Gwendoline Christie just had a big role in another Netflix project, “The Sandman”. Meanwhile, here she stars as the principal of the Academy called Larissa Weems. The character takes part in some significant twists of the plot.
The future star of the screen was born in the fall of October 28, 1978 in a small English village. The girl’s parents were not close to the world of cinema. Mom was engaged in housekeeping, and Daddy rotated in sales.
At 15, Gwendoline glittered on stage, playing a leading role in the play “Lady Macbeth”. The girl felt in her place and realized – this is what she wants to do all her life. When Christie shared her dream with her parents, she received support.
But not everything was rosy in Gwendoline’s youth. A year earlier, the future Virgin of Tartu had grown to 191 cm. And this fact embarrassed the young girl. Christie was embarrassed by her tall stature, which turned into insecurity.
Changes occurred when, in 2002, the spectacular blonde was noticed by the photographer Polly Borland. The woman invited Gwendoline to a photo project. The shoot helped Christie to look at her appearance differently. The girl finally saw the beauty and femininity, which they themselves had hidden.
In 2005, Gwendoline left the walls of the Drama Center in London, where she studied acting. It was hard to learn. But later she realized that it has only benefited her.
Gwendoline got her first screen role in the film “Surgeon Time”. The girl appeared in a cameo role of the victim. Then a couple more minor works happened.
In 2010, Christie found out that people on the net are actively discussing her candidacy for an interesting role. The actress figured out what was what and read George Martin’s books to see why she was associated with one of the characters by “Game of Thrones” fans.
And when Gwendoline read the content, she fell in love with Brienne of Tarth and immediately wanted to play a woman knight.
Christy successfully passed the casting and from the second season became a permanent member of the cast. Gwendoline’s character turned out to be one of the few who made it to the end. The role of Brienne brought the actress a resounding success. Christie was even nominated for a Saturn Award.
Gwendoline played a notable role in “The Hunger Games: The Mockingbirds. Part 2.” At the same time, she played a negative character in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. Christie introduced herself to audiences as Captain Phasma.
In 2017, Gwendoline joined the cast of the series “Top of the Lake.” The actress’ colleagues were Nicole Kidman, Elizabeth Moss and David Wenham.
Soon Christie appeared as a bounty hunter in the sci-fi film “Dark Reflections” and concurrently starred with Steve Carell in the film “Marvelous World of Marvin”.
Gwendoline does not like to spread about her personal life, so journalists often attribute her novels with colleagues on the set. So, at one time there was a rumor that the actress had a relationship with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The man worked together with Gwendoline in “Game of Thrones”, where he played Jaime Lannister. But the information turned out to be a hoax. The actor himself has long been married and is raising two daughters.
In 2015, it became known that Christie has been dating fashion designer Giles Deacon for three years. The chosen actress is her favorite clothing designer. The man has more than once created incredible outfits for Gwendoline.
Gwendoline Christie now
A minor but notable role played by Gwendoline Christie in the comedy film “The David Copperfield Story”. The world premiere was scheduled for May 2020, but because of the pandemic, the release of the picture was postponed indefinitely.
Gwendoline also plays at the Bridge Theatre in London. She performs the role of Titania in the production of Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Interestingly, the play was filmed and shown in cinemas.