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Karen has arrived back in LA now to film upcoming project “The List”, landing at LAX on May 18th – we have added HQ candids to the gallery!
Huge thank you to Mayara of Matt Smith Fan for the images!
Candid Photography > 2013 > May 18th
She was once the Time Lord’s trusty assistant, who delighted fans with her quirky charm and model looks.
But for the past 12 months Karen has been forging out a new career – as a bonafide movie star.
And as she gears up to make her big screen debut, the 25-year-old has posed for a series of stunning images in and around Cannes, showing her transformation from supporting actress to leading lady.
With a blunt fringe cut and her long famous red locks loose the star showed off her natural beauty in the images.
Wearing a simple jumper and skirt the actress posed in a variety of places around Cannes such as on a dock, on a sun lounger and also on a carousal.
Looking whimsical and at times moody, with sixties style eyeliner, the shoot is the perfect way to showcase her A-list looks.
In the last year the actress – who originates from Inverness, Scotland – has relocated to Hollywood and shot a feature film – the US supernatural thriller, Oculus
She also has British romantic comedy Not Another Happy Ending under her belt, which she was thought to be promoting the year before in Cannes.
While it may feel like a long time coming, it still looks set to help propel Karen into the spotlight.
Not Another Happy Ending will premiere in June at the 67th Edinburgh Film Festival, and Karen is tipped to travel to the capital to make her red carpet debut as a leading lady.
In the film she plays a writer called Jane Lockhart who is blocked on her second novel, after achieving huge success with her first.
Shot in Glasgow late last year, the film also stars Stanley Weber (Thérèse Desqueyroux, Borgia), BAFTA-nominee Iain De Caestecker (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Filth, Young James Herriot), Kate Dickie (Prometheus, Games of Thrones) and Freya Mavor (Skins).
Talking about how she came to play Jane Lockhart, Karen explained: ‘The film came about when my director John McKay, back when I was working on television for We’ll Take Manhattan’ said, ‘You’re really good at falling over, you should read this script,’ and gave me Not Another Happy Ending.
‘I suppose I am one of life’s naturally clumsy people, I don’t drop stuff all the time, or break things, but I’m just generally a bit flustered.’
She continued: ‘Playing the role really gave me the chance to immerse myself in the rom-com genre, and – before I played Jane – I enjoyed a crash course in the most romantic comedies in cinema history. ‘
The world premiere of Not Another Happy Ending will take place in Edinburgh on 30th June, as part of the 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/NotAnotherHappyEnding
Photoshoots and Sessions > Professional Shoots > 27
FORMER Doctor Who star Karen Gillan’s Elvis-mad dad has recorded his first album – after his daughter paid for it all.
Blues singer Raymond Gillan has recorded his first album, Deep Down Inside, and released it on iTunes.
And his delighted daughter couldn’t wait to plug its nine songs to her Twitter followers.
She tweeted: “PAPA MADE AN ALBUM. Get into it. It’s really good. The magic lies in hard work.”
Karen, who quit last year after two years as Doctor Who’s assistant Amy Pond, paid for the album to be made out of her own pocket.
Day care centre manager Raymond, using his middle name John, is a regular on the pub circuit in the actress’s home city of Inverness.
Last September, she revealed her plan, saying: “I’m paying for my dad to have an album made. He’s a singer, not professional, he just loves doing it.
“I got it as a Father’s Day present. I’m thinking of doing a duet with him but he’s far better than me.”
Deep Down Inside’s songs include Cry Me a River, Summertime and Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, a song dating from the era of slavery that was later recorded by Van Morrison.
Despite his love of Elvis, which he has passed on to his only child, Raymond didn’t cover The King’s classics.
Yesterday, there was just one review on iTunes, a five-star rating with the message: “Five stars for Kazza’s papa.”
Karen, who now lives in Los Angeles, is due to start shooting her third film, a romantic comedy called The List.
The 25-year-old actress will also be seen in Not Another Happy Ending, which was shot in Glasgow and will premiere in Edinburgh next month.
She recently told expat Scot Craig Ferguson’s chat show that she’s looking for an American boyfriend with “nice teeth”.
As revealed by us earlier in the week!!
Karen Gillan is set to star in indie flick The List.
The Doctor Who actress is joining Patrick Fugit in the romantic comedy drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Directed by Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo writer Harris Goldberg, The List is about a man who ticks off a list of self improvements to win over the woman he loves.
We Bought A Zoo actor Patrick stars as the lead character, and he and Karen will also be joined by House’s Jennifer Morrison.
Work on The List, which is privately financed, will start later this month.
Karen was the Doctor’s assistant from 2008 to 2012, starring with David Tennant and then Matt Smith.
She has another film out later this year, comedy Not Another Happy Ending, and in 2014 can be seen in horror movie Oculus.
Thanks For Sharing actor Patrick appears this year in political drama TV series Reckless.
He has recently worked on the upcoming The Thrill Is On, a film about the friendship between BB King and Michael Zanetis, in which he plays Zanetis.
Jennifer stars in fantasy TV series Once Upon A Time.
Karen was spotted on the set of NTSF:SD:SUV:: in London today – some HQ images have been added to the gallery.
On Screen > 2013 – NTSF:SD:SUV:: > On Set – May 6th
A huge thank you to Nicole at Jenna-Louise Coleman Online for the images!
EDIT – All images have now been added!
“THE LIST” PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS MAY 22
Los Angeles, CA May 2 2013 — GOOSE’S LIST LLC has announced that it is in production on the feature. The spec is written by Harris Goldberg & Kristen D’Alessio. The film will be financed by Goose’s List LLC. Elizabeth Phelps and Mason Phelps will executive produce. Kristen D’Alessio is producing. Harris Goldberg is directing.
Production begins in Los Angeles May 22.
THE LIST is a DRAMATIC, ROMANTIC COMEDY about a young man who undergoes the task of fulfilling a list to secure his soul mate and finds the journey life changing in ways he never bargained for.
PATRICK FUGIT, (ALMOST FAMOUS), stars with JENNIFER MORRISON, (WARRIOR), and KAREN GILLAN, (DR. WHO).
“THE LIST is a film that perfectly compliments Goldberg and D’Alessio’s new production shingle to create very human stories that resonate with universal appeal,” says exec-producer, Elizabeth Phelps.
The film is cast by JC CANTU and RISING PHOENIX CASTING.
It’s represented by attorney, Irwin Rappaport.
Goldberg and D’Alessio have their next two films financed through the same equity partner. In addition, they’re in development on a number of television projects.
Information emailed by David Garrett.
I’ve been able to add the HQ images from last night’s Star Trek Into Darkness premiere now – there’s 9 HQs in total, including some cute images alongside former Doctor Who actor Noel Clarke!
I’ve also added a total of 30 HQ candids to the gallery, of Karen leaving the after-party!
Credit to Jimmy and Jenna-Louise Coleman Online for the images
Noel Clarke also posted an image of himself with Karen on his Instagram account too:-
Today, Karen attended the Star Trek Into Darkness IMAX Premiere, in London! She is back in the UK, though it’s uncertain for how long! I’ve added a couple of MQ images for now, with HQ’s coming tomorrow sometime! She looks stunning, as ever!
Events and Appearances > 2013 > May – Star Trek Into Darkness – IMAX Premiere
Last night, Karen appeared on The Late Late Show (as hosted by fellow Scot Craig Ferguson). Karen was her usual delightful self looking gorgeous as ever, and it was a cute little interview. Screencaptures have been added to the gallery, and also see the interview below!
Television Appearances > 2013 > April – The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson