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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March 30th, 2014
AliKat

Game Of Thrones: Fire and Ice – What happens when you get 20 minutes with Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth

Game Of Thrones: Fire and ice
Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) were significantly cleaner when we met them in person. Photo: HBO
PUBLISHED: MARCH 27, 12:10 AM

LONDON — You’ve seen them banter and bicker endlessly on HBO’s Game Of Thrones (GOT) as Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth.

And in person, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gwendoline Christie were almost exactly the same as their characters. Besides, of course, the fact that they were not covered in blood and mud.

The pair has become a favourite among fans of the TV series based on George R R Martin’s fantasy novels and set in the fictional lands of Westeros and Essos.

Coster-Waldau plays the charming but morally questionable knight Lannister, while Christie plays the lumbering female knight Brienne, who is charged with bringing Ser Jaime back to his family in exchange for Catelyn Stark’s daughters.

So it’s hard to imagine, when they first met on the set of GOT, that Christie found Coster-Waldau absolutely terrifying.

“I walked into the make-up car because I was told that he was in there. I wanted to say hi,” Christie shared during an interview at Corinthia Hotel ahead of the fourth season of the series.

“I felt nervous. I hadn’t worked with this person — I was new on the show! I said hello, and he just regarded me. He regarded me. And I felt absolutely terrified.

“And then it started. And it hasn’t stopped.”

Season 4 of Game Of Thrones premieres Sunday, April 13, 10pm on HBO / HBO HD (StarHub TV Ch 601). Meanwhile, HBO Asia will be airing the uncut premiere episode in a free one-night-only advanced screening on April 4, 6.30pm, at GV Grand, Great World City. To score an invite, identify yourself as a Games Of Thrones fan on HBO Asia’s Facebook page and spread the word about the event by: Liking HBO Asia’s Facebook page, sharing the event post with the hashtag #GOTAsia13Apr or leaving a comment on the same post to explain why you are the greatest GOT fan in Singapore.

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Q: Why do you think this show is still so successful after three seasons?

Coster-Waldau: The Red Wedding in Season 3 last year kind of explains that a little bit. On YouTube, there was this video of reactions of people watching the Red Wedding. And the passion and the horror … it was so much fun to watch. But also it just explains that the audience has really invested in these characters. And so it’s one of those things, like when I watch Breaking Bad, I want to see what happens next. And then I think (GOT writers) DB Weiss and David Benioff have done a really good job of exploring and opening up this world in an exciting way. So you still get surprised like you did in the Red Wedding.

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March 29th, 2014
AliKat

Gwendoline Christie on S4 Jaime/ Brienne as a Twisted ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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Last year, Game of ThronesGwendoline Christie enjoyed an opportunity envied by all in the realm: She and author George R.R. Martin, who penned the fantasy novels on which her HBO series is based, had a heart-to-heart.

The topic: the relationship between lady knight Brienne of Tarth and her one-handed, morally conflicted, sharp cheekboned traveling partner, Ser Jaime Lannister.

Martin ”said what he wanted to do was to take the traditional format of Beauty and the Beast and change the roles — and also the genders,” she says. “That really excited me.”

The question of who’s the beauty and who’s the beast — as well as what’s ahead for the duo in Thrones‘ upcoming fourth season (which bows April 6 at 9/8c) — made for a lively chat when TVLine recently spoke with Christie. Read on for more.

TVLINE | When we pick back up with Brienne, she’s in King’s Landing — and she’s not wearing her armor.
She and Jaime will have been filthy, and she is given some clothes to wear… So we worked on the assumption that she would have had something made for her. Jaime would have allowed that to happen or commissioned that to happen.

[Brienne is going to Joffrey’s wedding], so she would wear a dress. And then [series costume designer] Michele [Clapton] struck upon the excellent idea for being culottes, so it’s a physical manifestation of the character Brienne. She’s not, again, being masculine. She’s not being conventionally female, which I felt worked perfectly. And then she wear a leather jacket over the top which is tied very securely with a long belt, and the boots, which are maintained.

I felt very happy with that. I felt it was something that with Brienne, it felt perfectly in context. That Brienne would be entirely respectful to the society that she was in but still maintaining her individuality and being true to the person that she is.

TVLINE | In the season’s first episode, Brienne and Olenna Tyrell share a scene. Margaery’s grandmother seems to take a liking to her.  

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March 29th, 2014
AliKat

Glorious Gwendoline – A Fansite for Gwendoline Christie – Is Now Open!

 

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Welcome to Glorious Gwendoline, A Fansite for Gwendoline Christie! I absolutely adore Gwendoline in her role of Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s Game of Thrones. In all her interviews she seems like such a playful and fun person and she is the opposite of Brienne when it comes to beauty or style; she’s a glamorous, style goddess! That is why I named this site ‘Glorious’ Gwendoline. She has a ‘striking beauty and splendor that evokes feelings of delighted admiration.’

 

The Gallery is  still a work in process but I’ve gotten a good start on it.

 

Hope you enjoy and come back frequently to share in the love for the fabulous, Glorious Gwendoline!

March 28th, 2014
AliKat

You shall go to the BAFTAs: Gwendoline Christie shares her red-carpet secrets

Backstage at an awards ceremony is always a riot of hairspray, champers and nerves. Dipal Acharya meets three screen sirens as they get ready for the big night

 

GAME GIRL: GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE

Gwendoline Christie in Giles Deacon

Gwendoline Christie in Giles Deacon

In Game of Thrones Gwendoline Christie, 35, plays the broadsword-wielding knight Brienne of Tarth. Honour-bound and armour-clad, she is one of the show’s most brilliant, and complex, characters. At 6ft 3in, the actress is all too aware that finding female parts is a challenge. So when she heard about the role of Brienne, she maximised her chances  by losing a stone through a brutal gym regime, and chopped her hair into an androgynous Tilda Swinton bob. ‘George RR Martin has created a world for strong female characters, but I don’t think their strength lies physically or in their ability to gain power. It comes from somewhere deeper.’

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March 28th, 2014
AliKat

‘Game of Thrones’: Gwendoline Christie on Brienne of Tarth’s beauty

March 20, 2014

“Game of Thrones” returns in less than a month, bringing the world of Westeros back to the small screen after a 10-month hiatus. The fourth season of the sprawling HBO TV show, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy book series, premieres April 6.

Judging by the trailers, the season promises plenty of action and, of course, intrigue as the Lannister, Stark and Tyrell clans deal with the fallout of the so-called Red Wedding, which saw a host of main characters massacred. Cruel King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) prepares to marry Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), Jon Snow (Kit Harington) prepares to defend the Wall against a Wildling invasion, and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) continues her conquest of Slaver’s Bay. (If any of this sounds fuzzy, fans can catch up on the show’s third season, now out on Blu-ray — watch an exclusive clip featuring Maisie Williams’ Arya Stark and Rory McCann’s Sandor “The Hound” Clegane.)

Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth in "Game of Thrones." (HBO)

Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth in “Game of Thrones.” (HBO)

Not least among the show’s massive cast of characters is fan favorite Brienne of Tarth, the principled and highly skilled warrior woman portrayed in the series by Gwendoline Christie. Tasked by Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) with exchanging prisoner Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) for her daughters Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Arya, Brienne and Jaime set off on a journey to King’s Landing that found Jaime losing a hand and Brienne facing off against a bear.

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March 28th, 2014
AliKat

Game of Thrones Gwendoline Christie Dishes Hints for Season 4

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