HER role as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones has made her a household name and a Hollywood star.
Here’s everything you need to know about Maisie Williams’ life and career.
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Who is Maisie Williams?
Born in Bristol on April 15, 1997, high-achieving Maisie Williams is still only 21 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 began 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 roles in the award-winning series Game of Thrones.
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 has been on somewhat of 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).
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 now revealed she now looking forward to the show to be over (the show ends in 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.”
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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.