British actress Jenna Coleman is set to appear at this week’s Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) in Dubai.
Coleman, who is perhaps most famous for her portrayal of Clara Oswald in the television series “Doctor Who,” is set to meet eager fans on Thursday and Friday and will sign autographs and pose for photographs at the event.
The actress’ versatility has been put to the test in recent years, with her portrayal of Britain’s Queen Victoria on the ITV series “Victoria” garnering praise from critics. She also scored a role on the silver screen in 2011, playing the character of Connie in Hollywood blockbuster “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
She began her career on British TV show “Emmerdale” in 2005 and received a nomination at the 2006 National Television Awards for the Most Popular Newcomer award for her portrayal of character Jasmine Thomas on the soap.
Coleman will attend the event along with actor Ezra Miller who plays The Flash in the DC Universe. Miller recently starred in Hollywood film “Justice League” with Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher and Jason Momoa and previously starred in the Harry Potter spinoff movie, “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.”
When he is not acting, Miller tours the US with his band, Sons of an Illustrious Father.
The actor is set to touch down in the UAE this week and will meet fans on Friday and Saturday.
The MEFCC is set to run from April 5-7 at Dubai World Trade Center and will feature panel discussions, workshops and a raft of activities for fans of all ages.
One of the annual highlights of the event is the Artists’ Alley, a dedicated section where regional and international comic and manga artists showcase their latest creations for sale.
Comic Con is also popular among those who relish the chance to get creative and dress up as comic characters in what is known as cosplay, a hybrid of the words costume and play. Cosplayers from around the region attend the event in their full regalia, dressing up as popular characters from anime, comics and movies.
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