Jacqueline Pearce

Last updated 09 January 2020

Jacqueline Pearce (1943-2018)
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Jacqueline Pearce

Born: Monday 20th December 1943
Died: Monday 3rd September 2018 (age: 74)


Jacqueline Pearce is a British actress best know for playing Servalan in all four series of Blakes 7.

Jacqueline Pearce was born in Woking in Surrey and trained at the British stage school RADA and at Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio in Los Angeles.

Pearce starred in two Hammer horror films: The Plague of the Zombies and The Reptile. Other film roles include: White Mischief, How to Get Ahead in Advertising, Princess Caraboo and Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River.

In 1978 she was cast in the Terry Nation series Blakes 7 as Supreme Commander Servalan, the main villain throughout the series.  

She appeared in Doctor Who in 1985 playing Chessene, an augmented Androgum. She has more recently been associated with Doctor Who through her appearance in The Fearmonger as Sherilyn Harper, an audio drama by Big Finish Productions, and as Admiral Mettna in the webcast story Death Comes to Time.

Pearce has also made frequent guest appearances in TV series such as: Danger Man, The Avengers, Man in a Suitcase, Public Eye, Callan, Dead of Night, Special Branch, The Zoo Gang, Spy Trap and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.