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Karen Gillan Biography

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Birth Name: Karen Gillan

Helping bring some sparkle and excitement to what was by then a United Kingdom institution, Gillan rekindled widespread interest in "Doctor Who" and won many awards for her work, including Best Actress honors from the National Television Awards, SFX Awards and TV Quick Awards. Although she excelled at comedy, Gillan also displayed a gift for drama, shepherding Amy through the multiple deaths and rebirths of her fiancé, Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), as well as through her own demise and resurrection. So popular was the actress and character that she appeared in multiple "Doctor Who" video games and on special spin-offs, including a web series prequel to her excursions through space and time, "Pond Life" (2012). After Amy and Rory left the show for good in an enormously moving episode, Gillan went on to star as model Jean Shrimpton in the made-for-TV biopic "We'll Take Manhattan" (BBC, 2012) and to continue her new series of adventures as a popular journeywoman actress.

By Jonathan Riggs