Welcome to Karen Gillan Fan - your most complete online resource for the Scottish actress. Currently best known for her role as companion Amy Pond in Doctor Who, Karen will next be seen in upcoming Indie thriller Oculus as well as Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy! Keep checking back for the latest news and images!
    Apr 06: Gallery – More updates from the past week! Apr 06: Article – US TV’s Most Exciting Pilots for 2014! Apr 04: Gallery – ‘Oculus’ Los Angeles Premiere
Apr 06, 2014
By Heather • Gallery Updates0 Comments

I’ve added a bunch more images to the gallery, including some photoshoot images from last weekend’s Louisville Comic Con which featured Karen with Matt Smith. I’ve also added almost 50 additional HQ’s from Thursday’s Oculus premiere too!

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Events and Appearances > 2014 > March – Louisville Comic Con [+ 30]
Events and Appearances > 2014 > April – “Oculus” Los Angeles Premiere [+ 48]

Apr 06, 2014
By Heather • News Articles0 Comments

It’s now become an annual tradition for Digital Spy to treat all you TV fanatics out there to our Pick of the Pilots – the choicest cuts from the projects currently in development for US network television.

These are the most exciting pilots in the works for the 2014-15 season – plus a few potential disasters we’ve earmarked to avoid.

Selfie (ABC)

Karen Gillan takes on her first major US TV role. The Doctor Who veteran is Eliza Dooley, a self-obsessed young woman who decides to overhaul her social media image, in this 21st century My Fair Lady. John Cho (Star Trek) plays Gillan’s Henry Higgins, while Natasha Henstridge and Homeland’s David Harewood are among the supporting players.


Apr 04, 2014
By Heather • Gallery Updates, Oculus0 Comments

Last night, Karen attended the Los Angeles premiere of her forthcoming film “Oculus“. She attended this with many of her film co-stars, but also with the very lovely Matt Smith, whom you may remember as her former Doctor Who co-star! Many many beautiful HQ images have been added to the gallery (over 120!), with a huge thank you to my lovely friends Holly, Nicole and Mandy!

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Events and Appearances > 2014 > April – “Oculus” Los Angeles Premiere [+ 124]

Oculus opens on April 11th!

Mar 31, 2014
By Heather • News Articles0 Comments

She has crossed the galaxy and faced down weird and wonderful creatures of many alien worlds.

But Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has revealed that she is happiest when she comes back home to Scotland, and even misses the rain.

The actress is currently working in Hollywood and is due to be seen in the big-budget Guardians of the Galaxy film this August, in her breakthrough role as the female lead.

But the 28-year-old has revealed she is happiest away from the limelight.

She said: “My favourite part of Scotland is my hometown, Inverness. It’s beautiful and has my family in it. My favourite part of the world is the same place, but my favourite place to travel to is New York.

“I miss Scotland so much. All of my friends and family are there and I miss the rain.”

In a web chat, fans were allowed to ask Gillan about anything, and she responded to questions about her career and her opinion on Doctor Who co-star Matt Smith’s beloved bow ties, saying they were “secretly cool, but don’t tell anyone I said that.”

The actress was sporting a short bob hairstyle instead of her usual flowing locks, after shaving her head for her last role.

She revealed she has set her sights on the classics in future, saying: “I want to play Lady Macbeth. I know she’s not a historical character, however I want to play her so badly.”

And she also used the social media site Twitter to reach out to one lucky fan’s son when the three-year-old chipped in to say she was pretty.

Gillan posted a picture on her own Twitter stream of her holding a placard with a message to the toddler.


Mar 30, 2014
By Heather • Gallery Updates, Site Updates0 Comments

As you can see, here at Karen Gillan Fan we have a stunning new layout (the gallery also matches the main site now!). The lovely Nicole made it for us, and I’ve added it to coincide with the site’s 4th anniversary! Yeah, we’ve been open for 4 years now, celebrating Karen’s career!

As well as the new layout, there’s been a bunch of updates to the gallery!

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On Screen > 2014 – Selfie > March 22 – On Set [+ 23 HQs - NEW! - thanks to Gabby for these!]
On Screen > 2010-2013 – Doctor Who > Series 6 > On Set Images > April 4th [+ 15 HQS]
Events and Appearances > 2010 > April – Who’s Next, The New Era of Doctor Who – New York – HQ [+ 12 HQS]
Events and Appearances > 2011 > February – Elle Style Awards – HQ [+ 11 HQs]
Events and Appearances > 2014 > February – “May I Kill U” Premiere [NEW!]
Events and Appearances > 2014 > March – Wizard World – Louisville Comic Con [NEW!]

Mar 11, 2014
By Heather • Gallery Updates, Oculus0 Comments

On Saturday, Oculus made its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Texas, and Karen was there to support the movie along with writer/director Mike Flanagan!

Thanks to Holly, we’ve been able to add a bunch of beautiful HQ images.

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Events and Appearances > 2014 > March – SXSW Film Festival – ‘Oculus’ Premiere

Mar 05, 2014
By Heather • Gallery Updates, Oculus0 Comments

Earlier today, a new full-length trailer for Oculus premiered. I have to say, it looks absolutely amazing (and I usually hate horror movies!). I have added HD screencaptures from the trailer, and the video is also featured below!

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On Screen > 2014 – Oculus > Screencaptures – Full Trailer – Version 01

Feb 19, 2014
By Heather • Gallery Updates, Guardians of the Galaxy0 Comments

Thanks to William for the screencaptures!

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On Screen > 2014 -Guardians of the Galaxy > Trailer – First Look

Feb 19, 2014
By Heather • News Articles0 Comments

Great news guys, it would seem Karen has a new upcoming project!!

Karen Gillan is to take the lead role in Selfie, a new sitcom pilot for US network ABC that promises to add a modern spin to the My Fair Lady story.

She will play Eliza Dooley, a social network-obsessed narcissist who has her public image dragged through the mud via a humiliating breakup and an embarrassing viral video. The show follows her as she tries to get back on track, hiring a marketing expert to help restore her standing. The pilot will be written by Emily Kapnek, who created and wrote the successful sitcom Surbugatory.

Gillan became widely known for her role as Amy Pond in Doctor Who, and has branched out in US productions following that success. This summer she will appear in Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy as supervillain Nebula, a role she had to shave her head for.

At the indier end of the spectrum, she is starring this year in paranormal thriller Oculus, and has had a recurring role in spoof hi-tech crime drama NTSF:SD:SUV. She also recently completed filming on romantic comedy The List, co-starring Patrick Fugit.


Feb 18, 2014
By Heather • Gallery Updates, Guardians of the Galaxy0 Comments

Just a quick update with a couple of bits and bobs – I’ve added a handful of photoshoot images. Some of these replace lower quality versions, and a couple are new to the site!

I’ve also added some candid images from February 13, with thanks to Jimmy for these!

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Photoshoots and Sessions > Sessions > 010 – EW at San Diego Comic Con (2013)
Photoshoots and Sessions > Professional Shoots > 031
Candid Photography > 2014 > February 13

Oh, and a short sneak trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy was released earlier – a mere 15 seconds long but it does finally give us a sneak peak of Karen as the bad-ass Nebula!