History Main / KarenGillan

20th Jul '13 12:22:24 PM StFan
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[[quoteright:300:[[Series/DoctorWho http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kg.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:300:At least [[InJoke SHE'S ginger]].]]

Describe KarenGillan here.

->"''Funny, clever, gorgeous and sexy. Or [[PatrioticFervor Scottish]], which is the quick way of saying it.''"
-->-- '''StevenMoffat'''

That'll do just fine.

A 25-year-old Scottish actress, who you'd probably never heard of before, unless you watched ''The Kevin Bishop Show''.

You've probably heard of her now, though - she plays Amy Pond, the first companion of MattSmith's Eleventh Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho'', having previously appeared as a soothsayer in an earlier story, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E2TheFiresOfPompeii The Fires of Pompeii]]".

Not related to Ian Gillan of DeepPurple.

In September, 2012, she and Creator/ArthurDarvill's episodes of series 7 of ''Doctor Who'' aired, where they left in the fifth episode. Technically, their characters "left" the TARDIS in the late series 6 episode, "The God Complex", but they still managed to appear in the next 8 episodes in a row until they no longer could. At 2½ seasons, Karen is the single longest lasting Companion on the 2005 revival of the show.

Post DoctorWho she's still quite active in the acting circuit, with her most recent TV role being part of the cast of NTSF:SD:SUV:: (on AdultSwim) as well as scoring two movie roles, one of which includes being one of the villains in the upcoming film adaptation of Marvel's Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy.

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!Tropes
* ActingForTwo: There have been quite a few Other-Amys during her time on the show. CaitlinBlackwood takes some of the burden, but there are still Time Shifts and Teselectas.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Just watch any interview with her, even the slightest mention of anything off-subject and she'll go wide-eyed and start excitedly going on about whatever caught her attention.
* ButtMonkey: All three members of the ''Who'' cast described their off-screen relationship as "Two big brothers teasing their younger sister." [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ9U6kMXbVY On ''Confidential,'']] she showed where Matt scribbled all over her set chair, including "Wide Load" in the seat.
* CloudCuckoolander: Just look at her [[https://twitter.com/KarenGillan2 Twitter feed]].
* ConfusionFu: She participated in an All-Star Celebrity Bowling game against Chris Hardwick's Nerdist team while promoting ''Doctor Who'' on BBC America. Since bowling isn't all that popular in the UK, and since Karen can out-Klutz [[MattSmith Matt]] and [[Creator/ArthurDarvill Arthur]] at times, she shocked everybody when her "Throw, scream, and hope" approach to bowling actually ''worked'' and gave her one of the highest scores in the game.
* FieryRedhead: Amy Pond. In real life, she veers more toward "sweet and hyper" instead of sassy.
* ForgotICouldntSwim: One of the reasons the swimming pool scene got cut from "[[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor's Wife]]".
* GenkiGirl
* ICantDance: There are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGpP375P3NA a couple]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WKDULWP7Fc of videos]] that imply she really can't, although it's not clear if she really can't or if she just can't keep up with MattSmith and his randomness.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Even those that don't particularly like Amy the character (mostly due to some of Amy's BitchInSheepsClothing tendencies, especially toward Rory) still like Karen the person (who has really endeared herself to fans by being very sweet, polite, and more than a little dorky.)
* NoodleIncident: When filming ''Who,'' she was renting a house owned by JohnBarrowman in Cardiff, and did ''something'' to ruin the counter-top in his kitchen. He described the damage in an interview as "scraping," but any time anyone (including Barrowman) asks Karen about it, she just blurts out "I'm sorry" and goes into hysterical giggling.
** NoodleImplements: It involved something that ''might'' be bread.
* OneOfUs: She's an admitted fan of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. She even admitted that if she went to Comic Con not as part of the Doctor Who cast, she would love to go as a Klingon.
* RealLifeRelative: CaitlinBlackwood, who plays miniature-Amy whenever she appears, is in fact Karen's cousin. They met for the first time while filming "The Eleventh Hour."
* ShesGotLegs: Karen is famous for her thighs.
* StatuesqueStunner: About 5'11''. They had to redesign the Daleks because of it (they were originally designed to match height with Billie Piper, who was about six inches shorter.)
* VitriolicBestBuds: With MattSmith and Creator/ArthurDarvill.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She's pulled this off [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/07/25/article-2018442-0D23A39E00000578-358_634x717.jpg on]] [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/17/article-2102855-11C7EC31000005DC-563_224x516.jpg occasion]].

to:

[[quoteright:300:[[Series/DoctorWho http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kg.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:300:At least [[InJoke SHE'S ginger]].]]

Describe KarenGillan here.

->"''Funny, clever, gorgeous and sexy. Or [[PatrioticFervor Scottish]], which is the quick way of saying it.''"
-->-- '''StevenMoffat'''

That'll do just fine.

A 25-year-old Scottish actress, who you'd probably never heard of before, unless you watched ''The Kevin Bishop Show''.

You've probably heard of her now, though - she plays Amy Pond, the first companion of MattSmith's Eleventh Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho'', having previously appeared as a soothsayer in an earlier story, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E2TheFiresOfPompeii The Fires of Pompeii]]".

Not related to Ian Gillan of DeepPurple.

In September, 2012, she and Creator/ArthurDarvill's episodes of series 7 of ''Doctor Who'' aired, where they left in the fifth episode. Technically, their characters "left" the TARDIS in the late series 6 episode, "The God Complex", but they still managed to appear in the next 8 episodes in a row until they no longer could. At 2½ seasons, Karen is the single longest lasting Companion on the 2005 revival of the show.

Post DoctorWho she's still quite active in the acting circuit, with her most recent TV role being part of the cast of NTSF:SD:SUV:: (on AdultSwim) as well as scoring two movie roles, one of which includes being one of the villains in the upcoming film adaptation of Marvel's Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy.

----
!Tropes
* ActingForTwo: There have been quite a few Other-Amys during her time on the show. CaitlinBlackwood takes some of the burden, but there are still Time Shifts and Teselectas.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Just watch any interview with her, even the slightest mention of anything off-subject and she'll go wide-eyed and start excitedly going on about whatever caught her attention.
* ButtMonkey: All three members of the ''Who'' cast described their off-screen relationship as "Two big brothers teasing their younger sister." [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ9U6kMXbVY On ''Confidential,'']] she showed where Matt scribbled all over her set chair, including "Wide Load" in the seat.
* CloudCuckoolander: Just look at her [[https://twitter.com/KarenGillan2 Twitter feed]].
* ConfusionFu: She participated in an All-Star Celebrity Bowling game against Chris Hardwick's Nerdist team while promoting ''Doctor Who'' on BBC America. Since bowling isn't all that popular in the UK, and since Karen can out-Klutz [[MattSmith Matt]] and [[Creator/ArthurDarvill Arthur]] at times, she shocked everybody when her "Throw, scream, and hope" approach to bowling actually ''worked'' and gave her one of the highest scores in the game.
* FieryRedhead: Amy Pond. In real life, she veers more toward "sweet and hyper" instead of sassy.
* ForgotICouldntSwim: One of the reasons the swimming pool scene got cut from "[[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor's Wife]]".
* GenkiGirl
* ICantDance: There are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGpP375P3NA a couple]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WKDULWP7Fc of videos]] that imply she really can't, although it's not clear if she really can't or if she just can't keep up with MattSmith and his randomness.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Even those that don't particularly like Amy the character (mostly due to some of Amy's BitchInSheepsClothing tendencies, especially toward Rory) still like Karen the person (who has really endeared herself to fans by being very sweet, polite, and more than a little dorky.)
* NoodleIncident: When filming ''Who,'' she was renting a house owned by JohnBarrowman in Cardiff, and did ''something'' to ruin the counter-top in his kitchen. He described the damage in an interview as "scraping," but any time anyone (including Barrowman) asks Karen about it, she just blurts out "I'm sorry" and goes into hysterical giggling.
** NoodleImplements: It involved something that ''might'' be bread.
* OneOfUs: She's an admitted fan of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. She even admitted that if she went to Comic Con not as part of the Doctor Who cast, she would love to go as a Klingon.
* RealLifeRelative: CaitlinBlackwood, who plays miniature-Amy whenever she appears, is in fact Karen's cousin. They met for the first time while filming "The Eleventh Hour."
* ShesGotLegs: Karen is famous for her thighs.
* StatuesqueStunner: About 5'11''. They had to redesign the Daleks because of it (they were originally designed to match height with Billie Piper, who was about six inches shorter.)
* VitriolicBestBuds: With MattSmith and Creator/ArthurDarvill.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She's pulled this off [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/07/25/article-2018442-0D23A39E00000578-358_634x717.jpg on]] [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/17/article-2102855-11C7EC31000005DC-563_224x516.jpg occasion]].
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2nd Jun '13 8:24:03 AM deimos415
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Post DoctorWho she's still quite active in the acting circuit, with her most recent TV role being part of the cast of NTSF:SD:SUV:: (on AdultSwim) as well as scoring two movie roles, one of which includes being one of the villains in the upcoming film adaptation of Marvel's Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy.
31st May '13 1:06:47 PM Froghammer
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* ShesGotLegs

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* ShesGotLegsShesGotLegs: Karen is famous for her thighs.
16th Apr '13 7:34:03 AM DataAngel
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In September, 2012, she and ArthurDarvill's episodes of series 7 of ''Doctor Who'' aired, where they left in the fifth episode. Technically, their characters "left" the TARDIS in the late series 6 episode, "The God Complex", but they still managed to appear in the next 8 episodes in a row until they no longer could. At 2½ seasons, Karen is the single longest lasting Companion on the 2005 revival of the show.

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In September, 2012, she and ArthurDarvill's Creator/ArthurDarvill's episodes of series 7 of ''Doctor Who'' aired, where they left in the fifth episode. Technically, their characters "left" the TARDIS in the late series 6 episode, "The God Complex", but they still managed to appear in the next 8 episodes in a row until they no longer could. At 2½ seasons, Karen is the single longest lasting Companion on the 2005 revival of the show.



* ConfusionFu: She participated in an All-Star Celebrity Bowling game against Chris Hardwick's Nerdist team while promoting ''Doctor Who'' on BBC America. Since bowling isn't all that popular in the UK, and since Karen can out-Klutz [[MattSmith Matt]] and [[ArthurDarvill Arthur]] at times, she shocked everybody when her "Throw, scream, and hope" approach to bowling actually ''worked'' and gave her one of the highest scores in the game.

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* ConfusionFu: She participated in an All-Star Celebrity Bowling game against Chris Hardwick's Nerdist team while promoting ''Doctor Who'' on BBC America. Since bowling isn't all that popular in the UK, and since Karen can out-Klutz [[MattSmith Matt]] and [[ArthurDarvill [[Creator/ArthurDarvill Arthur]] at times, she shocked everybody when her "Throw, scream, and hope" approach to bowling actually ''worked'' and gave her one of the highest scores in the game.



* VitriolicBestBuds: With MattSmith and ArthurDarvill.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She's pulled this off [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/07/25/article-2018442-0D23A39E00000578-358_634x717.jpg on]] [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/17/article-2102855-11C7EC31000005DC-563_224x516.jpg occasion]].

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* VitriolicBestBuds: With MattSmith and ArthurDarvill.
Creator/ArthurDarvill.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She's pulled this off [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/07/25/article-2018442-0D23A39E00000578-358_634x717.jpg on]] [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/17/article-2102855-11C7EC31000005DC-563_224x516.jpg occasion]].
23rd Mar '13 11:55:30 PM Romagnadvoratrelundar
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* ZettaiRyouki: She's pulled this off [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/07/25/article-2018442-0D23A39E00000578-358_634x717.jpg on]] [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/17/article-2102855-11C7EC31000005DC-563_224x516.jpg occasion]].

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* ZettaiRyouki: ZettaiRyouiki: She's pulled this off [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/07/25/article-2018442-0D23A39E00000578-358_634x717.jpg on]] [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/17/article-2102855-11C7EC31000005DC-563_224x516.jpg occasion]].
7th Mar '13 1:52:00 PM OldManHoOh
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* OneOfUs: She's an admitted fan of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. She even admitted that if she went to Comic Con not as part of the Doctor Who cast, she would love to go as a Klingon. Youzzer! In this trooper's opinion a bit of fan service.

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* OneOfUs: She's an admitted fan of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. She even admitted that if she went to Comic Con not as part of the Doctor Who cast, she would love to go as a Klingon. Youzzer! In this trooper's opinion a bit of fan service.
7th Mar '13 1:34:18 PM Fezman92
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* OneOfUs: She's an admitted fan of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.

to:

* OneOfUs: She's an admitted fan of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. She even admitted that if she went to Comic Con not as part of the Doctor Who cast, she would love to go as a Klingon. Youzzer! In this trooper's opinion a bit of fan service.
28th Feb '13 7:02:04 PM Westrim
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* ConfusionFu: She recently participated in an All-Star Celebrity Bowling game against Chris Hardwick's Nerdist team while promoting ''Doctor Who'' on BBC America. Since bowling isn't all that popular in the UK, and since Karen can out-Klutz [[MattSmith Matt]] and [[ArthurDarvill Arthur]] at times, she shocked everybody when her "Throw, scream, and hope" approach to bowling actually ''worked'' and gave her one of the highest scores in the game.

to:

* ConfusionFu: She recently participated in an All-Star Celebrity Bowling game against Chris Hardwick's Nerdist team while promoting ''Doctor Who'' on BBC America. Since bowling isn't all that popular in the UK, and since Karen can out-Klutz [[MattSmith Matt]] and [[ArthurDarvill Arthur]] at times, she shocked everybody when her "Throw, scream, and hope" approach to bowling actually ''worked'' and gave her one of the highest scores in the game.
28th Jan '13 4:54:54 PM MAI742
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* Adorkable

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* Adorkable{{Adorkable}}
25th Jan '13 12:55:31 PM helterskelter
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Not related to Ian Gillan of DeepPurple. And no, she's not [[FeliciaDay Felicia Day]]'s [[IdenticalStranger long-lost twin sister]].

The fans gave her a very warm welcome.

In September, 2012, she and ArthurDarvill's episodes of series 7 of ''Doctor Who'' aired, where they left in the fifth episode. Technically, their characters "left" the TARDIS in the late series 6 episode, "The God Complex", but they still managed to appear in the next 8 episodes in a row [[TearJerker until they no longer could.]] At 2½ seasons, Karen is the single longest lasting Companion on the 2005 revival of the show.

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Not related to Ian Gillan of DeepPurple. And no, she's not [[FeliciaDay Felicia Day]]'s [[IdenticalStranger long-lost twin sister]].

The fans gave her a very warm welcome.

DeepPurple.

In September, 2012, she and ArthurDarvill's episodes of series 7 of ''Doctor Who'' aired, where they left in the fifth episode. Technically, their characters "left" the TARDIS in the late series 6 episode, "The God Complex", but they still managed to appear in the next 8 episodes in a row [[TearJerker row until they no longer could.]] could. At 2½ seasons, Karen is the single longest lasting Companion on the 2005 revival of the show.
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