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Carole Ann Ford in a recent portrait shot

Carole Ann Ford, or Carol Ann Ford as she is sometimes credited, played companion Susan Foreman from "The Pilot Episode" to "The Dalek Invasion of Earth," and again in the anniversary stories, "The Five Doctors" and "Dimensions in Time." She also played the role of Zorelle in the Reeltime Pictures spin-off video, "Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans." She was born 8th June 1940.

Ford has had a long and varied acting career. Her theatrical work includes many comedies, dramas and musicals such as The Jungle Book, Stranger in the House, Bakerloo to Paradise, The Owl and the Pussycat, The Rumpus, Pride and Prejudice, Inadmissable Evidence, Enrico, Expresso Bongo, Sleeping Beauty, You Never Can Tell, Ned Kelly, Mother, MacBett, The Boy Friend, Have You Seen Manchester, and Private Lives.

Her films include Sarah (about the life of Sarah Bernhardt), Hiding Place, The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery, Mix Me a Person and the part of the blind French girl Bettina in the science fiction film The Day of the Triffids. She also worked as a glamour model in the late 1950s.

In addition to Doctor Who, her television appearances include Suspense (in the play Man on a Bicycle), Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, Public Eye, Emergency Ward 10, Attorney General, Moonstrike, Compact, Probation Officer, and Dial M for Murder. According to the documentary Doctor Who: Origins, it was an appearance on Z-Cars that led to Ford being tested for her role in Doctor Who.

Playing the granddaughter of the Doctor, she was one of the first companions to appear in the show in 1963. She left the series in an emotional farewell scene in 1964 at the conclusion of The Dalek Invasion of Earth, but briefly returned for the 20th anniversary special The Five Doctors in 1983 and also appeared in the 30th anniversary charity special Dimensions in Time. She has also appeared on Juke Box Jury, numerous quiz shows, and done a multitude of voiceovers, dubbing, post synching and audio tapes.

In 1975, Carol Ann was saddened and heartbroken when she learned that William Hartnell (The First Doctor) died. She cried for weeks after Hartnell's death. She was close friends with Hartnell, and was devastated by his death.

Ford is married with two daughters. She is currently teaching voice, presentation skills and dialogue coaching to politicians, businessmen, after dinner speakers and actors.

She has also reprised the role of Susan in two Doctor Who Unbound audio plays by Big Finish Productions, Auld Mortality and A Storm of Angels.

She is older than Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and more than twice the age of Matt Smith, all of whom play her on-screen grandfather.

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