Karen Gillan to star in BBC Four drama ‘We’ll Take Manhattan’

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Shrimpton will be played by Karen Gillan, in her first lead role since starring as Amy Pond in Doctor Who. Written and directed by John McKay (Life On Mars, Robin Hood), the 90-minute single drama begins filming in May.

We’ll Take Manhattan focuses on a wild and unpredictable 1962 Vogue photo shoot in New York, bringing to life the story of two young people falling in love, misbehaving, and inadvertently defining the style of the Sixties along the way.

Gillan commented: “Jean Shrimpton is an icon of the Sixties and I am so excited to be playing somebody who had such a lasting impact on the fashion world. I can’t wait to take on the challenge of bringing Jean and Bailey’s fascinating love story to life. Sixties here I come!”