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Karen Gillan

Karen grew up in Inverness, Scotland and developed a love for acting very early on, attending several youth theatre groups and taking part in a wide range of productions at her school, Charleston Academy. At age 16, Karen decided she wanted to pursue her acting career further and, studied under the renowned theatre director Scott Johnston at the ... See full bio »
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 2014 Selfie (TV Movie) (pre-production)
 2014 The List (completed)
 2013 NTSF:SD:SUV (TV Series)
- Wreck the Malls (2013) ... Daisy
- U-KO'ed (2013) ... Daisy
- Trading Faces (2013) ... Daisy
- TGI Murder (2013) ... Daisy
 2012 Pond Life (TV Mini-Series short)
Amy Pond
- Part 5 (2012) ... Amy Pond
- Part 4 (2012) ... Amy Pond
- Part 3 (2012) ... Amy Pond
- Part 2 (2012) ... Amy Pond
- Part 1 (2012) ... Amy Pond
 2012 In Love with Coward (TV Series)
 2012 We'll Take Manhattan (TV Movie)
Jean Shrimpton
 2010 Outcast
 2009 The Well (TV Series)
- Return to the Well (2009) ... Coll
- A Terrible Evil (2009) ... Coll (uncredited)
- The Hag (2009) ... Coll (uncredited)
- She's Coming (2009) ... Coll
 2008-2009 The Kevin Bishop Show (TV Series)
Various Characters / Various
- Episode #2.6 (2009) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.5 (2009) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.4 (2009) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.3 (2009) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.2 (2009) ... Various Characters
 2008 New Town Killers
Young Girl in Bus Station
 2008 Stacked (TV Movie)
Ginny Turner
 2008 Coming Up (TV Series)
- Thinspiration (2008) ... Anna
 2008 Harley Street (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Holly
 2006 Rebus (TV Series)
Teri Cotter
- Question of Blood (2006) ... Teri Cotter
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Stage play: Inadmissable Evidence by John Osborne - playing Shirley - at the Donmar Warehouse, London, UK.

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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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I got a recall to come in and read with Matt [the eleventh Doctor] and that was quite funny, actually, because, I wasn't allowed to tell anyone that I was auditioning, what I was auditioning for, not even the people in the reception of the place that I was going to. So I had to give them a code name of 'Panic Moon'. It was fun but it was actually an anagram for 'companion' which is quite clever. See more »


Karen is part of the youngest pairing of Doctor and companion on Doctor Who. In 2009, the new Doctor, Matt Smith, is 26, and she is just 21. Their combined age will be younger than that of Jon Pertwee when he was playing the Time Lord in the 1970s. See more »


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