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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September 19th, 2016
AliKat

Gallery Update: 68th Annual Emmy Awards

 

  
    
 

 

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September 19th, 2016
AliKat

Congrats to Game of Thrones on Making Emmy History for Most Awards Ever

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EW – It’s now official: Game of Thrones has won more Emmys than any primetime TV show ever.

 

The HBO fantasy drama won three awards at the 68th annual Emmy Awards on Sunday night, pushing its lifetime total number of awards to 38 – one more than Frasier, the previous all-time record holder.

 

Thrones picked up awards for best writing in a drama series, best directing in a drama series, and best drama on Sunday night. Overall, Thrones won 12 Emmys this year, out of 23 total nominations.

 

The series already became the most-honored drama series after picking up nine Emmys at the Creative Arts ceremony last weekend, surpassing longtime title holders Hill Street Blues and The West Wing. By scoring another three awards Sunday, Thrones becomes the only primetime scripted series to ever have won this many awards.

 

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September 7th, 2016
AliKat

Gallery Update: GQ Man of the Year

 

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September 7th, 2016
AliKat

A Model Muse: Gwendoline Christie

 

Barnaby Roper’s otherworldly portrait of the Game of Thrones star

 

NOWNESS – British actor Gwendoline Christie is a model modern woman—taking on strong female roles including warrior Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s Game of Thrones, and Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She has also played the muse for fashion designers including Vivienne Westwood and Giles Deacon. In a new collaboration with technophile director Barnaby Roper, the towering beauty finds herself in a dark, digitally rendered alien landscape, entangled in unearthly garments created by Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen. Here, Roper talks about the process for creating the “dress of the future”:

 

“I wanted to explore the idea of a morphing virtual dress, and after meeting Iris I quickly understood that her designers are organic, their structures taken from nature. So despite the film being very heavy in post-production, the texture of the garment had to be fluid and feel like it was from nature. I wanted to show the dress of the future—to have it literally growing out of the ground.

 

“The texture of the garment had to be fluid and feel like it was from nature”

 

“All my films start with the basics: the subject, the environment and the way of shooting are all very traditional, but with each film I try to explore new ways of seeing by using a mixture of new and established values and crafts—lighting is a craft, editing is a craft, acting is a craft. Then I add layers to create my own vision.’

August 23rd, 2016
AliKat

Gallery Update

 
 

 

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August 16th, 2016
AliKat

The 11 Best ‘Game Of Thrones’ Couples

Ranked From Somewhat Adorable To Downright Lovable

 

BUSTLE – Game of Thrones may gravitate toward ruthless stabbings and the occasional beheading, but underneath all that bloodshed lies the heart of some truly epic love stories. Naturally, many of those said love stories tend to take a backseat due to all of the other tens of thousands of storylines going on, but they’re still there nonetheless and help to make the HBO series the hit success that it is. Granted, even the best Game of Thrones couples have faced their fair share of ups and downs, most of which have ended due to death or betrayal. But hey, when you live in an area like Westeros, that’s the risk everyone kinda has to take.

 

So who are these mystery duos, you may ask, who have pierced our hearts with their inspiring and, at times, intoxicating romances? I suppose everyone’s opinion on the matter would vary slightly, depending upon your tastes in TV love interests. But on the whole, there are certain Game of Thrones couples that inarguably reign supreme over all others, regardless of your own personal prejudices. No one on this show is perfect. Far from it, actually. However, certain couples manage to get pretty dark close. So without further adieu, here is my official ranking of the top 11 GoT couples, ranked from least to most.

 

4. Brienne Of Tarth & Tormund Giantsbane

 

 

So they aren’t an actual couple yet. SUE ME! It’s bound to happen and based on the chemistry we’ve seen between them already, it’s going to be amazing.

August 6th, 2016
AliKat

Working with partner Giles Deacon: ‘I wear armour and I wear couture – both fascinate me’

 Gwendoline wears fern and putty acid zebra dress with Swarovski crystal anemone embroidery, price on application, by Giles Deacon Couture Credit: Charlotte Hadden

Gwendoline wears fern and putty acid zebra dress with Swarovski crystal anemone embroidery, price on application, by Giles Deacon Couture Credit: Charlotte Hadden

 

TELEGRAPH – London is melting. It’s the hottest day of the year, and outside Giles Deacon’s Brick Lane studio, the youth of Shoreditch are wilting in their rompers and crop tops. Inside, we’re above it all in the couture zone – a place of custom-woven double jacquards and hand-painted gold feathers, of gowns so lavish, so transporting and so expensive, they may well come equipped with their own weather systems.

 

Behind a closed door, Deacon is directing Gwendoline Christie (the Game of Thrones and Star Wars star who happens to be his partner) as she swishes through a series of looks from his first couture collection.

 

Gwendoline wears silk crepe bias-cut printed-egg dress with grosgrain shoulder corsage, price on application, Giles Deacon Couture Credit: Charlotte Hadden

Gwendoline wears silk crepe bias-cut printed-egg dress with grosgrain shoulder corsage, price on application, Giles Deacon Couture Credit: Charlotte Hadden

 

At 6ft 3in and with a regal confidence befitting the only actress ever to portray both a Shakespearean queen and a Stormtrooper commander, Christie seems born for gowns, particularly those with Deacon-esque heights of verve and individuality. She wears a silk gown printed with bird eggs of the British Isles with the same confidence and ease that most women would bring to their favourite jeans.

 

‘Giles has long been one of my favourite designers,’ Christie says via email later. ‘He has two of my favourite attributes in artists: wild imagination and technical rigour. [His designs] can be practical, otherworldly, sculptural and mind-bending, but you always feel celebrated as a woman when you wear them… Their confidence somehow increases yours. It’s quite a power for a designer to have. His clothes have personalities.’

 

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