Gwendoline Christie is a top English actress well known across the globe for her role in the HBO fantasy drama series, Game of Thrones in which she played the role of Brienne of Tarth. Her performance in the series gave her a lot of exposure and a lot of positive reviews.
Her height is one thing that really stands out although it was used against her whiles growing up.
In the paragraphs below, we will be looking at some interesting facts about Gwendoline that is worth sharing with you.
Gwendoline Christie Biography
Gwendoline Tracey Philippa Christie is an English actress born on October 28, 1978 in Worthing, West Sussex in England. She was raised with her two older half brothers by her parents in a hamlet near the South Downs.
Gwendoline was a semi professional gymnast as a child where she did rhythmic gymnastics until she sustained an injury that sprained all the muscles in her spine. Due to that injury, she couldn’t continue with gymnastics so had to turn her attention to acting which has brought her this far.
She has often times been discrimated against due to her height to the extent that even after graduating from Drama Centre London in 2005, many thought she wouldn’t succeed as an actress due to her height. However, the actress didn’t give up and took inspiration from Tilda Swinton’s performance in Orlando.
But even before graduating from Drama Centre, Gwendoline was taking a series of nude photographs with photographer Polly Borland thinking that it will help her come to terms with her body. However, she later regrets doing that.
She eventually made her film debut in 2007 in a short film titled The Time Surgeon, then came Seven Ages of Britain Teaser, Ourhouse film series, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, etc.
Then came Game of Thrones and Wizards vs Aliens in which she played Brienne of Tarth and Lexi respectively. Other films and TV series she has done include The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2, Swallows and Amazons, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, etc.
She put her name forward for an Emmy Award consideration after she got to know that HBO didn’t do it. She was eventually nominated in the category of “Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series” although she didn’t win.
How Old Is Gwendoline Christie?
Gwendoline is 44 years old as of 2022. She was born on October 28, 1978 in Worthing, West Sussex, England to a sales and marketing father and a housewife mother.
How Tall Is Gwendoline Christie?
Gwendoline has a height of 6 ft 3 in (1.90m). Right from her childhood days, Gwendoline was subjected to bullying due to her height.
The discrimination continued even after she graduated from Drama Centre including her agent who didn’t believe she can get any roles due to her height.
According to the actress, she has always felt like a giant.
Who Is The Big Woman In Game of Thrones?
Gwendoline Christie played the role of Brienne of Tarth in the HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. She appeared in the second season till the final season.
Gwendoline had to train massively in order to be able to fit into the masculine nature of her role. She ended up gaining over 6.4 kg, 14 lb of body mass.
She also had to take extensive lessons in sword fighting, stagefighting, and horsemanship in order to be able to execute her role perfectly.
Gwendoline is one of the tallest actors in Game of Thrones with the likes of Khal Drogo played by Jason Momoa having a height of 6 ft 4 whiles Jaime Lannister, played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is 6 ft 2 inches.
Who Are Gwendoline Christie’s Parents?
She was born to a Sales and marketing father called Keith Coleman and a housewife mother called Karen Coleman.
Is Gwendoline Christie Married?
No. Gwendoline isn’t married as of 2022. However, she has been in a relationship with Giles Deacon, a British fashion designer and creative designer since 2013. He is also the founder of Giles Deacon group.
Does Gwendoline Christie Have Kids?
No. Despite being in a relationship with her partner Giles Deacon since 2013, we do not have any information regarding her kids. Which could only mean she doesn’t have kids as of 2022.
Gwendoline Christie Net Worth
Gwendoline, who was told by many that she can’t be an actress due to her height has beaten the odds and gone on to appear in a number of films and series.
She has an estimated net worth of about $4 million.
Gwendoline Christie Instagram
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