- Date of Birth:
- October 28, 1978
- 6' 3"
Gwendoline Christie (born October 28, 1978 in Worthing, West Sussex, England) is a British model and actress. Gwendoline trained as a gymnast as a child, but a spinal injury forced her to abandon that career. Instead, she shifted her focus to acting, eventually graduating from the Drama Centre London in 2005. Gwendoline’s height caught the attention of photographer Polly Borland who made her the subject of a series of photographs between 2002 and 2008. Gwendoline’s early career included parts in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and The Zero Theorem, but her breakout role came as Brienne of Tarth in the HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones in 2012. Gwendoline received critical praise for her acting, which led her to be cast as Commander Lyme in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. Gwendoline joined the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2014 and in May 2015, it was announced she would play the role of Captain Phasma.
Best Known For:
Gwendoline is best known for her role as Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones and as being cast as Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
At 6’3, Gwendoline is taller than towering leading ladies Uma Thurman and Sigourney Weaver. As of 2015, she was reportedly dating fashion designer Giles Deacon.