Gwendoline Christie Biography

Gwendoline Christie is an English born actress and a model, mostly recognized for her role of Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” series. After landing the part of Brianne in this series, Gwendoline’s career starting going up. She has started as a theater actress but now appears in big-budget blockbuster movies. She really came a long way from modest beginnings.

After going through drama school, Gwendolyn embarked on her theatrical career. It included performances in Shakespeare’s “Cymbaline,” “Breakfast and Tiffany’s” and Marlow’s “Dr. Faustus.” After making such a great performance here, she was snapped up by director Terry Gilliam and she appeared in “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” (2009) in a minor role. She would appear in yet another of Gilliam’s directorial wonders much later on, “Zero Theorem” (2013). Due to her height, photographer Polly Borland offered her to be the prime piece of his exhibit titled “Bunny,” for which she appeared between 2002 and 2008. But, she sees those pictures as a bit of ill taste, as she was almost nude when making them. She has expressed her regret in every doing this project.

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Gwendoline Christie in “Game of Thrones”

But in 2011, her biggest role came a calling. The directors of “Game of Thrones” saw her as a perfect fit for the character of Brianne of Tarth, a muscular woman who wants to become a knight. She was cast without even coming to an audition and she appeared in the second season of the show for the first time. She attracted the attention of readers and fans of her character who immediately took a liking to her. She was the perfect representation of the female knight from the books and brought these character to life. Gwendolyn saw this as a perfect opportunity for herself as she was often teased in school when she was younger for her height. She took the part very seriously and started wearing unisex clothes to help her adapt to the role better.

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With the popularity that she gained for appearing on “Game of Thrones,” Gwendolyn would start appearing in bigger block buster movies. She was cast “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” where she played another strong female character. But when Disney came calling, she immediately took the role of the villainous Captain Phasma in the latest “Star Wars” movies. She appeared in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015) and its sequel “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. Her performances helped her gain so much popularity that she have never expected and she is due to make newer and bigger roles come 2018.

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” movie

Gwendoline Christie Net Worth and Salary

With her popularity growing, Gwendolyn Christie has managed to reach a net worth of 500,000 dollars. She is still not at the same level of other “Game of Thrones” stars, but she has managed to enlarge her salary exponentially compared to what she has been earning previously. Her future blockbuster moves will surely help in her getting paid more and getting newer and more prominent roles in the future.

Gwendoline Christie Partner and Family

Qwendoly Christie has not talked about her private life so much. She is a private person and aims to keep things about her personal life a secret. There have been not many information about her past boyfriends and affairs. But since 2013, Gwendolyn is dating Giles Deacon, a British fashion designer. The two are very happy together, and you can often see Gwendolyn wearing his creations every time she steps on the carpet at any of her premiers. They are still not contemplating marriage and they do not have any children.

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Gwendoline Christie and Giles Deacon

Gwendoline Christie Age

Gwendolyn Christie was born as Gwendoline Manuela Mariett Josephine Christie Brown. She was born in Worthing, West Sussex in England and her birthday is on 28 October 1978, making her 39 years old currently. She actually grew up in a hamlet near South Downs and spent much of her childhood there. Her mother is a housewife, while her father worked in sales and marketing. Gwendolyn first started doing gymnastics and was pretty good at it. But an injury forced her to reconsider her career. She then started going to the Drama Center London, where she graduated in 2005. She then started appearing on stage and the rest is history.

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Height and Weight

Gwendolyn Christie got her part as Brianne of Tarth due to her height. She is 6 ft 3 in or 191 cm and weighs 84 kg or 185 pounds. As a child she did not appear so feminine which caused her a lot of problems during her youth. She has since gotten over that and accepted her appearance but is still an activist in helping young girls accept what they are. Her body measurements are 37-30-38 in or 94-76-96.5 cm.

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Gwendoline Christie

Gwendolyn Christie Gymnast

Before starting her acting preparations Gwendolyn Christie was a prominent and promising gymnast. Thanks to her body and her natural born ability, she was predicted a promising future. But at an early age Christie suffered a spine injury which could have gone much worse than you would thought it would go. She managed to get back from it and went through a successful rehabilitation. This unfortunately also meant that she had to give up gymnastics for good. She then turned to acting and here she is now. She sees this as a blessing in disguise as she would have probably never been able to reach where she is now if things went differently.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Gwendolyn Christie is born in England, so she possesses an English nationality. She belongs to Caucasian ethnic group.

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