Gemma Whelan

Gemma Whelan

British actress, comedian and dancer
Gemma Elizabeth Whelan is an English actress and comedian known for portraying Yara Greyjoy in the HBO fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones.Wikipedia
BornApril 23, 1981
HometownLeeds, England
Height5'5" (1.66m)
SpouseGerry Howell

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David Mitchell and Ben Elton's Upstart Crow stage show review: laugh-til-it-hurts panto pleasure

  • Shakespeare just can’t escape the plague. The David Mitchell-led BBC sitcom Upstart Crow made a triumphant transfer to the stage in February 2020, only to see the playhouses closed by Covid. Happily, all’s well that ends well: Ben Elton’s comedy is back, with Mitchell resuming his excellent West End debut.


Fringe In 5: Episode 11

Emily and Russell meet Gemma Whelan to chat about her character based comedy show Chastity Butterworth and The Spanish Hamster, which she'll be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. She also reveals all about the unique audition process she went through to get her role for the huge fantasy series, Game Of Thrones.