Drawing: Karen Gillan

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Scottish actress Karen Gillan played Amy Pond, the Eleventh Doctor Who‘s (Matt Smith) first companion in May 2009.

She made her first theatre appearance playing the role of Shirley in John Osborne’s greatest play Inadmissible Evidence alongside Douglas Hodge, debuting at the Donmar Warehouse on 16 October 2011. She appeared on Broadway in Time To Act, one of the plays included in ‘The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway’ benefitting the non-profit Urban Arts Partnership in November 2013.

Karen signed my sketch after the final night’s performance of Inadmissible Evidence at the Donmar stage door.

Drawing: Ruth Wilson

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Ruth Wilson is a two time Olivier Award winner. In 2010 she picked up the first – a Best Supporting Actress Award for her role as Stella in The Donmar Warehouse’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Rachel Weisz, who also won the Best Actress category – followed by the 2012 Olivier for Best Actress as the title character in Anna Christie, also at the Donmar, opposite Jude Law.  She was also nominated for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Mini Series for her role in Jane Eyre. Ruth kindly signed this quick portrait study at the Donmar during the 2011 Anna Christie season.