'Game of Thrones' Adds Gwendoline Christie as Brienne Tarth

The 6'3" actress will portray the only daughter and heiress of Lord Selwyn Tarth of Evenfall Hall.

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Gwendoline Christie joins Game of Thrones as Brienne
Gwendoline Christie joins Game of Thrones as Brienne
George R.R. Martin has revealed that Gwendoline Christie has landed the part of Brienne Tarth the Blue Knight for season 2 of Game of Thrones.

The 6'3" actress will portray Brienne Tarth, the only daughter and heiress of Lord Selwyn Tarth of Evenfall Hall; she had three siblings, none of which survived childhood. Larger and stronger than most men, Brienne is a skilled warrior and longs to be a knight. She has an awkward personality, but is also honest and stubborn.

She holds a naïvely idealized notion of knighthood despite the insults she receives from many knights, who call her "Brienne the Beauty" to mock her ugliness. She is also known as "Brienne, the Maid of Tarth," but her most common and neutral nickname is "Brienne of Tarth," as she is both from the House and island of Tarth.

Season 2 of Game of Thrones will premiere Spring 2012 and begins production this summer.



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  1. Dan

    @ejk1 Eh, just watch Devil's Advocate again if you want to see full frontal :P

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  2. ejk1

    @dan1 Aeon Flux is worth watching for her near lack of clothing though.

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  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 I'll be honest...I've yet to see Monster. I've had my eye on it, but haven't gotten around to it

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  4. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus I thought that was in response to what @ejk1 said, about Theron in Monster :P

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  5. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus Oh. Dur. lol.

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  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 I'm talking about Gwen, not Theron

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  7. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus You never saw The Devil's Advocate? North Country? Aeon Flux (though that one was sh*tty)?

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  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 Just now I'm learning she was in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, but that's it. It's not like her name will ring any bells. Not for me at least.

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  9. ejk1

    @dan1 That's a good question. Best first season? Hmm...let me get back to you on that.

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  10. Dan

    @ejk1 Sweet. Such a fantastic show. I don't think I've seen a better first season from a show since, well, LOST.

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  11. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus :O What?!!!

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  12. ejk1

    @dan1 Finished. I was going to review the season, but I'll let you have dibs on it since you watched it much earlier than me.

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  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Never heard of this woman.

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  14. Dan

    @ejk1 How far along with season one are you?

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  15. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus Haven't seen that film, but saw enough of the commercials to know they did a good job. But I wouldn't call Thompson a babe either. I guess Charlize Theron in Monster is the best comparison I can come up with.

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  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 Ok, how bout Emma Thompson in Nanny Mcphee?

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  17. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus I didn't see that film, nor do I think of Carey as pretty anymore. Haven't for close to ten years.

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  18. Dan

    @ejk1 Got their work cut out for them, cuz this chick looks like a babe, too. I'm sure they'll manage, though lol. Costume designs and production values are the very least of their problems concerning this most excellent show.

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  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 Same way with Mariah Carey in Precious?

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  20. ejk1

    @dan1 Agreed. Khaleesi is the sh*t. But I wonder how they are going to make Gwen Christie ugly, because she looks very nice in that picture.

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  21. Dan

    I doubt I'll like her more than Dany. Daenerys is just too f*cking awesome (and hot) to top. Plus she has 3 f*cking dragons. You can't beat that, even if you are 6'3 and a bad ass knight.

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  22. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    She'd make a fine warrior

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  23. HighCaliberINC

    ..thats one tall biatch

    3 years agoby @highcaliberincFlag

  24. CUPID

    I really dont care.......cause season 2 will be epic!

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  25. Dan

    Good f*cking lord! That's a lot of woman!

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