Josephine Gillan Biography
Gillan, who was born in Kent, earned her living as a sex worker and in X-rated movies. But in 2016, she said how the HBO show saved her from a life of prostitution, ironically playing a prostitute.
Josephine Gillan really did earn her living as a prostitute before finding stardom in Game Of Thrones. And it is only her role in the show that has finally allowed her to escape.
Jeezo this is a good friend of mine, I hope she gets her baby back, no baby should be without it’s mother ?? https://t.co/6CQLG3MsWw
— catherine taylor (@cath00058) August 12, 2019
Today, the 27-year-old is in demand as a serious actress even though she had no professional training when she started the show – just a troubling understanding of the world she would be paid to depict.
Josephine Gillan Age
She is 30 years old.
Josephine Gillan Childhood Sexual Abuse
Gillan also revealed she suffered a childhood corrupted by sex abuse, alcohol, and class-A drugs. She went to 24 different primary schools as her mother fled a violent relationship, and was taken into care at 12 and then fostered.
Her childhood experiences left her feeling unworthy of a proper relationship and she broke off an engagement and turned to prostitution to earn a living.
Nothing but sick twisted #socialworkers #socialservices trying to ruin lives and separate a baby from its mother that hasn’t done anything wrong! They kidnapped my baby!!! ?????? https://t.co/E5BOYTis8X
— josephine gillan (@Officialmarei) August 8, 2019
Josephine Gillan Game of Thrones
‘Game Of Thrones saved me from a life of prostitution, and has made me a much stronger person,’ she says.
‘I was working as a whore and at the same time making X-rated movies, using the name Sophie O’Brien, when I saw an advert on a website for actresses in the film industry.
At the time she arrived on the Game Of Thrones set, she was understandably nervous, but quickly discovered there were several actresses from a similar background.
Josephine Gillan BAby
this your baby jose ,thats terrible https://t.co/s5UlImQKZR
— leroy (@orrickmedia24) August 10, 2019
Distressing video uploaded by the heartbroken 31-year-old mother shows Gloria being taken away by a woman under the supervision of two men in uniform.
Absolutely heartbreaking! ?? My baby being kidnapped in the middle of the night by #israeli #socialservices And I have no idea where she is!! #IsraeliCrimes #sowrong #iwantmybabyback ?✡️? distressing and disturbing to watch for those with a heart ? pic.twitter.com/k1rBaUwmgk
— josephine gillan (@Officialmarei) August 7, 2019
The child was in the care of her friend while Gillan underwent therapy for postnatal depression on the orders of social services. But despite that arrangement being approved by authorities, the actress claims, officials swooped and took the baby away.
Blind hate in #London: A man shoved a baby’s stroller and called parents ‘dirty Jews’. Since the beginning of 2019, a record number of #antisemitic incidents have been recorded in the United Kingdom. pic.twitter.com/jZf0Csogse
— StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) August 7, 2019
Gillan, who is Jewish, moved to Israel to have her baby shortly before she was born. She made no mention of the baby’s father in a series of online posts about her ordeal.
In the footage that she posted on Twitter, the person filming the incident can be heard arguing with the social workers, but to no avail.
Gillan spoke out about the incident on her social media, saying she had been left heartbroken.
‘The disturbing moment that the #Israeli #socialservices kidnapped my baby! At 12:30pm at night on Sunday! My friend pleaded! But was threatened to jail if she did not hand over my baby! me & loving friend and her family! We are all heartbroken!’ she said.
https://t.co/uqXyRfjxYM hi if you could please take a moment out of your time to read the tragedy I’m going through and please look into your heart ? my baby girl needs help! Urgently! ??✡️ God bless everyone
— josephine gillan (@Officialmarei) August 7, 2019
Josephine Gillan GoFundMe Page
Gillan has since set up a GoFundMe page “£190 raised of £5,000 goal” money to cover the necessary legal costs in the battle to get her baby back.
I am josephine Gillan and I’m an actress from the HBO series game of thrones, I’m not currently working as it’s finished now and I’ve been busy with motherhood, I came to Israel to have my baby, my beloved daughter is almost 8 months old, I raised and cared for her from birth, when she was 5 months old the Israeli social services decided my baby should stay with my friend while I go to therepy for post natal depression, my friend has been amazing and her and her amazing family love and cares for my daughter Gloria with a true love to me and her. 3 nights ago the social services came in the night at 12:30am! With the police and kidnapped my daughter and took her to another family! I’m not allowed to see her or have contact! I have no idea where she is!! I was not there at the time and was not aware of what they had done! It’s absolutely outrageous! I have not done anything wrong and neither has my friend who was caring from her! They threatened to take my friend to jail if she doesn’t give our Gloria! They marched her out with police either side of her and took her away into the night! what Israeli social services have done is illegal and I’m fighting to get her back! But unfortunately the legal costs I can’t afford right now! Good lawyers are costly but worth it for my baby to have a chance of happiness and love that she deserves! So I’m reaching out for donations to please help raise enough money to bring her back to where she is safe and loved! No child should be without there parent! Especially if they are good and care for the child devotedly! I appreciate you reading this and please find it in your heart to help and also your prayers would mean alot also! I’m heartbroken at the moment and just want to see and be with my baby girl again
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Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Game of Thrones actress Josephine Gillan says Israeli social services took baby
- Eight-month-old was in the care of a friend when she was taken in the middle of the night
- Gillan ‘heartbroken’ and has set up a GoFundMe page to fund a legal challenge
- The 31-year-old British actress starred as prostitute Marei in the hit HBO series
- She has previously revealed how GoT saved her from a life of prostitution