Gwendoline Christie is an English actress and model, famously recognized for depicting “Brienne of Tarth” in the fantasy-drama HBO series “Game of Thrones” between 2012–2019, and the First Order stormtrooper Captain Phasma in 2015s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and in 2017, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In past events, she experienced a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019.
Gwendoline Christie Early Life
Gwendoline Christie’s birth was in Worthing, West Sussex, On 28 October 1978. Her full name is Gwendoline Tracey Philippa Christie. Her siblings include two elder half-brothers. The mother of the actress was a housewife, and The father used to work in the sales and marketing realm. Near the South Downs, in Hamlet is where she has grown up, and as a child, she was instructed as a gymnast but she stepped up in acting after an injury. She used to work in a boutique in Brighton, during the year 2002.
Then in 2005, She completed her graduation from Drama Centre London. She was told she wouldn’t succeed because she wasn’t as charming as other actors, because of her unprecedented tall structure, and was even sarcastically told “well, good luck with that” referring to her tall height, by her agent after she mentioned that she would like to work on screen. She was motivated to proceed to pursue this goal by Tilda Swinton’s performance in Orlando. In an interview, She shared about Tilda Swinton that, She (Tilda) is working on screen, She is different and abstract and motivated by this fact, she definitely thinks there’s a place for her in the industry as well.
Personal Aspects of Gwendoline Christie’s Life
Gwendoline Tracey Philippa Christie has been bullied a lot about her height when she was younger. She is 6 ft. 3 inches which is, 1.91 m.
Since the year 2013, She has been in a relationship with fashion designer Giles Deacon.
Gwendoline Christie Career
In 2002, Christie’s height dragged the attention of cinematographer Polly Borland, who made Gwendoline Christie the subject of a well-known series of portraits, labeled Bunny, between the years 2002 and 2008. According to Christie, she felt then that the photographs where she posed almost naked helped her come to good terms with her body and accept it, and challenge perceptions of womanhood.
Simon Callow is Christie’s mentor since drama school, she also is an author. Her theatre profession covers a depiction as the Queen in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline co-starring Tom Hiddleston, who performed the role of Mag Wildwood in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and stood out as Lucifer in Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus in 2010.
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Christie was cast as the warrior Brienne of Tarth in the second season of HBO’s fantasy TV series Game of Thrones, in July 2017. Her character was an uncommonly tall, husky, and plain-looking woman who is a favorite character among many readers of the novels, and Christie had been recommended for the role by fans way before auditions took place. The show adapts, “A Song of Ice and Fire” novel and after reading it, Christie was passionate to play the role. She said that she could carry on her own struggles of having been bullied and dominated for her height and a hermaphrodite looks to play the part of Brienne. Christie depicted the role of “Commander Lyme” in the final film, “The Hunger Games“ series, and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,” in 2015. Before Christie, Lily Rabe had signed on for the part but had to cancel due to schedule disputes. She was in the cast of Swallows and Amazons in the same year performing as Mrs. Blackett, but later drop out.
Game of Thrones ended in 2019 with its eighth season. Christie received her debut nomination for the “Primetime Emmy Award” for her performance in the final season, under the category of “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.” She also got a second nomination for the “Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television” nomination for her work in the final two seasons.
In the Netflix adaptation of “The Sandman,” Christie was assigned as Lucifer, in January 2021.
Gwendoline Christie Net Worth
In the present time, as of Dесеmbеr 2021, Gwеndoline hаѕ earned herself а crazy nеt wоrth оf the US $5 mіllіоn, which according to INR is, 37 to 38 crore Indian rupees. She has made it all possible through the іmmеnѕеamount of hаrd wоrk аnd passion towards her profession. She has built her kingdom from her acting career. She was seen in GOT for seven straight seasons. During the time she shot GOT, she was being paid a humongous amount of money. Тhіѕ hаѕ provided her tо make mоrе mоnеу.
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