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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014): Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, & More Cast

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Karen Gillan, Glenn CloseOphelia Lovibond cast in Guardians of the Galaxy. The casting of Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, and Ophelia Lovibond in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) fills possible key roles in the James Gunn directed film. Karen Gillan will supposedly play the main female villain in the film. Glenn Close will be “playing a leadership role in Nova Corp, the intergalactic space patrol…Close’s role would be the closest thing to the one that Samuel L. Jackson plays in Marvel’s Avengers movie”. There is no word yet on what role Ophelia Lovibond will play in Guardians of the Galaxy.

On Karen Gillan:

Gillan’s early television acting career included guest appearances on several drama series, with her first ongoing role being a two-year stint as a member of the ensemble cast of the sketch comedy series The Kevin Bishop Show in which she played multiple characters, as well as celebrities such as Katy Perry and Angelina Jolie. She appeared in Channel 4’s Stacked; she had the part of Ginny. Gillan also appeared on TV in a leading role in a horror project entitled The Well, which was broadcast as a series of episodic short films on BBC Two, and then later also as a web series on Part of the BBC’s multimedia “switch” programming, the short episodes interconnect with online games that further explore the environments presented in the series.

She was cast for the role of the Eleventh Doctor’s first companion, Amy Pond, on the British sci-fi series Doctor Who in May 2009. She made her first on-screen appearance as Amy Pond in “The Eleventh Hour” with her cousin Caitlin Blackwood portraying a young Amelia (Amy) Pond.She was confirmed in Issue 420 of the Doctor Who Magazine to be appearing in the 2011 series. Gillan had appeared in Doctor Who once before in the 2008 episode “The Fires of Pompeii” in the role of a Soothsayer.

Gillan made her first theatre appearance playing the role of Shirley in John Osborne’s play Inadmissible Evidence along with Douglas Hodge.The play debuted at the Donmar Warehouse on 16 October 2011.

During an interview at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, Gillan revealed she would be returning to Doctor Who for its seventh series. On 15 December 2011, it was announced Gillan and Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams) would be leaving Doctor Who during the seventh series in 2012.On 26 January 2012, Karen Gillan played the part of supermodel Jean Shrimpton in the BBC Four film We’ll Take Manhattan, which told the story of Shrimpton’s relationship with the photographer David Bailey.

In August 2011, it was announced Gillan would star in an indie Scottish rom-com called Not Another Happy Ending alongside Emun Elliott.[17] She was picked by director John McKay because he came to know her during the production of We’ll Take Manhattan, which he also directed, as “a very bubbly, vibrant, energetic, funny, slightly clumsy person” who was a perfect fit for the character. Filming took place in July 2012, though Elliott was replaced by Stanley Weber. Gillan told journalists that she was happy to be involved in a Scottish production that “isn’t about drug use or fighting the English”.The film is set to premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2013.

Gillan is to star in a supernatural horror pic called Oculus cast in the lead role and filmed in Alabama. She revealed that she has been cast in comedian Charlie Brooker’s TV series A Touch of Cloth.[25]Gillan has also been cast in a film titled ‘ The List ‘ filming in Los Angeles will begin in May 2013

In May 2013, Gillan was cast as a villain in the superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy, scheduled for release in 2014.

On Ophelia Lovibond:

She had a part in the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy as well as the TV series FM. She played a leading role in the film as Shannon and had roles in the 2011 films London Boulevard, No Strings Attached and Mr. Popper’s Penguins. She featured in the February 2013 music video “Please Don’t Say You Love Me”, by singer Gabrielle Aplin. In April 2013, Lovibond was cast in the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy.

Guardians of the Galaxy also stars Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Enzo Cilenti, and John C. Reilly.

Guardians of the Galaxy plot synopsis: “Galaxy centers on Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Pratt), a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.”

Leave your thoughts on Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, and Ophelia Lovibond’s casting Guardians of the Galaxy below in the comments section. Guardians of the Galaxy will be released in US theaters through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on August 1, 2014. For more Guardians of the Galaxy photos, videos, and information, visit our Guardians of the Galaxy Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on Twitter or “like” us on Facebook.

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