Gwendoline Christie is a Famous English actress. Gwendoline Christie is best known for portraying Brienne of Tarth in the HBO fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones and the First Order stormtrooper Captain Phasma in the films Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. For the former, she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019. Check all the details given below about Gwendoline Christie’s Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Boyfriend, Career, Salary, Net Worth, Biography & More.
Gwendoline Christie Wiki/Biography
Gwendoline Christie was born on 28th October 1978 (Age: 44 years; as of 2022) in Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom. Her full real name is Gwendoline Tracey Phillippa Christie and she was commonly known as Gwendoline Christie. His nationality is British and her ethnicity is Multi-ethnic (English, Scottish). Her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she follows Christianity (religion). Her profession famous English Actress.
Gwendoline Christie Educational Qualification
Gwendoline Christie completed her schooling at Warden Park School. After that, She attended Drama Center London, for she graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) in 2005. And then, she entered his acting career and start work in so many movies and on Netflix.
Gwendoline Christie Physical Stats
- Height: 6’3″ inches
- Weight: 84 Kg
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Eye Color: Blue
- Body Measurement: 37-30-38 inches
- Shoe Size: 12.5 US
- Dress Size: 10 US
Gwendoline Christie’s Family & Parents
Gwendoline Christie was born into a middle-class family to English Parents. Her father worked in Sales and Marketing and her mother is a housewife. She also has two older half-brothers. She doesn’t disclose the names of her family member and siblings or any other information about her family.
Gwendoline Christie Boyfriend & Relationships
Gwendoline Christie’s dating status is committed and her marital status is unmarried. She dating fashion designer Giles Deacon since 2013.
She doesn’t marry him and they have no children. They both lived happily together and enjoy their life joyfully.
Gwendoline Christie Career & Profession
Gwendoline Christie grew up in a Hamlet near the South Downs. As a child, she trained as a gymnast but took up acting after a spinal injury and she worked in a boutique in Brighton around 2002. Gwendoline Christie told she “would probably never work because didn’t look the same as most actors”, due to her unconventionally tall physique, and was even told “well, good luck with that” by her agent after stating she would like to work on screen.
Gwendoline Christie was inspired to continue pursuing this goal by Tilda Swinton’s performance in Orlando. She recalled thinking “Well, she is in a film, she is otherworldly, and is definitely outside the room… I realized that maybe there is a place for me too.”Gwendoline Christie’s height attracted the attention of photographer Polly Borland, in 2002, who made Christie the subject of a noted series of photographs, entitled Bunny, between 2002-2008.
According to her, she felt then that the photographs in which she appears mostly nude could help her come to terms with her body, and challenge notions of femininity. She later said that she was shocked in retrospect that she had agreed to them. Her mentor since drama school has been an actor and author Simon Callow.
Her theatrical career includes a performance as the Queen in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline opposite Tom Hiddleston, portraying Mag Wildwood in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and “standing out” as Lucifer in Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus in 2010. On-screen, Christie debuted in 2007, with a short film titled The Time Surgeon, written and directed by Nathaniel Mellors.
She was also involved in Ourhouse behind the scenes, acting as an associate producer and being credited for casting, costumes, props, and make-up. Meanwhile, she made her feature film debut with a minor role in the Terry Gilliam film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus in 2009. In 2009 she joined Patrick Wolf in the music video for “Damaris”.She was cast as the warrior Brienne of Tarth in the second season of HBO’s fantasy TV series Game of Thrones in July 2011.
Her character – an unusually tall, muscular, and plain-looking woman – is a favorite among many readers of the novels, and Christie had been proposed for the role by fans long before auditions took place. She said that she could draw on her own experiences of having been bullied for her height and androgynous looks to play the part of Brienne, a role that she was passionate to play after reading the A Song of Ice and Fire novels which the show adapts.
To prepare even for the auditions, she started wearing unisex clothing to help her get into her character’s more masculine mindset, and took up an intensive training regime, gaining over a stone. According to series co-writer, producer, and author of the novels, George R. R. Martin, she obtained the role practically without debate after an arresting audition at which she appeared already made up and costumed as Brienne.
After being cast in the role, Gwendoline Christie prepared for it by working out extensively and taking horsemanship, sword-fighting, and stage-fighting lessons. Her debut was in the second season’s third episode, “What Is Dead May Never Die”, which aired on 15th April 2012. Her debut performance was well received by critics, Nina Shen Rastogi praised her “eloquent and economical physical performance”, noting that her walk, stance, and mien effectively conveyed Brienne’s single-minded devotion to her self-given quest to become a knight.
In 2014, for her performance as Brienne in the show’s third season, She was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television. As a part of the cast, she was also nominated for a total of four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. For the role, she wore heavy make-up, although she also appeared with her usual physique as Lucy, the human form of Lexi. She also had a minor role in another Terry Gilliam movie, The Zero Theorem, released in 2013.
Gwendoline Christie played Commander Lyme in the fourth installment in The Hunger Games film series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2. Actress Lily Rabe had signed on for the part previously but had to back out due to scheduling conflicts. The same year, she joined the cast of Swallows and Amazons as Mrs. Blackett, but later dropped out. Christie co-starred in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as Captain Phasma, one of the film’s supporting antagonists in 2015.
Gwendoline Christie had a main role in China Girl, the second season of Top of the Lake, as Miranda Hilmarson, in 2017, a Constable in the Sydney Police Force, and the new partner of the show’s main character played by Elisabeth Moss. The same year, she reprised her role of Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a sequel to The Force Awakens.
Gwendoline Christie appeared as the bounty hunter Lady Jane in The Darkest Minds, an adaptation of the book trilogy The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, as Gwen in the Peter Strickland film In Fabric, and as the Russian caretaker Anna in the Robert Zemeckis film Welcome to Marwen in 2018.
Gwendoline Christie received her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, she also received a second Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television nomination for her performance in the final two seasons. In January 2021, Christie was cast as Lucifer in the Netflix adaptation of The Sandman.
Gwendoline Christie Filmography
- In 2009, she filmed in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
- In 2013, she filmed The Zero Theorem.
- In 2015, she filmed in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part2 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- In 2016, she filmed in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
- In 2017, she filmed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
- In 2018, she filmed in The Darkest Minds, In Fabric, and Welcome to Marwen.
- In 2019, she filmed The Personal History of David Copperfield and Our Friend.
- In 2022, she filmed Flux Gourmet.
Gwendoline Christie Television
- In 2010, she worked in Seven Ages of Britain Teaser.
- In 2012-2019, she worked in Game of Thrones.
- From 2012-2013, she worked in Wizards vs Aliens.
- In 2017, she worked in Top of the Lake: China Girl.
- In 2018, she worked in Star Wars Resistance.
- In 222, she worked in The Sandman and Wednesday.
Gwendoline Christie Short Films
- In 2007, she worked in TheTime Surgeon.
- In 2010, she worked in Ourhouse, Episode 1: ‘Games’ and Ourhouse, Episode 4: ‘Internal Problems.
- In 2011, she worked in Ourhouse, Episode 2: ‘Class’, and Ourhouse, Episode 3: ‘The Cure of Folly’.
- In 2016, she worked in The Dress.
Gwendoline Christie Favorite Things
- Favorite Food: Chinese
- Favorite Color: Red
- Favorite Game: Game of Thrones
- Favorite Pets: Dog
Gwendoline Christie’s Net Worth
Gwendoline Christie’s net worth is estimated at $4 million dollars. Gwendoline Christie worked so many shows, movies, short movies, and TV and earned money from them. His salary is $55.94 per hour, $1.342 per day, $9.423 per week, and $40,833 per month.
Gwendoline Christie Social Handles
Gwendoline Christie Amazing Facts
- Currently, Gwendoline Christie worked with Star Wars and Top of the Lake.
- Her height led to her being bullied when she was younger.
- She dated a Fashion designer Giles Deacon.
- As a child, she trained as a gymnast but took up acting after a spinal injury.
- Around 2002, she worked in a boutique in Brighton.
- Gwendoline Christie was inspired to continue pursuing this goal by Tilda Swinton’s performance in Orlando.
- In 2022, she worked in the audio drama The Callisto Protocol: Helix Station.
- Gwendoline Christie is best known for portraying Brienne of Tarth in the HBO fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones, and the First Order stormtrooper Captain Phasma in the films Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
- In 2016, Gwendoline Christie worked in Video Games Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- In 2017, Gwendoline Christie worked in Video Games Star Wars Battlefront II.
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