Karen Gillan

Karen Sheila Gillan

Karen Sheila Gillan(born 28 November 1987) is a Scottish actress and former model. She is known for the role of Amelia Pond , companion to the Eleventh Doctor , in the BBC science fiction seriesDoctor Who(2010–13). In film, she has starred as Jane Lockhart inNot Another Happy Ending(2013), Kaylie Russell in the horror filmOculus(2013), and Nebula in the Marvel filmGuardians of the Galaxy(2014) and its sequelGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2(2017). She is also co-starring in the upcomingJumanjifilm, with Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black.

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 Karen Gillan's Early life

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 Karen Gillan's Modelling

[citation needed]Gillan has said she would not give up her acting career to return to modelling, stating that she enjoyed modelling but acting was always her main interest and goal.

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 Karen Gillan's Acting

Gillan with Matt Smith , promoting series 5 ofDoctor Who, March 2010

, in which she played multiple characters including celebrities such as Katy Perry and Angelina Jolie . She appeared in the Channel 4 filmStacked, playing the role of Ginny.Gillan also appeared on TV in a leading role in a horror project entitledThe Well, which was broadcast as a series of episodic short films on BBC Two and later as a web series on BBC.co.uk. Part of the BBC's multimedia "switch" programming, the short episodes interconnect with online games that further explore the environments presented in the series.

She appeared in the following sixth series in 2011 and the first five episodes of the seventh series in 2012. She reprised the role in a cameo appearance in the 2013 Christmas special " The Time of the Doctor ". Gillan had appeared inDoctor Whoonce before in the series four episode " The Fires of Pompeii " in the role of a Soothsayer.

along with Douglas Hodge .The play debuted at the Donmar Warehouse on 16 October 2011.

Gillan at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con International

On 15 December 2011, it was announced Gillan and Arthur Darvill ( Rory Williams ) would be leavingDoctor Whoduring the seventh series in 2012.On 26 January 2012, Karen Gillan played the part of supermodel Jean Shrimpton in the television filmWe'll Take Manhattan, which told the story of Shrimpton's relationship with the photographer David Bailey .

Gillan told journalists that she was happy to be involved in a Scottish production that "isn't about drug use or fighting the English".The film premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2013.

She also revealed that she has been cast in comedian Charlie Brooker's TV seriesA Touch of Cloth.Gillan has also been cast in a film titledThe Listwhich began filming in Los Angeles in May 2013.

Gillan has also voiced advertisements for eHarmony and The Royal Bank of Scotland . In May 2013, Gillan was cast as Nebula in the Marvel superhero science fiction filmGuardians of the Galaxy, which was released in August 2014. Gillan had her head shaved bald for the role.

In November 2013 Gillan appeared on Broadway in a play calledTime to Act, one of the plays included in "The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway" to benefit the non-profit Urban Arts Partnership.

The series was cancelled by ABC on 7 November 2014 after seven episodes;the remaining six episodes were made available on Hulu starting 25 November 2014.

Gillan also appeared in TV on the Radio 's "Happy Idiot" music video, released on 3 October 2014. BuddyTV ranked her number six on its list of "TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2014".In 2015, Gillan appeared in the Adam McKay -directed drama filmThe Big Shortalongside Brad Pitt , Christian Bale , Ryan Gosling , Steve Carell and Melissa Leo .

Gillan speaking at the 2015 Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest

The film also screened at the 2015 Edinburgh Film Festival .

Gillan will reprise her role as Nebula inGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, this time becoming a member of the film's eponymous team.

On 30 August 2016, it was announced that Gillan was cast in the lead female role in theJumanjisequel. Gillan will star alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Nick Jonas.

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 Karen Gillan's Writing, directing, and producing

.On November 2, 2016, it was announced that Gillan will direct and star in her feature directorial debut with Burbank-based development and production company Mt. Hollywood Films' indie drama project titledTupperware Party. The film is scheduled to start shooting in January 2017 in Scotland.

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 Karen Gillan's Personal life

During a 2012 interview onThe Late Late Show, she stated that she had relocated to the U.S. to star in the filmOculusand confirmed that she now lives in Los Angeles, California .

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 Karen Gillan's Filmography


2008 New Town Killers Young girl at bus station
2010 Outcast Ally
2012 We'll Take Manhattan Jean Shrimpton
2013 Not Another Happy Ending Jane Lockhart
2013 Oculus Kaylie Russell
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Nebula
2014 Bound for Greatness Maeve MacDonough Short film
2015 Warning Labels Mindy Short film
2015 CowardN/A Short film; director and screenwriter
2015 Conventional Rachel Milligan Short film; also director and screenwriter
2015 List, TheThe List Lily
2015 The Big Short Evie
2016 In a Valley of Violence Ellen
2017 The Circle Annie Allerton In post-production
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Nebula In post-production
2017 All Creatures Here Below Martha In post-production
2017 Jumanji Filming


2006 Rebus Teri Cotter Episode: "A Question of Blood"
2008 Stacked Ginny Turner Television film
2008 Doctor Who Soothsayer Episode: "The Fires of Pompeii"
2008 Harley Street Holly Episode 1
2008–09 Kevin Bishop Show, TheThe Kevin Bishop Show Various characters Main role (12 episodes)
2008 Coming Up Anna Episode: "Thinspiration"
2009 Well, TheThe Well Coll 4 episodes
2010–12, 2013 Doctor Who Amy Pond 34 episodes (Series 5,Series 6,Series 7, "The Time of the Doctor"(cameo))
2010–11 Doctor Who Confidential Herself 26 episodes
2012 We'll Take Manhattan Jean Shrimpton Movie
2012 In Love with Coward Laura
2013 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Daisy Main role (9 episodes, season 3)
2014 Touch of Cloth, AA Touch of Cloth Kerry Newblood 2 episodes
2014 Selfie Eliza Dooley Main role (13 episodes)
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Herself Episode: "Karen Gillan Wears A Black and White Striped Pullover and Coral Skirt"
2015 7 Days in Hell Lily Allsworth Movie
2015 Robot Chicken Anastasia Steele Voice
Episode: "Zero Vegetables"
2016 Emo Dad Jessica Voice
4 episodes

Video games

YearTitleVoice role
2010 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games: City of the Daleks Amy Pond
2010 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games: Blood of the Cybermen Amy Pond
2010 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games: TARDIS Amy Pond
2010 Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth Amy Pond
2010 Doctor Who: Return to Earth Amy Pond
2010 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games: Shadows of the Vashta Nerada Amy Pond
2011 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games: The Gunpowder Plot Amy Pond

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 Karen Gillan's Stage

2011 Inadmissible Evidence Shirley Donmar Warehouse
2013 Time to Act Karen Broadway

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 Karen Gillan's Awards and nominations

2010 TV Quick Awards Best ActressDoctor WhoNominated
2010 Cosmopolitan "Woman of the Year" Awards Best ActressWon
2011 SFX Awards Best ActressWon
2011 TV Choice Awards Best ActressWon
2011 Scream Awards Best Sci-Fi ActressNominated
2012 National Television Awards Best Drama Performance: FemaleWon
2012 Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards Favourite UK ActressN/ANominated
2012 Scottish Fashion Awards Scotland's Fashion IconN/AWon
2013 National Television Awards Best Drama Performance – Female Doctor WhoNominated
2014 Fright Meter Awards Best Actress OculusNominated
2014 Detroit Film Critics Society Best EnsembleGuardians of the GalaxyWon
2014 Nevada Film Critics Society Best Ensemble CastWon
2014 Phoenix Film Critics Society Best CastNominated
2015 Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best EnsembleNominated
2015 Empire Awards Best Female Newcomer Guardians of the GalaxyandOculusWon
2015 Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival Best Actress in a Short Film (Long)Bound for GreatnessNominated
2015 IFS Film Festival Best Actress in a Short FilmWon
2015 IFS Film Festival Best Independent ShortCowardWon
2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival Best Short FilmNominated
2016 London IFF Film Festival Best Lead Actress in a Short FilmBound for GreatnessWon
2016 FirstGlance Film Festival Best Actress in a Short FilmWon

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 Karen Gillan's References

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