"Maisie Williams"



Maisie Williams (born 15 April 1997) is an English actress and dancer. She is best known for her role as Arya Stark in the HBO television series Game of Thrones, which earned her the 2012 Portal Awards for Best Supporting Actress – Television and Best Young Actor, and the BBC Radio 1 Teen Award for Best British Actor in 2013. She has also received nominations for the Scream Award for Best Ensemble (2011), and the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress (2013) for her performance.

Williams was born 15 April 1997 in Bristol, England. She is the youngest of four children born to Hilary Williams (now Frances), a former university course administrator. She grew up in Somerset. Williams attended Clutton Primary School and Norton Hill School in Midsomer Norton before moving to Bath Dance College to study Performing Arts.

Since 2011, Williams has played Arya Stark, a tomboyish young girl from a noble family, in the HBO fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones. Arya was Williams' first role in any professional capacity. She has received critical acclaim for her performance in the series. Williams continued to garner praise for her performance in the show's second season, and HBO submitted her for consideration in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, although she did not receive a nomination. She won the 2012 Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress – Television, and the Portal Award for Best Young Actor. At 15 years of age, Williams was the youngest actress ever to win in the Best Supporting Actress category. In March 2013, she was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress and, in November 2013, won the BBC Radio 1 Teen Award for Best British Actor. To date she has appeared in all five broadcast seasons.

In 2012, Williams played Loren Caleigh in the BBC series The Secret of Crickley Hall and appeared in a Funny or Die skit titled The Olympic Ticket Scalper. She also appeared in the independent films Heatstroke (2012) and Gold (2013), and the short films Corvidae (2013) and Up On The Roof (2013). In addition, Williams signed on to play Lorna Thompson in the sci-fi film We Are Monsters, which was set for a 2014 release. Williams will also portray Lydia in the British film The Falling, which is set for 2015 release.

As of December 2014, Williams was in talks with Naughty Dog to star as Ellie in the film adaptation of the video game The Last of Us.

In January 2015 Williams appeared in one-off Channel 4 docu-drama Cyberbully and in February 2015 she received European recognition with a Shooting Stars Award at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.

On 30 March 2015 the BBC announced that Williams is to guest-star in an upcoming episode of Doctor Who.


Film and television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2011–presentGame of ThronesArya StarkTV series; main role
2012The Secret of Crickley HallLoren CaleighTV series (3 episodes)
2013Up on the RoofTrishShort film
2013HeatstrokeJosie O'MalleyFilm
2014CorvidaeJayShort film
2014GoldAbbieFilm
2014The FallingLydiaFilm, post-production
2014Robot ChickenDidi Pickles (voice)TV series (Episode: "Link's Sausages")
2015CyberbullyCaseyTV film
2015Doctor WhoTBATV series (Episodes: "The Girl Who Died", "The Woman Who Lived")
2016The Devil and the Deep Blue SeaMillieFilm, post-production

Internet


YearTitleRoleNotes
2013The Fine Brothers: Teens ReactHerself5 episodes, part of an on going YouTube series.
2014Caspar LeeHerselfQ&A.
2015SuperfruitHerself2 episodes: Supermaisie, Cards Against Humanity.


YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2011Scream AwardsBest EnsembleGame of ThronesNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
2012SFX AwardBest ActressNominated
2013Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young ActressNominated
2014EWwy AwardBest Supporting Actress, DramaWon
Online Film & Television Association AwardBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
201565th Berlin International Film FestivalShooting Stars AwardWon

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/

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