- Sophie Aldred
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2 February 2008.
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Greenwich, England, UK
Sophie Aldred (born
20 August 1962) is an English actress and television presenter, best known for her portrayal of The Doctor's assistant Ace in the television series " Doctor Who" during the late 1980s.
Aldred was born in
Greenwich, London, but grew up in nearby Blackheath. Having attended Blackheath High Schoolfrom 1973 until 1980, before enrolling as a Drama student at University of Manchester. She graduated in 1983 and decided to embark on a career in children's theatre.
In 1987, she was cast as Ace in "Doctor Who". Her tenure on the show spanned the last nine stories of the programme's original run, from 1987 to 1989.
Both before and since "Doctor Who", Aldred has had a varied and busy
televisioncareer, particularly in children's programming, where she has presented educational programmes such as "Corners", "Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-grams" and the long-running BBCseries "Words and Pictures". She also played the character Minnie The Mini Magician from Series 8 onwards on CITV's " ZZZap!" between 1999 and 2001. Aldred has presented and sung in several BBC Schools Radio series, including "Singing Together", "Music Workshop", "Time and Tune" and "Music Box". She has also performed on radioand in the theatre. She has also reprised her role as Ace in the charity special " Dimensions in Time" and the "Doctor Who" audio plays produced by Big Finish Productions.
She co-wrote the hardback reference book, "Ace, The Inside Story of the End of An Era" with
Mike Tucker, published by Virgin Publishingin 1996. (ISBN 1-85227-574-X).
Sophie Aldred married
Vince Hendersonon 12 July 1997. They have two sons, Adam and William, who make occasional convention appearances with their mother.
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/norfolk/content/articles/2008/02/04/doctor_who_sophie_aldred_20080204_feature.shtml BBC Norfolk interview: Sophie Aldred - Feb '08]
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August 20 1962
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Greenwich, England, United Kingdom
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