Kerry Ingram

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Kerry Ingram
Born Kerry Danielle Ingram
(1999-05-26) 26 May 1999 (age 16)
Slough, Berkshire, England, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Actress, Singer
Years active 2009  – present
Known for Matilda the Musical, Game of Thrones

Kerry Danielle Ingram (born 26 May 1999)[1][2] is a British child actress best known for her role as Shireen Baratheon in the HBO series Game of Thrones and Matilda Wormwood in Matilda the Musical[3]

Career[edit]

Before being cast in Matilda, Ingram played a workhouse child in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. From November 2010 to January 2011 she played the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda the Musical in Stratford-upon-Avon. She was the only original Matilda transferred to the West End cast, where she shared the role with three other girls at the Cambridge Theatre. In April 2012, just after departing the show, she received an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. After completing Matilda, she played a small role in Tom Hooper's film adaptation of Les Miserables;

In June 2012, Ingram tweeted that she had been cast in the third season of HBO's fantasy TV series Game of Thrones. Later, it was confirmed that she would be playing Shireen Baratheon. She reprised her role in the fourth season and the fifth season. In 2013, Ingram appeared at the Doctor Who Prom as the Queen of Years, where she sang "The Rings of Akhaten" with Allan Clayton. Other works include an episode of Doctors appearing as Lois Wren, and the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall alongside Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis.

Personal life[edit]

Ingram lives in Warfield with her mother, Sally and her two siblings.[4]

She attended St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Bracknell, Berkshire, followed by Charters School in Sunningdale from 2010 to 2011[5] and Redroofs Theatre School[6] in Maidenhead. In 2013 she joined Hurst Lodge School in Ascot, Berkshire.

Ingram has a form of osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. Having regularly fractured her bones, she requires periodic infusions to reinforce them.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Robin Hood Village child Uncredited
2010 Burke and Hare Child thief Uncredited

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013–15 Game of Thrones Shireen Baratheon 7 episodes
2014 Doctors Lois Wren Episode: 'Unsolved Mysteries'
2015 Wolf Hall Young Alice Williamson Episode: "Entirely Beloved"

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Oliver! Workhouse child[7] Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Matilda the Musical Matilda Wormwood Courtyard Theatre
November 2010 – 29 January 2011
2011 Cambridge Theatre
November 2011 – 12 April 2012

Awards/Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2012 Laurence Olivier Best Actress Matilda The Musical Won
2011 WhatsOnStage Best Actress Matilda The Musical Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Twitter Post". 26 May 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Index Search Results". Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Rustin, Susanna (7 April 2012). "Matilda the musical: Daughters on stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Fort, Hugh. "Help Matilda star Kerry Ingram win award". Get Surrey. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Burns, Justin (30 January 2013). "Redroofs pupil to star in smash-hit TV series Game of Thrones". Maidenhead Advertiser. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Schoolgirl nominated for prestigious Olivier Award". maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk. Maidenhead Advertiser. 19 March 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Oliver!, screenterrier.blogspot.co.uk; accessed 5 April 2015.

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