Some actors or actresses from the world of Doctor Who end up rarely being seen in important roles or movies once they’ve finished their time on the show. Not every one of course but still quite a few.
Two such people who have been seeing a huge amount of success since they left however, are Arthur Darvill and Karen Gillan. They’ve had television appearances, theatre gigs and even roles in films and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down for the pair either.
Darvill will be seen in BBC One’s historical serial The White Queen as the Duke of Buckingham, where he had to learn to ride a horse for the role or, as the actor puts it himself:
Well, ‘learn’ is a little too strong. I had an hour’s lesson the day before filming.
Catch Arthur in The White Queen next Sunday at 9pm.
Meanwhile, Scottish beauty Karen Gillan caused a bit of an uproar at comic-con recently when she revealed her newly shaved head as she prepares to start filming for the 2014 Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy. Gillan will be playing the space pirate Nebula in the film, we can only presume that the director saw her in 2011’s Curse of the Black Spot and made his decision for casting her based on that!
Some fans were not happy regarding her new, and temporary we might add, hairdo and ended up sending the director of the film, James Gunn, some very rude things indeed, something that he has now got a bit cross about:
If you are sending me hate messages about making @KarenGillan2 shave her head, you might consider the overall state of your life.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 24, 2013
It’s only a shaved head people!
Guardians of the Galaxy will be in cinemas from 2014 and will tie into The Avengers: Age of Ultron…. I wonder if we will see Gillan in that as well?