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Talented Barking teenager materialises in Doctor Who

PUBLISHED: 12:18 09 September 2014 | UPDATED: 12:18 09 September 2014

Ellis George, who is starring in Doctor Who

Ellis George, who is starring in Doctor Who

Young & Talented

If you thought you saw Barking student Ellis George while watching Doctor Who recently, you don’t need to get out your sonic screwdriver and adjust your television sets.

The 15-year-old made her debut as schoolgirl Courtney on August 30, but like the Daleks, she’ll be back, popping up in three more episodes this series.

While some young actors might be daunted by appearing on the hit sci-fi show, which stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman as the Doctor and his companion Clara, Barking Abbey pupil Ellis was at ease around the big names.

She said: “Peter and Jenna are amazing actors. They are the most down to earth, welcoming, approachable people and are so friendly and fun to be around.”

Ellis, who has attended theatre group Young & Talented since she was 11, can’t give away any spoilers about her role, but added that Courtney is an “interesting” character to play.

“The most enjoyable part was being on set with the cast and crew – they make it so easy to work because there’s always something funny happening,” she said.

“A lot of the time I forget that I’m working, because I love what I do and it doesn’t feel hard.”

If her success in Doctor Who is anything to go by, Ellis is one young actor who isn’t going to be exterminated from our screens just yet.

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