Artists: Gemma Whelan

Gemma Whelan  

Gemma Whelan


Janie Jenkins
Patrick Bustin
020 7287 1112

Gemma won the Funny Women Variety Act Award in 2010 with her character Chastity Butterworth. She appears in Games of Thrones as Yara Greyjoy and was Irene in BBC's recent Mapp & Lucia. In the theatre, her credits include One Man Two Guvnors in the West End and her award winning turn in Philip Ridley's one woman show Dark Vanilla Jungle. Oh yes, and when she gets a spare minute she loves to perform a bit of Chastity on the comedy circuit.

Gemma Whelan’s credit list


Programme Name Character/Role Channel/Company Year
Uncle Veronica BBC Three 2015
Cut Davina Channel 4 (Clerkenwell Films) 2014
Mapp and Lucia Irene BBC (director Diarmuid Lawrence) 2014
Badults Juliet BBC3 (the Comedy Unit) 2014
Game of Thrones (season 4) Yara Greyjoy (regular) Sky/HBO 2014
Live at the Electric (series 3) Chastity Butterworth BBC3 (Avalon Television 2014
Claudia O'Doherty Comedy Blaps Various Channel 4 2013
Nick Helm's Heavy Entertaianment Various BBC Thee 2013
Games of Thrones (season 3) Yara Greyjoy (regular) Sky/HBO 2013
Ruddy Hell, It's Harry and Paul Various BBC 2012
Game of Thrones (season 2) Yara Greyjoy (regular) Sky/HBO 2012
Threesome Wendy Big Talk/ Comedy Central 2011
Cardinal Burns Claire Leftbank/ E4 2011
For the Win (Pilot) Various BBC 2011
Ding Dong Pretty Nurse Sky One 2009
The Persuasionists Josephine Bwark / Channel 4 2009
Frites Marie-Claire Save the Dog @ BBC 2008
Mark Ronson ‘Just’ The Secretary Radiohead Cover 2008
The Enforcer Holly Great Guns 2006
Culture Show Feature for ‘Mrs Henderson Presents’ BBC 2 2006


Film Name Character/Role Director Year
Gulliver's Travels Kate Winslet Rob Letterman 2010
The Wolfman Gwen’s Maid Joe Johnston 2010
Shortbread and Tea Mildred Aly Moffat 2008
Magnificent Strangers Tango Dancer Mario Cavalli 2007
Madness of the Dance (with Maxine Peake) Sister Grace Chris Doyle/Carol Morley 2006

Theatre and Live Performance

Tour/Event Name Character/Role Venue Year
Radiant Vermin Various Soho Theatre/Tobacco Factory 2015
Dark Vanilla Jungle Andrea Soho Theatre 2014
As Chastity Butterworth As Chastity Butterworth Comedy and Sketch Show Circuit 2014
Chastity Butterworth & The Spanish Hamster Chastity Butterworth Pleasance, Edinburgh 2013
Dark Vanilla Jungle Andrea Supporting Wall & Pleasance Edinburgh 2013
One Man, Two Guvnors Rachel Crabbe Theatre Royal Haymarket 2012
As Chastity Butterworth Character stand-up Various Venues 2011
Stephen and the Sexy Partridge Various Trafalgar Studios 2010
Improvathon Bunny Valentine The Sticking Place 2008
Shakespeare for Breakfast Petrucchio / Cleopatra Edinburgh Festival 2006
Newsrevue Various Edinburgh Festival 2005

Advert, Commercial & Idents

Name Character/Role Company Year
Innocent Lady at Bus stop. RKCR 2010
Foot Locker Nitro 2009
Guitar Hero III Scream The Viral Factory 2008


Award Won Awards Name Year
Best Variety Funny Women Awards 2010

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