Who is Rose Leslie?
Rose Leslie is an English actress who gained a lot of attention for her portrayal of Gwen Dawson, a housemaid, in the first season of the ITV television drama Downton Abbey. She played Rhian in the television film New Town, for which she won the Scottish BAFTA for Best Acting Performance. She also starred as wildling Ygritte in the HBO fantasy television series, Game of thrones.
Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie
Leslie was born on 9 February 1987, in Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.
She is currently 32 years old
Rose attended Rayne North Primary School in Aberdeenshire, and then the private school Millfield in Street in Somerset. After graduation, she got enrolled at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), graduating in 2008.
She has Scottish, English, Mexican, Irish and French Huguenot ancestry.
- In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
- In centimeters – 168 cm
- In meters – 1.68 m
- In Kilograms – 53 kg
- In Pounds – 117 lbs
- Measurements – 34-24-35
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 24 inches
- Hip – 35 inches
- Bra Size – 32B
6 (US) or 36 (EU)
Rose’s father Sebastian Arbuthnot-Leslie is the Aberdeenshire Chieftain of Clan Leslie, Her mother, Candida Mary Sibyl “Candy” Leslie (née Weld) of Clan Fraser. Her mother was the Great-granddaughter of Simon Fraser, 13th Lord Lova and a descendant of King Charles II. Her great-great grandfather was Don Guillermo de Landa y Escandon, who served as Mayor of Mexico City. She is cousin-in-law to the British historian, William Dalrymple (FRAS). Leslie’s ancestors include French Huguenot Ambrose Lisle March Phillipps De Lisle, politician Charles March-Phillipps and MP James Grimston, 3rd Earl of Verulam.
She has four siblings – William Arbuthnot-Leslie (born 1982) (Elder Brother), Sofia (born 1984) (Elder Sister), Portia (born 1990) (Younger Sister), John Arbuthnot-Leslie (born 1989) (Younger Brother).
Leslie met Kit Harington on the sets of Game of Thrones and soon they fell in love with each other. They started dating in 2011 and broke-up their relationship after two years and later reconciled a year later. They made their relationship official in 2016 and moved in together in 2017. They got engaged in September 2017 and married on June 23, 2018, at Rayne Church in the village of Kirkton of Rayne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
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Food – Duck
She debuted in the 2009 television film New Town portraying the role of Rhian. She was awarded the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Acting Performance – New Talent.
She made her first appearance in television series Locked Up Abroad for her role as Kim in an episode titled “Lima.”
Best Known For
Leslie was bet known for portraying the roles of Gwen Dawson in the first series of the ITV television drama Downton Abbey and wildling Ygritte in American fantasy television series, Game of thrones.
Rose Leslie Net worth
Rose Leslie has netted a lucrative salary figure for her roles in the Game of Thrones and other television series, making her one of the richest Scottish actresses in recent times. Leslie net worth is estimated to be $4 Million US Dollars and her salary saw a staggering growth after GOT.
Leslie and Harington have purchased a £1.75 million exquisitely built 15th century home in East Anglia with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, a swimming pool, a tennis course, and all amenities that this lovely couple would require.
Rose Leslie Facts
Leslie is a princess in real life with roots deep in royal legacy. The actress grew up in the 15th century Lickleyhead Castle in the Scottish countryside near Aberdeen. The castle is been with the family for over 500 years.
Her family also owns the 12th-century Warthill Castle in Aberdeenshire.
She knows lots of accents. She knows 1912 version of Yorkshire accent, Scottish accent, English accent, American accent, Welsh accent, Irish accent, etc.
Rose Leslie once jokingly said that she had a ‘Middle child Syndrome’ and being the family’s only redhead and “the sole ‘ginger’ in a 40-mile radius at school”.
Leslie is scared at velvet because of “the sound it makes.”
She knows various types of dance forms like historic, ballroom, tap, flamenco, and jazz.
Rose enjoys doing horse riding, skiing, tennis, rock climbing, and stage combating.
Rose is a skilled archer before establishing herself as one in Game of Thrones.
She currently stars as Maia Rindell in the CBS All Access legal drama The Good Fight.
Rose is very close with Emilia Clarke.
She is very fluent in French as well.
In 2015, she starred alongside Vin Diesel and Elijah Wood in the action fantasy film The Last Witch Hunter and played DS Emma Lane in the BBC detective drama Luther with Idris Elba in the show’s fourth season in the same year.
In 2017, Leslie voiced the female protagonist “En” in the video game Echo, a game by Copenhagen-based game developer Ultra Ultra.