Rose Leslie is a Scottish actress. After winning a Scottish BAFTA for Best Acting Performance for her role in New Town, she rose to fame as Gwen Dawson in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey and as Ygritte in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. Leslie stars as Maia Rindell in the CBS All Access legal and political drama The Good Fight.

Birth Name

Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Rose Leslie was born on the 9th of February 1987, in Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.


She is currently 36 years old

Sun Sign




She has Scottish, English, Mexican, Irish and French Huguenot ancestry.




Rose went to Rayne North Primary School in Aberdeenshire and then to Millfield School in Street in Somerset. In 2008, she graduated with a BA from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) after completing a three year acting course.

Family Details

  • Father  Sebastian Arbuthnot-Leslie (the Aberdeenshire Chieftain of Clan Leslie)
  • Mother  Candida Mary Sibyl “Candy” Leslie (née Weld) (Great-granddaughter of Simon Fraser, 13th Lord Lova)
  • Siblings – William Arbuthnot-Leslie (born 1982) (Elder Brother), Sofia (born 1984) (Elder Sister), Portia (born 1990) (Younger Sister), John Arbuthnot-Leslie (born 1989) (Younger Brother).

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Rose Leslie has dated –

  • Kit Harington (2011-Present) – Leslie met Kit Harington on the sets of Game of Thrones and soon they fell in love with each other. They started dating in 2011 and broke-up their relationship after two years and later reconciled a year later. They made their relationship official in 2016 and moved in together in 2017. They got engaged in September 2017 and married on June 23, 2018, at Rayne Church in the village of Kirkton of Rayne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Physical Stats


  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m


  • In Kilograms – 53 kg
  • In Pounds – 117 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 33-24-35
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

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Shoe Size

She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing Ygritte in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones from 2012 to 2014 and a housemaid Gwen Dawson in the ITV Network drama series Downton Abbey in 2010.

Film Debut

In 2009, Leslie appeared in the television film New Town for her role as Rhian. She received the award “BAFTA Scotland Award – New Talent”.

Television Debut

In 2008, Rose guest appeared in documentary / docudrama television series Locked Up Abroad for her role as Kim in an episode titled “Lima.”

Brand Endorsements

She has done voice-over for “London Designer Outlet”.

Rose Leslie Favorites

Rose Leslie Net worth

Rose Leslie net worth is estimated to be $4 million dollars as of 2023 and Leslie and Harington have purchased a £1.75 million exquisitely built 15th century home in East Anglia with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, a swimming pool, a tennis course and all amenities that this lovely couple would require.

Social Media Profiles

She is not on social networking sites.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rose Leslie

  • Leslie is a princess in real life with roots deep in royal legacy. The actress grew up in the 15th century Lickleyhead Castle in the Scottish countryside near Aberdeen. The castle is been with the family for over 500 years.
  • Her family also owns the 12th-century Warthill Castle in Aberdeenshire.
  • Rose is very close with Emilia Clarke.
  • She is very fluent in French as well.
  • She knows lots of accents. She knows 1912 version of Yorkshire accent, Scottish accent, English accent, American accent, Welsh accent, Irish accent, etc.
  • Leslie is scared at velvet because of “the sound it makes.”
  • She is a runner and enjoys rock climbing, cooking, skiing, archery and tennis.
  • She knows various types of dance forms like historic, ballroom, tap, flamenco and jazz.
  • Rose enjoys doing horse riding, skiing, tennis, rock climbing and stage combating.
  • Rose is a skilled archer before establishing herself as one in Game of Thrones.
  • She currently stars as Maia Rindell in the CBS All Access legal drama The Good Fight.
  • In 2015, she starred alongside Vin Diesel and Elijah Wood in the action fantasy film The Last Witch Hunter and played DS Emma Lane in the BBC detective drama Luther with Idris Elba in the show’s fourth season in the same year.
  • In 2016, Leslie was cast in The Good Fight, a CBS All Access legal drama and spin off of The Good Wife. She plays Maia Rindell, a new lawyer who just passed the bar and whose family is involved in a financial scam, destroying her reputation. The first episode aired in February 2017.
  • In 2017, Leslie voiced the female protagonist “En” in the video game Echo, a game by Copenhagen-based game developer Ultra Ultra.


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