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Published on March 21st, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Jenna Speaks!

While we still don’t know the name of her character, future Doctor Who companion Jenna-Louise Coleman has revealed that she is “beyond excited”.

You may know her from Emmerdale (Jasmine Thomas) and Waterloo Road (Lindsay James), and she can currently be seen in ITV1′s Titanic, but when Jenna replaces Karen Gillan she will be the most famous face on TV.

“I’m beyond excited, I can’t wait to get cracking; working alongside Matt I know is going to be enormous fun and a huge adventure.”

She should be excited too: this is the second biggest job in television, one that will see her gain an income for life and have her face appear everywhere, from lunchboxes to Internet forums.

It seems that casting was simple for Steven Moffat and his team.

“It always seems impossible when you start casting these parts, but when we saw Matt and Jenna together, we knew we had our girl. She’s funny and clever and exactly mad enough to step on board the TARDIS.

“It’s not often the Doctor meets someone who can talk even faster than he does, but it’s about to happen. Jenna is going to lead him his merriest dance yet. And that’s all you’re getting for now. Who she’s playing, how the Doctor meets her, and even where he finds her, are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters. Even by the Doctor’s standards, this isn’t your usual boy meets girl.”

We’ve got a while to go before we see Jenna in action. In the meantime, check her showreel and gallery!



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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

4 Responses to Jenna Speaks!

  1. avatar Si says:

    Will she even *be* a girl? She might be one of those alien types.

  2. avatar Brian Stultz says:

    Maybe she is a regenerated Doctor’s Daughter; which would maker her alien?

  3. avatar daniel says:

    Put a suggestion out there…what if shes Susan?

  4. avatar Tommygun264 says:

    While I haven’t been too keen on yet another love interest for the Doctor, I’ve been really quite favorably impressed with Ms. Coleman. She has a great presence and is a very convincing actress. In this latest episode when her character Clara was comforting the little girl as they hid behind the TARDIS, Jenna-Louse reacted to something the little girl said glancing at the child with a warm smile, and in that moment it felt as though I was really witnessing a real moment – Clara seemed like a real person to me. That’s a rare talent. While there have been hints and rumors that Clara might not be around all that long, I’m certain that when Jenna-Louise does move on to other projects – whether it’s sooner or later – we’ll be seeing a lot more of this talented young lady in the future.

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