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DR Who star Karen Gillan has presented NHS Highland maternity staff with an award marking their promotion of breastfeeding.
Ms Gillan, who hails from Inverness and made her name playing the doctor’s assistant Amy Pond in the popular science fiction TV series, handed out the UNICEF Baby Friendly Award at the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness, on Tuesday.
The promotion of breastfeeding in Highland was given a boost by the international organisation UNICEF last month after it awarded the recently-formed Highland Health and Social Care full Baby Friendly accreditation.
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‘Actually, this film came about because my director John McKay, back when I was working on television for We’ll Take Manhattan,’ said, “You’re really good at falling over, you should read this script,” and gave me Not Another Happy Ending. I suppose I am one of life’s naturally clumsy people, I don’t drop stuff all the time, or break things, but I’m just generally a bit flustered.’
‘I watched in chronological order the greatest rom-coms of all time, starting with His Girl Friday, then The Apartment, which is amazing, and then I was naughty because I watched a later one because I couldn’t wait to see Manhattan, then back to Annie Hall and then When Harry Met Sally… what I took from seeing them all was just how important the chemistry is between the two lead actors.’
Gillan’s next project takes her to Los Angeles for a horror drama Oculus, but she’s setting her sights even higher: she’d like to appear in darker, more dramatic films, and says her dream is to work with the Austrian director of The White Ribbon and Hidden, Michael Haneke, whose 2001 film The Piano Teacher is Gillan’s own favourite film. But for now, she’s keen to keep developing her craft, and Not Another Happy Ending gives her the chance to expand her repertoire with a coveted leading role.
‘Acting is all about finding the truth within whatever world you’re in,’ she says. ‘You just have to keep it truthful, rather than all this heightened acting. These are things that I’ve learned from watching the episodes of Doctor Who, just learning how to pitch a scene, so that you felt that you were doing enough to give the audience what they want at that moment.