Copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission. Kate O’Mara is second from the right in the top photo. The lower photo shows the cast and crew of Howrds’ Way.
Kate O’Mara died on Sunday 30th March 2014, in a Sussex nursing home, aged 74, after a short illness.
Kate O’Mara played the part of Laura Wilde in Howards’ Way, series 5-6.
Howards’ Way was made at Pebble Mill between 1985-90. It was a London hosted production. The drama series was inspired by US soaps like Dynasty and Dallas. The series was created and produced by Gerard Glaister. It was set in a fictional town of Tarrant on the south coast of England, around the rich and glamorous world of sailing. It followed the trials and tribulations of the Howard family, and their rivals.
Here is a link to Howards’ Way on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oK03V7z_IA
The following comments were left on the Pebble Mill Facebook Page:
Karen Lamb: ‘I remember when we were filming in Studio A for Howards’ Way and she had to drink some champagne during a scene, ever the professional (only after she had completed the scene) she went mad that it was real champagne & not fake!’
Susan Astle: ‘I was lucky enough to do Kate’s make up on most of the series.’
Mary Sanchez: ‘I worked on Howards’ Way with her for 2 series – she had a very dry sense of humour and had the men eating out of her hand ! Lovely lady – sorry to hear of her passing away relatively young.’