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Jenna Coleman

Biography

Soap opera actress who played the part of Clara around the hit tv series Doctor Who. While looking for an performing school, she got the part of Jasmine Thomas around the English cleaning soap opera Emmerdale. She performed her first main film part in Captain America: THE VERY FIRST Avenger. She started dating Video game of Thrones acting professional Richard Madden in 2011. She and Matt Smith co-starred on Doctor Who.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jenna Coleman
Date Of Birth April 27, 1986
Place Of Birth Blackpool, England
Height 1.57 m
Profession Soap Opera Actress
Education Arnold School
Nationality English
Parents Karen Coleman, Keith Coleman
Siblings Ben Coleman
Awards Glamour Award for UK TV Actress
Nominations National Television Award for Most Popular Newcomer, The British Soap Award for Best Newcomer, National Television Award for Outstanding Drama Performance, The British Soap Award for Best Dramatic Performance
Movies Me Before You, Room at the Top, Captain America: The First Avenger
TV Shows Waterloo Road, Death Comes to Pemberley, Dancing on the Edge, Titanic, Mystery!, Doctor Who, Victoria, Emmerdale
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1Keeps in touch with her former Doctor Who co-stars Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi.
2Close friends with her former Emmerdale Farm co-star Sammy Winward and Titanic mini series co-star Perdita Weeks.
3Close friends with her former Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi.
4In an interview to Gerard Gilbert of The Independent (UK newspaper), said of the name change from Jenna-Louise to Jenna, "The boring truth is that people have never really called me Jenna-Louise and I just found it very strange because I started to do more interviews and go places where people I didn't know kept calling me Jenna-Louise. It sounded odd to me.".
5Voted Best Female Guest Star for Season 7A for Asylum of The Daleks by readers of Doctor Who Magazine.
6While auditioning for Doctor Who, the code name that was used was Men on Waves, an anagram for Woman Seven.
7In a relationship with actor Richard Madden since late 2011.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Masterpiece Mystery2014TV SeriesLydia Wickham
Death Comes to Pemberley2013TV Mini-SeriesLydia Wickham
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot2013TV MovieJenna Coleman
Dancing on the Edge2013TV Mini-SeriesRosie
Room at the Top2012TV Mini-SeriesSusan Brown
Titanic2012TV Mini-SeriesAnnie Desmond
Captain America: The First Avenger2011Connie (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
Xenoblade Chronicles2010Video GameMelia (English version, voice, as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
Waterloo Road2009TV SeriesLindsay James
Emmerdale Farm2005-2009TV SeriesJasmine Thomas
Thunderbirds Are Go2016TV SeriesBaines
Victoria2016TV SeriesVictoria
Me Before You2016Katrina "Treena" Clark
Doctor Who2012-2015TV SeriesClara Bonnie Clara Oswald ...
Lego Dimensions2015Video GameClara Oswald (voice)
Imaginary Forces2015ShortEllen (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctor Who2013TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest - The World Tour2014TV Movie documentary with special thanks to

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fashion Awards 2016: Red Carpet Highlights2016ShortHerself
Me Before You: Deleted Scenes2016Video documentary shortKatrina 'Treena' Clark (uncredited)
This Morning2016TV SeriesHerself
Doctor Who Extra2014-2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Conan2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Doctor Who: The Fan Show2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The Story of Britain2014TV SeriesHerself
Blue Peter2014TV SeriesHerself
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest - The World Tour2014TV Movie documentaryHerself / Clara Oswald
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion2014TV MovieHerself / Clara Oswald
National Television Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty2013TV Special documentaryHerself
The One Show2013TV SeriesHerself
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide2013TV Movie documentary
Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Doctor Who at the Proms2013TV SpecialClara
BBC Proms2013TV SeriesHerself / Clara
Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor2013TV SpecialHerself
NerdHQ2013TV SeriesHerself
Arqiva British Academy Television Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
Doctor Who: The Companions2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Nerdist2013TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Last Leg2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The British Soap Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
The 4th TV Now Awards2009TV SpecialHerself (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
Loose Women2006-2008TV SeriesHerself
The British Soap Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
The 3rd TVNow Awards2008TV SpecialHerself (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
Emmerdale: The Dingle Family Album 22007TV Movie documentary as Jenna-Louise Coleman
The British Soap Awards 20072007TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
Soapstar Superstar2007TV SeriesHerself - Audience Member
Soapstar Superstar: Bonus Tracks2007TV SeriesHerself
Viewer of the Year 20062006TV MovieHerself (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
The British Soap Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
The British Soap Awards 2006: The Party2006TV SpecialHerself (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
Stars in Their Eyes2006TV SeriesHerself
Children in Need2005TV SeriesHerself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider2016TV SeriesHerself
12 Again2013TV SeriesClara Oswald
Doctor Who Explained2013TV MovieClara Oswald (uncredited)
Newsround2013TV SeriesClara Oswald

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress in a Television SeriesDoctor Who (2005)
2015BAFTA Cymru AwardBAFTA Awards, WalesBest Actress (Yr Actores Orau)Doctor Who (2005)
2015TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest ActressDoctor Who (2005)
2013BTVA Video Game Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Female Vocal Performance in a Video GameZenobureido (2010)
2013BTVA Video Game Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Video GameZenobureido (2010)· Adam Howden
· Carina Reeves
· Rufus Jones
· Jay Taylor
· Kellie Bright
· Wayne Forester
· Nicholas Boulton
· Anthony May
· Jo Wyatt
· Timothy Watson
· Blake Ritson
· Peter Bramhill
· Rufus Wright
· Stephen Greif
2013TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest ActressDoctor Who (2005)
2009British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest Dramatic PerformanceEmmerdale Farm (1972)
2006British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest NewcomerEmmerdale Farm (1972)
2006National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular NewcomerEmmerdale Farm (1972)


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#Quote
1My favourite Doctors are Tennant [David Tennant] and Baker. I worked with them both, too! Well, I never got to work with Tom Baker, but I was on set with him. Me and Steven [Steven Moffat] came in to watch his scenes.
2If I'm with a group of people, I'm okay, but actually I'm quite a nervous person if I'm just one-to-one with somebody.
3To be honest, I don't think there's any other show like Doctor Who (2005) at all.
4I like period drama because everyone is so restrained, but they have all these emotions raging underneath.
5I knew when I was 10 that I wanted to act full-time.
6I am a restless person.
7I'd love to be a Bond Girl.
8I'd love to work across all three fields - theatre, film and TV.
9There's not much TV these days where you really get that element of surprise. There are so many spoilers all the time.

#Trademark
1Dimples
2Petite frame
3Large brown eyes

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