Doctor Doctor Who Guide

Carole Ann Ford

Last updated 09 January 2020

Carole Ann Ford
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Carole A.L. Higgins

Born: Sunday 16th June 1940 (age: 79)


Carole Ann Ford is best known for her role as Susan Foreman, the granddaughter and first companion of the Doctor.

Her theatrical work includes many comedies, dramas and musicals such as The Jungle Book, Stranger in the House, Bakerloo to Paradise, The Owl and the Pussycat, The Rumpus, Pride and Prejudice, Inadmissible Evidence, Enrico, Expresso Bongo, Sleeping Beauty,You Never Can Tell, Ned Kelly, Mother, MacBett, The Boy Friend, Have You Seen Manchester, and Private Lives. 

Her films include Sarah (about the life of Sarah Bernhardt), Hiding Place, The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery, Mix Me a Person and the part of the blind French girl Bettina in the science fiction film The Day of the Triffids. She also worked as a glamour model in the late 1950s. In addition to Doctor Who, her television appearances include Suspense (in the play Man on a Bicycle), Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, Public Eye,Emergency Ward 10, Attorney General, Moonstrike, Compact, Probation Officer, and Dial M for Murder.

The actress is played by Claudia Grant in the 50th Anniversary drama An Adventure In Space And Time.

Editorial Note: a number of sites have erroneously listed Ford's birth date as 8th June, and not 16th June as verified by the actress herself.