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Actress "Doctor Who" Dame June Whitfield Dies at 93



Dame Julie Whitfield, an actress born in London, known for her role in the cult comedy series Absolutely fantastiche died at the age of 93.

Whitfield was also known for the BBC sitcom Terry and June, as well as its appearance in 2009 Doctor Who Christmas and New Year special "End of time".

The actress's agent said she quietly died at her home on Friday night, according to a BBC report.

During Doctor Who fans can recognize her for the role of Minnie Hooper in the episode in which Matt Smith left, and the rebirth of the Doctor as David Tennant, her time for Absolutely fantastic she deserved her ten fans.

Her daughter on the screen Julia Sawalha paid homage to her on the news of her death.

BBC comedy controller Shane Allen made a statement about Whifield and its impact on the British comedy scene in connection with her regular career.

"Her spectacular career is unrivaled in her longevity, with seven decades being a key element in many prestigious and successful shows – she was the feminine comedy-drama of her generation and she was always eager for the cream of the British comedy."

BBC Surrey plans to repeat the last interview with the actress that will take place this Sunday.


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