The gorgeous brunette actress Rose Leslie is now in the limelight of Hollywood as one of the talented actresses. Despite coming from a noble family from Aberdeen, Scotland, she chose the career path most generous person would not choose. Her beauty and skills rose to fame mostly because of her role as Gwen Dawson in the series Downton Abbey and as Ygritte on the show Game of Thrones.
Born in the 15th-century ancestral seat of noblemen in Aberdeen, Scotland, Leslie had an excellent start to her childhood. She was raised among the high profile people in Lickeyhead Castle in Aberdeenshire. Having raised along with her four other siblings, she was the third child of their parents.
Both of their parents belong to the high-class noble clan of Scotland. Her father Sebastian Arbuthnot-Leslie is the Clan Chief of Clan Leslie and her mother, Candida Mary Leslie belongs to the Clan Fraser. Their family currently lives in the 12th century Warthill Castle in Old Rayne, Scotland. Her great-grandfather had served as the Mayor of Mexico City, and she is also the cousin-in-law of the British Historian named William Dalrymple. From the very roots and ancestry, she belonged to the high elicit family and was brought up in the same way.
For her initial education, she attended the Rayne North School in Aberdeenshire. Later she shifted to the private school Millfield located in the Street, Somerset. Finishing her high school, she finally graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. With three years of the training, she garnered her acting skills and love for arts in that institution.
While still at the LAMDA, Leslie was very much active and enthusiastic towards performing. She was involved in a lot of stage productions and played numerous roles. Being a part of many stage productions like- Uncle Vanya, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as The Country Wife, she slowly developed her acting skills.
After being a part of various stage productions, Leslie started making her image as a talented actress among the people. She even narrated The British Slave Trade: Abolition as well as the Parliament and People on BBC Radio. Her skills included stage combats as well as being fluent in multiple dialects. Talented young Leslie was also awarded the BASSC certificate for her contribution in theatrics.
Finally, in the year 2009, she made her on-screen debut when she was cast in the TV film called- New Town. Her role as Rhian was majorly appreciated. Skillful acting, as well as gorgeous beauty, won the hearts of many of the critics as well as the audience members. In the year 2010, she was cast as the lead role in the famed play called- Bedlam which was performed in the Globe Theater. In the play, Leslie portrayed the role of a young country girl who goes crazy after she loses the one she loves. With excellent portrayal of the character, Leslie amazed the crowd with her outstanding acting skills.
In 2011, she was cast as Gwen Dawson in the ITV series called Downton Abbey. This became her breakthrough to her career. Her skillful acting and ravenous beauty also stole the looks of hundreds and thousands of fans worldwide. Her face started becoming more recognized, and she established herself in the list of talented actresses. Much impressed by her acting, she was again cast into the role of Ygritte in the popular HBO TV series- Game of Thrones. Then her fame started raising up. Her acting was also hugely appreciated. Many critics quoted and reviewed her in a positive way. Her role is described to be both flirtatious and dangerous, and she has perfectly captured the essence of it.
In the year 2014, she was the part of the four-part miniseries called The Great Fire. Making the way to success, she even played a role in the horror film called Honeymoon. Currently, she plays the character of DS Emma Lane in the drama called Luther. She played several more movies and series after that. Until now, she has successfully managed to become one of the top talented actresses of Hollywood.
Personal Info: Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurement
Having a slim and tall body figure, Leslie has the height 5ft 6 inch or 168 cm and weighs 53 kg or 117 pounds. She belongs to the Aquarius sun sign and is currently 29 years old. Her gorgeous slim body figure wears the bra size 32 B and has the shoe size of 7 (US).
Leslie has an immense love for her hometown and likes to go back there for relaxing. Being an athletic person, she enjoys rock climbing, cooking, skiing, archery as well as tennis.
Rose Leslie’s Dating and Love life
Leslie has been in an on and off relationship with her co-star of Game of Thrones- Kit Harrington. The couple had started dating since 2012, but they did not acknowledge it until 2016. After the confirmation of relationship in 2016, the couple is still together. Although they have not gotten married yet, there might be the next level to their long lasted love life.
Active in most of the social media, she has around 2k followers on Twitter and 109k followers on Instagram. She, however, does not use Facebook.
Rose Leslie’s Net Worth
Rose Leslie currently has an estimated amount of $13 Million as her net worth. Garnered from her acting roles in films and TV series, she earns around $1.5 million yearly. She does not have any other side businesses to contribute to her net worth except for her acting career. In her career time, she has successfully managed to reach the top all on her own without her family support.
Rose Leslie’s Rumors and Controversy
After spending the holiday of Thanksgiving together in 2016, it is rumored that the long time couple Rose Leslie and Kit Harrington are planning on getting married. After a long time of their on and off a relationship, they were reportedly seen walking around romantically together.