Jenna Coleman

Jenna-Louise Coleman

Jenna-Louise Coleman(born 27 April 1986),known asJenna Coleman,is an English actress. Her notable roles are Clara Oswald in the British television seriesDoctor Whoand Jasmine Thomas in the British soap operaEmmerdale.Coleman was born in Blackpool , Lancashire , and began her acting career at an early age as a member of a theatre company called In Yer Space.While auditioning for drama schools in 2005, she was chosen to play Jasmine Thomas inEmmerdale. She received critical acclaim for her performance and was nominated for the Most Popular Newcomer award at the 2006 National Television Awards .Coleman went on to play "hard girl" Lindsay James in the BBC school-based drama seriesWaterloo Road, Susan Brown in a BBC Four television adaptation of the John Braine novelRoom at the Top, Annie Desmond in Julian Fellowes ' four part mini-seriesTitanic, and Rosie in Stephen Poliakoff's original drama seriesDancing on the Edge.From 2012 to 2015, Coleman portrayed Clara Oswald , companion to the eleventhand twelfth incarnations of the Doctor in the science fiction seriesDoctor Who. She appeared as Lydia Wickham in the BBC dramaDeath Comes to Pemberley.

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 Jenna Coleman's Early life

She attended Arnold School , where she was head girl . She has said that she regrets not having a conventional university experience. While at school, Coleman was a member of the theatre company In Yer Space, with which she performed in the playCrystal Clearat the Edinburgh Festival . She won an award for her performance, and the play was also received favourably.

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 Jenna Coleman's Career

She received a nomination for the Best Actress award from the TV Choice Awards. In May 2009, it was announced that Coleman would be joining BBC drama seriesWaterloo Roadas "hard girl" Lindsay James .As she was 23 at the time of her casting, Coleman found the experience of playing a schoolgirl "surreal".

The adaptation was originally intended to air in April 2011, but this was cancelled due to a rights dispute between the production company and Braine's estate. The dispute was resolved by 2012, and the show aired in two parts on 26 and 27 September 2012.In 2011, she made her feature film debut inCaptain America: The First Avenger. She also landed the part of Annie Desmond in Julian Fellowes ' four part mini-seriesTitanic, describing her character as a "cheeky little Cockney" and "the Eliza Doolittle of the ship".

Doctor Who crew at the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards Luncheon.

, which follows the fortunes of a black jazz band in the 1930s. The show aired on BBC Two in February 2013. On 21 March 2012,Doctor Whoproducer Steven Moffat confirmed at a press conference that Coleman would play the companion of the Eleventh Doctor ( Matt Smith ).Moffat chose her for the role because she worked the best alongside Smith and could talk faster than him.She auditioned for the role in secrecy, pretending it was for something calledMen on Waves(an anagram for "Woman Seven", as she would first appear in the show's seventh series ).

In the 2014 Christmas special episode "Last Christmas", it was revealed that Coleman would remain in the role of Clara for Series 9.However, the ninth series was her last, as Coleman had decided to leave the show to take on a role as Queen Victoria in an ITV production.

The three episodes were shown on BBC One during Christmas 2013.

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 Jenna Coleman's Personal life

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 Jenna Coleman's Filmography


2005–09 Emmerdale Jasmine Thomas 168 episodes
2009 Waterloo Road Lindsay James 9 episodes
2012 Titanic Annie Desmond 4 episodes
2012 Room at the Top Susan Brown 2 episodes
2012–15 Doctor Who Clara Oswald 37 episodes;Series 7-Series 9
2013 Dancing on the Edge Rosie Williams 5 episodes
2013 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot Herself Comedy spoof ofDoctor Who, released on the BBC Red Button
2013 Lydia Wickham 3 episodes
2016 Queen Victoria 8 episodes


2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Connie
2012 Imaginary Forces Ellen Short film
2016 Me Before You Katrina Clark

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2010 Xenoblade Chronicles Princess Melia Antiqua English dub of Japanese game
2015 Lego Dimensions Clara Oswald

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 Jenna Coleman's Awards and nominations

2006 National Television Award Most Popular NewcomerEmmerdaleNominated
The British Soap Awards Best NewcomerNominated
2009 Nominated
2013Behind the Voice Actors Award Best Female Vocal Performance in a Video GameXenoblade ChroniclesNominated
Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video GameNominated
Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards Favourite UK ActressDoctor WhoNominated
TV Choice Award Best ActressNominated
2014 Glamour Awards UK TV ActressWon
2015 Saturn Award Nominated
TV Choice Award Best ActressNominated
BAFTA Cymru Nominated

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 Jenna Coleman's References

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  2. Jones, Paul. "Jenna Coleman and the mystery of the missing Louise". Radio Times. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  3. "Doctor Who, Coleman: 50th anniversary. Rings of Akhaten", TV guide .
  4. Jeffrey, Morgan (29 May 2012). "'Room at the Top': BBC Four drama to air following legal dispute". Digital Spy. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  5. Wilkes, Neil; Welsh, James (31 October 2006). "National TV Awards 2006: Full winners list". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  6. Green, Kris (13 May 2009). "Ex-'Emmerdale' actress joins 'Waterloo Road'". Digital Spy. UK. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  7. "Doctor Who's latest companion is unveiled". BBC News. 21 March 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
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  9. "Blackpool soap star needs your help". Blackpool Gazette. 31 July 2006. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2007. 
  10. Green, Kris; Kilkelly, Daniel (10 May 2009). "British Soap Awards 2009: The Winners". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  11. Kilkelly, Daniel (29 October 2009). "Coleman: 'Waterloo Road is surreal'". Digital Spy. UK. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  12. "Stars in city to remake classic film". The Bradford Telegraph & Argus. UK. 27 December 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  13. "Casting Unveiled on Room at the Top". UK: Screen Yorkshire. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
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  15. Jeffery, Morgan (21 March 2012). "'Doctor Who': Jenna-Louise Coleman – The press conference in full". Digital Spy. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  16. Gallagher, William (27 March 2012). "Doctor Who's secret history of codenames revealed". Radio Times. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  17. Brown, David (1 September 2012). "Doctor Who – a message from Steven Moffat and Jenna-Louise Coleman about tonight's surprise". Radio Times. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  18. Steven Moffat (writer), Colm McCarthy (director), Denise Paul (producer) (30 March 2013). "The Bells of Saint John". Doctor Who. Series 7. Episode 7. BBC. BBC One. 
  19. Steven Moffat (writer), Jamie Payne (director), Marcus Wilson (producer) (25 December 2013). "The Time of the Doctor". Doctor Who. Series 7. BBC. BBC One. 
  20. Dan Martin. "Doctor Who recap: Last Christmas". the Guardian. 
  21. "Jenna Coleman is Leaving Doctor Who". BBC. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  22. "Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor". BBC One. BBC. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  23. Lazarus, Susanna (18 June 2013). "Jenna-Louise Coleman, Penelope Keith and Rebecca Front join Death Comes to Pemberley". Radio Times. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  24. Lazarus, Sussana (26 December 2013). "Death Comes to Pemberley's Matthew Rhys: "The best thing about playing Mr Darcy is that shirt"". Radio Times. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  25. Wagner, Curt (19 April 2012). "Richard Madden: I'd appear in 'Doctor Who' with girlfriend Jenna-Louise Coleman". RedEye (Chicago). Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  26. "Jenna Coleman Video". 
  27. "Jenna Coleman to star in Death comes to Pemberley", Doctor Who (blog), UK: The BBC .
  28. "Jenna Coleman to star as Queen Victoria in major new ITV drama Victoria". ITV Media Centre. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  29. Green, Kris; Kilkelly, Daniel (10 May 2009). "British Soap Awards 2009: The Winners". Soaps News. Digital Spy. London: Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  30. "The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Films". 
  31. "Winners Announced - British Academy Cymru Awards 2015". 27 September 2015. 

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