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 20th, 2015
AliKat

Gwendoline Christie – From Tarth to Darth

NZ HERALDThe star of the hit television show has been recruited to the Dark Side. Gwendoline Christie talks about her Star Wars experience with Michele Manelis.

 

As Brienne of Tarth she’s the tallest woman on television’s biggest show and now she’s putting her Game of Thrones combat training to good use in a galaxy far, far away.

 

Gwendoline Christie plays Captain Phasma in The Force Awakens, a Stormtrooper officer from the Dark Side.

 

Other than that: “I think that is pretty much everything I can give you but I’m working on it,” she laughs.

 

When the seventh movie was announced, Christie was keen on getting a role in it. Well a bit more than keen.

 

“I was like a dog with a bone about this. As soon as I heard there was going to be a Star Wars project I said ‘I want to be in that’ and to my agent at the time I said I really want to be in Star Wars and they said ‘well, yes, of course, so does everybody’. I said ‘but no, I really, really want to be in Star Wars’ — and she said ‘yeah, okay, and kind of a few months went by and I said ‘look, I really want to be in Star Wars …'”

 

And so it went. Eventually her worn-down agent got her client a meeting with casting director Nina Gold, who had cast Christie in Game of Thrones. She got a meeting. She got the part. Yes, there was screaming.

 

And then there was the first day on set.

 

“First, I was introduced to Harrison Ford and I had absolutely nothing — I couldn’t speak and I had nothing of any interest to say and just made some noises, looked at the floor and then was sort of taken away … which was the best for everyone so I was quite overwhelmed by that.

 

“There was an amazing moment at Comic-Con before we all went on stage and I saw Harrison and we were chatting and he said — I said ‘you must be used to this’ and he said you are too, ‘you just don’t know it yet’ in an incredible Yoda-like moment of wisdom.”

 

Grab your copy of the TimeOut Star Wars: The Force Awakens special today. Inside, we’ve got interviews with Harrison Ford, director JJ Abrams, new villains Adam Driver and Gwendoline Christie plus a look back at the ten best Star Wars scenes – so far. And who is the NZ telly star only too keen to don the Stormtrooper helmet on our cover?

 

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December 20th, 2015
AliKat

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Interviews, Premieres, Talk Shows, etc – Master Video List

Gwendoline has done so many interviews, talk shows, and other videos in the last few weeks to promote Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I thought it might be easier to have a handy guide to keep up with them. All of them are in the Glorious Gwendoline Video Gallery. You can get updates for the video gallery by following on our twitter account – @GwendolineFans

 

December 18th, 2015
AliKat

Gallery Update

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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December 18th, 2015
AliKat

Love Magazine Advent – Day 17 – Gwendoline Christie by Boo George

December 17th, 2015
AliKat

Star Wars villains: Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma

gwenTHE NATIONAL – As one of the stars of HBO’s smash-hit TV fantasy drama Game of Thrones, Gwendoline Christie is used to being part of a pop-culture phenomenon with a huge, extremely devoted – and demanding – fan base.

 

However, when she was cast in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, she realised that there was an even greater level of fan adulation and public scrutiny.

 

The first time she truly understood the power of Star Wars to move people was when she attended Comic-Con in San Diego to help promote the film.

 

Director J J Abrams wanted to give something back to the thousands of fans who had camped out to see the stars –including Christie (who plays villainous Captain Phasma) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) – talk about the long-awaited new chapter in the smash-hit sci-fi saga. So he invited them to a secret Star Wars concert where the San Diego Symphony Orchestra played parts of the soundtrack while clips from the films were screened in the background.

 

“There were free lightsabers,” says Christie, with a smile. “I was escorted to the stage by Stormtroopers. There were the best fireworks I have ever seen. It was genuinely one of the best events I have ever been to.”

 

Afterwards, the British actress talked to Abrams. For her, the feeling in the room that July night in San Diego was more than hysteria or even euphoria – but she couldn’t quite put her finger on it.

 

“And then J J told me,” she says. “He said it was hope. And he’s right. This is what Star Wars inspires in people, a wonderful feeling of hope that connects us back to a place of simple ­happiness.”

 

Like so many of the newcomers to the long-running saga, 37-year-old Christie’s formative years were spent falling in love with, as she puts it, “these magical, special and exceptional films”.

 

It’s to Abrams’s credit that he has managed to draw on such deep reserves of goodwill and ally that with a cast and crew who feel a sense of responsibility towards telling the best story possible.

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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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