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Rose Leslie Biography

Birth Name:
Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie
Birth Place:
Aberdeen, Scotland

Fast Facts

  • Her father, Sebastian, is the 14th Laird of Warthill and the Aberdeenshire Chieftain of Clan Leslie
  • Grew up in Lickleyhead Castle, the family's 15th century ancestral seat; her family also owns the 12th century Warthill Castle in Aberdeenshire
  • Won a Scottish BAFTA award for New Talent for her professional acting debut in the TV movie New Town (2009)
  • Appeared in Bedlam at the Globe Theatre in 2010
  • Had to take an archery course after she was cast as Ygritte in Game of Thrones in 2012


  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated


  • John Arbuthnot-Leslie -- Brother
  • William Arbuthnot-Leslie -- Brother
  • Sebastian Arbuthnot-Leslie -- Father
  • Candida Lesle -- Mother
  • Portia -- Sister
  • Sofia -- Sister