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Doctor Who Series 8: The Rani wants to return

Hammer star Kate O’Mara wants the Rani to return for Doctor Who Series 8

Kate O'Mara as the Rani pretending to be Mel in 1987's unwatchable Time And The Rani
Kate O’Mara as the Rani pretending to be Mel in 1987’s unwatchable Time And The Rani

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.”

David Prowse and Kate O'Mara in 1970's The Horror Of Frankenstein
David Prowse and Kate O’Mara in 1970’s The Horror Of Frankenstein

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.