Honor Blackman (22 August 1925-5 April 2020) played Professor Lasky in the Doctor Who television story Terror of the Vervoids. She later voiced Queen Anahita in the Big Finish Doctor Who audio story The Children of Seth.
She was offered the role of Vivien Fay in The Stones of Blood, but turned down the role in fear of being upstaged by Beatrix Lehmann. (DCOM: Getting Blood from the Stones) She was also considered for the role of Queen Katryca in The Mysterious Planet. (TCH 42)
Blackman's film career dates back to the 1940s and she has appeared in many UK and US films and television shows, including A Night to Remember and Jason and the Argonauts. She is best known for playing two iconic female action characters of the 1960s — Catherine Gale in The Avengers (a series created by Sydney Newman), and Pussy Galore in the James Bond film, Goldfinger.
Some of her recent productions including the film Bridget Jones's Diary and a brief run on Coronation Street.
Blackman can claim to have appeared in four major British entertainment franchises: Doctor Who, James Bond, The Avengers, and Coronation Street.