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Creator / Wendy Padbury

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Wendy Padbury (born 7 December 1947) is an English actress, best known for playing Doctor Who companion Zoe Heriot from 1968-69, alongside Patrick Troughton's Second Doctor.

After retiring from on-screen acting, she became a theatrical agent. She counted fellow Doctor Who actors Nicholas Courtney, Colin Baker and Mark Strickson among her clients, and famously discovered a young actor called Matt Smith at the National Youth Theatre, later successfully scouting him for the role of the Eleventh Doctor.

Since 2007, she has reprised the role of Zoe in audio form for Big Finish Doctor Who, starting with "Fear of the Daleks".

Works she has appeared in:


Live-Action TV

Western Animation

Audio Play

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