Isaac Hempstead-Wright

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Isaac Hempstead-Wright
Isaac Hempstead-Wright SDCC 2014.jpg
Isaac Hempstead-Wright at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born Isaac William Hempstead[1]
(1999-04-09) 9 April 1999 (age 15)[2]
Education Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Kent
Occupation Actor, student
Years active 2011–present

Isaac Hempstead-Wright (born 9 April 1999), is an English actor. He began his professional acting career at the age of ten. He is best known for his role as Bran Stark on the HBO series Game of Thrones, which earned him a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Young Supporting Actor in a TV Series.[3]

Early life[edit]

Hempstead-Wright had no interest in acting until he joined a drama club to avoid playing football on Saturday mornings during the cold months of the year.[4]


Hempstead-Wright started acting in commercials, and studied acting at the Kent Youth Theatre in Canterbury, England.[4]

Hempstead-Wright made his screen debut in the horror film, The Awakening. But his big break came when he was cast as Bran Stark in the hit US television series Game of Thrones. He was part of the initial starring cast and remained member of the starring cast for the second, third, and fourth seasons which earned him two Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations as Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in Drama Series at the 18th and 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards.[4] To date he has appeared in all four broadcast seasons[5] but executive producer David Benioff addressed the rumours circulating the internet and confirmed in November 2014 that Isaac won't reprise the role in Season 5.[6]

While working on Game of Thrones, Hempstead-Wright also found time to reunite with his Awakening co-star, actress Rebecca Hall, for the British-American crime thriller Closed Circuit (2013) [7]

In February, 2014 Laika announced that Hempstead-Wright would provide the voice for the character Eggs in the American 3D stop motion animated fantasy-comedy film The Boxtrolls based on the novel Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow.

Personal life[edit]

Currently, Hempstead-Wright lives with his family in England. It has also been reported that Isaac is saving his Game of Thrones salary to pay for university where he hopes to gain a PhD.[8] He plays the piano and drums.



Year Title Role Notes
2011–present Game of Thrones Bran Stark Main Role (Seasons 1-4, 6-),[6] 25 episodes
2014 Family Guy Aidan Voice, Episode: "Chap Stewie"


Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Awakening Tom
2013 Closed Circuit Tom Rose
2014 The Boxtrolls Eggs Voice and movement only

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2011 Scream Awards Best Ensemble Game of Thrones Nominated [9]
2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in Drama Series Game of Thrones Nominated [4]
2013 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actor Game of Thrones Nominated [3]
2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in Drama Series Game of Thrones Nominated [4]


  1. ^ "Isaac Hempstead Wright". BoyActors. Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "Isaac Hempstead-Wright biography". Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "2013 NOMINATIONS". Young Artist Awards. 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Isaac Hempstead-Wright: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  5. ^ "Press Roundup: Sophie Turner on Sansa’s surprising fifth season, John Bradley on sex scenes and more". Watchers On The Wall. August 22, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "'Game of Thrones' showrunner explains why Bran is not in season 5". Entertainment Weekly. November 5, 2014. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ "CLOSED CIRCUIT (2013)". BBFC. October 15, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ "How school decision changed the life of Game of Thrones superstar". KOS Media. April 12, 2014. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Scream Awards 2011". Spike. Retrieved 1 April 2013. [dead link]

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