Kate O'Mara
Actress
Kate O'Mara
Kate O'Mara is an English film, stage and television actress. She is perhaps most widely known for her role as Caress Morell, the scheming sister of Alexis Colby in the 1980s American primetime soap opera Dynasty, though is also known for playing other villains such as the Rani in Doctor Who and Laura Wilde in Howards' Way.
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Wounded heart that drove Kate O'Mara's troubled son to suicide: The beloved child of actress had been 'plagued by problems for years'
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 4 years
There was a time when Dickon O'Mara was considered to be the luckiest of Kate O'Mara's two sons, writes Barbara Davies.
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Former ‘Dynasty’ star Kate O’Mara’s son found dead
Calgary Sun - about 4 years
Dynasty star Kate O’Mara has been hit with tragedy after her middle-aged son was found dead in a garage on New Year's Eve.
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Doctor Who Rogues Gallery: The Rani
BBC Blogs- America - almost 5 years
The Rani, played by Kate O'Mara Just to clear things up, last week we were talking about the Master and the Doctor, and discussing how their names are unique among Time Lords, being a combination of the definitive article and a job title, one which also happens to encapsulate their relationship to other species (I’ve added this last bit, cos I think it’s what I was trying to say at the time but failed to do so). There are other Time Lords whose names are also their career status (the Monk, the Corsair) but these are inward-looking titles, describing little about their attitude to everyone else. You can’t be a Master without a domain, or a Doctor without patients (or a War Chief without a war, which says something about the mentality of that particular Time Lord). And then there’s the Rani. Rani is the Urdu/Hindi word for “queen,” which of course means she also needs to have a populace to rule over. The curious thing about her name is that it’s descriptive in one sense: she need ...
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High school sports: lacrosse, track, baseball & schedule
Nashua Telegraph - almost 5 years
GIRLS LACROSSE Hollis Brookline 14, Pinkerton 12 (OT) The Cavaliers managed to get their first win ever against the Astros, despite losing a five-goal lead and trailing for most of the second half. HB got the game-tying goal from Mariah Passamonte with 58 seconds left and Julie Worthern scored what proved to be the game-winner in the second period of overtime. Katie O’Hara led the Cavs (2-0 in Division I) with four goals and an assist before leaving in the second half with a knee injury, while Worthern finished with three goals. Caitlin Sweeney added two goals, both of which came in overtime, and an assist while Leda Kennedy had two goals and Kasey Rich had a goal and two assists. HB led 7-2 with 6:40 left in the first half, but Pinkerton (0-2) cut the lead to 8-5 before halftime. The Astros got three goals from Riann Daziel to open the second half to tie the game and Pinkerton led 10-9 with 14:37 to play.
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Jennifer Saunders promises revived Ab Fab will be good - ATV Today
Google News - over 5 years
Over the years Ab Fab attracted a number of guest-stars such as Richard Curtis, Miranda Richardson, Laurie Metcalf, Kate O'Mara, Eleanor Bron, Robert Lindsay, Elton John, Lulu, Minnie Driver, Kristin Scott Thomas and Whoopi Goldberg
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Theatres - Coming Soon - September 1 onwards - Flintshire Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
THREE gripping original radio thrillers from the Queen of Crime Agatha Christie, starring Kate O'Mara and Roy Marsden and presented by the critically acclaimed Agatha Christie Theatre Company. The stories will be read in an authentic studio setting
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Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, announces autumn season line-up - Flintshire Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Kate O'Mara and Roy Marsden will appear in Agatha Christie's Murder On Air from September 12-17, followed by Alan Ayckbourn's comedy Season's Greetings from September 19-24. The Pitmen Painters by Lee Hall, author of Billy Elliott, follows the story of
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Autumn season highlights at Eastbourne theatres - Eastbourne Today
Google News - over 5 years
Enjoy three original radio thrillers from the Queen of Crime, starring Kate O'Mara, Roy Marsden and a full supporting company. Opera della Luna return with the delightful Gilbert and Sullivan favourite, The Ghosts of Ruddigore (October 4 – 8) this is
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OFFBEAT: Big screen treatment of 'The Help' a powerful story for change - nwitimes.com
Google News - over 5 years
Actress Kate O'Mara ("Dynasty") is 72. Singer Ronnie Bennett Greenfield (Ronnie Spector) of The Ronettes is 68. Actor James Reynolds ("Days of Our Lives") is 65. Singer-flutist Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull is 64. Singer Patti Austin is 63
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Doctor Who: Time and the Rani – DVD Review - Monsters and Critics.com
Google News - over 5 years
The ray originated from the evil renegade Timelord the Rani (Kate O'Mara) who takes on Mel's appearance to convince the Doctor, confused after his regeneration, to help her create a time manipulation device so that she can take over the universe
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This Week: Home Video (June 13-20) - About - News & Issues
Google News - over 5 years
The villain (the great Kate O'Mara) pretends to be Mel, the Doctor's current companion (Bonnie Langford), which serves mainly to show up what a dreadful actress Langford is in this story. The last story before new script editor Andrew Cartmel started
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DVD Review: Doctor Who, "Time and the Rani" - The Trades
Google News - over 5 years
The TARDIS has been rocked by an explosion, caused by another seemingly immortal renegade, the Rani (Kate O'Mara), who knows the Doctor from Gallifrey (from which she's been banished). While the Doctor regenerates from the damage, the Rani kidnaps him
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Larry's drama and trauma - Borders Today
Google News - over 5 years
It was in Canada that his interest and prowess in acting developed and he returned to the UK to become a regular cast member of the cult ferry-based soap Triangle, starring alongside Kate O'Mara. In Mummy's Boy, he recounts the ups and downs of his
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League teams meet in Ionia to decide championship - Sentinel-Standard
Google News - over 5 years
... Aubrey Millard (Pole Vault) and Morgan Miller (1600 Run, 3200 Run) took fourth; Megan Ciganick (Shot Put) and Bovee (300 Low Hurdles) finished fifth; and Drysdale (Shot Put), Kate O'Mara (Shot Put) and Bovee (100 Hurdles) took sixth
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Doctor Who: who is the woman with the eyepatch? - Den Of Geek
Google News - almost 6 years
(no offence to Kate O'Mara who did her best and I know reads Den of Geek daily). Re: Doctor Who: who is the woman with the eyepatch? What is all this ongoing speculation about the Rani? She was a terrible character introduced during Doctor Who's Nadir
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Ionia girls win, boys fall in final home dual meet of the season - Sentinel-Standard
Google News - almost 6 years
In the Discus, Jolynn Drysdale took first (95' 8”) followed by Kate O'Mara (81' 8”) and Meagan Ciganick (78' 2”). Morgan Miller led the way in the 3200 Run (13:29.3) followed by Amanda Brewer (13:29.5) and Jenna Koelsch (13:29.8)
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Bulldog track teams earn wins against Charlotte in league dual - Sentinel-Standard
Google News - almost 6 years
Individual first-place finishes were earned for Ionia by Kate O'Mara in the Discus (85' 4”), Jolynn Drysdale in the Shot Put (30' 3”), Bri Wiles in the 100 Dash (12.96), the 400 Dash (1:04.58) and the 200 Dash (27.16), Amanda Brewer in the 1600 Run
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Doctor Who: is it time to bring back the Zygons? - Den Of Geek
Google News - almost 6 years
... imagine the giant Spiders of Metabelis Three done properly, how scary would they be and what about The Minotaur, or those big insect things from Ark In Space and hello The Rani... and let Kate O Mara at least be her for a bit... anyway I think they
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Ionia men edge Dewitt, Lady Dawgs tie Panthers in home opening meet - Sentinel-Standard
Google News - almost 6 years
The Lady Dawgs got nine points in the Shot Put as throwers Kate O'Mara, Meagan Ciganick and Jolynn Drysdale took the top three places. O'Mara won the event with a throw of 29' 8”, while Ciganick finished in second (29' 2.5”) and Drysdale finished in
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Your next box set: Dynasty - The Guardian
Google News - almost 6 years
This season is also notable for the appearance of the late Christopher Cazenove (a smoothly malevolent turn as Blake's estranged English brother Ben) and the unsinkable Kate O'Mara shimmered like an oil slick as Alexis's sister, the ludicrously named
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kate O'Mara
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 74
    O'Mara died on 30 March 2014 in a Sussex nursing home, aged 74, from ovarian cancer.
    More Details Hide Details She left a £350,000 estate, bequeathing £10,000 to the Actors’ Benevolent Fund and, after the funeral and legal fees, the remainder to her younger sister Belinda Carroll, a former actress.
  • 2012
    Age 72
    He was found hanged, a presumed suicide, at the family home in Long Marston, Warwickshire on 31 December 2012, after previous suicide attempts.
    More Details Hide Details O'Mara was hospitalised with pneumonia at the time of her son's death and his body was not discovered for three weeks. O'Mara wrote four books, two novels (When She Was Bad (ISBN 0261667157) and Good Time Girl (ISBN 0002242915)), and two autobiographical books, Vamp Until Ready (ISBN 1861057008) and Game Plan: A Woman's Survival Kit (ISBN 0283060573). Speaking about her bouts of depression, later in her life, O'Mara said: "... I've since learnt a cure for depression: listening to J.S. Bach and reading P.G. Wodehouse. This got me through the break-up of my second marriage 17 years ago. The great thing about Wodehouse is that his books are full of romantic problems and yet so hilarious that it puts things in perspective... I'm not frightened of dying, but I love the countryside so much and I’m going to miss it. I'd like to be out in the wind and the trees for ever."
  • 2008
    Age 68
    From August to November 2008, she played Mrs Cheveley in Oscar Wilde's stage play An Ideal Husband directed by Peter Hall and produced by Bill Kenwright.
    More Details Hide Details She performed in radio and audio plays. In 2000 she reprised her role as the Rani in the BBV audio play The Rani Reaps the Whirlwind, and in 2006 she made a guest appearance in the radio comedy series Nebulous. She became a vegetarian and animal rights activist.
    She continued to perform on stage and in March 2008 she played Marlene Dietrich in a stage play entitled Lunch with Marlene.
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  • 2001
    Age 61
    In 2001, she had a recurring role in the ITV prison drama series Bad Girls before appearing in the short-lived revival of the soap opera Crossroads.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1994
    Age 54
    O'Mara spoke on several occasions about her experience with the casting couch. On an episode of The Word in 1994, O'Mara claimed that American producer Judd Bernard pulled down her panties during a hotel-room audition for the Elvis Presley vehicle Double Trouble.
    More Details Hide Details In her autobiography Vamp Until Ready: A Life Laid Bare, O'Mara described this incident and "many other close encounters with... this very unpleasant and humiliating procedure", including with a well-known television casting director, the boss of Associated Television at Elstree Studios, and the director of Great Catherine. O'Mara continued to make television appearances throughout the 1990s, including Cluedo and Absolutely Fabulous.
  • 1993
    Age 53
    In 1993, she married Richard Willis, but the marriage was dissolved in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details She had two sons, Dickon Young (1964–2012) and Christopher Linde (born 1965), both from previous relationships, although Dickon took his stepfather's surname. She gave up Linde for adoption and he was named by his adoptive parents, Derek and Joy Linde. Son Linde, from whom the actress was long estranged, was born from her relationship with actor David Orchard. Son Young, whose biological father was reportedly actor Ian Cullen, was a stage manager for the Royal Shakespeare Company before setting up his own company building tree-houses in the mid-1990s.
  • FORTIES
  • 1986
    Age 46
    Between these appearances in Doctor Who, she played Caress Morrell in the American primetime soap opera Dynasty. As the sister of Alexis Colby (Joan Collins), O'Mara appeared in 17 episodes of the sixth season and 4 episodes of the seventh during 1986. "We had a tremendous bitchy tension between us", the actress recalled about performing opposite Collins. “My character Caress was like an annoying little mosquito who just kept coming back and biting her.” O'Mara disliked living in California, preferring the change of seasons in Britain, and to her relief was released from her five-year contract after Collins told the producers that having two brunettes in the series was a bad idea.
    More Details Hide Details After returning to the UK, she was cast as another scheming villain, Laura Wilde, in the BBC soap Howards' Way (1989–90).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1970
    Age 30
    In 1970, she appeared in two Hammer Studio horror films: The Vampire Lovers and The Horror of Frankenstein.
    More Details Hide Details In the former, she had an erotically charged scene with Ingrid Pitt, in which O'Mara was meant to be seduced; the two women were left laughing on set, however, as Pitt's fangs kept falling into O'Mara's cleavage. O'Mara's work in The Vampire Lovers impressed Hammer enough for them to offer her a contract, which she turned down, fearful of being typecast. She had a regular role in the BBC drama series The Brothers (1975–76) as Jane Maxwell, and in the early 1980s, O'Mara starred in the BBC soap opera Triangle (1981–82), sometimes counted among the worst television series ever made. She played the villainous Rani in Doctor Who. The character, as played by O'Mara, appeared in two serials, The Mark of the Rani (1985) and Time and the Rani (1987) and the Doctor Who 30th Anniversary Special Dimensions in Time (1993), part of the Children in Need charity event.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1963
    Age 23
    O'Mara made her stage debut in a production of The Merchant of Venice in 1963, although her first film role was some years earlier (under the name Merrie Carroll) in Home and Away (1956) with Jack Warner, as her father, and Kathleen Harrison.
    More Details Hide Details Her earliest television appearances, in the 1960s, included guest roles in Danger Man, Adam Adamant Lives! The Saint, Z-Cars and The Avengers.
    O'Mara made her stage debut in a 1963 production of The Merchant of Venice.
    More Details Hide Details Her other stage roles included Elvira in Blithe Spirit (1974), Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (1982), Cleopatra in Antony & Cleopatra (1982), Goneril in King Lear (1987) and Marlene Dietrich in Lunch with Marlene (2008). Her films included two 1970 Hammer Horror films: The Vampire Lovers and The Horror of Frankenstein. On television, she had regular roles in The Brothers (1975–76), Triangle (1981-82) and Howards' Way (1989–90), and portrayed the recurring part of the Rani in Doctor Who (1985–87). She also appeared as Jackie Stone (Patsy's older sister) in two episodes of the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. O'Mara was born Frances Meredith Carroll to John F. Carroll, an RAF flying instructor, and actress Hazel Bainbridge (born Edith Marion Bainbridge; 25 January 1910–7 January 1998). Her younger sister is actress Belinda Carroll. After boarding school she attended art school before becoming a full-time actress.
  • 1961
    Age 21
    O'Mara was married twice, first to Jeremy Young in 1961; the couple divorced in 1976.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Born
    Born on August 10, 1939.
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