Sunday, 19 February 2012

Karen Gillan: Doctor Who convention, new TV project, movie news

Karen Gillan to attend Official Doctor Who Convention 
BBC Worldwide confirmed today that Karen Gillan will be joining her co-stars Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill at the Official Doctor Who Convention taking place on the 24th and 25th March at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre. 
The Amy Pond actress said: “I'm really looking forward to the Convention and meeting all of the wonderful Doctor Who fans!”  
Karen Gillan joins a full contingent of professionals ready to give fans an unrivalled glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of Doctor Who. Everyone from the Production Designer Michael Pickwoad, responsible for the show's visuals to Casting Director Andy Pryor revealing what it takes to find a Doctor will be gathering in one place to celebrate the creativity (and elbow grease!) that goes into the series. The Convention brings the makers of the Doctor Who together for a full day, in-depth event designed to reveal the inner workings of the series. On the main stage live pyrotechnic demonstrations will thrill attendees, while in detailed prosthetics masterclasses fans will see a monster made flesh in front of their eyes. Throughout these sessions the secrets of their craft will be revealed by masters of the trade including Danny Hargreaves, SFX Supervisor and Neill Gorton co-director of Millennium FX, Europe’s leading supplier of cutting edge prosthetics, animatronics and special make-up FX. 
Source: Blogtor Who

Also reported by Doctor Who News 
Official Convention Website: Doctor Who Convention

Karen Gillan, Stephen Fry for Dickens, Wilde, Coward 'In Love' series  
Karen Gillan and Stephen Fry are among the stars who will feature in Sky Arts' series of programmes celebrating the works of Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward. The In Love With series, which will air in February and March, will feature stars of stage and screen performing readings of the authors and playwrights' finest works. 
Doctor Who's Gillan - who will tackle the voiceover from Brief Encounter - Patricia Hodge, Celia Imrie, Robert Sheehan and Sheila Hancock will appear in the Noel Coward show. 

Read more at Digital Spy

Cash plea for star Karen’s debut film 
North businesses are being offered a chance to back glamorous Inverness-born Doctor Who girl Karen Gillan in her first big-screen venture. Flame-haired Miss Gillan, who plays the doctor’s sidekick, Amy Pond, will take the lead in Not Another Happy Ending, billed as a “charming romantic comedy”. Miss Gillan, who is due to leave Doctor Who during the next series, will star alongside up-and-coming Scottish star Emun Elliot
Film producer Claire Mundell said: “Emun and Karen are two of the hottest Scottish stars in a generation. Source: The Press and Journal

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