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Published on September 18th, 2012 | by Meredith Burdett

Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill on Life After Doctor Who

What with it being a mere ten days until the Ponds depart forever, there’s quite a lot of coverage on the gruesome twosome that is Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill.

Rory and Amy: life without the DoctorA particularly lovely interview with the two of them together comes from The Guardian’s website and highlights exactly what it is that we will miss about these wonderful TARDIS travellers.

It also seems that the more publicity they get, the more Arthur Darvill becomes some kind of male model, as he poses for pictures becoming covered in more and more lint from Gillan’s jumper as she stands next to him in what may be one of their last shoots together for the cameras (sob!).

The interview also shows the playful and comfortable side that the two have with each other; Doctor Who has always had stars and series regulars that got on well, especially since the 2005 iteration of the series launched, but since Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill stepped up to their respective roles in 2010 (2009 really, since that’s when the filming of the Smith era started) they’ve shown a unique solidarity and have performed not just as individual actors but as a very tightly knit unit as well.

To read about their ups and downs with Doctor Who over the last few years, Arthur Darvill’s band and what the future holds for the pair now that they’re footloose and TARDIS free, visit The Guardian, where you’ll find such choice quotes as

“We’re cool in New York. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted.”


“Edmund’s dead now. We’ve had a funeral,”


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One Response to Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill on Life After Doctor Who

  1. avatar BOJAY says:

    They are both going to do more than fine. They both have the talent, and they both enjoyed a much broader range of material in their time on the show. The fact that they are already striking out is a testament to that. I am, however, going to miss them………

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