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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Underdog: The Other Other Brontë – this sweary guide to the sisters is no substitute for the books

  • What with their brief lives, shared angst and literary legacy, the Brontë sisters are an endless source of fascination. Besides the biographies and screen biopics (most recently, Sally Wainwright’s 2016 drama To Walk Invisible), theatre can’t resist them either. Two good stage examples are Blake Morrison’s We are Three Sisters (which used Chekhov’s Three Sisters as its template) and Shared Experience’s Brontë, which haunted the authors with their creations.


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.