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Doctor Who gets younger, redder with new companion

by John Scott Lewinski, posted May 29th 2009 2:02PM
The new cast of 2010's next full season of the world's longest running sci-fi show is looking a lot like "Jim Henson's Doctor Who Babies" with the announcement of the new companion for Matt Smith's 11th Doctor.

Twenty-one-year-old Karen Gillan will become the show's first "ginger" companion when the red-head steps into the Tardis for executive producer Steven Moffat next year. When standing alongside 26-year-old Smith, the pair could look disturbingly like a Twilight book cover.

While it's not fair to say she got the part because she's Scottish, it couldn't hurt that her boss (Moffat) hails from the same part of the world. She studied acting at Telford College in Edinburgh and already has a short list of credits, including Outcast (a film with Jekyll star, James Nesbitt).

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