Coleman To Play Dr. Who’s New Companion

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March 21, 2012 | 6:56pm EST

TV time traveller Dr. Who has a new sidekick – former British soap star Jenna-Louise Coleman has been cast as his new assistant.
The 25-year-old ex-Emmerdale star, who played Connie in last year’s Captain America: The First Avenger, will join Matt Smith in the cult sci-fi drama.

She’ll replace Karen Gillan, who will depart the series later this year.

Coleman says, “I’m beyond excited, I can’t wait to get cracking; working alongside Matt I know is going to be enormous fun and a huge adventure.”