• Interviewee

    Damaris Hayman

  • Portrayed

    Miss Olive Hawthorne in Doctor Who, 1971

Damaris Hayman is one of Britain’s most experienced actors, with a career in ‘the business’ that has spanned over fifty years.

From theatre to television and cinema, Damaris has featured in countless well-known productions, including films like The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) and The Belles of St. Trinians (1954) and on television House of Eliott (1991), The Bill (1988), Sez Lez (1972-1974), The Sweeney (1975), The Liver Birds (1971), Hancock’s (1967), No Hiding Place (1966), Steptoe & Son (1965) and, of course in 1971, the classic Doctor Who story, The Daemons.

In this Myth Makers we chat to Damaris about her career and working with some of Britain’s most famous actors and comedians.

Most importantly, we find out about her portrayal of one of the most celebrated characters created for Doctor Who… Miss Olive Hawthorne!

Technical details, RTP 0415

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