Margaret Constance Williams (born 15 April 1997), known as Maisie Williams, is an English actress.
She made her professional acting debut as Arya Stark of Winterfell in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones in 2011, for which she won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, the Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress – Television and Best Young Actor, and the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor. In 2016, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Williams has also had a recurring role in Doctor Who as Ashildr in 2015. She made her feature film debut in the mystery The Falling (2014), for which she won the London Film Critics’ Circle Award for Young Performer of the Year. In 2012, Williams played Loren Caleigh in the BBC series The Secret of Crickley Hall and appeared in a Funny or Die skit titled The Olympic Ticket Scalper. She also appeared in the independent films Heatstroke (2012) and Gold (2013), and the short films Corvidae (2013) and Up On The Roof (2013). Williams also signed on to play Lorna Thompson in the sci-fi film We Are Monsters, which was set for a 2014 release. In 2014, Williams portrayed Lydia in the British film The Falling, which premiered on 11 October 2014, and was released on 24 April 2015 in the UK. In December, Williams was in talks with Naughty Dog to star as Ellie in the film adaptation of the video game The Last of Us. In January 2015, Williams appeared in one-off Channel 4 docu-drama Cyberbully, and in February she received European recognition with a Shooting Stars Award at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. In February 2015, Williams played the leading role in the video clip of “Oceans” by British band Seafret. The theme of this clip is also bullying. On 30 March 2015, the BBC announced that Williams would guest star in two episodes of Doctor Who (“The Girl Who Died” and “The Woman Who Lived”). Williams later returned to the series in the tenth and twelfth episodes (“Face the Raven” and “Hell Bent” respectively). Williams’ performance in “The Woman Who Lived” was described as “superb” On 28 June 2018, it was announced that Williams would star in an upcoming stage play written by Lauren Gunderson, named I and You, set to premiere on 18 October 2018 at the Hampstead Theatre in London. In 2019, Williams is set to star as Wolfsbane in the superhero film New Mutants. It was announced in August 2018 that Williams has joined the voice cast on gen:LOCK, animated series on the Rooster Teeth subscription service. Williams will play Cammie MacCloud, a mischievous Scottish hacker, alongside a cast that includes Michael B. Jordan, David Tennant and Dakota Fanning. Williams will star alongside Asa Butterfield and Nina Dobrev in teen drama Then Came You in which she plays a teenager with a terminal illness. The movie is set for North American release in 2019.