Karen Gillan

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  • Karen Gillan ( Karen Gillan )
  • Date of birth: 28 November 1987
  • Age: 29 years
  • Place of birth: Inverness, Scotland
  • Height: 178
  • Activity: actress, model
  • Marital status: not married

    Karen Gillan: biography

    Karen Sheila Gillan is a Scottish theatre and film actress, who became famous for her role as Amy pond in the TV series «Doctor Who». She is also the star of such films as «Selfie», «valley of violence» and «List».

    Karen was born in the Scottish town of Inverness, the family of the singer Raymond Gillan and his wife Mary Paterson. Because the girl was an only child, he bathed in waves of attention and care. To seven years, Gillan already decently play the piano and was sure I would do a musical career like her father. Later Karen became interested in the profession of a psychologist, but both of these Hobbies was defeated by the love of the stage.

    In adolescence, the Gillan had become regularly take part in productions youth theatre group and school plays in Charlestonsc Academy, where she received the secondary education. Later, the girl arrived at Edinburgh College, but two years later went to London and began taking acting lessons at the famous Academy of theatre arts Italia Conti».

    Karen Gillan in childhood and adolescence
    Karen Gillan in childhood and adolescence

    To secure your life in the capital, Karen Gillan had to earn money. First, she got a job in a pub, but then participated in «Show Kevin Bishop», which parodied angelina Jolie, Katy Perry and Julia Roberts. In 2007, the tall and stately girl drew the attention of modeling agencies.

    She took to the catwalk at the fashion show of London fashion Week», where they showed the collection of the designer Allegra Hicks. A year Gillan was a model on the show «Exquisite dolls Nicholas Roberts».

    When Karen started acting in movies, she gave up a very lucrative career catwalk model, as initially sought solely to the profession of actress. A little later the girl realized his second dream – appeared on the professional theatre scene. Her debut was in the image of the Secretary in the play «Inadmissible evidence», then the actress participated in the Broadway play «Time to act».


    On the screen Karen Gillan made her debut while still a student, in a small episode of «Rebus: the Hanging garden». Over the next two years the actress appeared in several not very well-known paintings, and in 2008 she was cast in the role of Amy pond in a very popular TV series «Doctor Who».

    Interestingly, in one episode in the story was necessary to portray this character at 7 years of age. The producers tracked down a cousin Karen, Caitlin Blackwood, who played the heroine in the childhood. But the most interesting that before filming Gillan about her sister knew nothing and had never seen before.

    Karen Gillan in the TV series
    Karen Gillan in the TV series «Doctor Who» | DVDbash

    Came up with Doctor Who worldwide popularity helped the actress to get a few new interesting roles. She starred in the British romantic Comedy «is Not just a happy ending» Hollywood horror movie «Oculus», the Comedy «Selfie,» which is loosely based on a legendary musical picture «My fair lady».

    Another memorable work of Karen became the image of the Nebula in the film adaptation of the comics marvel studios Guardians of the Galaxy. For this role the actress had to completely shave off the hair on the head, and to stand before the audience completely bald. In 2016 Karen Gillan paired with John Travolta appears in a Western «In a valley of violence,» and also with Jennifer Morrison in easy melodrama «the List».

    Personal life

    While still a student, Karen Gillan met British photographer Patrick green. They started Dating in 2006, their romance lasted about six years. The separation occurred, most likely due to a short an affair of the actress with her colleague Andrew brook, who starred in small roles in the television series «Absolute power» and «Street Ripper».

    Karen Gillan and her boyfriend Patrick green
    Karen Gillan and her boyfriend Patrick green | The Sun

    Also rumored to Karen’s affair with the lead actor of the TV series «Doctor Who» with Matt Smith. Allegedly their onscreen relationship had continued in real life. Interestingly, the actors do not deny or confirm this information. But both in one voice declare that the shooting really came together and made close friends.


    • 2010-2013 Doctor Who
    • 2012 — Inspector Clot
    • 2013 is Not just a happy ending
    • 2014 — Guardians Of The Galaxy
    • 2014 — Selfie
    • 2015 — Warning labels
    • 2015 7 days in hell
    • 2015 — Game slide
    • 2016 — In the valley of violence
    • 2016 — List


    Karen Gillan

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