Day 63 – Gwendoline Christie
Gwendoline Christie played Captain Phasma in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. She is most well-known for her role as Brienne of Tarth in the TV series Game of Thrones.
Before Christie became a player in the Game of Thrones she played Lexi and Lucy in the British TV series Wizards vs. Aliens. Here’s a clip of an episode of that series.
The same year Christie made her Phasma on-screen debut in The Force Awakens she also played Commander Lyme in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2. She played herself in the 2016 film Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie and Miranda Hilmarson in the 2017 series Top of the Lake.
Christie has three movies scheduled to release in 2018 – The Darkest Minds, The Women of Marwen, and In Fabric. And who knows she might turn up in Episode IX as well (and you will survive even if you hate the idea of Phasma surviving The Last Jedi).
Here’s an interview with Christie about her role in Game of Thrones which also includes clips from the show.
And this is just a good excuse to share one of my favorite The Last Jedi press videos. Gwendoline Christie is delightful in this.
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