Who is Caitlin Blackwood? What is her age?
Born under the sign of Cancer on 23 June 2000, in Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Caitlin Blackwood is a 22-year old award-winning Caucasian actress. She is definitely best known around the globe thanks to her role as young Amelia Pond in “Doctor Who.” She has had several other successes over the course of her frequently lucrative acting career since 2010.
Early life: A closed book
Caitlin was raised with her younger brother, initially in their birthplace, by mother Linda and a father whose name is unknown, who moved permanently to Inverness, Scotland when she was six years of age. Being the cousin of Scottish actress Karen Gillan, she harbored an interest in acting from a very early age. Blackwood attended St Joseph’s Primary School in Glasgow, from where she matriculated in 2018. She then began attending an Edinburgh-based acting college, graduating from there in 2022.
Career: Born for the great canvas
Caitlin’s first role came along in 2010, when she was still in elementary school,. She was asked to try out for it by her cousin Karen Gillan, who was starring as Amelia Pond in BBC One’s legendary adventure sci-fi drama by Sydney Newman entitled “Doctor Who,” and needed a lookalike to portray the younger version of her character in the show. Even though they aren’t siblings, and had never even met before co-starring, Caitlin was at the time the spitting image of young Karen, and was thus promptly cast in the role of young Amelia Pond, debuting in 2010, in the episode entitled “The Eleventh Hour,” which was followed by the episode “The Big Bang” in the same year. She appeared twice more in 2011, in episodes “Let’s Kill Hitler” and “The God Complex”, then in 2012 in the episode “The Angels Take Manhattan,” and finally in “The Time of the Doctor” in 2013. Although she performed in only six episodes, the TV series’ boundless success meant that was more than enough to launch her into stardom. She took a year off to focus on her studies, before in 2015 portraying Alexis in the episode of Fraser Coull’s sci-fi TV series “Cops and Monsters” entitled “Preparing the Wagon.”
The last seven years
Her last and most important 2015 role is Shop Girl in Ryan Hendrick’s romantic adventure comedy film entitled “Journey Bound,” which went on to win the Audience Award at the Glasgow Southside Film Festival. Blackwood took a three-year break again due to schooling, appearing as Abi in Ryan Hendrick’s short drama film entitled “Sundown” in 2018, opposite “Doctor Who” co-star Frazer Hines, who recommended her for the role. This performance won her the 2018 Golden Movie September Award in the Best Actor under 18 category, which is her only award so far.
In 2019, she made her film debut by playing School Girl #1 in Ninian Doff’s comedy horror musical entitled “Get Duked!” In 2020 Caitlin was honored by Steven Moffat, the showrunner of “Doctor Who,” with the only role (the voice of Amy) in the short sci-fi animation entitled “The Raggedy Doctor by Amelia Pond.” Her most significant film role is her latest – as Clara in Ryan Hendrick’s romantic comedy drama entitled “Lost at Christmas” in 2020.
With seven acting credits under her belt, Caitlin isn’t set to appear in any new titles as of mid-2022, possibly due to focusing on finalizing her education.
Blackwood has also appeared in a few television commercials, including with her younger brother in a 2021 Christmas Tesco advert. She also gave her voice to the character of Kylie in a Barnardo’s Children’s Charity TV clip.
Caitlin’s extracurricular activities
When not realizing a big project, the young actress is involved with her local community, specifically as part of 161 (1st Highland) Air Cadets Squadron in Inverness, which is part of the Air Training Corps volunteer military force, supported by the UK Ministry of Defence and the Royal Air Force. She joined in 2013 and has remained active since. Her website is there to list what she’s up to from time to time, so that the fans can get a picture or autograph.
Great fun at #gally1 Such a pleasure taking a photo with Caitlin Blackwood #caitlinbackwood the young #amypond #ameliapond We're cosplaying "the 11th hour" #11thdoctorwho & "kissogram" Amy Pond. #doctorwhocosplay #amypondcosplay @gallifreyone #gally2019 #bbcamerica #doctorwho pic.twitter.com/CV6aoTHGlQ
— Cosplay Parents 🙂 (@CosplayParents) February 16, 2019
The importance of “Doctor Who”
Unlike most other career-launching TV series, “Doctor Who” is unparalleled in the UK. It has been on TV screens since 1963, although with interruptions, which makes it the oldest non-continuously running TV series of all time. Throughout its life, it has featured almost many great actor to emerge in the UK, serving as a springboard for true acting talent. Its most modern version, in which Caitlin participated, has been running since 2005, and will spawn a spin-off series after the release of its 14th season in 2023, commemorating a jaw-dropping 60-year anniversary; the title is said to be “Doctor Who: Unleashed.” The currently running TV series has 215 nominations and 118 wins, including four BAFTA awards. It’s the UK’s all-time most profitable and revered masterpiece, hence playing a part in it automatically turned Caitlin into a cult figure, allowing her to go on tours and visits as her character across numerous conventions, many of which took place in the US.
Love life: Does she have a boyfriend?
Caitlin started out as a child actress, thus not as likely to become romantically involved with a colleague; she’s yet to reveal any details about her amorous endeavors. The actress is apparently single, and has never been the target of any affair rumors. She’s currently still based in Inverness with her family.
What is Caitlin Blackwood’s net worth?
As of mid-2022, most sources estimate the young actress’ total amassed wealth at $1.5 million, garnered thanks to six appearances in film and TV series titles, though the role of young Amelia Pond in “Doctor Who” is sure to have contributed far more than the other five combined.