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Welcome to Glorious Gwendoline, the first and only fansite for the amazing British talent, Gwendoline Christie. She's been taking Westeros by storm in Game of Thrones, the Capitol in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2, then again in a galaxy far far away with Star Wars. Enjoy the largest collection of her videos and photos in our galleries!

Gallery Update: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Movie and BTS Screencaps

 

 

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MTV Movie Awards Nomiations

Congrats to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2 crew!

MTV – Star Wars: The Force Awakens leads the pack with a whopping 11 MTV Movie Awards nominations, including noms in key categories like Movie of the Year, Best Female Performance (Daisy Ridley), Best Villain (Adam Driver) and Breakthrough Performance (Ridley and co-star John Boyega). Meanwhile, Deadpool scored eight nominations, including five for the Merc With a Mouth himself, Ryan Reynolds. (Here’s hoping he and co-star Morena Baccarin will re-enact their nominated “Best Kiss” on the Movie Awards stage.)

 

But that’s not all: starting today, fans can cast their votes for their favorites at MovieAwards.MTV.com, through Sunday, March 20. Fans will also be allowed to vote for the coveted “Movie of the Year” directly on Google — just Google “MTV Vote” and make your pick. Seriously, voting has never been easier.

 

HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2016 MTV MOVIE AWARDS

 

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart, both 2016 Movie Awards nominees themselves, will host this year’s ceremony, which air on April 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The show, which marks its 25th anniversary, will be held outdoors at the famed Warner Bros. Studios.

 

Without further ado, here are your nominees for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. Be sure to tune to find out who will take home the Golden Popcorn!

 

Movie of the Year
–Avengers: Age of Ultron
–Creed
–Deadpool
–Jurassic World
–Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Straight Outta Compton

 

Ensemble Cast
–Avengers: Age of Ultron
–Furious 7
–Pitch Perfect 2
–Star Wars: The Force Awakens
–The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2
–Trainwreck

Saturn Award Nominations!

While Gwendoline didn’t receive an individual nomination, her multiple projects, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2, received quite a few nominations!

 

VARIETY – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” leads this year’s Saturn Awards nominations with 15. Its next closest competitors, “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Crimson Peak,” are far behind with nine noms each.

 

Box office smash “Jurassic World” followed with seven nominations. The Marvel films “Ant-Man” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” were up next, bringing in six and four nominations, respectively.

 

On the TV side, AMC stalwart “The Walking Dead” shambled off with seven nominations, while HBO’s “Game of Thrones” netted five. There was a four-way tie among “Daredevil,” “Hannibal,” “Supergirl” and “Wayward Pines,” each with four nominations.

 

The Saturn Awards — now in their 42nd year — are presented annually to films and television series by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

 

The award show is known for its eclectic groupings of films in unique categories. In the best action/adventure film category, Oscar favorite “The Revenant” will compete against Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and the Melissa McCarthy comedy “Spy.” Meanwhile, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” leading man Taron Egerton will square off against Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio for best actor.

 

This year’s Saturn Awards are adding a new category: best new-media television. The nominees include Netflix’s “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones” and “Sense8”; Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle” and “Bosch”; and PlayStation/Crackle’s “Powers.”

 

The award ceremony will take place in June in Burbank.

 

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Gwendoline Christie Is The Female Action Hero We’ve Been Waiting For

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With roles in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 and  Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Gwendoline Christie is well on her way to becoming one of 2015’s biggest box office draws. Even better, she’s going to do it while playing two strong female characters: Commander Lyme, a former District 2 winner of the Hunger Games and Captain Phasma, a member of the First Order, which has become known as the evil new version of the Empire. Christie, known for playing Game of Thrones warrior Brienne of Tarth, has made a career out of playing women that are as strong, if not stronger, than the men she’s been sent to destroy. Even better, Christie has quickly become an unapologetic action hero for women and young girls who truly believe that anything boys can do, girls can do better.

 

Christie has only eight acting credits to her name since 2007, but she’s quickly become the go-to woman for sci fi/fantasy directors who are looking for someone who doesn’t mind getting a little rough. Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams told Entertainment Weekly that the  character of Phasma was specifically created with her in mind. “I just thought it would be really cool if we could find someone to play the part who was female, and I’m a fan of Game of Thrones; Gwendoline is in that show, [The Force Awakens casting director] Nina Gold casts it, she knew Gwendoline, obviously,” Abrams said. “We were very lucky to get to have her in the movie. She’s not in many scenes, but her presence is powerfully felt when she’s there.”

 

And that’s the power of Christie. There is no role that is too small for the statuesque British actress. She’s a force — no pun intended — to be reckoned with. The former gymnast, who turned to acting after hurting her back, seems like a natural with a sword or taking on big burly men. You believe that she would have no problem laying these guys out — and, up until now, all of her foes have been men. A lot of that power comes from her androgynous nature on screen, something that’s pretty revolutionary for female action heroes and that we haven’t seen much of since Brigitte Nielsen or Grace Jones. Christie told V Magazine that when you are  nearly six 6 feet tall when you’re 14 years old, you need to decide what you’re going to do with that power.

 

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Gallery Update: Magazines Galore!

The special EW edition and V Magazine scans aren’t out yet but there are plenty more magazines featuring Mockingjay Part 2 and Star Wars in them. Thanks to Lora @ Daisy Ridley Source for her contributions!


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Gwendoline Christie isn’t being told ‘no’ anymore

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Gwendoline Christie has various ways of putting off questions about Captain Phasma, the villainous Stormtrooper leader she plays in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and, sitting down for a chat during a recent visit to L.A. from her native England, she gave them all a workout.

 

There was the apologetic approach. (“I’m so sorry — this is where I’m going to frustrate you.”) There was mock indignation. (“You can’t ask me any of these questions, and I’m almost appalled that you have!”) There was the vague threat of what could happen if she were to spill any “Star Wars” secrets. (“Something bad would happen to me — and you.”)

 

Christie, 37, is accustomed to withholding plot details, having starred for the last three years as the fan-favorite warrior Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s hit fantasy series “Game of Thrones.” But with roles in not one but two of the most highly anticipated films of the holiday season — she’s in the final installment in the “Hunger Games” franchise, opening Nov. 20, as well as “The Force Awakens,” in theaters Dec. 18 — she finds herself sitting on a pile of spoilers like never before.

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Hunger Games is ‘progressive’ says Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie

Gwendoline Christie reckons the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is “progressive” because of the way it portrays men and women.

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Gwendoline plays Commander Lyme alongside Jennifer Lawrence in the final instalment of the Hunger Games.
She said she couldn’t quite believe she was a part of it.

 

“I think it’s a really progressive story and I’m very proud to be a part if this story,” she told Newsbeat at the UK premiere.

 

“I think there’s very interesting and modern depictions of women and of men,” she explained.

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“I think Katniss is obviously a very inspirational, resolute, determined woman.

 

“But also, we have Peeta, what one could consider to be an unconventional character because he is not a brawny man. He is someone more emotional.

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Gallery Update: Mockingjay Part 2 London Premiere

Here’s the first batch of photos from the premiere but I’ll add more as I get them! Gwendoline looks stunning in her silvery dress. I bet its styled by Giles Deacon but I don’t know for sure. It turns out it’s Vivienne Westwood Couture. If you repost these, please credit the site!

 

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Lionsgate have set up a Hunger Games treasure hunt in London’s Leicester Square

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Lionsgate UK is partnering with Google to provide a fully interactive and exclusive European-first experience in Leicester Square on the day of the UK premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

 

From 11am on Thursday 5th November any fans visiting Leicester Square ahead of the premiere will be invited to download a free Hunger Games-themed app created especially for the event.

 

Using location-based Eddystone™ beacon technology, the app will guide fans on a classic treasure hunt around the Square searching for clues that will unlock rich media content and ultimately allow them to win prizes. In addition, the app will also deliver a fully immersive Virtual Reality (VR) experience; a timeline of events in real time so that fans can spot their favourite stars as they walk the red carpet; and will announce an exclusive YouTube™ livestream of the event taking place from 5.30pm – 7.15pm.

 

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson and Gwendoline Christie alongside Director Francis Lawrence and producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Killik are all expected to attend the event taking place at the Odeon Leicester Square.

 

Mockingjay – Part 2 is the final chapter of the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, one of the most successful film franchises of all time.
The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences around the world by storm, grossing more than $2.3 billion at the global box office, and The Hunger Games trilogy has sold more than 82 million books worldwide. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 brings the franchise to its powerful conclusion with a final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen (Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence) realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.

 

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Gwendoline Christie is such a warrior, she even fought to be in ‘Star Wars’

 

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Gwendoline Christie has various ways of putting off questions about Captain Phasma, the villainous Stormtrooper leader she plays in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and, sitting down for a chat during a recent visit to L.A. from her native England, she gave them all a workout.

 

There was the apologetic approach. (“I’m so sorry — this is where I’m going to frustrate you.”) There was mock indignation. (“You can’t ask me any of these questions, and I’m almost appalled that you have!”) There was the vague threat of what could happen if she were to spill any “Star Wars” secrets. (“Something bad would happen to me — and you.”)

 

Christie, 37, is accustomed to withholding plot details, having starred for the last three years as the fan-favorite warrior Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s hit fantasy series “Game of Thrones.” But with roles in not one but two of the most highly anticipated films of the holiday season — she’s in the final installment in the “Hunger Games” franchise, opening Nov. 20, as well as “The Force Awakens,” in theaters Dec. 18 — she finds herself sitting on a pile of spoilers like never before.

 

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