Adrienne Hill (22 July 1937 – 6 October 1997) was an English actress.
|Died||6 October 1997 (aged 60)|
|Katarina in Doctor Who|
Doctor Who was Hill's first work in television. and her tenure in the role was brief. Katarina was the first companion to be killed in the series, appearing in only five episodes over two serials: The Myth Makers and The Daleks' Master Plan. The deletion of several scenes prior to recording meant that of the 93 lines originally scripted for her character only 78 made it into the final programmes with her character's final death scene being the first shots to be recorded. Due to the BBC's wiping policy in the 60s and 70s, only one episode to feature her still exists in the BBC archives (episode two of The Daleks' Master Plan; "Day of Armageddon").
Following her appearance in Doctor Who, Hill acted in several small roles prior to moving to the Netherlands and subsequently to the United States. After returning to Britain she retrained to be a drama teacher and worked in London.
She participated in the 1985 Children in Need programme along with other Doctor Who actors. Her last known acting role was a library assistant in an episode of City Life (a New Zealand soap opera), which was broadcast in February 1998 after her death.
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