Maureen O’Brien (born June 29, 1943) is an English actress and author best known for playing the role of Vicki in 38 episodes of the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who between January 2 and November 6, 1965, starring alongside the original Doctor, William Hartnell.
After leaving Doctor Who O’Brien found it difficult to find acting work on television, and worked as a supply teacher. Her next role was in the theatre, where she appeared in an Oxford Playhouse production of Volpone with Leo McKern and Leonard Rossiter.
She had a recurring role as Morgan in The Legend of King Arthur (1979) and another as unit general manager Elizabeth Straker in the second season of Casualty (1987).
O’Brien has also written seven detective novels includingClose-Up on Death (1989), Deadly Reflection (1993), Mask of Betrayal (1998), and Dead Innocent (1999), all featuring the character of Detective Inspector John Bright.
|Doctor Who and the Time Warrior was a novelisation based on the 1973 television serial The Time Warrior.
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