Aimee Richardson

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Aimee Richardson
Aimee Richardson by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Richardson in 2017
Born (1997-12-29) 29 December 1997 (age 20)
Bangor, Northern Ireland
Years active2008–present

Aimee Richardson (born 29 December 1997) is an Irish actress best known for playing Myrcella Baratheon in the first two seasons of Game of Thrones.

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Richardson was born on 29 December 1997 in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland.[1][2]

Acting career[edit]

Richardson's first major acting role was her portrayal of Georgina in romantic comedy Miss Conception in 2008.[3]

In 2011, Richardson was cast to play princess Myrcella Baratheon in Game of Thrones. After the first two seasons, her character was exiled in-universe and therefore did not appear in the third or fourth seasons. At the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that the character was returning for the fifth season, however the official cast list showed that the role had been recast to Nell Tiger Free.[4] HBO, the show's producers, offered no explanation for the decision.[5] Richardson responded by uploading a video to Vine depicting her sitting on a pavement with a princess crown and a sign saying "PRINCESS FOR HIRE".[4][6] The humorous reaction was received well by media sources, with The Daily Dot and The Radio Times describing it as "hilarious",[7][8] and similar reactions from others.[9][10][11][12] Business Insider, HuffPost and Insider Culture have noted that it is not uncommon for characters to be recast in Game of Thrones.[13][14][15] Free later said Richardson handled it "brilliantly" and in a "humble" manner.[16]

Since appearing on Game of Thrones, Richardson has been cast for roles on several other television shows such as The Sparticle Mystery (2015),[17] Storyland (2016)[18] and My Mother and Other Strangers (2016).[19]


Year Title Role Type
2008 Miss Conception Georgina Cinema
2011–2012 Game of Thrones Myrcella Baratheon Television
2015 The Sparticle Mystery Althea Television
2016 Storyland Gemma Television
2016 My Mother and Other Strangers Minnie Ryan Television


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  2. ^ Dickens, Steven (15 November 2016). Bangor & Around Through Time (Illustrated ed.). Stroud: Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 9781445632896.
  3. ^ "Aimee Richardson - Winter is Coming". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Game Of Thrones actress Aimee Richardson begging for princess jobs after her role as Myrcella Baratheon is recast". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  5. ^ "New generation of British actors gets its chance to shine in Game of Thrones". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Game of Thrones actress Aimee Richardson begs for 'other princess work' after Myrcella Baratheon part is recast". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Game of Thrones actress responds to being recast by begging for princess jobs on the street". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  8. ^ "This 'Game of Thrones' actress had a hilarious reaction to being cut". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  9. ^ "This "Game Of Thrones" Actress Had The Most Perfect Reaction To Being Replaced". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Game Of Thrones Star Handles Being Recast In Best Way Possible". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Aimee Richardson of Game of Thrones has priceless reaction to being re-cast". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Aimee Richardson: Ex-'Game of Thrones' Actress Is a 'Princess for Hire'". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  13. ^ "These 8 'Game of Thrones' characters were recast". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  14. ^ "These 5 'Game of Thrones' characters were recast". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  15. ^ "You May Be Confused By This 'Game Of Thrones' Character In Season 5". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Game of Thrones' Nell Tiger Free on What Myrcella Would Do As Queen, and Shooting Kisses on Her Birthday". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  17. ^ "BBC - CBBC - The Sparticle Mystery, Series 3, The Teen Father - Credits". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Guildford Comic Con 2017: Guests, times and all you need to know about this year's event". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  19. ^ "BBC One - My Mother and Other Strangers, Episode 1". Retrieved 11 November 2017.