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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: Entertainment Weekly Scans

Thanks to Claudia at The McDonnell Rule, I’ve added the digital scans from the Entertainment Weekly Game of Thrones edition, as well as the photos, to the gallery. Enjoy!



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Gwendoline Christie Slays



PAPER – In just four years, Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie has become a leading agent of change in Hollywood. After exploding conventional femininity in three major franchise roles — Thrones’ Brienne of Tarth, The Hunger Games’ Commander Lyme and Star Wars’ Captain Phasma — the striking actress and fashion newbie insists pop culture had it coming.


When we meet, Christie is savoring her precious last days at home before being whisked out to LA to attend the Screen Actors Guild Awards. She still lives near the “beautiful old Georgian ruin” of Drama Centre London, her beloved acting school, where she was taught, as a 6’3″ actress, to shrink any expectations of glamorous work. “Part of my training was to always be in service of an idea greater than yourself,” she says over the phone. “But I don’t think actors can say, ‘I’m definitely going to change things.’ You can hope, and hopefully it will happen.”


It did: in her twenties, Christie tickled her agent with a pipe dream of ditching theatre for TV; a few years later, she’d muscled into HBO’s Game of Thrones as Brienne of Tarth. The outcast warrior soon became a fan favorite, and it’s no wonder: amid messy politics and corrupt patriarchies, her honor is as true as her sword. “I never expected her to be so loved,” Christie says, chuckling. “I just assumed people would champion the more conventional women.”


Since then Christie’s empire has rapidly expanded with her roles as Commander Lyme in the latest Hunger Games, and as toppled Episode VII: The Force Awakens villain Captain Phasma, rumored to bounce back in Episode VIII. Christie has even adorned fashion shows by Vivienne Westwood and Iris van Herpen. What’s driving her? “Every single person has felt either a connection to or alienation from what’s happening in popular culture,” she says. “And there’s something very pleasing about defying convention.”



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Thanks so much to fan, Tanja, who alerted me to the new 2013 photos and sent me an addition to a 2016 photoshoot. I’ve also added more to the SAG photos including two photos from the after party.

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Magazines Scans > Scans in 2016 > 2016 Who – January 4

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Magazines Scans > Scans in 2016 > 2016 SciFi Now – Issue 115

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Magazines Scans > Scans in 2016 > 2016 Empire (Australia) – February

Magazines Scans > Scans in 2016 > 2016 Star Wars Insider – February

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Magazines Scans > Scans in 2016 > 2016 Total Film – March

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Magazines Scans > Scans in 2016 > 2016 Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Visual Dictionary


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With the amazing Stephanie’s @ I Heart Jake help I’ve added hundreds of HQ photos from the London premiere of Star Wars as well as some additions to the LA premiere and other photos. Our girl was looking quite fabulous at all these events!




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Gwendoline Christie Awakens


INTERVIEW – On Game of Thrones, Gwendoline Christie plays Lady Brienne of Tarth, an honest, loyal, compassionate, shit-kicking, badass hero. Introduced in the show’s second season, Brienne is a noblewoman who has always been mocked and marginalized for her stature. She finally finds acceptance amongst the followers of Renly Barathean (or at least Renly himself), one of three hopeful kings in Westeros. He welcomes her into his king’s guard, an honor exclusive to males, as a proper knight. Then he is murdered by a whispy black shadow bearing the face of his brother and it all goes to hell.


Although the show can get pretty brutal (it’s not afraid to kill off major characters and there are some pretty horrific rape scenes), Brienne brings out the humanity in other characters. One of the most interesting relationships on the show was between Brienne and Jaime Lannister, a man known throughout Westeros for killing a king and sleeping with his twin sister.


But Christie is more than just the character that made her famous. Over the last three years, the 35-year-old Sussex, England native has become something of a fashion icon: she’s modeled in shows for Vivienne Westwood and Iris Van Herpen, and is frequently pictured in the creations of London designer Giles Deacon. Next week she will be propelled into the world of super-fans through her role as Captain Phasma in Star Wars. It is only Christie’s fourth feature film after Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and The Zero Theorem, and last month’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2.


Here, Christie talks to her friend Samuel L. Jackson, who has appeared in a few Star Wars films himself.


SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Where are you?


005GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE: I’m in Belfast, filming a new series of Game of Thrones. My plane was delayed for two hours and then I had a self-tape to do that needed to be in two days ago. [laughs] It’s been action-packed. Where are you Sam, where are you?


JACKSON: I’m in L.A. for now, but I’m on my way to an airport in half an hour to get back to Hawaii to go back to filming King Kong.


CHRISTIE: Oh wow! What’s Hawaii like?


JACKSON: It’s hot and beautiful. It’s the opposite of where you are.


CHRISTIE: [laughs] Basically, yeah. But Belfast has it’s own special charms, which I like.


JACKSON: I know. I want to be there. I think I’m coming there at some point to do The Blob next year.


CHRISTIE: You need to get in touch with the set production and do a set visit. I’m serious about this. I’m willing to fly in and give you that tour. What about July?

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Gwendoline and the rest of her Star Wars castmates did a lovely photoshoot this weekend. Thanks so much to Steph @ IHeartJake for the HQ photos and to Lora at for the scans of XL Semanal. If you repost them, please make sure you create the site.



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Star Wars Goes High Fashion: See Gwendoline Christie in a Captain Phasma-Inspired Gown

The actress who plays the fearsome “Chrometrooper” in Star Wars: The Force Awakens models the gown inspired by the character.



You can’t miss Gwendoline Christie. At six-foot-three and with a curt electric-blonde bob and plump red lips, she stands out.


And that goes double when she’s wearing the gown designed by Giles Deacon, printed with images of Christie’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens character, Captain Phasma. Deacon designed the gown as part of a collaboration with Bloomingdale’s and Force 4 Fashion; Deacon’s gown, along with work from Diane von Furstenberg, Opening Ceremony, and more fashion-world luminaries, will be auctioned for charity after being displayed at the Bloomingdale’s flagship store in New York City, beginning December 2.


But first . . . the woman who inspired the gown gets to wear it, for this exclusive photo shoot with John Akehurst for Vanity Fair. “I loved that the design of Captain Phasma’s costume had been so inventively worked into the dress design,” Christie says about the gown, which is printed with elements of Captain Phasma’s hard chrome suit but is also long, flowing, and super-feminine. “[I] adored that so much drama could be created with just one move—much like Captain Phasma!”


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