|Known for||Nyssa in Doctor Who|
Sarah Sutton (born 12 December 1961) is a British actress. She played the role of Nyssa in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who .
Sutton was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. Sutton studied ballet as a little girland was only 11 when she became the youngest British actress to have played Alice on screen, in a 1973 television film of Alice Through the Looking Glass .
She began acting at the age of nine.
Besides her performance as Alice, Sutton appeared in a number of television programmes before Doctor Who, including The Moon Stallion (1978) as Diana Purwell and The Crucible (1980) as Susannah Walcott.
Sutton portrayed the character of Nyssa, a Trakenite aristocrat, in Doctor Who. Her first appearance in the role was in the 1981 serial The Keeper of Traken . Initially, Nyssa was intended to appear only in one story, the production team later deciding to keep her as a continuing character. After joining the Fourth Doctor in the subsequent story Logopolis , her final full Doctor Who serial was with the Fifth Doctor, in 1983's Terminus .
Sutton took a break from acting after Doctor Who, focusing for a number of years on raising her daughter, Hannah, with her GP husband, Mike. [ citation needed ]She made a brief appearance in Peter Davison's final Doctor Who serial, The Caves of Androzani (1984), played Sarah Dryden in a 1989 episode of the BBC medical drama series Casualty and Wendy in a 1992 episode of Unnatural Pursuits.
Sutton reprised the role of Nyssa in the 1993 Doctor Who Children in Need special Dimensions in Time , and subsequently in several of the Big Finish Productions Doctor Who spin-off audio playsfrom 1999 onwards. In November 2013 she appeared in the one-off 50th anniversary comedy homage The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot .
Sutton also appeared in several episodes of MJTV's original audio sci-fi CD series 'Soldiers of Love' as Colonel Franklyn. She also played Sharon in the Take 1 Productions educational video drama 'TravelWise' (2000).[ citation needed ]
|1973||Menace||Belinda||Episode: "Boys and Girls Come Out to Play"|
|Play for Today||Little Lavina||Episode: "Baby Blues"|
|Alice Through the Looking Glass||Alice||TV film|
|1975||Late Call||Myra Longmore||3 episodes|
|Ten from the Twenties||Ina||Episode: "Aunt Tatty"|
|Oil Strike North||Amanda Fraser||Episode: "Time of Hazard"|
|1976||Westway||Sue Harvey||5 episodes|
|1978||The Moon Stallion||Diana Purwell||All 6 episodes|
|1981||The Crucible||Susannah Walcott||TV film|
|Byron: A Personal Tour||Mary Chaworth||TV film|
|1981–1983||Doctor Who||Nyssa||48 episodes|
|1982||Ann Talbot||Episode: "Black Orchid" - 2 episodes|
|1989||Casualty||Sarah Dryden||Episode: "Charity"|
|1992||Unnatural Pursits||Wendy||Episode: "I'm the Author"|
|1993||Doctor Who||Nyssa||Episode: "Dimensions in Time" (2 charity special mini-episodes)|
|1999–2002||Soldiers of Love||Colonel Franklyn||MJTV; 7 episodes|
|2000–present||Doctor Who: The Monthly Range||Nyssa||Big Finish Productions; 64 releases|
|2001||Race Memory||Sarah||BBV Productions|
|2008||Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles||Nyssa||Story: "The Darkening Eye"|
|2011||Doctor Who: The Lost Stories||Nyssa||3 releases|
|2011||The Five Companions||Nyssa||Special release|
|2013||Smoke and Mirrors||Nyssa||Big Finish Productions|
|2013||The Light at the End||Nyssa||Special release|
|2015–present||Big Finish Short Trips||Nyssa||6 releases|
|2016||Cold Fusion||Nyssa||Novel Adaptation|
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