The next year, Dotrice portrayed Princess Ozyliza in the BBC film “The Princess and the Hedgehog” (1977) and appeared with Ann-Margret in “Joseph Andrews” (also 1977), a German television movie adapted from a Henry Fielding novel.In 1978, Dotrice made a comeback on the silver screen when she was cast as Alex Mackenzie in the thriller “The Thirty-Nine Steps,” alongside Robert Powell and John Mills.She followed it up with a recurring part in the well liked British drama “Upstairs, Downstairs” (1975), playing Lily.
Dotrice was born in Guernsey to two accomplished stage actors.
Her third film, “The Gnome-Mobile” (1967), however was less successful and Dotrice did not make another film appearance as a child.
She costarred with Matthew Garber in all the three films.
Her life as an actress concluded with a short run as Desdemona in the 1981 pre-Broadway production of Othello.
Karen Dotrice Active - 1963 - 1978 | Born - in Guernsey, Channel Islands, England | Genres - Drama, Fantasy, Children's/Family, Mystery, Musical Biography by Sandra Brennan Actress Karen Dotrice made her screen debut at the age of eight playing a young Scottish girl who grieves over her beloved cat in the Disney adaptation of Paul Gallico's Thomasina (1963).