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Happy birthday to Christie

Gwendoline Christie goes from “Game of Thrones” to “The Force Awakens.”
Gwendoline Christie goes from “Game of Thrones” to “The Force Awakens.”

In the world of nerds, Gwendoline Christie could make a good argument to be the queen.

Not only was she cast in to play Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” but she has portrayed Commander Lyme in the last two “Hunger Games” movies.

And, she’s Captain Phasma in “Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens.”

That means the British actor will be in what is sure to be two of the biggest movies of this holiday season as “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2” opens Nov. 20, just a few days less than a month before “The Force Awakens” hits theaters.

So, here’s a big Happy Birthday to her.

Rick Bentley: 559-441-6355, @RickBentley1

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