Twenty-six-year-old Karen Sheila Gillan played Amy Pond in the British science fiction series Doctor Who. Born and raised in Inverness, Scotland, Gillan's television career included guest appearances on several dramas, her first steady role being a two-year stint on the sketch comedy series The Kevin Bishop Show. On that series, she played multiple characters, as well as celebrities such as Katy Perry and Angelina Jolie.
She was cast for the role of the Eleventh Doctor's first companion, Amy Pond, on the British sci-fi series Doctor Who in May 2009. She made her first on-screen appearance as Amy Pond in "The Eleventh Hour" with her cousin Caitlin Blackwood portraying a young Amelia (Amy) Pond.
Gillan made her first theatre appearance playing the role of Shirley in John Osborne's play Inadmissible Evidence along with Douglas Hodge. The play debuted at the Donmar Warehouse on 16 October 2011.
In December 2011, it was announced Gillan and Arthur Darvill would be leaving Doctor Who during the seventh series in 2012.
Gillan is to star in a supernatural horror pic called Oculus cast in the lead role and filmed in Alabama. She also been cast in a film titled ' The List, ' set to begin filming in Los Angeles soon.
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