The producers of HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s Game of Thrones had little choice but to cast Christie in the role of Brienne of Tarth after loyal fans proposed her as the perfect fit. The role has catapulted her from a successful stage career – including playing the Queen in the RSC’s Cymbeline, and Mag Wildwood in Breakfast at Tiffany’s – to stand-out star.
“Gwendoline is a really incredible character. Everyone is going to know her as Brienne of Tarth but she’s bigger in real life than she is playing the part – and that’s a pretty big part. She’s a huge personality, but full of old-school charm. She’s got the best manners and that incredible way of making you feel like the only person who matters. She’s very provocative, hilariously witty, all in the most fun, warm way. We’ve got her as a warrior woman in this beautiful vintage mask, a Gucci cape and Louis Vuitton shoes. She’s comfortable being naked, and is the ultimate professional model. She’s incredibly tall and then wears six-inch heels because she doesn’t care.”