Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Karen Gillan, Doctor Who's companion

Karen Gillan photo
Karen Gillan new DW companion, originally uploaded by tonto_1965.

The Scottish actress Karen Gillan, 22, best known for her portrayal of Amy Pond in the British science fiction series Doctor Who, was born and raised in Inverness, Scotland. At aged 16, she decided to pursue her acting career further, studying acting at Edinburgh's Telford College and later at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts drama school in London on the BA (Hons) Acting degree course. Gillan has taken part in numerous modelling events including 2007's London Fashion Week for designer Allegra Hicks' autumn/winter fashion show.

She was cast for the role of the Eleventh Doctor's first companion, Amy Pond, on the British sci-fi series Doctor Who in early 2009. She had previously appeared in the episode ‘The Fires of Pompeii’ in a minor role.

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