Gwendoline Tracey Philippa Christie is an English actress and model. She is best known for her role as Brienne of Tarth in the HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones, and the First Order's storm driver Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. During her debut, she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the 2019 Serial Drama .
|Born||Gwendoline Tracey Philippa Christie, October 28, 1978, Worthing, West Sussex, England|
|Alma mater||Drama Centre London|
|Partner(s)||Giles Deacon (2013–present)|
Actress best known for playing Brienne of Tarth on HBO's Game of Thrones. She also appeared as Commander Lyme in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 and as Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
She was a gymnast growing up, but abandoned her gymnastics career due to a spine injury. She later took up acting and would graduate from the Drama Centre London in 2005.
Before becoming better known for her performances on screen, she was heavily involved in theater, performing in productions of Breakfast at Tiffany's, Dr. Faustus and several other plays between 2006 and 2010.
Her father worked in sales and marketing while her mother was a housewife. She began dating designer Giles Deacon in 2013.
She was featured in minor roles in two Terry Gilliam films: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and The Zero Theorem.
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