Gwendoline Christie Returns to San Diego Comic Con!

I’m really hoping they will announce a Star Wars: The Last Jedi panel as well but I’m thrilled that Gwen will be at the Game of Thrones panel this year!

 

Friday, July 21

The GAME OF THRONES panel in Hall H at 1:30 p.m. will be moderated by a special guest from Westeros. Panelists include cast members (in alphabetical order) Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Conleth Hill (Varys) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark). Autograph signing is at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Gwendoline Christie Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis Drama

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Janelle Monae and Leslie Mann are also set to star.

 

Gwendoline Christie is the latest to join Robert Zemeckis’ Universal drama.

 

The still untitled feature will star Steve Carell as Mark, a man who builds a miniature WWII-era village as a way to recover from a violent assault. Christie will be playing Mark’s Russian caretaker, Anna.

 

Based on Jeff Malmberg’s 2010 doc Marwencol, the project was co-written by Zemeckis and Caroline Thompson.

 

Janelle Monae, Diane Kruger and Leslie Mann are also set to star in the feature, which Zemeckis will produce via his Uni-based ImageMovers.

 

Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey will also produce, along with Cherylanne Martin. Malmberg and Jackie Levine will exec produce. Maradith Frenkel and Chloe Yellin will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.

 

Christie will next be seen on the upcoming seventh season of Game of Thrones, reprising her fan favorite role as Brienne of Tarth, and opposite Nicole Kidman and Elisabeth Moss in Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake series. On the features side, the actress will next be seen as her Force Awakens character, Captain Phasma, in Star Wars: the Last Jedi.

 

She is reppped by WME, the U.K.’s Independent and Jackoway Tyerman.

Video & Photo: Game of Thrones Trailer 2 and Poster Arrive!

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Press: HBO Spain Shows Game of Thrones Season 7 Clips

WATCHERS ON THE WALL – HBO Spain has released a new video of their own production on Facebook to promote the incoming seventh season of Game of Thrones. Yesterday, they went to the streets of Madrid and showed off exclusive footage from the upcoming season to passers-by. We may not be as lucky as they were, but through their promotional video we get a glimpse of what they saw: characters old and new, new settings, and battle scenes too!

 

 

HBO Spain has released a new video of their own production on Facebook to promote the incoming seventh season of Game of Thrones. Yesterday, they went to the streets of Madrid and showed off exclusive footage from the upcoming season to passers-by. We may not be as lucky as they were, but through their promotional video we get a glimpse of what they saw: characters old and new, new settings, and battle scenes too!

Video: New BTS Game of Thrones Video

Jane Campion’s Croisette Return With ‘Top Of The Lake’: “Anything Seen On A Big Screen Is Right For This Festival”

 

DEADLINE – It’d have been hard to guess, going into Cannes, that by far the most entertaining of my Croisette interviews would be with Jane Campion, and her Top of the Lake: China Girl cast. After all, the first season of Top of the Lake was dark, following Elisabeth Moss’s Robin Griffin, a tortured detective investigating the pregnancy and disappearance of a 12-year-old girl. And Moss had prepped me, ahead of the festival, that China Girl was darker still, opening with a prostitute’s body shoved into a suitcase, pushed over a cliff.

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New Photoshoot

Here is a lovely new photoshoot of Gwendoline from when she visited Cannes.

 

 
 

 

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Gallery: “Top of the Lake: China Girl” Screening – London

  

 

 

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Gwendoline Christie Says Game of Thrones Is About to Get Really Intense

 
ELLE – According the new Game of Thrones trailer, “The great war is here.” Well, not quite—the HBO show won’t return until July 16. Luckily, we ran into Gwendoline Christie at the Cannes Film Festival, and she gave us a few tidbits to keep us going.

 

“Season seven is where things really start to heat up,” Christie said, “and you start to see unlikely combinations, unlikely attitudes, and unlikely acts.” She also confessed she’s having a hard time with the show coming to an end sometime soon. “I’m not really dealing with it,” she said, laughing. “I mean, we all know with GoT that, each season, part of the fun is you don’t know what characters are going to live or die.” We sure hope she isn’t hinting that our beloved warrior Brienne of Tarth might get the hatchet.

 

The actress also confirmed that there will be another season after this one, so there’s hope she’ll last long enough for that. “I believe there will be an eighth season,” she said, “and what I will say is I have loved the experience of working on that show…I’ve made some wonderful friendships out of it, so hopefully I’ll be able to keep those.”

 

Christie is in Cannes to promote her new show, the second season of Top of the Lake, which costars Elisabeth Moss, as detective Robin Griffin, and Nicole Kidman. The first season was set in New Zealand, but this time around the action has moved to Sydney, and there’s a whole new mystery to solve. Christie plays Griffin’s police partner, Miranda, who is nothing like the immovable, confident Brienne of GoT or Christie’s Star Wars character, Captain Phasma. Instead, Miranda’s a slightly unhinged fangirl type who seems a bit lost. “She’s struggling with everything,” Christie said. “She’s struggling with life, and not being very good at anything at all, and that interested me.”
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Unlike Us, Gwendoline Is Okay Not Knowing If Brienne Lives Or Dies On Game Of Thrones

 

REFINERY29 – With a role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Top of the Lake: China Girl (alongside Elisabeth Moss and Nicole Kidman), Gwendoline Christie definitely has a career beyond her iconic role as Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s Game of Thrones — but that doesn’t mean she still isn’t totally crushed over the ending of the series. With only two (brief) seasons between us and the end, Christie shares our heartbroken sentiments, telling Elle.com, “I’m not really dealing with it,” while at Cannes Film Festival promoting Top of the Lake.

 

But beyond her not coming to terms with the show wrapping (tbh, same), she sounds pretty chill with the idea of Brienne dying, citing the mystery as part of the fun. “I mean we all know with GoT that, each season, part of the fun is you don’t know what characters are going to live or die.” She elaborated: “Season seven is where things really start to hot up, and you start to see unlikely combinations, unlikely attitudes, and unlikely acts.”

 
“What I will say is I have loved the experience of working on that show,” she continued, “I’ve made some wonderful friendships out of it, so hopefully I’ll be able to keep those.”

 

In addition to her everlasting friendships, the actress hopes that her empowering character will be a model for future female roles. “What I’m thrilled about from GoT is that people have connected with me – all sorts of people – and said, ‘I love your character and I feel some of her in me.’ Male, female, whatever shape, size, anything they might be.”

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