Gray will be remembered for a variety of roles such as Lady Collingford in Catweazle, Jackie Bronte in The Crezz and Nancy in The Many Wives of Patrick. The actress played the Queen in the critically acclaimed comedy series Blackadder (right) and also appeared in the third series of World War Two drama Tenko and Phyllis Bristow.
To sci-fi fans the actress’ most notable role was as Time Lady Chancellor Thalia in the Doctor Who story Arc of Infinity. In more recent years Gray appeared in dramas such as Poirot, Casualty, Inspector Morse and the Ruth Rendell Mysteries.
Elspet Gray: 1929 – 2013
Blackadder re-runs can currently be seen on UKTV’s G.O.L.D channel.