Friday, February 01, 2008
Happy Birthday Elisabeth Sladen
If you're of a certain age (i.e over 35 or under 15), then the name Sarah Jane Smith might warm the cockles of your heart. Voted the most popular assistant in Doctor Who's 44-year history, Sarah Jane Smith left the Tardis in 1977, making a triumphant return 29 years later.
Elizabeth Sladen's portrayal of Sarah Jane was more believable than some of the screaming, 'dolly bird' assistants that preceded her. She played a character who was outwardly feisty but had a winning vulnerability.
Shockingly, I read that today is Elizabeth Sladen's 60th birthday! How has she managed to age so well? Has she utilised alien technology to slow down the aging process?
19th April 2011 - I have just posted a brief Elisabeth Sladen tribute in response to the very sad news of her death. Click here to view it.