Glorious Gwendoline
A Fansite for Gwendoline Christie

Glorious Gwendoline Christie

Welcome to Glorious Gwendoline, the first and only fansite for the amazing British talent, Gwendoline Christie. She's been taking Westeros by storm as Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones before she burst onto the big screens against the Capitol in The Hunger Games Mockingjay 2, then again in a galaxy far far away with Star Wars as Captain Phasma. Enjoy your visit and make sure to tour the biggest collection of Gwendoline Christie videos and photos in our galleries!
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December 16th, 2015
AliKat

Gallery Update – Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens London Premiere

Thanks to Lora for sending me some of these. I’ll add more over the next few days 🙂

 

 

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December 16th, 2015
AliKat

The Mainstream’s Most Beloved Misfit

With roles in three of 2015’s biggest projects — Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens — the actor has the kind of platform she always dreamed of. Now, Christie tells BuzzFeed News how she was repeatedly told it would never happen.

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BUZZFEED – Gwendoline Christie really, really, really loves Star Wars.

 

The proof of her undying adoration — besides the repeated gushing (“It’s amaaaaazing!” “I just love it so much.” “Isn’t it the best?”) — came when she encountered a truly rare sight: R2D2, C3PO, and BB-8 all huddled together in a hallway during the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens press day Los Angeles.

 

“Oh my god, is this happening?!?” she squealed as the trio, in unison, slowly made their way toward her. “I’m really freaking out right now.”
As Christie greeted the droids with a reverence normally reserved for heads of state — “Hi, how are you? It’s lovely to see you!” — she continued to sporadically scream the kind of unadulterated joy anyone who has encountered a beloved Hollywood icon knows all too well. And as Christie posed for a photo with all three, she repeated, under her breath, “No. I can’t believe this. This isn’t real.”

 

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But it was.

 

That impromptu robot convergence was simply the latest in a long string of “pinch me” moments the 37-year-old actor has experienced since winning the role of fierce warrior Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s insanely popular Game of Thrones in 2012. Since then, she appeared in Liongate’s acclaimed The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 as Commander Lyme and now finds herself in the hotly anticipated Star Wars sequel, The Force Awakens, playing the evil Captain Phasma.

 

But of all of Christie’s recent experiences that she’s struggled to wrap her head around, co-starring in The Force Awakens remains the most inconceivable. “I still can’t believe I’m here talking to you about being in the new Star Wars movie,” she told BuzzFeed News, every other word punctuated with a verbal exclamation point. “I remember seeing [A New Hope] when I was about 6 years old and my family presented it to me as, ‘This is Star Wars.’ There was so much excitement and they kept saying, ‘You’re going to love this.’ And I did. I loved it from the opening titles.”

 

Christie spoke lovingly about the film’s visual flair, enthralling action, and beautifully hopeful message, but what resonated most deeply with her young self was that, for the first time, she felt like the misfits were the heroes.

 

“I always felt like a bit of an outsider and here was this group of people that were all very unique in their own way, on an exciting journey together, and are getting along,” the 6-foot-3-inch actor said. “It was that combination of unique characters and misfits coming together in the pursuit of good and it being funny.”

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December 16th, 2015
AliKat

Gwendoline Christie Is The Funniest Stormtrooper You’ll Ever Meet

imageREFINERY29 – Gwendoline Christie wants to know all about my first time.

 

“When did you first see Star Wars?” she asks, leaning over the table where we’re seated, her bright blue eyes wide. I tell her it was approximately one zillion years ago, when I was about 3, and the campus hangout of the college town I grew up in had snagged a bootleg copy.

 

“And what did you think of it?” she asks.

 

I explain that my little mind was blown, particularly by Princess Leia and Chewbacca. Then, conscious of the seconds ticking by in our allotted time to discuss all things Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I suggest that we shouldn’t be wasting time on me when there’s so much I want to ask her.

 

“But I’m genuinely interested!” Christie says with such conviction that I believe her. “I really am. People have such a big investment, such a big emotional investment in the film, and I want to see if there’s a common element.”

 

Christie, 37, has vivid memories of her own introduction to a galaxy far, far away, via Episode IV — A New Hope. “I first saw the film when I was 6. It was Christmas, and I think it’s the first Christmas I remember. I completely fell in love with it. What’s fascinating, I think, is that I still love it as much as I did then. It still moves me, it still fills me with awe and excitement, and it still really makes me laugh.”

 

And what a laugh it is. The British actress — who plays the nefarious Captain Phasma in the new Star Wars and, of course, heroic Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones — has an absolutely delightful one that erupts frequently during our conversation. Here’s how it went.

 

It’s an exciting time.

“I can’t believe any of this is happening.”

 

You’ve been in the swirl of a mega franchise for a few years now with Game of Thrones. Is this just a much bigger deal?

“I can’t believe it every time I have a job! [Laughs joyously] And long may that feeling continue!”

 

Speaking of these two worlds you work in, you’re used to secrecy, so I don’t stand a chance here of getting anything out of you, do I?

“Why would you want to? Why would you want to do that? You wouldn’t want to spoil it for people!”

 

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December 16th, 2015
AliKat

Jimmy Fallon, The Roots & “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Cast Sing “Star Wars” Medley (A Cappella)

December 16th, 2015
AliKat

ANA Provides Star Wars Cast with a Customized Charter Flight for the UK Premiere

I also added a few hundred pics to the gallery from the LA premiere. Thanks to Lora for her help.


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December 15th, 2015
AliKat

Gwendoline Christie weighs in on Captain Phasma Vs Boba Fett

 

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – Thirty-five years ago, the world was introduced to a masked villain who said few words but won the hearts and minds of fans by just being so darn cool. He was Boba Fett, and while the character doesn’t appear in The Force Awakens, the new Star Wars film does have its own mysterious evildoer in armor: Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma.

 

Little is known about Captain Phasma’s motivations thus far, but Christie is stoked at the idea of her villain, the Star Wars franchise’s first female antagonist, becoming a fan fave.

 

“I think it would be great if Captain Phasma becomes really popular, because of what she represents,” Christie told EW at the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Monday night. “What she represents to me is very modern in our mainstream media. We have a woman people seem to love and we relate to her character and actions rather than the way she’s been made flesh, due to the armor she wears – which is very practical. That to me seems like a step forward. I’m so grateful I’ve had the opportunity to play this part. People’s enthusiasm for the part of Captain Phasma signals that people want to see something different.”

 

And as for Boba Fett, when asked whether her character would defeat the infamous bounty hunter in a fight, Christie had a better solution.

 

“Imagine what they could do together,” she joked.

 

December 15th, 2015
AliKat

Star Wars: The Force Awakens World Premiere Presentation & Red Carpet

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