Sophie Aldred says it’d be “very nice to go back”

February 12th, 2012
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Sophie Aldred’s said that it would be “very nice” if she were asked to return to Doctor Who for its 50th anniversary next year, confirming she would do it “like a shot”.

The actress, who played Ace in the series back in the 1980s, told the Independent that she’d love the chance to reprise her role as part of the big celebrations. “Doctor Who is one of those things that just stays with you, and I’m very happy with that,” she said. “I would love to do it again on TV, but she’d be played by this strange woman with two children!”

When asked to name her favourite revived series companion, she revealed: “Billie Piper played Rose brilliantly. I think Karen Gillan’s a really strong companion for the Doctor.”

Steven Moffat has said the plans for the landmark year are “extensive” and “amazing”.

8 comments on this article
  1. Stormageddon
    February 12th, 2012 at 6.52pm | #1

    I for one would love to see Sophie Aldred back for the 50th Anniversary…and possibly full time ? Alongside Matt Smith or possibly the 12th Dr ?

  2. Paul
    February 13th, 2012 at 12.23pm | #2

    i have always wanted to know how Ace left the 7th Doctor before the events of the T.V. Movie. It would be great for her to come back for the 50th Anniversary and meet the 11th Doctor.

  3. TWWL
    February 13th, 2012 at 1.08pm | #3

    My favourite companion, be great to see her again.

  4. shawn
    February 13th, 2012 at 4.28pm | #4

    she was one of my faves from the classic series after sarah jane and jo grant

  5. Professor Zed
    February 13th, 2012 at 6.07pm | #5

    I wrote months ago that I believe Sophie Aldred would have been the perfect actress to have taken over a reworked version of “The Sarah Jane Adventures”. Ace would have worked great with the “young adults” (those kids have grown up fast!) She’s also quite beautiful, although her hair stylist needs to be fired. She’s still a great actress as heard on the DW CDs.

    I hope to SEE her on DW again!

  6. Rosalie
    February 14th, 2012 at 9.33am | #6

    Please come back, Ace! We need a companion willing to bash a Dalek with a bat. Quite honestly, I don’t think that age would be an issue at all. Ace was one of the truly brilliant companions, like Sarah Jane, whose fundamental personality was so completely suited to working with aliens. Sarah Jane was just as compelling a character as an adult…why not Ace?

  7. Vanessa
    February 17th, 2012 at 12.21pm | #7

    Ace was always one of my favourite Doctor’s companions. It would be great to see her back in Doctor Who.

  8. Petey
    March 5th, 2012 at 11.37am | #8

    Another very welcome return to the series… perhaps a bit more could be made of the history of the show for the 50th anniversary! x

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