History Main / GwendolineChristie

24th Aug '14 3:28:38 PM TVRulezAgain
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Gwendoline Christie (born 1976) is an English actress known for being 6 feet 3 inches tall, making her one of the tallest actresses in the world. She hails from the South Downs, and started doing gymnastics at school there, but a spinal injury caused her to switch to acting. She was trained by actor-author Simon Callow and graduated from Drama Centre London in 2005.

After finishing her studies, Gwendoline settled down in London, and began acting in stage plays, notably as Lucifer in ChristopherMarlowe's ''Theatre/DoctorFaustus''. Like many English actors, she acts in stage plays, movies, and TV shows. She was also the subject of a series of pictures by photographer Polly Borland.

Her most prominent role now is in HBO's ''Series/GameOfThrones'' as the tall female knight Brienne of Tarth, which she won in a nearly uncontested audition after showing up in armor. Her portrayal of Brienne gained widespread praise.
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!!Roles
* ''Literature/GreatExpectations'' as Mrs. Hubble
* ''Theatre/{{Cymbeline}}'' as The Queen
* ''[[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]]'' as Ishtar
* ''Literature/BreakfastAtTiffanys'' (2009 stage version) as Mag Wildwood
* ''Theatre/DoctorFaustus'' as Lucifer
* ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'' as Ursula Bond Street
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' as Brienne of Tarth
* ''Series/WizardsVsAliens'' as Lexi
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Mockingjay Part 2 as Commander Lyme
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''
* ''[[Film/StarWars7 Star Wars Episode VII]]''
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!!Tropes
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Brienne is described as being an ugly woman, nicknamed "Brienne the Beauty" out of spite, and Gwendoline was made to look not so much ugly as HollywoodHomely through a combination of masculine armor, dirty makeup, and an unflattering hairstyle.
* DawsonCasting: She is about 15 years older than Brienne. Part of it is an AgeLift of some characters. And that, as with Creator/PeterDinklage playing Tyrion Lannister, there are few actors fitting the character's unusual physique.
* DyeingForYourArt: To play Brienne, Gwendoline gained about 15 pounds of muscle, cut her hair short, and went around town wearing androgynous clothes.
* PlatonicLifePartners: It would seem that she's this with her co-star, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
* StatuesqueStunner: At 6′3″, she towers over most men and women in the acting industry.
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Gwendoline Christie (born 1976) is an English actress known for being 6 feet 3 inches tall, making her one of the tallest actresses in the world. She hails from the South Downs, and started doing gymnastics at school there, but a spinal injury caused her to switch to acting. She was trained by actor-author Simon Callow and graduated from Drama Centre London in 2005.

After finishing her studies, Gwendoline settled down in London, and began acting in stage plays, notably as Lucifer in ChristopherMarlowe's ''Theatre/DoctorFaustus''. Like many English actors, she acts in stage plays, movies, and TV shows. She was also the subject of a series of pictures by photographer Polly Borland.

Her most prominent role now is in HBO's ''Series/GameOfThrones'' as the tall female knight Brienne of Tarth, which she won in a nearly uncontested audition after showing up in armor. Her portrayal of Brienne gained widespread praise.
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!!Roles
* ''Literature/GreatExpectations'' as Mrs. Hubble
* ''Theatre/{{Cymbeline}}'' as The Queen
* ''[[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]]'' as Ishtar
* ''Literature/BreakfastAtTiffanys'' (2009 stage version) as Mag Wildwood
* ''Theatre/DoctorFaustus'' as Lucifer
* ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'' as Ursula Bond Street
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' as Brienne of Tarth
* ''Series/WizardsVsAliens'' as Lexi
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Mockingjay Part 2 as Commander Lyme
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''
* ''[[Film/StarWars7 Star Wars Episode VII]]''
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!!Tropes
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Brienne is described as being an ugly woman, nicknamed "Brienne the Beauty" out of spite, and Gwendoline was made to look not so much ugly as HollywoodHomely through a combination of masculine armor, dirty makeup, and an unflattering hairstyle.
* DawsonCasting: She is about 15 years older than Brienne. Part of it is an AgeLift of some characters. And that, as with Creator/PeterDinklage playing Tyrion Lannister, there are few actors fitting the character's unusual physique.
* DyeingForYourArt: To play Brienne, Gwendoline gained about 15 pounds of muscle, cut her hair short, and went around town wearing androgynous clothes.
* PlatonicLifePartners: It would seem that she's this with her co-star, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
* StatuesqueStunner: At 6′3″, she towers over most men and women in the acting industry.
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28th Jun '14 2:31:17 PM KingClark
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Her most prominent role now is in HBO's ''Series/GameOfThrones'' as the tall female knight Brienne of Tarth, which she won in a nearly uncontested audition after showing up in armor. Her portrayal of Brienne gained widespread praise, and ''Game of Thrones'' fans are eagerly awaiting her return in the 2013 season.

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Her most prominent role now is in HBO's ''Series/GameOfThrones'' as the tall female knight Brienne of Tarth, which she won in a nearly uncontested audition after showing up in armor. Her portrayal of Brienne gained widespread praise, and ''Game of Thrones'' fans are eagerly awaiting her return in the 2013 season.praise.
3rd Jun '14 3:28:33 PM IncreaseBlue
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''
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* ''[[Franchise/StarWars Star Wars Episode VII]]''

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2nd Jun '14 11:20:06 AM TropeLicious
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* ''[[Franchise/StarWars Star Wars Episode VII]]''
15th May '14 11:23:53 AM FenrirDarkWolf
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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Mockingjay Part 2 as Commander Lyme
14th Nov '13 10:05:59 AM Ciara13
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* PlatonicLifePartners: It would seem that she's this with her co-star, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
9th Apr '13 5:10:35 AM EarlOfSandvich
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After finishing her studies, Gwendoline settled down in London, and began acting in stage plays, notably as Lucifer in ChristopherMarlowe's ''DoctorFaustus''. Like many English actors, she acts in stage plays, movies, and TV shows. She was also the subject of a series of pictures by photographer Polly Borland.

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After finishing her studies, Gwendoline settled down in London, and began acting in stage plays, notably as Lucifer in ChristopherMarlowe's ''DoctorFaustus''.''Theatre/DoctorFaustus''. Like many English actors, she acts in stage plays, movies, and TV shows. She was also the subject of a series of pictures by photographer Polly Borland.
21st Jan '13 5:31:27 PM Tianzi
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Gwendoline Christie (born approximately 1987) is an English actress known for being 6 feet 3 inches tall, making her one of the tallest actresses in the world. She hails from the South Downs, and started doing gymnastics at school there, but a spinal injury caused her to switch to acting. She was trained by actor-author Simon Callow and graduated from Drama Centre London in 2005.

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Gwendoline Christie (born approximately 1987) 1976) is an English actress known for being 6 feet 3 inches tall, making her one of the tallest actresses in the world. She hails from the South Downs, and started doing gymnastics at school there, but a spinal injury caused her to switch to acting. She was trained by actor-author Simon Callow and graduated from Drama Centre London in 2005.



* DawsonCasting: She is about 10 years older than Brienne. Part of it is that as with Creator/PeterDinklage playing Tyrion Lannister, there are few actors fitting the character's unusual physique.

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* DawsonCasting: She is about 10 15 years older than Brienne. Part of it is that an AgeLift of some characters. And that, as with Creator/PeterDinklage playing Tyrion Lannister, there are few actors fitting the character's unusual physique.
30th Dec '12 12:15:33 PM MarkLungo
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* DawsonCasting: She is about 10 years older than Brienne. Part of it is that as with PeterDinklage playing Tyrion Lannister, there are few actors fitting the character's unusual physique.

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* DawsonCasting: She is about 10 years older than Brienne. Part of it is that as with PeterDinklage Creator/PeterDinklage playing Tyrion Lannister, there are few actors fitting the character's unusual physique.
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