Doctor Who Series Five Companion Revealed

The BBC have today revealed the name of the actress who will be playing the 11th Doctor's companion in the fifth series of Doctor Who. Karen Gillian is the name of the actress and she will be starring alongside Matt Smith who will play the 11th Doctor. Karen is 21 years old and can be seen above in a promotional image of her standing in front of the Tardis. Karen Gillian said; "I am absolutely over the moon at being chosen to play the Doctor's new companion. The show is such a massive phenomenon that I can't quite believe I am going to be a part of it. "Matt Smith is an incredible actor and it is going to be so much fun to act alongside him – I just can't wait to get started!" Steven Moffat who is the executive producer and head writer for series five was quoted saying; "We saw some amazing actresses for this part, but when Karen came through the door the game was up. Funny, and clever, and gorgeous, and sexy. Or Scottish, which is the quick way of saying it. A generation of little girls will want to be her. And a generation of little boys will want them to be her too." Karen Gillan has previously appeared in television programmes such as New Town Killers, Harley Street, Stacked, Coming Up, The Kevin Bishop Show and Rebus. She also appeared in the Doctor Who series four episode "The Fires of Pompeii" as one of the Soothsayers. More information about this news can be read here on the official Doctor Who website. Filming for Doctor Who series five will begin in Summer and will broadcast around Easter next year.