Archive for ‘Karen Gillan’
April 19th, 2014
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Karen Gillan has admitted that it was “a surreal experience” to film her cameo in Matt Smith’s final Doctor Who episode.

The actress briefly returned to her role as Amy Pond in ‘The Time of the Doctor’ last Christmas for the Eleventh Doctor’s emotional regeneration scene. She has told Entertainment Weekly recently that “it was so weird” to go back. “I spent three very important years of my life on that TV show,” she said. “So to go back and be on someone else’s TARDIS was just a really weird sensation.”

She explained “It was like being on the outside looking in but also knowing that life is OK after you leave Doctor Who. So it was an interesting experience plus it was important to me that I was there for Matt’s final moments – me and Jenna were hugging and crying!”

Karen’s latest film, Oculus, is now in cinemas in the US – watch its official trailer HERE.

March 24th, 2014
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A new picture of Karen Gillan in her latest role has surfaced online.

This summer the Amy Pond star will arrive on the big screen in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy as Nebula.

The actress shaved her hair off for her portrayal of the alien and she unveiled her new look at Comic Con last year. The new pic shows the supervillain in all her glory and she’s also glimpsed in the official trailer for the movie.

Guardians of the Galaxy is released in August. Are you excited for Karen’s new project?


Above – Karen stars as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy. (Via realjamesgunn)

Karen also stars in Oculus which is released next month. Watch its official trailer HERE.

January 10th, 2014
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Karen Gillan’s debut film, Not Another Happy Ending, is now available to pre-order on DVD.

The Amy Pond actress takes the main role of Jane Lockhart in the romantic comedy, which recieved a limited UK cinema release last October.

After suffering a serious bout of writers block, her eccentric character becomes too happy and her publisher embarks on an ill-fated campaign to unblock her.

Written by David Solomons, Not Another Happy Ending will be released on DVD on 10th February 2014 - order it below! Does Karen’s latest role appeal to you? Let us know…

Karen’s other forthcoming film projects include Oculus and Guardians of the Galaxy.

November 28th, 2013
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Please join us as we raise our glasses to send Karen Gillan a bigger on the inside birthday cheer!

The actress, who played the Doctor’s companion Amy Pond, turns 26 today and we hope she enjoys her celebrations.

Since leaving Doctor Who, Karen has made her movie debut in Not Another Happy Ending and next year she’ll return to the big screen for Guardians of the Galaxy as Nebula, for which she shaved her head.

Post your birthday wishes for Karen below and don’t forget to tweet her @KarenGillan2!

October 20th, 2013
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Karen Gillan has described new Time Lord Peter Capaldi as “an amazing choice” but admitted Matt Smith is, and “always will be”, her personal Doctor.

The Amy Pond actress who bowed out of the show last year revealed “it’s weird” to see Matt go because she has grown so accustomed to him being in the TARDIS.

“I guess I’m biased,” she explained. “Peter’s a cool direction to take the character. He’s older, plus he’s Scottish!”

She said: “He’s associated with grumpy Malcolm Tucker which may work for the Doctor.”

The actress recently revealed that she’ll “never stop being grateful” to Doctor Who.

October 8th, 2013
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Karen Gillan has revealed she’ll “never stop being grateful” to Doctor Who and the impact it’s had on her career.

The actress bowed out of her acclaimed role as the Doctor’s companion Amy Pond last series and told the Scotsman that it continues to be a big part of her everyday life. “Even now, when I go in for a meeting, people pretend they don’t watch the show,” she explained. “Then I see they’ve got a TARDIS mug or something! But I loved being on Doctor Who. I think it’s cool and it always helps to break the ice.”

And the star admitted that being part of the franchise was worth the grueling hours that came with the coveted role. She said: “We filmed in Cardiff for nine months of the year and each night you’d have about an hour to yourself before having to learn the lines for the next day. But it’s changed my life and made me so confident – if I am able to handle myself now, it is down to my Doctor Who experiences. I will always be grateful to Amy.”

Karen’s debut film, Not Another Happy Ending, is released in cinemas on 11th October.

October 4th, 2013
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Karen Gillan has revealed how she’ll be tuning in for the big 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who and, rather fittingly, her plans include Jammie Dodgers!

The actress, who left her role as Amy Pond last year, will be tuning in from America she told Radio Times. “I’ll round up all of the people who like Doctor Who in the area,” she said. “We’ll watch it and drink PG Tips and eat Jammie Dodgers!”

She also clarified that she won’t be in the episode herself.

She affirmed: “I’m not in it – just to put it out there!” Her first major film, Not Another Happy Ending, is released in cinemas from 11th October. Click HERE for ticket details.

The Day of the Doctor will be simulcast live on TV and in cinemas in over 70 countries.

Share your 50th anniversary hopes and dreams in our dedicated discussion…

August 13th, 2013
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‘Amelia’ is currently the most popular baby name in the UK and WalesOnline suggests that Doctor Who is responsible!

It’d seem Karen Gillan’s portrayal of companion Amy Pond has inspired a surge of parents to name their own child after the popular character, who left the series last year.

Meanwhile, ‘Rory’, the name of her on-screen husband, has reentered the top 100 list of baby names for the first time in 15 years. Further proof that Who changes lives…?

Do you/does anybody you know have the same name as a Who character? Let us know!

Last year, Wales saw a significant rise in Doctor Who related names like Matt and River.

July 21st, 2013
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Former Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan has shaved her hair off to prepare for her Guardians of the Galaxy role.

As the Telegraph report, the Amy Pond actress will take on the part of evil pirate Nebula in the forthcoming Marvel film which is due to be released next year.

The star surprised the audience by removing her wig at the Comic Con Q&A panel for the film, where she told fans that her new look feels “liberating”. Looking great, Karen!

Karen’s upcoming film projects also include Not Another Happy Ending and Oculus.

With thanks to JC!

June 17th, 2013
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Karen Gillan has revealed that she “learned so much” during her time playing Amy Pond.

In a new interview with Herald Scotland, the star reflected on her time as the Doctor’s companion, describing it as “the best way” to have spent the last 3 years. “Since I was 21 I was working on it,” she explained. “So I feel like it was the 3 years of drama school I dropped out of and now all of that is coming into play.” She plays the lead in the new film Not Another Happy Ending which premieres this month.

As she looks ahead to her release of her debut movie and other upcoming projects such as Oculus and Guardians of the Galaxy, she admitted she still feels confident she left the TARDIS at the right time. “I went with my gut instinct,” she added. “Regrets are silly anyway. But I actually miss the Daleks – I keep expecting one to be around the corner!”

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