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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