Coleman was born in Blackpool , Lancashire. Incidentally, Blackpool is also the hometown of her character, the modern Clara Oswald , as revealed in Robot of Sherwood. In June , Coleman announced that she was shortening her professional name to Jenna Coleman, and was credited thus beginning with The Day of the Doctor. By the end of Series 9, Coleman had become the longest-serving companion actress of the revival era, surpassing Karen Gillan by several episodes. During a break in filming series 9 , she shot a supporting role in the romantic drama Me Before You , released in
Why Clara Oswald’s Doctor Who exit left actress Jenna-Louise Coleman in tears
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Clara Oswald is a fictional character created by Steven Moffat and portrayed by Jenna Coleman in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. First appearing in the show's seventh series , Clara served as a companion of the alien time traveller known as the Doctor in his eleventh Matt Smith and twelfth Peter Capaldi incarnations. She remains the longest serving companion since the show's revival in Clara is initially presented to the audience during the seventh series as three distinct, though similarly named, people living in different eras.
She stood perfectly still as a squawking raven flew through her body and spooky black smoke floated out of her mouth before she died. Lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat denied the scenes were too gruesome for children. Jenna, 29, was taken aback at how she was killed in Face the Raven after three years in the BBC1 show.