John Bradley (English actor)
Bradley in 2017
John Bradley West
15 September 1988
|Alma mater||Manchester School of Theatre|
Early life and education
In 2005, he began attending Loreto College in the Hulme area of Manchester, where he studied Drama and Theatre Studies. He graduated from Loreto in 2007. He received a BA (Hons), Acting at the Manchester School of Theatre, graduating in 2010.
Bradley's big break was in the 2011 HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones playing the character Samwell Tarly, a part that was his first audition, three months after he graduated from drama school. His character is a friend of Kit Harington's Jon Snow and provides occasional comic relief, especially in season 1. As the series has progressed, Bradley's Tarly has developed significantly.
One reviewer called him "a wonderful comedic and cowardly yin to Jon's dour yang". George R. R. Martin said that the character that Bradley portrays is the character he would be, if he were on the show.
|2012||Anna Karenina||Austrian Prince||Uncredited|
|2016||Grimsby||Fan in Pub|
|2016||The Last Dragonslayer||Gordon (adult)||Miss Strange's new assistant|
|2017||American Satan||Ricky Rollins|
|2011–present||Game of Thrones||Samwell Tarly||Main role; 42 episodes |
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2011, 2013–15)
|2011||Borgia||Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici||5 episodes|
|2012||Merlin||Tyr Seward||Episode: "A Lesson in Vengeance"|
|2018||World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth||Apprentice Marten Webb|
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