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Friday, 29 May 2009

Karen Gillan Is The New Companion

The BBC Press Office have revealed today that Karen Gillan, who previously appeared as a Soothsayer in The FIres of Pompeii, will play the series 5 companion alongside Matt Smith. You can read it below:

The BBC today revealed that the companion for the forthcoming series of Doctor Who will be Karen Gillan

Twenty-one-year-old Gillan will star alongside new Time Lord, Matt Smith, when the smash hit drama returns to BBC One in spring 2010.

With filming due to begin this summer, Gillan beat off dozens of hopefuls to land one of television's most coveted roles.

Gillan said: "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.

"Matt Smith is an incredible actor and it is going to be so much fun to act alongside him – I just can't wait to get started!"

Lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, added: "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. A generation of little girls will want to be her. And a generation of little boys will want them to be her too."

Executive Producer and Head of Drama BBC Wales, Piers Wenger, said: "We knew Karen was perfect for the role the moment we saw her. She brought an energy and excitement to the part that was just fantastic. And when she auditioned alongside Matt we knew we had something special. It is a partnership that is ready to take on the universe!"

The new series of Doctor Who comes to BBC One, Spring 2010.


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1 comment:

Miss Gallifrey said...

She looks good for the role, but we're going to have to wait and see. I am so relieved that there are no more companion rumours going around now, as months ago, it was post after post!

I wonder what she'll be called in the series? I've been going through quite a few names. Also, I've noticed, different hair colours! Rose: Blonde, Martha: Brown, Donna: Red, Karen: Ginger!

This is going to be really exciting now, I can't wait for series 5 to start, even though I'm extremely upset that David Tennant is leaving :(

Miss Gallifrey
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