Caitlin Blackwood

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

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


Blackwood was born in Antrim, Northern Ireland, in 2000.[1] She moved with her family to Inverness in Scotland when she was six years old and has lived there ever since.[1]

Blackwood played Alexis in the 2015 episode "Preparing the Weapon" of the crowdfunded[3] TV series Cops and Monsters.[4] In 2018 she appeared in a short film called Sundown directed by Ryan Hendrick.[5]

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", with footage of her briefly reused 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.[6] Resemblance to Gillan was a factor in her casting.[7][8] In 2018, she starred in Sundown, an award-winning short film by Scottish writer and director Ryan Hendrick. In 2020, she played Amy Pond in the Doctor Who short: "The Raggedy Doctor by Amelia Pond".[9]

In 2020, she appeared in the romantic comedy film Lost At Christmas,[10][11] which also featured Doctor Who actors Sylvester McCoy and Frazer Hines.



Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2018 Sundown Abi [12]
2019 Get Duked! Schoolgirl [13]
2020 Lost at Christmas Clara [10][11]


Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2010–2011 Doctor Who Amelia Pond 4 episodes (1 special) [14][15]
2015 Cops and Monsters Alexis Episode: "Preparing the Weapon" [4]


  1. ^ a b c "Caitlin Blackwood - About". Caitlin Blackwood official website. 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. ^ "BBC - Cops and Monsters - Writers Room". Archived from the original on 27 January 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Glasgow bar to host exclusive screening of web series Cops and Monsters". Glasgow Times. 13 October 2018. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Former Doctor Who companions in new short film". BBC News. 23 April 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Daly, Helen (13 April 2017). "Doctor Who: You'll NEVER believe what young Amy Pond looks like now…". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Caitlin Blackwood as Amelia - The Eleventh Hour: Behind the Scenes - The Eleventh Hour, Series 5, Doctor Who - BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  9. ^ Fullerton, Huw (3 April 2020). "Doctor Who: Steven Moffat releases new Amy Pond scene ahead of fan watchalong". Radio Times. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Former Doctor Who companions in new short film". BBC News. 23 April 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  11. ^ a b Welsh, Susan (5 December 2020). "Sanjeev Kohli on the making of Scotland's first Christmas movie". Press and Journal. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  12. ^ Hendrick, Ryan (27 June 2018), Sundown (Short, Drama), Encore Post, Magic Monkey Films, Moonglass, retrieved 13 October 2021
  13. ^ "Get Duked! - Cast and Crew". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  14. ^ Fuller, Gavin (26 June 2010). "Doctor Who: The Big Bang - series finale review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  15. ^ "Doctor Who | A Touch of Frost | Jonathan Creek | TV Review". the Guardian. 5 April 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2020.

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