Sarah Sutton

Last updated 09 January 2020

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Nyssa: The Keeper of Traken; Logopolis; Castrovalva; Four To Doomsday; Kinda; The Visitation; Black Orchid; Earthshock; Time-Flight; Arc of Infinity; Snakedance; Mawdryn Undead; Terminus; The Caves of Androzani; Dimensions In Time[Misc]; The Land of the Dead[BF]; Winter for the Adept[BF]; The Mutant Phase[BF]; Primeval[BF]; Spare Parts[BF]; Creatures of Beauty[BF]; The Game[BF]; Circular Time[BF]; Renaissance of the Daleks[BF]; The Haunting of Thomas Brewster[BF]; The Boy That Time Forgot[BF]; Time Reef / A Perfect World[BF]; Return to the Web Planet[BF]; The Darkening Eye[BF]; Castle of Fear[BF]; The Eternal Summer[BF]; Plague of the Daleks[BF]; Cobwebs[BF]; The Whispering Forest[BF]; The Cradle of the Snake[BF]; The Children of Seth[BF]; The Demons of Red Lodge and Other Stories[BF]; Heroes of Sontar[BF]; Kiss of Death[BF]; Rat Trap[BF]; The Elite[BF]; Hexagora[BF]; The Five Companions[BF]; The Jupiter Conjunction[BF]; The Butcher of Brisbane[BF]; 1001 Nights[BF]; Eldrad Must Die![BF]; The Lady of Mercia[BF]; Prisoners of Fate[BF]; 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men[BF]; The Light at the End[BF]; Moonflesh[BF]; Tomb Ship[BF]; Masquerade[BF]; The Fifth Doctor Boxset[BF]; Mistfall[BF]; Equilibrium[BF]; The Entropy Plague[BF]; The Waters of Amsterdam[BF]; Aquitaine[BF]; The Peterloo Massacre[BF]; The Star Men[BF]; The Contingency Club[BF]; Zaltys[BF]; Alien Heart / Dalek Soul[BF]; Kingdom Of Lies[BF]; Ghost Walk[BF]; Serpent In The Silver Mask[BF]; Tartarus[BF]; Interstitial / Feast of Fear[BF]; Warzone / Conversion[BF]; Thin Time / Madquake; Killing Time[BF]; The Lost Resort and Other Stories; Forty 1; Conflicts of Interest; In the Night; The Emerald Tiger[BF]
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Sarah Sutton
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Sarah Sutton

Born: Tuesday 12th December 1961 (age: 62)


Sarah Sutton is a British actress best known for her role as Nyssa in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. Nyssa was a companion of Tom Baker and Peter Davison's Doctors from 1981 to 1983. She was the youngest female actor to play a companion in the series.

Sutton was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. She studied ballet as a little girl and went on as an actress to be the youngest British actress to have played Alice in a television or sound film production of Alice in Wonderland, Natalie Gregory being the youngest actress to have played Alice in an American television or sound film.

Since leaving Doctor Who she has done very little acting, instead focusing on raising her daughter, Hannah, with her GP husband. She has made appearances as Sarah Dryden in the BBC's medical soap opera Casualty (the 1989 episode "Charity"), and as Wendy in the serial Unnatural Pursuits (1991, written by Simon Gray and starring Alan Bates).

Sutton reprised the role of Nyssa in 1993, in the Doctor Who Children in Need special Dimensions in Time, and subsequently in several of the Big Finish Productions Doctor Who spin-off audio plays from 1999 onwards.