Kate O’Mara, Hammer horror vamp (The Horror Of Frankenstein, The Vampire Lovers) and three-time Time Lady villain the Rani, wants to make a return to Doctor Who.
“I would love to come back,” she told Digital Spy, insisting that her age – 74 – is no barrier.
“I have white hair now, but a lot of it, and I’m still very glamorous and so I won’t disappoint, I hope! I’ll still be wearing the tight leather trousers and high-heel boots, regardless of what age! That’s what the fans are expecting, so that’s what you’ve got to give them.”
She adds that an older woman could be a huge boon to the show, saying, “I’m a much older woman and there’s a huge population of older people who, if they’re watching television, they can’t watch Hollyoaks.
“If you put a much older woman in Doctor Who, they can identify with it. I think it’s quite an interesting concept and if you remember things like Grimm’s Fairytales, the older woman is often the villainess, often the terrifying figure – why I do not know, but often she is. I think it’s an idea to be exploited.”
The Doctor Who 50th anniversary special will air on 23 November 2013. Pick up the Doctor Who: Time And The Rani on DVD for £6.50 from Amazon.co.uk.