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Another New Star Wars TV Spot

A few short new scenes-

THE PASSION OF THE CHRISTIE


PHOTOGRAPHY SOLVE SUNDSBO
FASHION ROBBIE SPENCER
TEXT PAUL FLYNN

IN THE GRAND CULTURAL LINEAGE OF GRACE JONES, BRIGITTE NIELSEN, AND TILDA SWINTON, GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE IS REORDERING SOCIETY’S VIEW OF ANDROGYNOUS, POWERFUL GLAMOUR. AS THE TOWERING BRITISH TALENT SCALES THE SUMMIT OF HOLLYWOOD WITH THIS WINTER’S STAR WARS AND THE HUNGER GAMES—AND CONTINUES HER BELOVED REIGN ON HBO’S GAME OF THRONES—SHE KICKS BACK TO TAKE IN THE LONG VIEW OF A RISE LESS ORDINARY

 

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When she was a student at Drama Centre London, Gwendoline Christie told the school administrator, Maggie Wilkinson, a tiny white lie. By way of induction, it’s customary for first-year students to help with the production of graduating third-year shows. When she was handed a wrench and told to disassemble a stage, Christie thought, I can’t do that, I’m wearing a Sonia Rykiel jumper. She told Maggie instead that she was a dab hand at filing. As an actor, Christie is living proof that in the most curious acts, magic lies. And so it goes.

 

The following Christmas, Ms. Wilkinson recalled Christie’s administrative admission and asked if she would like a job for the holidays. The fabulous British character actor Simon Callow had asked if there was a student who would catalog his 4,000-strong compact disc collection. “Mainly classical,” notes Christie now. “Quite esoteric.”

 

Over an early lunch of smoked salmon and avocado at the Downton-ish central London restaurant, the Delaunay, she explains it was Callow who showed her a way to be an actor of integrity and ambition. “He was a very, very strong figure at the forefront of my development into adulthood.” She pauses. “Which came late.” Another pause. “Which might not have happened yet.” She laughs. She is wearing a vintage longer-than-floor-length Hussein Chalayan black shift, “so that I can be my own lady-in-waiting, holding my train,” and “a simple Chanel pump” (not simple at all, as she admirably shows by placing her right foot on the table).

 

Christie went on to work for Callow on and off for years, through the downtime of her early career—researching and collating materials for his memoir and walking his two beloved boxer dogs across Hampstead Heath. Callow is one of the grandees of British theater, probably still best known to populist audiences for his funeral in Four Weddings and… “He gave me a key to the house and said, ‘Make yourself at home, I trust you.’ To show someone who is struggling such kindness, to say, ‘Child, never give up,’ for nearly eight years? He did it without regard for how it would reflect on him. He’s unselfish and a big part of why I had the confidence to inhabit who I am. Because he was one of the first, maybe the first British actor to be openly homosexual at the start of his career and be unapologetic about it all. I miss him. You can’t replicate that kind of artistic patronage.”

 

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – TV Spot With New Scenes

No new scenes of Gwendoline but I know if you’re like me, you just want more more more!


Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer #3!

With just under two months before Star Wars fans once again travel to a galaxy far, far away, Disney has offered up the final trailer for the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Teasers for the trailer hinted that “the First Order is coming,” and in the latest preview, fans get a glimpse of the new installment’s main villain Kylo Ren as he promises Darth Vader’s crushed mask, “I will finish what you started.”

 

The trailer also ties together the loose strands in the decades following Return of the Jedi: The original trilogy has become legend in the Star Wars universe, but as Harrison Ford’s Han Solo tells Daisy Ridley’s Rey, “It’s true. All of it. The Dark Side. A Jedi. They’re real.” The preview also features John Boyega’s Finn facing off in a light saber battle against Kylo Ren. Even a hooded Luke Skywalker makes a brief cameo, with his robotic hand reaching out to R2-D2 at the 1:40 mark.

 

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New Trailer for Mockingjay Part 2

Sadly there’s not more information about Gwendoline. But I’m so excited about the film!

Where are all my women at? Getting better TV roles, ‘Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie says

When you’re a woman in Hollywood, there’s nothing wrong about being overworked. In fact, it’s kind of great.

 

That’s how Gwendoline Christie feels, who broke out with her role as Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, and has now taken on roles in The Hunger Games and Star Wars. And none of the roles that she’s in are exactly like the other — giving her the diverse edge that male actors always have in the film industry.

 

There may still be a gender gap when it comes to pay and roles, but that gap is slowly closing. Christie told USA TODAY why she thinks that is:

What I find heartening about it is that it shows the progression of the kind of characters that we want to see on our screens, the way in which we want to see women portrayed and I feel like the media is starting to catch up with what people want.

 

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My V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) by Gwendoline Christie


English actress and model Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Star Wars) takes us on a very personal tour of the V&A. Along the way, she is inspired by a 19th century photography pioneer, gets up-close-and-personal with a controversial dance costume, and remembers one of Alexander McQueen’s most iconic catwalk moments.

New Short Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser

Though we’ve had a couple of trailers already, several big events (Comic-Con, D23 etc.) have come and gone without any new Star Wars: The Force Awakens promos. And while this is a tiny little fragment courtesy of the films’ official Instagram feed, it’s still pretty darn nifty. Check it out, though naturally, we’d caution for potential spoilers in the footage and below if you’re trying to remain on the pure side of the Force.

 

There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

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Most likely to cause squealing? We’d guess at John Boyega firing up the lightsaber we already know he uses thanks to the Drew Struzan D23 poster and other imagery. But from the looks of this, it appears he’s facing off against Kylo Ren in that snowy forest…

 

The snippet is full of doom and portent, using a version of Supreme Leader Snoke’s (Andy Serkis) intonation about an awakening that gave us chills in the original trailer. Cue shots of the First Order, Daisy Ridley’s Rey looking to the skies, Adam Driver’s Ren and his weapon of choice, then that shot of Boyega’s Finn looking ready to deliver a saber smack down. The longer trailer should be arriving in the coming weeks.

 

Oh, and if you weren’t already aware, The Force Awakens is all over Empire this issue, including our exclusive, BB-8 subscriber’s cover and superb coverage inside. It’s now at newsagents and shops with newsstand covers for both the heroes and villains, so go and choose your allegiance.

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out on December 18.

 

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New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ TV Spot Teases First Order

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Meet the new villains, same as the old villains…?

 

The Empire never ended.

 

 

A new look at the First Order, villains of this winter’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has appeared online as part of a new TV spot for the movie, and it’s bad news for anyone who hoped that the new source of evil in a galaxy far, far away was just getting started.

 

 

The shot — which last just over a second, and is surrounded by footage that has appeared in earlier trailers — features five figures in black, standing in front of a massive army of Stormtroopers and masses of what looks like Imperial Officers, with the wing of a TIE Fighter (oddly enough, with inverted colors from the ones seen in earlier movies) visible on the perimeter of the screen. One of the five figures, judging by the next shot in the trailer, is Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma, although the identities of the others remains unclear.

 

The shot is reminiscent of set-ups from the original Star Wars trilogy of an amassed Imperial Army — in Return of the Jedi, to meet the Emperor, for example — which, combined with recent revelations that the end of that 1983 movie didn’t actually mean the end of the Empire at all, raises the question: is the First Order simply the new name for a very old threat?

 

All will be revealed when Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens Dec. 18.

 

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Mockingjay Part 2 Trailer – “We March Together”

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