Kerry Ingram

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Kerry Ingram
Kerry Ingram by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Ingram in 2017
Born Kerry Danielle Ingram
(1999-05-26) 26 May 1999 (age 19)
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] is an English actress, best known for her role as Shireen Baratheon in the HBO series Game of Thrones and Matilda Wormwood in Matilda the Musical.[2]


Ingram in 2013

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.

From 2013 to 2015, Ingram portrayed Shireen Baratheon in the third through fifth seasons of HBO's fantasy TV series Game of Thrones.[3][4][5] In 2013, she appeared at the Doctor Who Prom as the Queen of Years, where she sang "The Rings of Akhaten" with Allan Clayton. Other roles include Lois Wren in an episode of Doctors, and a role in the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall alongside Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis.

In 2017, Ingram returns to live theatre and will play Metro The Gnome in a new musical, Animalphabet.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Ingram lives in Warfield with her mother, Sally, and her two siblings.[7] She is of Maltese descent, with her grandfather being from Mqabba.[8]

She attended St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Bracknell, Berkshire, followed by Charters School in Sunningdale from 2010 to 2011[9] and Redroofs Theatre School[10] 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 increase her bone mass.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Robin Hood Village child Uncredited
2010 Burke and Hare Child thief Uncredited
2012 Les Misérables Turning Women 8 Cut from final edit


Year Title Role Notes
2013–15 Game of Thrones Shireen Baratheon 10 episodes
2014 Doctors Lois Wren Episode: 'Unsolved Mysteries'
2015 Wolf Hall Young Alice Williamson Episode: "Entirely Beloved"
2016 Barbarians Rising Hilde Episode: "Boudica"
Doctors Hannah Devlin 3 episodes
2017 Free Rein Becky Netflix original


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Oliver! Workhouse child[11] Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Matilda the Musical Matilda Wormwood Courtyard Theatre
9 November 2010 – 29 January 2011
2011 Cambridge Theatre
26 October 2011 – 12 April 2012


Year Award Category Work Result
2011 Awards Best Actress in a Musical (shared with Cleo Demetriou, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington Cox) Matilda the Musical Nominated
2012 Laurence Olivier Award Best Actress in a Musical (shared with Cleo Demetriou, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington Cox) Won
2018 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's or Family Viewing Series Free Rein Won


  1. ^ "Twitter Post". 26 May 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Rustin, Susanna (7 April 2012). "Matilda the musical: Daughters on stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "'Game of Thrones' casts 'Matilda' star". 1 June 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Kerry Ingram talks Shireen Baratheon, Castle Black & Greyscale". 28 April 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Kerry Ingram reflects on Shireen's brutal death, and other remembrances". Winter is Coming. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Blackham, Daniel (June 28, 2017). "Star of Game Of Thrones to feature in new South Hill Park musical 'Animalphabet'". 
  7. ^ Fort, Hugh. "Help Matilda star Kerry Ingram win award". Get Surrey. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  8. ^ Game of Thrones actress back for Mqabba feast Times of Malta, 16 June 2016
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ "Schoolgirl nominated for prestigious Olivier Award". Maidenhead Advertiser. 19 March 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  11. ^ Oliver!,; accessed 5 April 2015.

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