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Maisie Williams is an English actress most famous for her role as Arya Stark in HBO TV series ‘Game of Thrones’

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BirthdayApril 15, 1997
NationalityBritish
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actresses
SiblingsBeth, James, Ted
Known asMargaret Constance Williams, Margaret Constance Maisie Williams
Universities
  • Norton Hill School
  • Bath Dance College
Birth PlaceBristol, England
Height155cm
GenderFemale
FatherH
MotherHilary Pitt Frances
Sun SignAries
Born inBristol, England
Famous asActress
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Who is Maisie Williams?

Maisie Williams is an English actress most famous for her role as Arya Stark, one of the principal characters in the HBO produced medieval fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones’. Maisie successfully auditioned for the role which would be her first acting job, as a kid. After managing to survive seven seasons in a show which is notorious for killing off characters that are fan-favorites, Maisie is set to appear in the highly anticipated final season of the show, which is arguably one of the most watched and followed television series of all time. Maisie whose character Arya is a rough-and-tumble, knife and sword fighting tomboyish princess, has a huge fan following all over the globe, making her one of the most rooted-for characters in the series. As her character has a lot of fighting scenes, she dances and also trains hard to keep fit in order to cope with her demanding role. Following her success in ‘Game of Thrones’, Maisie has appeared in numerous other film and television roles since then.

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Childhood & Early Life

Maisie Williams was born on 15 April 1997 in Bristol, United Kingdom. Her parents divorced when she was a little kid. She was brought up by her single mother, Hillary Frances, (originally Hillary Pitt), a former university course administrator, who is now both her manager and personal assistant. Her mother is also a survivor of breast cancer.

Maisie is the youngest of four children. She has an older sister named Beth and two brothers James and Ted.

She went to Clutton Primary School and Norton Hill School in Midsomer Norton. She later attended Bath Dance College to study Performing Arts.

Career

The role of Arya Stark in ‘Game of Thrones’ was Maisie’s first role in any professional capacity. She began playing this character back in 2011 and was chosen from over 300 actresses across the United Kingdom. Her performance in the first season drew praise from both critics and fans.

She continued her stellar performances into the second season of the show as well. This led to HBO submitting her for consideration in the ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress’ category for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards. However, she did not receive the nomination.

In 2012, she portrayed Loren Caleigh in the BBC production ‘The Secret of Crickley Hall’ and also appeared in a ‘Funny or Die’ skit titled ‘The Olympic Ticket Scalper’.

Maisie has also appeared in independent films such as ‘Heatstroke’ (2012) and ‘Gold’ (2013) as well as a couple of short films ‘Corvidae’ (2013) and ‘Up on the Roof’ (2013).

She was also slated to play Lorna Thompson in the sci-fi movie ‘We Are Monsters’. The film which was set for a 2014 release was however held back because of funding issues.

In February 2015, she played the lead role in the music video for ‘Oceans’ by British band ‘Seafret’.

On 30 March 2015, it was announced by the BBC that it had roped Maisie in to be a guest star in two episodes of their hit sci-fi series ‘Doctor Who’ entitled ‘The Girl Who Died’ and ‘The Woman Who Lived’. She reprised her character in the first episode titled ‘Face the Raven’ as well as the third episode ‘Hell Bent’ of the three-part series finale that season.

Maisie is set to play the character of ‘Wolfsbane’ in a spinoff of the ‘X-Men’ franchise titled ‘New Mutants’, said to be released in 2019.

Awards & Achievements

In 2012, she won the Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress and Best Young Actor for 'Game of Thrones'

In 2013, she won the BBC Radio 1 Teen Award for Best British Actress

In 2014, she won the EWwy Award in the category - 'Best Supporting Actress, Drama' for 'Game of Thrones'

In January 2015, she was awarded a ‘Shooting Stars Award’ at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, for appearing in the docu-drama ‘Cyberbully’. In the same year, she won a couple of awards for 'Game of Thrones'. These include: Empire Hero Award and Saturn Award in the category - Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Television Series.

In 2016, for her performance in the film 'The Falling', she won the London Film Critics' Circle Award and Evening Standard British Film Award.

Personal Life & Legacy

Although she is generally secretive about her personal life, Maisie revealed on Instagram that she is dating Ollie Jackson. The pair met in school and have been dating since 2015.

Trivia

Maisie’s parents named her after one of the characters in the comic strip ‘The Perishers’.

She almost missed her audition for ‘Game of Thrones’ as she was desperate to go on a school field trip to a local pig farm on the same day as the audition.

Although Maisie is right-handed in real life, she plays her character Arya as left-handed because she wanted to portray her role as close to the George R.R Martin's novels as possible.

She describes her first love as dancing and is proficient in several styles such as tap, ballet, pointe, musical theatre, street and freestyle.

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Maisie Williams biography timelines

  • // 15th Apr 1997
    Maisie Williams was born on 15 April 1997 in Bristol, United Kingdom. Her parents divorced when she was a little kid. She was brought up by her single mother, Hillary Frances, (originally Hillary Pitt), a former university course administrator, who is now both her manager and personal assistant. Her mother is also a survivor of breast cancer.
  • // 2011
    The role of Arya Stark in ‘Game of Thrones’ was Maisie’s first role in any professional capacity. She began playing this character back in 2011 and was chosen from over 300 actresses across the United Kingdom. Her performance in the first season drew praise from both critics and fans.
  • // 2012
    She continued her stellar performances into the second season of the show as well. This led to HBO submitting her for consideration in the ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress’ category for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards. However, she did not receive the nomination.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, she portrayed Loren Caleigh in the BBC production ‘The Secret of Crickley Hall’ and also appeared in a ‘Funny or Die’ skit titled ‘The Olympic Ticket Scalper’.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, she won the Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress and Best Young Actor for 'Game of Thrones'
  • // 2013
    In 2013, she won the BBC Radio 1 Teen Award for Best British Actress
  • // 2014
    She was also slated to play Lorna Thompson in the sci-fi movie ‘We Are Monsters’. The film which was set for a 2014 release was however held back because of funding issues.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, she won the EWwy Award in the category - 'Best Supporting Actress, Drama' for 'Game of Thrones'
  • // 2015
    Although she is generally secretive about her personal life, Maisie revealed on Instagram that she is dating Ollie Jackson. The pair met in school and have been dating since 2015.
  • // Jan 2015
    In January 2015, she was awarded a ‘Shooting Stars Award’ at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, for appearing in the docu-drama ‘Cyberbully’. In the same year, she won a couple of awards for 'Game of Thrones'. These include: Empire Hero Award and Saturn Award in the category - Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Television Series.
  • // Feb 2015
    In February 2015, she played the lead role in the music video for ‘Oceans’ by British band ‘Seafret’.
  • // 30th Mar 2015
    On 30 March 2015, it was announced by the BBC that it had roped Maisie in to be a guest star in two episodes of their hit sci-fi series ‘Doctor Who’ entitled ‘The Girl Who Died’ and ‘The Woman Who Lived’. She reprised her character in the first episode titled ‘Face the Raven’ as well as the third episode ‘Hell Bent’ of the three-part series finale that season.
  • // 2016
    In 2016, for her performance in the film 'The Falling', she won the London Film Critics' Circle Award and Evening Standard British Film Award.

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