Friday, May 29, 2009

New Doctor Who Companion announced

Screenterrier joined in the speculation that Hannah Murray from Skins might be the new Dr Who companion here.
But the BBC announced today that the new companion, Amy Pond is to be played by 21 year old Scottish actress Karen Gillan.

Originally from Iverness, Karen has already appeared in an episode of Dr Who "The Fires Of Pompeii" with the current Doctor Who, David Tennant and Catherine Tate as a Soothsayer.

Karen, who has now moved to London to be on call for auditions, first appeared on TV four years ago. She left her drama course at the Italia Conti Stage School early for the chance to appear as a teen gone of the rails in hit ITV detective series Rebus alongside Ken Stott.

"I had a bit of a quiet time after that," Karen revealed.

But she is certainly making up for it now.

"I've got a small part in the film Hippie Hippie Shake about the 60s hippy revolution which tells the story of a guy called Richard Neville who was behind the magazine Oz," said Karen, who plays a groupie in the movie due for 2009 release and starring Sienna Miller.

After her unveiling as the new companion Gillan said: "I am absolutely over the moon at being chosen to play the Doctor's new companion - I just can't wait to get started. The show is such a massive phenomenon that I can't quite believe I am going to be a part of it."

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