Maisie Williams is a young British actress who obtained fans’ hearts starring in the fantasy saga "The Game of Thrones" in 2011.
Maisie Williams became the star of the "Game of Thrones" at the age of 14
Maisie Williams is the fourth child and the first girl in the family. Mom of the actress to be, Hillary Williams, an employee of the University of Bristol, got divorced from her husband soon after her daughter's birth. The girl had to get used to her stepfather and move to the county of Somerset.
Maisie Williams as a child
Maisie was an active and cheerful child, and since childhood she has been keen on performing arts. The girl was carried away by dancing so much that she tried to persuade her mother to send her to the dance school Susan Hill, a special institution for those for whom dancing was more than a mere hobby. Teachers of this institution immediately saw talent in this energetic girl and prophesied a great future for her.
Maisie Williams dancing
At the same time, the girl was engaged in gymnastics and jumping on the trampoline but we will not talk about the hobbies of Maisie Williams without regard to the acting profession. It was dancing that ultimately determined her actress's career. Soon after the start of classes, the girl was sent to a contest in Paris. From there, she brought back not only experience of great value but also her own agent Louise Johnston. It was she who advised the young artistic dancer to try her hand at a real movie.
Like Arya Stark, Maisie Williams knows how to handle weapons
Start of acting career
The first Maisie 's step as a novice actress was casting in the movie "My terrible nanny 2." Few people expected the girl without special education to succeed in this, but the persistence of little Maisie helped her to get to the finale, where she was nevertheless bypassed by young Lil Woods.
The first casting of Maisie Williams was failure
Without a doubt, it was annoying to leave the race a step away from the victory, but it was thanks to the loss that Maisie Williams decided to take part in casting for an ambitious series, which, incidentally, gave a chance to other novice actors: Kit Harington and Sophie Turner.
Maisie Williams with Sophie Turner and Kit Harington
Maisie Williams in the "Game of Thrones"
Casting for "Game of Thrones" had five stages, but Maisie in the role of Arya, the youngest daughter of the Shawn Bin's character, was so liked by producers and casting director that she was approved for the role almost immediately.
Maisie Williams was approved for the role of Arya Stark very quickly
The screen image of Arya, one of the main characters of the saga, turned out to be very lively and the original from the book. For that, Maisie got not only endless enthusiastic reviews of the fans, but also various nominations and awards: the BBC Radio Award for the best young actress in the UK, the Saturn Award for the best young actress in the television series, as well as the "Golden Bear" of the Berlin Film Festival.
Maisie Williams answers her fans' questions
Williams got a chance to work with a constellation of outstanding actors: Nikolay Koster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Lina Heidi, to gain immense experience and at the same time to get millions of fans from all over the world.
A sudden breakthrough did not turn the girl's head, but, on the contrary, made her give herself to the work with more enthusiasm and responsibility. Maisie continued to polish her acting skills. To justify the expectations placed on one and to maintain a highly raised bar is not an easy task but the young actress successfully coped with it.
Maisie Williams does not consider herself an actress of one role
Arya is a «tough-guy» and a rebel. After the premiere of the series such an image was fixed – so convincingly Maisie played it out. Also, she got roles of difficult teenagers in the big movies "Heatstroke" and "Gold".
Maisie Williams is a rebel and at the same time a real lady
Maisie Williams was also attracted by gloomy films. Let's note her role in the miniseries "The Secret of Crickly Hall" in the genre of detective horror. There was also a cruel and depressive film "The Falling" boldly discussing very controversial issues of sexuality.
Screenshot from the film "The Falling": Maisie Williams and Florence Pugh
In the television movie "Cyberbully" Maisie's character was bullied by a hacker, and the touching film "The Devil and the deep blue sea" revealed an unexpected angle of the actress's talent. In the last picture, Maisie Williams's partners were Jessica Bill, Jason Sudeikis and Mary Steenbergen, an Oscar winner.
In "Cyberbully," Maisie Williams played the victim of the hacker
In 2015, Maisie Williams starred in an episode of the science fiction series "Doctor Who."
Maisie Williams in the TV series Doctor Who
Every year the number of interesting works in the filmography of Maisie Williams is growing. By all means, though, her main project is still "Game of Thrones." In the seventh season of the series, which premiered in the summer of 2017, the audience saw her character growing mature, getting new features and changing.
Arya Stark's storyline will give us a lot of surprises
"The Game of Thrones" gave a fantastic impetus to the acting career of the former dancer. The fans do not doubt: with such talent and natural persistence Maisie Williams certainly will not remain an "actress of one role."
Maisie Williams at the Jimmy Kimmel show
Personal life of Maisie Williams
The main thing in Maisie Williams's life is professional development. The busy schedule made her leave school and obtain secondary education as an extern.
Maisie Williams: Ice Bucket Challenge
One day Maisie said that she had a boyfriend. For a long time, she would hide his name and gave out the secret only in the summer of 2017. It turned out that from the beginning of 2015, the star of the "Game of Thrones" has been dating a young man named Olli Jackson. He is not a public person, they have been known each other from school. "It's amazing how everyone becomes hostile when someone famous starts to date someone unknown. But it is this way, and I do not want to be together with anyone else," – Maisie once told about the difficult life of celebrities.
Maisie Williams and her boyfriend
Maisie Williams now
Maisie Williams will appear in the sequel to the Marvel franchise about the X-Men. The film "The New Mutants" will tell the story about young people with superpowers who, apparently, will come to replace the heroes of the previous parts. Maisie 's partners on the set will be the star of the mystical series "Very Strange Deeds" Charlie Heaton, an actress from "The Witch" and "Split" Anya Taylor-Joy, Henry Zag, Blue Hunt and Thomas Ki.
Maisie Williams and Charlie Heaton are having fun on the set of "The New Mutants"