Sarah Sutton "Nyssa" (Doctor Who) #9
Signed 10 x 8 Photograph of Sarah Sutton
This is an orginal autograph and not a copy.
Sarah Sutton (born 12 December 1961 in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England) is a British actress best known for her role as Nyssa in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.
Nyssa was a companion of Tom Baker and Peter Davison's Doctors from 1981 to 1983. Sutton was the youngest female actor to play a companion in the series (Matthew Waterhouse who played Adric being the youngest male actor to have played a companion).
Sutton is also the youngest British actress to have played Alice in a television or sound film production of Alice in Wonderland, Natalie Gregory being the youngest actress to have played Alice in an American television or sound film.
Her final full serial of Doctor Who was Terminus (1983, written by Stephen Gallagher and directed by Mary Ridge), in which she notoriously removed her skirt, effectively playing out the rest of the serial in her undergarments (the scripted reason for this was that she was feeling unwell and feverish; in an interview, Sutton described it as "a present for the fans").
After Terminus, she made a brief appearance in Peter Davison's final serial, The Caves of Androzani, but aside from that since leaving Doctor Who she has done very little acting, contrary to focusing on raising her daughter, Hannah, with her GP husband. She has made appearances as Sarah Dryden in the BBC's medical soap opera Casualty (the 1989 episode "Charity"), and as Wendy in the serial Unnatural Pursuits (1991, written by Simon Gray and starring Alan Bates).
Sutton reprised the role of Nyssa in 1993, in the Doctor Who Children in Need special Dimensions in Time, and subsequently in several of the Big Finish Productions Doctor Who spin-off audio plays from 1999 onwards.
She has appeared in various other television programmes including Alice Through the Looking Glass (1974) as Alice, The Moon Stallion (1978) as Diana Purwell and The Crucible (1980) as Susannah Walcott.
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