Rose Leslie Biography

Rose Leslie is a Scottish actress known for her many roles on British television shows. She is mostly famous for appearing in “New Town”, playing Gwen Dawson on “Downton Abby” and the wildling Ygritte in the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones”.

Rose Leslie studied at LAMDA and has worked on BBC radio where she provided her voice and worked as a narrator. But it was in 2009 when she got her first break by appearing on “New Town”. This was her first major performance and she managed to win the Scottish BAFTA for Best Acting Performance – New Talent Award. In 2010, she started paling in the play “Bedlam” performed in Globe Theatre. After successfully doing that, she was cast in ITV’s “Downton Abby”. Her performance of Gwen Dawson was met with a lot of praise as she appeared at the show between 2010 and 2011.


Rose Leslie in “Game of Thrones”

This led to Rose being cast in “Game of Thrones” next. She started playing the part of Ygritte, who is a fan’s favorite even in the books, and her performance was met with a lot of positive criticism. Even the fans liked her and enjoyed watching the love romance between her and Jon Snow. She appeared in seasons 2, 3 and 4 on the show with a lot of success and praise.

The rising popularity that she got form her performances lead her to getting newer roles in movies and other shows. She started appearing in British shows like “Utopia”, “Vera”, “Blandings” and “Luther”. Her movie roles included “Now is Good” (2012), “Honeymoon” (2014) and “The Last Witch Hunter” (2016). Currently she is the star of CBS’s “The Good Fight”, where she plays the character of Maia Rindell.


Rose Leslie and Darren Boyd Rose Leslie in “Luther”

Rose Leslie Net Worth 2019 and Salary

Rose Leslie comes from a noble family and she is used to a life of luxury. But by herself, she has been able to become independent and raise her value. Her acting credits are really good and she has got the roles to prove it. Her salary has risen and has given her a net rating of 4 million dollars currently.

Rose Leslie and Kit Harington

The love affair that Jon Snow and Ygritte had on the show of “Game of Thrones” was soon transferred into real life between Rose Leslie and Kit Harington. They two started dating after being coupled together on the show. First it was in secret and although a lot of fans were actually hopeful that it was true they did not want to admit it. But it was revealed later that Rose and Kit were really dating and that they have started their relationship in 2011. They stayed together but unfortunately broke up in 2014. This was a devastating news for most of the fans. But most recently Rose and Kit are back together again and it appears that they have started going out once more in 2016. Most recent news reveal that they have announced their engagement and that they are planning to take their relationship to a completely different level.


Rose Leslie and Kit Harington

Rose Leslie Age

Rose Leslie was born into a noble family in Aberdeen, Scotland. Her full name is Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie and her birthday is on 9 February, 1987. She is currently only 30 years old. Rose received her education in Rayne North School in Aberdeenshire and also attended a private school Millfiend in Street, Somerset. Before that, she actually spent three years at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

Height and Weight

Rose Leslie is quite a beauty. She has red hair, blue eyes and pale skin. She is probably one of the more attractive young actresses coming from Britain. She also has some good body measurements and a slim build. Her measurements are 34-24-35 in or 87-61-89 cm. He body weight is 53 kg or 117 pounds and she is 5 ft 6 in or 168 cm tall.


Rose Leslie today

Rose Leslie Family Background

Rose Leslie is not a nobody. Not a lot of people are aware that she belongs to Scottish nobility. Her father is Sebastian Arbuthnot-Leslie and he is the Chieftain of Clan Leslie. Her mother is Candida Mary Sibyl “Candy” Leslie and she belongs to Clan Fraser. On her mother’s side, she is related to Simon Fraser, who was Rose’s great-grandfather and the 13th Lord of Lovat. He was a direct descendent of Charles II of Scotland and later England. Rose was raised  at Lickleyhead Castle in Aberdeenshire and her family is currently living in  12th century Warthill Castle in Scotland’s Old Rayne. Looking a bit further back in the family tree, Rose is also related to Don Guillermo de Landa y Escandon, who was the major of Mexico. There are actually much more famous figures in Rose’s background which go back centuries.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Rose Leslie has a very rich and important family background. But her nationality still remains Scottish and she is Caucasian by ethnic group.

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Born:,February 9 1987
Net Worth:,$4 million
Hair Color:,Red
Eye Color:,Blue
Height:,5 ft 6 in or 168 cm
Weight:,53 kg or 117 lbs
Married to:,No
Affair with:,N/A
Birth Sign:,Aquarius
Education:,Rayne North School in Aberdeenshire / Millfiend in Street (Somerset) / the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts

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