MAISIE Williams has become a a household name and a fully-fledged Hollywood star for her role as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones.
Here is everything you need to know about the actress’ life and career so far…
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Who is Maisie Williams?
Born in Bristol on April 15, 1997, high-achieving Maisie Williams is still only 22-years old.
Her birth name is Margaret Constance Williams, but she was nicknamed “Maisie” after the character from the comic strip The Perishers.
She was raised with her three siblings in Somerset before studying Performing Arts at Bath Dance College.
Maisie was launched into the public eye when she took on her debut acting role in 2011, playing one of the leading parts in the award-winning series Game of Thrones.
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Who does Maisie Williams play in Game of Thrones?
The actress plays Arya, the tomboy third child of Ned Stark, played by Sean Bean.
She has four siblings, her older brother Robb, younger brothers Bran and Rickon and older sister Sansa, played by Sophie Turner.
Arya enjoys being outdoors and wants to explore and fight, all skills which become invaluable to her on her journey – and is handy with her beloved sword, nicknamed Needle.
She went on a horrific journey, having spent half of season five completely blind and halting her mission to get revenge on those who had wronged her family (she has a list).
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But she’s proven to be more than a match for her enemies, and despite her small stature, has become one of Westeros’ most prolific fighters.
Maisie has revealed she’s looking forward to the show ending – with the finale date being May 19, 2019.
She told BBC Newsbeat: “I’m really excited for Game of Thrones to finish, and there’s going to be time for me to do whatever I want.”
What else have I seen Maisie Williams in and when was she in Doctor Who?
In 2015, Maisie appeared in a one-off Channel 4 documentary Cyberbully as well as starring in the music video for Oceans by Seafret, with the video having an anti-bullying message.
She later made an appearance alongside Peter Capaldi in episodes of the sci-fi favourite, Doctor Who.
In 2016, the star appeared in Netflix Original iBoy – based on the book by Kevin Brooks.
The story revolves around Tom, who wakes from a coma to discover that fragments of his smartphone have been embedded in his head.
She played the role of Lucy, Tom’s friend and confidant in his adjustment to his new reality.
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