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Karen Gillan


Karen Sheila Gillan was born and raised in Inverness, Scotland, the daughter of Marie (Paterson) and John Gillan, who is a singer and recording artist. She developed a love for acting very early on, attending several youth theatre groups and taking part in a wide range of productions at her school, Charleston Academy. At age 16, Karen decided she ... See full bio »

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Oculus
Oculus Kaylie Russell
(2013)
Doctor Who
Doctor Who Amy Pond / Soothsayer
(2008-2017)

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 2017 Seven Bucks Digital Studios (TV Series short)
Karen
- The Rock's Birthday Surprise! (2017) ... Karen
 2017/I The Circle
Annie
 2016/I The List
Lily
 2016 Emo Dad (TV Series)
Jessica
- The Concert (2016) ... Jessica
- The Dance! (2016) ... Jessica
- Hipster Son?! (2016) ... Jessica
- Love Is in the Air (2016) ... Jessica
- Back to School (2016) ... Jessica
 2015 Conventional (Short)
Rachel
 2015 Fun Size Horror: Volume Two
Rachel (segment "Conventional")
 2015 Warning Labels (Short)
Mindy
 2015 7 Days in Hell (TV Movie)
Lily Allsworth
 2015 The Devil You Know (TV Mini-Series)
Jane Porter
- Pilot (2015) ... Jane Porter
 2014 TV on the Radio: Happy Idiot (Short)
Jennifer
 2014 Bound for Greatness (Short)
Maeve MacDonough
 2014 A Touch of Cloth (TV Series)
Kerry Newblood
- Too Cloth for Comfort: Part Two (2014) ... Kerry Newblood
- Too Cloth for Comfort: Part One (2014) ... Kerry Newblood
 2013 NTSF:SD:SUV (TV Series)
Daisy
- Wreck the Malls (2013) ... Daisy
- U-KO'ed (2013) ... Daisy
- Trading Faces (2013) ... Daisy
- TGI Murder (2013) ... Daisy
 2012 Pond Life (TV Mini-Series short)
Amy Pond
- Part 5: August (2012) ... Amy Pond
- Part 4: July (2012) ... Amy Pond
- Part 3: June (2012) ... Amy Pond
- Part 2: May (2012) ... Amy Pond
- Part 1: April (2012) ... Amy Pond
 2012 In Love With... (TV Mini-Series)
Laura
- In Love with Coward (2012) ... Laura
 2011 Night and the Doctor (TV Mini-Series short)
Amy Pond
- Good Night (2011) ... Amy Pond (uncredited)
- Bad Night (2011) ... Amy Pond (uncredited)
 2010 Doctor Who: Return to Earth (Video Game)
Amy Pond (voice)
 2010 Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth (Video Game)
Amy Pond (voice)
 2010 Meanwhile, in the TARDIS: Part 1 (Video)
Amy Pond
 2010 Outcast
Ally
 2009 The Well (TV Series)
Coll
- Return to the Well (2009) ... Coll
- A Terrible Evil (2009) ... Coll (uncredited)
- The Hag (2009) ... Coll (uncredited)
- She's Coming (2009) ... Coll
 2008-2009 The Kevin Bishop Show (TV Series)
Various Characters / Various / Alex Drake / ...
- Episode #2.6 (2009) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.5 (2009) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.4 (2009) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.3 (2009) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.2 (2009) ... Various Characters
 2008 New Town Killers
Young Girl in Bus Station
 2008 Stacked (TV Movie)
Ginny Turner
 2008 Coming Up (TV Series)
Anna
- Thinspiration (2008) ... Anna
 2008 Harley Street (TV Series)
Holly
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Holly
 2006 Rebus (TV Series)
Teri Cotter
- Question of Blood (2006) ... Teri Cotter
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Other Works:

Stage play: Inadmissable Evidence by John Osborne - playing Shirley - at the Donmar Warehouse, London, UK. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I wasn't horrifically bullied. There was some name-calling but nothing awful. All kids get teased about something. And this was quite an obvious feature. When you're really tall and ginger and white at school, you're going to get it. See more »

Trivia:

Voted Best Actress by readers of "Doctor Who" magazine for her stint on the 2010 season of Doctor Who (2005). See more »

Trademark:

Energetic personality See more »

Nickname:

Kaz

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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