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Overview (3)

Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Birth NameRose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rose Leslie is a Scottish actress. Her leading on screen debut was at age 21 in the television film New Town (2009). She is famous for playing Ygritte in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011). Leslie also appeared in the films Now Is Good (2012) and The Last Witch Hunter (2015).

Leslie was born Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie in Aberdeen, Scotland, near Lickleyhead Castle, where her family has lived for more than 500 years. Rose is the daughter of Candida Mary Sibyl (Weld) and Sebastian Arbuthnot-Leslie, who is the Aberdeenshire Chieftain of Clan Leslie. She is the middle of five children, and went to the local primary school in Rayne, before going to Millfield, a co-ed public school in England. It was at Millfield that Rose really cultivated her love for acting, as the school had an excellent drama department. After five years at Millfield, Rose went on to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) to earn a bachelor's degree with honors in 2008.

Rose's first acting job was in a television documentary series, called Locked Up Abroad (2007), in 2008. In 2009, she appeared in the made-for-TV film, Purves + Pekkala (2009), in which she received a Scottish BAFTA Award for Best Acting Performance - New Talent Award. In 2010, Rose appeared in the British TV Series, Downton Abbey (2010), as "Gwen Dawson", for 7 episodes. Later that year, she appeared in the play, "Bedlam", at the Globe Theatre in London. In 2011, Rose appeared in the British drama television series, Case Histories (2011), as "Laura Wyre", for 2 episodes. In 2012, Rose played "Lena Holgate" in the episode, Vera: The Ghost Position (2012), in the British detective television series, Vera (2011). Later that same year, Rose would make her iconic appearance in the 2nd season of the HBO epic fantasy series, Game of Thrones (2011), opposite Kit Harington as the wildling "Ygritte".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Robert Ferguson and Pedro Borges

Spouse (1)

Kit Harington (23 June 2018 - present)

Trade Mark (1)

Characteristic red hair.

Trivia (6)

Graduated, LAMDA Three-Year Acting Course, 2008.
She is of Scottish, English, Welsh, 1/8th Mexican, and more distant Irish and French Huguenot, descent (Rose's paternal great-grandmother, María de la Luz de Landa Osio, was from a wealthy Mexican family). Rose is a descendant of New Zealand politician Frederick Weld; Charles Clifford, 6th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh; Ambrose Lisle March Phillipps De Lisle, who founded Mount St. Bernard Abbey; politician Charles March-Phillipps; Simon Fraser, 13th Lord Lovat; and James Grimston, 3rd Earl of Verulam; and other prominent leaders in the British Empire.
Is descended from Charles II of England (1630-1685), who was King of England, Scotland, and Ireland, from 1660 to 1685, and King of Scotland, from 1649 to 1651. Actors Kit Harington and Dacre Montgomery are also descended from Charles II, and are therefore Rose's distant cousins.
(June 23, 2018) Maried her on-off boyfriend of 6 years Kit Harington in a romantic ceremony at Kirkton of Rayne church in Aberdeenshire, Scotland following a 6-month-long engagement, and the reception was held at nearby Wardhill Castle, which is owned by Leslie's family. Game of Thrones (2011) co-stars Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams were in attendance.
5th cousin of actress Olivia Wilde through Scottish nobility.
Born on the same date as Michael B. Jordan.

Personal Quotes (5)

When I left Downton Abbey (2010), it hadn't yet taken off and become the phenomenon that it is, to this day. That all happened after I left. But, it was fabulous to be a part of it and to be a part of the cast. We had an absolute ball!
I definitely think it opened doors for me and what was so fantastic about Downton Abbey (2010) being showed over in the States, was that it helped get me noticed.
I certainly relate to "Ygritte", in the fact that she is so strong and also ruthless, as well, and I feel that especially within Game of Thrones (2011), I think that as a show, it is one of the frontrunners for showing dominant female characters and making sure that men answer to women, rather than the other way around.
For the first time in my life I tried whale. It was very chewy and quite fatty. My friend had had whale before, so I knew it would be quite blubbery. It was delicious. I loved it. It was smoked, so it had a lovely kind of tangy taste to it. We had it a couple of nights. I was won over. It was very yummy.
I had the most fantastic time filming Downton Abbey (2010).

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