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Whelan at Antwerp Convention 2014
Gemma Elizabeth Whelan
23 April 1981
|Height||5 ft 6 in (168 cm)|
On screen, she has played supporting roles in several films and TV shows, including in the 2010 films Gulliver's Travels and The Wolfman. She has had roles in comedies including Upstart Crow, Uncle and The Agency.
In August 2011, she was cast as Yara Greyjoy in the HBO fantasy-drama television series Game of Thrones, and appeared as a recurring cast member from the second season onward. She appears as Marian Lister in the BBC drama Gentleman Jack.
Whelan lives in London with husband Gerry and their daughter.
|2006||Madness of the Dance||Sister Grace||Short film|
|2008||Shortbread and Tea||Mildred|
|2009||Ding Dong||Dr. Pretty||Short film|
|2010||The Wolfman||Gwen's Maid|
|2010||Gulliver's Travels||Lilliputian Rose|
|2009||10 Minute Tales||Pretty Nurse||1 episode|
|2010||The Persuasionists||Josephine||2 episodes|
|2011||Living Doll||Moaning Mona|
|2011||For the Win||Various||Pilot|
|2012||Ruddy Hell! It's Harry & Paul||Daughter||1 episode|
|2012–14, 2016–19||Game of Thrones||Yara Greyjoy||Recurring, 16 episodes|
|2013||The Day They Came to Suck Out Our Brains!||Unknown||Miniseries, 1 episode|
|2013||Nick Helm's Heavy Entertainment||Various|
|2013||Claudia O'Doherty Comedy Blaps||Sarah||Miniseries, 3 episodes|
|2014||Live at the Electric||Chastity Butterworth||3 episodes|
|2014||Badults||Juliet||Series 2, 1 episode: "Neighbours"|
|2014||Mapp and Lucia||Quaint Irene Coles|
|2015||Not Safe for Work||Davina||1 episode|
|2015||Murder in Successville||Nurse Adele||Series 1, 1 episode|
|2016–present||Upstart Crow||Kate||Series regular|
|2016–2017||Hetty Feather||Ida Battersea|
|2016||Morgana Robinson's The Agency||Kat Cassidy||4 episodes|
|2017||Decline and Fall||Diane Fagan||2 episodes|
|2017||The Moorside||Karen Matthews||Two-part drama|
|2017||The Crown||Patricia Campbell||1 episode|
|2017||The End of the F***ing World||Eunice|
|2017||Eat Your Heart with Nick Helm||Herself||1 episode|
|2019||Gentleman Jack||Marian Lister|
|2019||Star vs. the Forces of Evil||Solaria Butterfly (voice)||1 episode|
|2006||Shakespeare for Breakfast||Petruchio||C Venues|
|Celebrity Love Panto Island||Various||Canal Cafe Theatre|
|2008||Red Death Lates||Unknown||Gideon Reeling|
|Improvathon||Bunny Valentine||The Sticking Place|
|2009||Infinite Variety||Various||Whoopee Productions New Players Theatre|
|2010||Stephen & the Sexy Partridge||Chanel||Trafalgar Studios|
|2013||One Man, Two Guvnors||Rachel Crabbe||Royal National Theatre|
|Dark Vanilla Jungle||Andrea||Supporting Wall & Pleasance Theatre|
|Chastity Butterworth & the Spanish Hamster||Chastity Butterworth||Pajama Men Productions|
|2014||Dark Vanilla Jungle||Andrea||Supporting Wall|
|2015||Radiant Vermin||Jill and others|
|2014||Dragon Age: Inquisition||Threnn/Maryden/Winterwatch Tower Cultist/Redcliffe Soldier/Redcliffe Villager/Emerald Graves Civilian (voices)|
|2015||Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward||Igeyorhm (voice)|
|2017||Mass Effect: Andromeda||Zevin Raeka (voice)|
|TBA||Squadron 42||Becca Farneway||voice and motion capture|
Awards and nominations
|2010||Funny Women Awards||Best Variety||Herself||Won|
|2016||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Game of Thrones||Nominated|
|2017||WFTV Awards||The MAC Best Performance||Herself||Won|||
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- Swift, Andy (7 February 2019). "Disney's Star vs. the Forces of Evil Ending With Season 4". TVLine.
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