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Oona Castilla Chaplin (born 4 June 1986) is a Spanish-Swiss actress and dancer.

Biography[]

Born in Madrid, Spain, Chaplin also grew up in Switzerland. From the age of 15 she attended Gordonstoun School in Scotland and later attended RADA in London. Chaplin's parents are American actress Geraldine Chaplin and Chilean cinematographer Patricio Castilla. Her namesake is her maternal grandmother Oona O'Neill, American playwright Eugene O'Neill's only daughter and British comedian and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin's fourth wife.[1]

Her first screen appearances was on the British drama series Spooks in 2007. She had a minor part in the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace. She had a recurring role as Marnie Madden on the BBC drama series The Hour, and she appeared in the BBC series Sherlock as John Watson's girlfriend Jeanette.

She starred in the BBC/FX period drama series Taboo, along with her Game of Thrones co-stars Jonathan Pryce, Nicholas Blane, Jefferson Hall, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, and Mark Gatiss.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph that was published on August 11, 2011, Chaplin confirmed she had secured a role in the second season of Game of Thrones.[2] This was later suggested to be Jeyne Westerling.[3] However, her character introduces herself as Talisa Maegyr rather than Jeyne when she first appears in "Garden of Bones."[4] It was later revealed that the original plan had been for Chaplin to play Jeyne, but the character was dramatically changed in rewrites. Eventually George R.R. Martin himself suggested renaming her and came up with her character's new name.[5]

Chaplin has described herself as a "massive fan" of both Game of Thrones as well as the A Song of Ice and Fire novel series prior to her own casting.[6]

Credits[]

Guest starring[]

Game of Thrones: Season 2
The North Remembers The Night Lands What Is Dead May Never Die Garden of Bones The Ghost of Harrenhal
The Old Gods and the New A Man Without Honor The Prince of Winterfell Blackwater Valar Morghulis

Starring[]

Game of Thrones: Season 3
Valar Dohaeris Dark Wings, Dark Words Walk of Punishment And Now His Watch Is Ended Kissed by Fire
The Climb The Bear and the Maiden Fair Second Sons The Rains of Castamere Mhysa

See also[]

References[]

  1. Holly Williams, Holly (July 16, 2011). Funny girl: The not-so silent star Oona Chaplin. The Independent.
  2. Tyzack, Anna (August 11, 2011). My perfect weekend: Oona Chaplin. The Daily Telegraph.
  3. ComicBookMovie.com
  4. "Garden of Bones"
  5. Ryan, Maureen (September 4, 2012). 'Game of Thrones' Season 3 Characters And Scoop From Creator George R.R. Martin. Huffington Post.
  6. (April 19, 2012). Interview with Oona Chaplin. WinterIsComing.Net.


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