Bella Ramsey

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Bella Ramsey (born 2003)[1][2] is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut as the young noblewoman Lyanna Mormont in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones.[3]

Early and personal life[edit]

Ramsey was born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and started acting as a hobby at the age of four through Stagecoach Theatre Arts and went for seven years.[4][5] Ramsey then went to The Television Workshop, where she began auditioning for professional jobs.[5][6][7] Her father, Alex, is a businessman and she has an older sister. Ramsey does her schooling online.[8]


Since 2016, Ramsey has played Lyanna Mormont in the HBO fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones. The part of Lyanna Mormont is Ramsey's first credited role. After her debut appearance in one scene in the seventh episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones, fans and critics noted Ramsey as a standout actress for portraying her character's no-nonsense leadership style.[3][9] This reaction was repeated after her appearance in the season finale,[10] with The Hollywood Reporter calling her "season 6's breakout star".[11] She returned for the seventh season.[12]

Ramsey also stars in 2017 TV adaptation of The Worst Witch books as the title character, Mildred Hubble.[3]

Ramsey also stars in the 2018 Netflix original series Hilda as the title character.

She is represented by actor's agency Conway van Gelder Grant.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
2017 Elefthería Ellie Short film[14]
2018 Two for Joy Miranda
Princess Emmy Princess Gizana Voice
2019 Holmes and Watson Flotsam
Judy Lorna Luft
Resistance Elsbeth filming


Year Title Role Network Notes Ref(s)
2016–present Game of Thrones Lyanna Mormont HBO 5 episodes [3]
2017–2018 The Worst Witch Mildred Hubble CBBC/ZDF Main role (39 episodes) [3]
2018 Requiem Young Matilda BBC One Episode: "The Blue Room"
Hilda Hilda Netflix Voice (13 episodes)

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Doctor Who Infinity Freya (voice) [15]


  1. ^ Smith, Reiss (13 July 2017). "Game of Thrones season 7: Who is Bella Ramsey? Meet the teen star who plays Lyanna Mormont". Express. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  2. ^ Conlan, Tara (25 December 2016). "Teenage actress Ramsey has magic touch as 'The Worst Witch'". Independent. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e Hawkes, Rebecca (8 June 2016). "Game of Thrones: who is Lyanna Mormont, the 10 year-old taking the show by storm?". The Telegraph. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Our very own Mildred Hubble". Stagecoach. 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Interview with Bella Ramsey". Stagecoach. 11 December 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  6. ^ Manning, Lucy (16 June 2016). "3 Game of Thrones Actors from Nottingham". LeftLion. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  7. ^ Robinson, Joanna (11 July 2017). "Game of Thrones Audition Secrets with Casting Director Nina Gold". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  8. ^ Conlan, Tara (25 July 2017). "Harry Potter for girls? I'm not that kind of Worst Witch, says TV's new Mildred Hubble". Guardian. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  9. ^ Hibberd, James (6 June 2016). "'Game of Thrones': Your new favorite character is 10 years old". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  10. ^ Delgado, Kasie (27 June 2016). "Game of Thrones just discovered an incredible new child actor". Radio Times. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  11. ^ Wigler, Josh (27 June 2016). "'Game of Thrones': A Salute to Season 6's Breakout Star, Lyanna Mormont". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Look Out For This One! Bella Ramsey portrays Lyanna Mormont with such a strength, authority and coolness! She also stars in a upcoming BBC/ Netflix show called The Worst Witch! She's super cool and a highly professional actor in the age of 11! Can't tell you if our characters meet or not this season – but I can tell you this: you have SO much to look forward to in season 7! Hallelujaaaaa!". Instagram. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Bella Ramsey". Conway van Gelder Grant Ltd. 3 July 2017.
  14. ^ "A short film by Alexander Halford created for the purposes of university application starring; Bella Ramsey Emma Healy music by Luke Immins". twitter. 24 November 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Doctor Who Infinity launches on PC and Mac, new trailer released". GARY COLLINSON. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.

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