Jacqueline Pearce

Jacqueline Pearce (born 20 December 1943 in Byfleet, Surrey, England) is a British actress. She is best known for her role as Servalan in the British science fiction television series Blake's 7.

Pearce trained at the British stage school RADA and at Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio in Los Angeles.

As well as appearing in the BBC children's programmes Dark Season and Moondial, she has appeared in the Doctor Who serial The Two Doctors as Chessene, a bloodthirsty alien. She has more recently been associated with Doctor Who through her appearance in The Fearmonger, an audio drama by Big Finish Productions, and as Admiral Mettna in the webcast story Death Comes to Time.

She starred in two Hammer horror films, The Plague of the Zombies and The Reptile. Other film roles include: White Mischief, How to Get Ahead in Advertising, Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River and Princess Caraboo.

Pearce has also made frequent guest appearances in TV series such as: Danger Man, The Avengers, Man in a Suitcase, Public Eye, Callan, Dead of Night, Special Branch, The Zoo Gang, Spy Trap and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

Pearce currently resides in the Limpopo province of South Africa where she is living at The Vervet Monkey Foundation where she looks after orphaned Vervet Monkeys. She has been there since April 2007 and has no plans to return to England as "she is already home

Jacqueline Pearce

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