Karen Gillan

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Karen Gillan
Karen Gillan
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November 28, 1987
Birth Name:
Karen Sheila Gillan
Nickname:
Kaz
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Awards:
3 wins & 7 nominations.
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Some Facts
Plays the piano.
Voted Best Actress by readers of "Doctor Who" magazine for her stint on the 2010 season of Doctor Who (2005).
2 years before she was cast as "Amy Pond" in Doctor Who (2005), Karen had a guest role in the 2008 episode, _"Doctor Who" (2005) {The Fires of Pompeii (#4.2)}_ (qv". She was cast as a soothsayer.
Karen is part of the youngest pairing of "The Doctor" and companion on Doctor Who (2005). 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.
Good friends with Katee Sackhoff.
Personal Quotes
I am legitimately Scottish. I can officially say - yes. Yeah, I am from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland.
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[on Oculus (2013)] I love horror films so much. I like being scared. I want to be in good films, obviously, rather than cheesy ones. And some horror films can be quite cheesy. I love watching them but I don't necessarily want to be in them.
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[discussing Amy's relationship with the Doctor] She (Amy Pond) doesn't take his (the Doctor's) word as gospel and she's always happy to challenge him. If he tells her to do something then she won't necessarily do it, she might go off and do her own thing which can sometimes create a rift between the two of them! They are best pals though and it's a very up and down relationship because they are both very passionate people.
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[on Michael Haneke's movies] I like his films because I like big films as well but they're far more manipulative, like we're going to make you feel sad at this point, then the music kicks in and you know what you're supposed to feel, and they're telling you what to feel, but Haneke's stuff is just this really unbiased view of events, and you choose how to feel about it, which is fun for me.
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[on winning the role as Amy Pond in Doctor Who (2005)] I am absolutely over the moon at being chosen to play the Doctor's new companion. 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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Filmography
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1997
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