Who is Gemma Whelan from DI Ray and is she married? – The Sun

GEMMA Whelan has seen her career soar after starring in the smash-hit series Game of Thrones.

The actress is now back on the box in ITV's DI Ray.

Who is Gemma Whelan?

Gemma Whelan is a 41-year-old actress born and raised in Leeds, UK.

She attended The King's High School for Girls in Warwick and the London Studio Centre.

Whelan is best known for starring in the popular fantasy series, Game of Thrones.

She also actively works as a comedian, winning an award for her stand-up shows in 2010 from the Funny Women Variety Awards.

Proving there's more than one string to her bow, she is also a professional dancer – specialising in tap dance and jazz – and is a member of London-based dance troupe the Beaux Belles.

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Is Gemma married?

Gemma is married to comedian and actor Gerry Howell.

Howell appeared in the 2006 Channel 4 reality-competition series The Play's The Thing.

An exact date of when they wed is yet to be released.

The pair live in London with their daughter Frances and their son Freddie.

What TV shows and films has Gemma Whelan starred in?

Gemma has starred in several films and TV shows, including the 2010 films Gulliver's Travels and The Wolfman.

She played Kate in the BBC Two comedy Upstart Crow and was a regular on The End of the F***ing World. The star also took on the role of Veronica in the BBC3 sitcom Uncle, as well as Morgana Robinson's The Agency.

As mentioned, in August 2021, Gemma was cast as Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, in which she appeared as a recurring cast member from the second season onwards.

In 2017, she played Karen Matthews in the two-part TV drama The Moorside.

In 2019, she appeared as Marian Lister in the BBC drama Gentleman Jack.

She also appeared in Decline and Fall, a star-studded BBC adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's satire.

Whelan is set to play DCI Kerry Henderson in the new ITV drama DI Ray.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain on May 2, 2022, Whelan revealed that she would still be willing to return to Game Of Thrones ahead of its new spin-off arriving later this year.

GMB presenter Kate Garraway asked Whelan if she would return to the HBO series, to which Whelan confirmed: “I would love to do it again.”

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