Meet Doctor Who’s New Scottish Lass, Karen Gillian
I’m not the biggest Doctor Who fan out there, but even I know that when the good doctor travels, it’s always with a comely female companion. Or at least, that’s what Billie Piper has taught me. With a new Doctor taking over the time traveling phone booth, the folks at the BBC have decided to give him a new traveling companion as well. Her name is Karen Gillian, a 21-year old Scottish actress who will be accompanying the 26-year old Matt Smith around on his journeys.
Says the BBC who announced the casting on Friday:
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.’
Karen Gillan follows in the footsteps of former companions including Billie Piper, Freema Agyeman and Catherine Tate who all won millions of fans and showed that the role remains one of the biggest in television. But Piers Wenger is raring to go with Matt Smith and the Doctor’s fantastic new companion, declaring, ‘It is a partnership that is ready to take on the Universe!’
A “Who is Karen Gillian” bio can be found here. Pics of the lovely Scottish lass below.