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Published on June 1st, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

We’ll Take Gillan

Two years into playing the role of Amy Pond and everyone in the UK pretty much knows Karen Gillan as a household name in her Doctor Who role. But we’re all yet to see her tackling another part to show her dexterity when it comes to acting. That’s all that’s about to change however as we see the actress undertake a brand new role for the BBC.

As previously reported on Kasterborous, Gillan is playing the part of sixties model Jean Shrimpton in the BBC Four docudrama We’ll Take Manhattan, which deals with Shrimpton’s rise to fame and subsequent love affair with photographer David Bailey who was responsible for some of her most iconic photos.

Gillan seemed very excited about her new role, commenting:

“I can’t wait to take on the challenge of bringing Jean and Bailey’s fascinating love story to life”

It’s always interesting to see actors and actresses from the Doctor Who world undertaking new roles and this new film should start to show the world the range that Karen Gillan has (obviously we know, but not everyone in the world watches Doctor Who. What else have they been watching you ask? Who knows? We hear that there are other TV shows that some people decide to watch!).

We’ll Take Manhattan will air later this year in the UK.

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