She is best known for playing the role of Gwen in the first season of the highly successful drama series Downton Abbey which also featured fellow Thrones actors Iain Glen , Ron Donachie and James Faulkner , a role which allegedly contributed to her casting on Game of Thrones. Leslie is descended from Scottish nobility, and grew up in her family's ancestral castle. In Game of Thrones Leslie is playing the role of Ygritte. She was confirmed in the role on 10 October Benioff and Weiss specifically considered Leslie due to her performance on Downton Abbey. After being cast, Leslie dove into the books, and was on book four by the start of Season 3.
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Leslie was born in Aberdeen , Scotland  and raised at Lickleyhead Castle in Aberdeenshire , her family's 15th-century ancestral seat, where she lived until the age of Her family currently lives at the 12th-century Wardhill Castle in Old Rayne. In , she was cast in seasons two , three and four of the popular HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones as the wildling Ygritte.