Gwendoline Christie: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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British actress Gwendoline Christie has joined the star-studded cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Let’s learn more about the woman who’s snagging some of the best roles in Hollywood.


1. She Was Cast in ‘Star Wars’

Lucasfilm announced Monday that Christie would join the cast with Lupita Nyong’o.

The Daily News reported that Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement, “I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII. It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.”


2. She’s on ‘GoT’

Game Of Thrones – Interview with Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) – Official HBO UKGame of Thrones Season 6 premieres April 25, 2016. Buy Seasons 1-4 from Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1ooo1RF Pre-order Season 5 on Blu-Ray™ and DVD now: http://amzn.to/1Q14HV7 Download Season 1-5 from iTunes UK: http://apple.co/1R7LiRn To celebrate the release of Game Of Thrones Season 2 on Blu-ray and DVD, the Game Of Thrones UK Facebook page and HBO_UK Twitter channel asked you (the best Game Of Thrones fans on the planet) to submit your questions for our interview with Gwendoline Christie – Game of Thrones incredible Brienne of Tarth. We chose our favourite questions and the only child and heir of Lord Selwyn Tarth of Evenfall answered. Sit back, grab yourself some dornish wine and enjoy! Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, this sprawling new HBO drama is set in a world where summers span decades and winter can last a lifetime. From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and ancient Wall that protects the realm from the mysterious darkness beyond, the powerful families of the Seven Kingdoms are locked in a battle for the Iron Throne. This is a story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honour, conquest and triumph. In the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die. Like Game Of Thrones UK on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1mH3uXl Like HBO UK on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1QygieV Follow HBO UK on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1nvyydN Subscribe to HBO UK on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1KBIbfS2013-03-19T16:01:52.000Z

In her first major role, she plays Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones.

According to Game of Thrones Wiki, she said:

To be involved in something that is genuinely challenging gender stereotyping is what I’ve always wanted. I don’t have to worry about whether I look attractive. Brienne looks like a bag of dung – that’s the character and that’s fine – so I can focus on other things.

3. She’s in the Next ‘Hunger Games’ Film

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Part 1 to the trilogy’s finale, Mockingjay – Part 1 , will come out on November 21.

Christie joins Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, playing Commander Lyme in the highly anticipated movie.


4. She’s 6 foot 3

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Her height helped her win the role in Game of Thrones.

It also helps her weed out potential mates.

She said:

I wouldn’t say it has increased my options. But I’ve always thought that the height is a very good detector of the good ones: because if they can get over that, they have got good mettle.

However, there have been times when she’s felt like she didn’t belong.

She told EW:

There’s so many parts of my life that I’ve struggled with — that so many millions of others struggled with — about being an outsider, about feeling ugly, about having to overcome looking different to other people.


5. Her Boyfriend Is a Famous Designer

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She is dating British designer Giles Deacon.

When Elle UK asked her about him, she coyly replied:

All I will say is that I think Giles Deacon is an exceptional man, and exceptionally talented, and a true and brilliant individual. That’s it.