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New Doctor Who girl Jenna-Louise Coleman

Jenna’s Period Drama Ambitions

Given Clara’s knack for popping up in various time periods it’s no wonder that Jenna-Louise Coleman has developed a taste for everything historical.

New Doctor Who girl Jenna-Louise Coleman

Clearly Room at the Top and Titanic have whetted her appetite for period drama adaptations -speaking to ES Magazine; the highly ambitious actress revealed that she has a particular love for adapted works:

What I would really like to do is an adaptation. I like period drama because everyone is so restrained, but have all these emotions raging underneath.

However, despite lacking any foreknowledge of the show, Jenna was encouraged by Steven Moffat, to be anything but repressed in her audition for the part of the mysterious Clara Oswald:

I didn’t really know about Doctor Who, but Steven really liked that. When I went into the audition with Matt Smith I could be more spontaneous because I didn’t know him as the Doctor.

It’s easy to imagine that with a limited amount of roles in British productions that Jenna would accidentally get to know her fellow jobbing actors.

So it’s no surprise to learn that Jenna met her current squeeze, Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden, while both of them were working on Julian Fellowes’ ITV series Titanic and the BBC’s Birdsong respectively in cost-effective Budapest:

Budapest is full of English actors. When we were there, The Borgias and World Without End were filming, and we’d all go out for drinks in these derelict buildings with bars in the courtyards.

You can read the full interview with Jenna-Louise Coleman in ES Magazine over at London Standard Online.


Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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