Doctor Who actress Mary Tamm dies aged 62

'Doctor Who' actress Mary Tamm has died at the age of 62.

She appeared alongside Tom Baker’s Doctor between 1978 and 1979, appearing in a total of 26 episodes of the cult TV show.

Her agent confirmed that she died this morning (26 July) after an 18 month long battle with cancer.

Mary Tamm on the set of Doctor Who (Credit: PA)

Speaking to Press Association, her agent Barry Langford said: "She had a great zest for life. She was a fantastic actress - she played stage parts of such range, parts that would take your breath away. She could play any role, and do so wonderfully.”

Tamm’s other screen credits included ‘The Assassination Run’, ‘The Treachery Run’ and ‘Agatha Christie: Poirot’ – she also played Penny Crosbie in ‘Brookside’ between 1993 and 1995.

More recent roles included ‘Heartbeat’, ‘The Bill’, ‘Jonathan Creek’, ‘Doctors’ and ‘Eastenders’.

She leaves behind her husband Marcus Ringrose, her daughter Lauren and grandson Max.