The latest special guest to sign up for May’s London Comic Con is Doctor Who’s Sophie Aldred, best known for playing Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy’s popular companion Ace. Created to be “a fighter not a screamer”, the explosives-loving, baseball bat-wielding Ace brought a welcome dose of girl power to the beloved British sci-fi drama in the ’80s.
As well as acting in numerous children’s programmes (including the US version of Bob The Builder!), Sophie Aldred has since appeared in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, reprised the role of Ace in recent episodes of Doctor Who Online Adventures and co-authored Ace: The Inside Story of the End of An Era, an account of her time on Doctor Who.
Since 2000, Sophie has also starred alongside Sylvester McCoy in Big Finish’s ongoing series of Doctor Whoaudiobook adventures – the most recent of which, You Are The Doctor And Other Stories, was released last December, with three more episodes in the pipeline.
Sophie Aldred will be meeting fans on the Friday and Sunday of MCM London Comic Con.
— This news story is for May 2016’s MCM London Comic Con —