As a disciple of the renowned theater director Scott Johnston, actress Karen Gillan has never been skeptical about the path she had chosen as a teen girl. At the age of 18, the Scotland born actress shifted to London to pursue a career in acting. After completing a drama course at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theater Arts, Karen started her career as a model. Her characteristic height and distinctive red hair made her a hot favorite in the London fashion scene. Though the busy schedule of runway shows and photo shoots claimed her next couple of years, Gillan was always keen on nurturing her acting career.
Gillan started with television shows like the sketch comedy ‘The Kevin Bishop Show’ and ‘The Well,’ a horror anthology series for the BBC. In May 2009, Gillan got her long-awaited breakthrough. Her role as Amy Pond, the Doctor’s companion in the long-running British sci-fi series ‘Doctor Who‘, catapulted her career both in the small and big screens. Gillan, along with her onscreen companion Matt Smith, shot to instant fame and were hailed as British television’s hottest couple ever. The onscreen chemistry between the two made them an icon of popular culture and helped the show’s immense popularity. Gillan played Amy Pond from 2010 to 2013.
Later in her career, Gillan tried her luck in American television with the lead role in ABC’s ‘Selfie’. But the show couldn’t repeat the magic of ‘Doctor Who’ and ABC cancelled it after the first season. Gillan joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Nebula and appeared in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy (2014),’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War (2018).’ At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Karen Gillan movie or TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Karen Gillan films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Karen Gillan movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
9. All Creatures Here Below (2019)
‘All Creatures Here Below’ is a thriller featuring Karen Gillan as a mother named Ruby. In a recently released trailer, Ruby seems financially and emotionally unprepared to take care of her baby, and her lover, played by David Dastmalchian, suggests leaving the baby with the hospital authorities to look after. Ruby rejects the idea on the face as the mere mention of abandoning the child bursts her rage. The plot explores the poverty-stricken couple’s struggle to cope-up with the hostile life of LA. Collin Schiffli directs the movie from a screenplay written by David Dastmalchian. ‘All Creatures Here Below’ comes to theaters on May 10 and starts streaming on iTunes from May 17.
8. Stuber (2019)