Jackie Lane (born 10 July 1941[1][2][3]) played Dodo Chaplet, one of the First Doctor's companions, from the conclusion of The Massacre to the second episode of The War Machines.

Lane went on to become a theatrical agent, representing Tom Baker, who would play the Fourth Doctor in 1974, and Janet Fielding, who would play companion Tegan Jovanka in 1981 and herself later become a theatrical agent.

According to The Handbook: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to the Production of Doctor Who, Lane was a candidate for the role of Susan Foreman in 1963. Although she attended an interview, she was never actually offered the part; she withdrew herself from consideration when she discovered a year-long contract was involved.

Lane is the last surviving companion actor of the classic series who has not recorded a role for Big Finish Productions, although Dodo has been represented in several Companion Chronicles and Short Trips audio adventures. On 23 November 2013, Lane made a rare television appearance, passing along anniversary greetings during Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty. During the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak, she made a brief appearance in Fantom Films' Time-Space Visualiser online convention, sending her greetings to Doctor Who fans.[4]

Lane is depicted in the 2013 docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time by Sophie Holt in one scene recreating the press photocall announcing Lane's casting in the series.

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