Isaac Hempstead-Wright

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Isaac Hempstead-Wright
Isaac Hempstead-Wright (November 2011).jpg
Isaac Hempstead-Wright, November 2011
Born Isaac William Hempstead[1]
Occupation Actor, student
Years active 2011–present

Isaac Hempstead-Wright is an English actor. Beginning his professional acting career at the age of eleven, Hempstead-Wright 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.[2]

Early life[edit]

Isaac Hempstead-Wright had no interest in acting until he joined a drama club to get out of playing football on Saturday mornings during the cold months of the year.[3]


Hempstead-Wright started acting in commercials, and studied acting at the Kent Youth Theatre in Canterbury, England.[3]

He made it his screen debut in the horror film, The Awakening. But, the big break came when he was cast as Bran Stark on Game of Thrones, 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.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Currently, Hempstead-Wright resides with his family in Faversham, Kent.[4]

He plays piano and drums.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2011–present Game of Thrones Bran Stark Main Role, 21 episodes


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 Award Best Ensemble Game of Thrones Nominated [5]
2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in Drama Series Game of Thrones Nominated
2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actor Game of Thrones Nominated [2]
2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in Drama Series Game of Thrones Nominated


  1. ^ "Isaac Hempstead Wright". BoyActors. Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "2013 NOMINATIONS". Young Artist Awards. 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Isaac Hempstead-Wright: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  4. ^ Strachan, Alex (April 3, 2014). "Game of Thrones’ lost boy: Isaac Hempstead-Wright relishes his wild-child role". The Vancouver Sun.
  5. ^ "Scream Awards 2011". Spike. Retrieved 1 April 2013. [dead link]

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