Friday, 29 May 2009

New Doctor Who Companion, Karen Gillan revealed!

Rather out of the blue this lunchtime, the BBC announced the actress who will be playing the next companion in the TARDIS ... but only that. Steven Moffat is quoted in the press release saying "We saw some amazing actresses for this part, but when Karen came through the door the game was up. Funny, and clever, and gorgeous, and sexy. Or Scottish, which is the quick way of saying it"

Karen hails from Inverness apparently, and went to Telford College in Edinburgh. Like Freema Agyeman she has already popped up briefly in the series before landing the companion part - as a Soothsayer in "The Fires of Pompeii".

Maybe we'll get a bit of info on her character's name and background soon-ish - perhaps when she and Matt Smith get the 'in-costume' press call at the start of filming the new series?

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