Who is Gwendoline Christie?
Gwendoline Christie is an English actress and model who have been involved in the entertainment field from 2006 to date. While pursuing her acting career, she initially appeared in stage plays. She then came in limelight when she joined the cast of ‘Game of Thrones.’ She portrayed the role of Brienne of Tarth who is a warrior fighting for the honor of serving in the Kingsguard of Renly Baratheon. She has also gained more popularity after doing the movie of Star Wars franchise in 2015 and 2017. Likewise, she has also lent her voice as Captain Phasma in Star Wars video games. Apart from acting in movies, series and theatres play she has also been featured in music videos with different artists.
|Full Name||Gwendoline Christie|
|Birth Name||Gwendoline Tracey Philippa Christie|
|Birth Date||October 28, 1978|
|Birth Place||Worthing, United Kingdom|
|Age||41 years old|
|Height||6 feet and 3 inches (1.91m/ 191cm)|
|Weight||84 kg (185 lbs.)|
|Body Measurement||37-30-37 inches|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Gwendoline’s real name is Gwendoline Tracey Philippa Christie who was born on October 28, 1978, in Worthing, United Kingdom. She was born in a middle-class family where her father worked in sales and marketing while her mother was a housewife. She grew alongside her two older half-brothers. Furthermore, She is currently 41 years old with a Scorpio star sign.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Gwendoline Christie holds a British nationality. Besides this, she stands 6 feet and 3 inches (1.91m/ 191cm) tall and weighs 84 kg (185 lbs.). Her body measures 37-30-37 inches respectively. She has a pair of blue colored eyes and blonde hair color complimenting her hourglass body figure.
Education/ Early Life
Gwendoline Christie did her schooling from Warden Park Academy. When she was a child, she was good at gymnastic but sadly she had a spinal injury which led her to take an acting class. She was also bullied during her younger age due to her tall height. She then enrolled at Drama Centre London and graduated from there in 2005.
Gwendoline Christie has been in a long term relationship with fashion designer Giles Deacon since 2013.
Gwendoline Christie is active in her social media accounts. Her Instagram account (@gwendolineuniverse) has 2 million followers and her Twitter account (@lovegwendoline) has 984.8 thousand followers. She does not have a verified Facebook page.
Gwendoline Christie made her television debut in 2010 in the short television series ‘Seven Ages of Britain Teaser.’ She was then featured in the HBO drama series ‘Game of Thrones’ as Brienne of Tarth. She appeared in total of 42 episodes of the series. Gwendoline played as a warrior who was fighting for the honor of serving in the Kingsguard of Renly Baratheon.
She was introduced in season 2 and appeared till the end of the series that is season 8. For this character, she has been nominated for four awards out of which she bagged an Empire Award in 2015. Meanwhile, she was also seen as Lexi in the British science fantasy television program ‘Wizards vs Aliens’ from 2012 to 2013. After three years of the gap from the series she then appeared in the 2017 series ‘Top of the Lake: China Girl’ as Miranda Hilmarson. Moreover, in 2018 she has lent her voice to the character Captain Phasma in the animated Sci-Fi TV series ‘Star Wars Resistance.’
Gwendoline Christie landed her debut film in 2009 as Terry Gilliam in ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.’ She was also seen as Terry in the 2013 film ‘The Zero Theorem.’ In 2015, she landed two major roles in two different films named ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ as Commander Lyme and in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ as Captain Phasma. This film was the first installment in the Star Wars film franchise. The film received positive reviews and collected over $2 billion with profit amount over $780 million.
She again reprised her role as Captain Phasma in the 2017 sequel film ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’ This film also received positive reviews and was commercially successful. It also became the highest-grossing film of 2017. Likewise, in 2018 she was seen in three films named ‘The Darkest Minds’ as Lady Jane, ‘In Fabric’ as Gwen, and ‘Welcome to Marwen’ as Anna. Furthermore, her recent movies in 2019 are ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ as Jane Murdstone and ‘Our Friend’ as Teresa.
Similarly, along with acting in films and series, Gwendoline Christie has also appeared in short films and theatre plays. Some of her theatre plays are ‘Pravda’ in 2006, ‘Giantbum’ in 2009, ‘Dr. Faustus’ in 2010, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in 2019, and many more. Likewise, her short films are ‘Ourhouse’ where she appeared in many episodes in 2010 and 2011. She was also an associate producer of this short film.
Gwendoline Christie has received prestigious awards and nominations. She has received nominations from the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2019 and Saturn Award in 2014 and 2019 for her work in ‘Game of Thrones.’ She has also received the nomination from Awards Circuit Community Awards in 2015 for her role in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Likewise, she has won IGN Summer Movie Awards in 2019 and CinEuphoria Awards in 2020 for her work in ‘Game of Thrones.’
Gwendoline Christie has gained name, fame, and popularity. Along with that, she has also earned a handsome amount of money. Her estimated net worth as of 2020 is $4 million.