Despite being English, she was cast by producer John Nathan-Turner as Peri, the first American companion on Doctor Who (1963). She kept her American accent on the series between takes and during interviews so that she wouldn't confuse the audience.
I suppose it was a terrific gamble for John Nathan-Turner to pick a drama student like me fresh out of drama school for such an important role. Particularly as I had competition from both American and Canadian actresses who had flown over specially ...
Her beauty and voluptuous figure
Nicola Jane Bryant
Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
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