Lynda Bellingham (1948-2014)

Lynda Bellingham OBE, who starred in the 14-part Doctor Who serial The Trial of a Time Lord in 1986 as the Inquisitor, died of cancer on October 19. She was 66.

She was born in Montreal but adopted out to English parents at the age of 4 months.

Bellingham had many non-genre roles and from 1983 to 1999 British TV viewers also saw her as the mother in the “Oxo Family” commercials.

[Thanks to Steve Green for the story.]