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Caitlin Blackwood (born 23 June 2000)[1] is a Scottish actress who is best known for playing the 'young Amy Pond' in the British TV programme Doctor Who.[2]

Caitlin Blackwood
Blackwood in 2012
Born (2000-06-23) 23 June 2000 (age 18)
Years active2010–present
RelativesKaren Gillan (cousin)


Caitlin was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 2000.[3] She moved with her family to Inverness in Scotland when she was six years old and has lived there ever since.[4] Blackwood was until recently studying acting in a college based in Edinburgh.

Blackwood played Alexis in the 2015 episode "Preparing the Weapon" of the crowdfunded[5] TV series Cops and Monsters.[6] In 2017 she appeared in a short film called Sundown directed by Ryan Hendrick.[7]

She played the young Amelia Pond in several Doctor Who episodes; "The Eleventh Hour", "The Big Bang", "Let's Kill Hitler", and "The God Complex", and a cameo in "The Angels Take Manhattan". She is the cousin of Karen Gillan, who portrayed the adult Amy Pond, although they had never met before Blackwood was cast.[8] The reason she got the role was due to her similarity to her older cousin.[9][10]


  1. ^ "About actress Caitlin Blackwood". The official website of actress Caitlin Blackwood. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  2. ^, Kelly Jade for (15 April 2017). "Young Amy Pond from Doctor Who is the SPITTING image of Karen Gillan". Metro. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  3. ^ "The Official website of actress Caitlin Blackwood". The Official Caitlin Blackwood Website. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  4. ^ About. Caitlin Blackwood (official website). Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  5. ^ "BBC - Cops and Monsters - Writers Room". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  6. ^ ""Cops and Monsters" Preparing the Weapon (TV Episode 2015)". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Former Doctor Who companions in new short film". BBC News. 23 April 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  8. ^ English, Paul (30 March 2010). "New Doctor Who star Karen Gillan meets cousin for the first time.. on set of the show". dailyrecord. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  9. ^ Daly, Helen (13 April 2017). "Doctor Who: You'll NEVER believe what young Amy Pond looks like now…". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Caitlin Blackwood as Amelia - The Eleventh Hour: Behind the Scenes - The Eleventh Hour, Series 5, Doctor Who - BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 3 September 2017.