How Dr Who Star Karen Gillan Is Bright And Classy

Dr Who is almost back on the TV screens for a sixth series, which means we’ll get to see more of the inspirational Karen Gillan.

Karen, who plays the doctor’s assistant Amy Pond,  recently stepped out to promote the new shows to the world’s press.

Leaning against an old school blue Cadillac with co-star Matt Smith, Karen looked effortlessly cool wearing a gorgeous silk aubergine dress with a pair of tough black workmen boots to balance out the look.

The sixth series is going to be better than all the rest as Very can exclusively reveal more effort has gone into the story lines.

One of the episodes was filmed in New York, which is the first time that Doctor Who has been filmed anywhere other than the UK. The storyline sees the Doctor, Amy and the rest of the cast travelling back in time to 1960s America and journeying across the Wild West.

With guest appearances from Lily Cole, Marshall Lancaster and Hugh Bonneville, and a promise of the scariest monsters yet, the new series looks set to be well worth staying in for.

Karen has also revealed that the finale will be a huge shock for fans, as the lives of three characters will be irrevocably changed forever.  She was even given a dummy script with a fake ending in order to ensure absolute secrecy of the plot!

The series will air in the UK on 24 April so mark the date in your diary now. And if you can’t wait for your fix of Amy Pond fear not – here is a selection of dresses to get you looking as fab as Karen. The Teatro pencil dress flatters the figure, cinching you in at the waist, and flatters the complexion with it’s beautiful purple colour

Or the South Cupro shirt dress is belted like Karen’s dress and suitable for an event where you want to make an entrance and get people talking about how fabulous you look

The Love Label prom dress is a conservative knee-length, which means you can afford to be more adventurous with colour

The actress keeps the look edgy by wearing boots instead of ladylike shoes. The Fearne Cotton Jacks leather worker boots are very similar to those worn by Karen at the show launch event

With an outfit like this you’ll be prepared for anything – just like the Doctor’s assistant. And you can always take some high heeled shoes in your handbag if you want some more dressed up chic.

27th April 2011
Written by Zoe Griffin

Posted by: Stacey Solomon 27 April 2011

Actually, Doctor Who has been filmed outside the UK loads before. Paris, Amsterdam, Lanzarote, Croatia, even some US filming. Facts, facts facts.

Nice frocks though, yeah.