Bella Ramsey

Bella Ramsey
Real name:
Isabella May Ramsey
Who is:
Birth date:
(20 y.o.)
Place of birth:
Nottingham, UK
5'1 ft ()
95 lb (43 kg)
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Biography of Bella Ramsey

Bella Ramsey is a British actress, who gained fame for her portrayal of the young but brave beyond her years Lyanna Mormont in the television series "Game of Thrones". She is also known for her lead role in the series "The Worst Witch", for which she received the BAFTA Children's Award. Another hugely successful project starring Bella in the lead role is the adaptation of the video game "The Last of Us."
Actress Bella Ramsey
Actress Bella Ramsey


Bella Ramsey was born in the English city of Nottingham in 2003. Her father is a businessman. Bella completed her education remotely online as she was busy on film sets during her school years.
Bella Ramsey as a child
Bella Ramsey as a child
From the age of four, Bella showed an interest in acting. She enrolled in the children's acting school Stagecoach Theatre Arts and began participating in plays. Thus, the girl appeared in productions of "The Music Man" and "Annie," where she played the heroines Amaryllis and Molly, respectively.
And while those were children's productions, at the age of eight, Bella along with her older sister started to participate in plays by a local comedy troupe.
Bella is playing guitar and singing

Game of Thrones

In 2013, Bella enrolled in the Central Junior Television Workshop in Nottingham. There she began to attend auditions, trying to land a serious role in a movie. Her chances were good: in 2014, the young actress almost landed a part in Steven Spielberg's "The BFG," but the role went to Ruby Barnhill in the end.

However, Bella's on-screen debut turned out to be no less epic. She appeared in the sixth season of the fantasy series "Game of Thrones," based on the works of George R. R. Martin.
Bella Ramsey in Game of Thrones
Bella Ramsey in Game of Thrones
Bella Ramsay portrayed the character of Lyanna, the young head of the House Mormont in "Game of Thrones" and immediately impressed the audience with her performance. She depicted her character exactly as described in the books: a true leader capable of leading people. Even her adult co-stars were impressed by her, and The Hollywood Reporter referred to her as the "rising star of the sixth season." The young actress also appeared in the seventh and eighth seasons of the epic saga.
Game Of Thrones: Lyanna Mormont's Best Moments
Interestingly, Bella had not watched "Game of Thrones" prior to being cast as Lyanna Mormont. The series, which premiered in 2011, is known for its violent scenes, and her parents were against her watching it. However, after being cast, she was able to see a few episodes and took note of all the details to make her performance more convincing.
According to the actress, she enjoyed filming because even her experienced colleagues treated her with great attention and provided her with advice. The girl received the episode script in advance and started studying it, as well as working with a teacher who taught her the necessary accent. The process of dubbing, when she had to match her lines with the character's lip movements, presented particular difficulties for the young actress.

Bella fondly recalls her older colleagues, Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke, whom she met on set. Despite being the only child on the set, they treated her like an adult.

Further career

After her appearance in the HBO series, young Bella received offers from directors. In 2017, she appeared in the short film "Eleftheria", and a year later, two full-length films with her participation were released - the drama "Two for Joy " and the comedy "Holmes & Watson". While the first film was well received, the latter was heavily criticized and even received several "Golden Raspberry" awards. However, this did not harm the career of the rising star.
Bella Ramsey in Two for Joy
Bella Ramsey in Two for Joy
In addition, Ramsey landed the lead role in the TV series "The Worst Witch," where she played the bumbling witch Mildred Hubble, who constantly finds herself in trouble and funny situations. For her portrayal of the hapless witch, Ramsey received the prestigious BAFTA award in 2019 in the UK.
Bella Ramsey on the set of Worst Witch series
Bella Ramsey on the set of Worst Witch series
that actress Lydia Page would replace her in the fourth and fifth seasons of the show. The writers incorporated this change by having a spell permanently alter Mildred's appearance. In 2018, Bella began voicing the titular character in the animated series "Hilda" on Netflix. In 2020, Bella played one of the key roles in the drama "Resistance", based on the biography of the famous mime Marcel Marceau. Alongside Ramsey in the film with Jesse Eisenberg, Clemence Poesy, and Matthias Schweighofer. The film received mixed reviews, but it was still a breakthrough for Bella in the world of cinema.
Bella Ramsey in the drama Resistance
Bella Ramsey in the drama Resistance
In the same year, Ramsey appeared in another major fantasy series - "His Dark Materials," and also voiced another animated character, this time in the animated series "Summer Camp Island."
Bella Ramsey in 2020
Bella Ramsey in 2020
In 2021, another movie featuring Bella was released - the film "Catherine Called Birdy ", based on the children's novel of the same name by author Karen Cushman. The events of the book take place in medieval England. The main character Catherine is a 14-year-old daughter of a knight who is being forced into marriage, but she resists it.

Personal life of Bella Ramsey

In early 2023, Bella Ramsey clarified her gender identity, saying "I think my gender has always been very fluid." In official documents, she identifies as non-binary, but "when it comes to pronouns - I really don't care."
This is what bothers me more than pronouns: Being called a «young woman» or a «powerful young woman,» «young lady,» but I'm just not that. In Catherine Called Birdy, I was in dresses. Young Elizabeth, I was in a corset. And I felt super powerful in that. Playing these more feminine characters is a chance to be something so opposite to myself, and it's really fun.»

Bella Ramsey now

In 2021, it became known that Bella had received the lead role in the television series "The Last of Us", based on the cult video game. Ramsey plays the main character, a girl named Ellie, who survives in a world that has experienced a deadly virus outbreak.
Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal on the set of Last of Us
Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal on the set of Last of Us
The other main character of the story, Joel, is played by another "Game of Thrones" star, Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell). The script for the series was created by the writer of the original game, Neil Druckmann, as well as Craig Mazin, responsible for the acclaimed "Chernobyl" on HBO.
Bella Ramsey on The Last of Us, Amazing Game of Thrones Death Scene & Visiting LA
The premiere of the series took place in early 2023. Bella revealed that she wore a binding bandage on her chest for 90% of the filming time to better focus on her work. Her co-star on the show, Pedro Pascal, whose sister is a transgender person, was "very kind" to her. They talked a lot about gender and sexuality. "And the conversations were not always deep: they could be funny and humorous, across the spectrum. We were just very honest and open with each other."

  • Love her so much! Very talented and natural
    2023-02-20 11:24:49