Maisie Williams

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9 Apr, 2015

Kill List video

TV Appearance

Williams appears in a video directed by Pullin, for Dazed, encouraging young people to vote in the UK General election on May 7, 2015. The video riffs on the ‘kill list’ of her Game of Thrones character, Anya Stark, listing David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Jeremy Clarkson and Gary Barlow among others.

My name is Maisie Williams. I turn 18 on the 15th April. That means I can vote in the next months election. So can 3.3 million of you. But you know what? I’m not going to tell you what to do. People have been telling you what to do all your lives. They think that you’re self obsessed, selfie-taking generation. They’ve counted on that. They’ve kicked your future in the teeth and hoped you didn’t notice. I can smell which way the wind is blowing. I don’t need to tell any of you what to do. I just have one question – Who’s next?

Maisie Williams' New "Kill List" (Arya Stark, Game of Thrones)

8 Apr, 2015

Dazed Cover

Magazine Cover

Williams appears on the cover of Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Dazed. She talks about sexual taboos, feminism and the way that youngsters are treated by adults in today’s society.

People think we’re f***ing stupid and we don’t know anything about anything.

30 Mar, 2015

Williams to guest star

Cameo/Guest Appearance

Williams is slated to guest star in an upcoming episode of Doctor Who.

I’m so excited to be working on Doctor Who, as it’s such a big and important part of British culture. I can’t wait to meet the cast and crew and start filming, especially as we’ll be shooting not too far from my home town.

Moffat:

We’re thrilled to have Maisie Williams joining us on Doctor Who. It’s not possible to say too much about who or what she’s playing, but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways. This time he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give him exactly the right sort of hell.

15 Jun, 2014

The Children

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the tenth episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, The Children. Rory McCann plays Sandor Clegane, the kingsguard deserter known as the Hound who is holding Arya captive. Gwendoline Christie plays Brienne of Tarth, a female warrior loyal to the Starks. Daniel Portman plays Podrick Payne, Brienne’s companion. Brienne and Podrick catch sight of Arya while she is practicing swordfighting. Brienne states that she has sworn loyalty to Arya’s family and that she will take her to safety. However the Hound notices a sword given to Brienne by Jaime Lannister and accuses her of being a Lannister loyalist. The pair fight, with Brienne winning a brutal battle. Arya hides, and emerges only after Brienne and Podrick have gone off in search of her. The Hound pleads for a merciful death, but she leaves him to die from his wounds. She takes a horse to the coast of the Vale and asks a ship’s captain to take her to the North. He refuses, and says the ship is traveling to the free city of Braavos. Remembering the codewords given to her by the Braavosi assassin Jaqen H’ghar, Arya is able to board the ship and sail from Westeros.

1 Jun, 2014

The Mountain and the Viper

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the eighth episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, The Mountain and the Viper. Rory McCann plays Sandor Clegane, the kingsguard deserter known as the Hound who is holding Arya captive. The Hound and Arya arrive at the stronghold of Arya’s aunt, the Lady Lysa Arryn, where the Hound plans to ransom Arya. They are informed that Lady Lysa is dead, and Arya laughs bitterly at the irony.

18 May, 2014

Mockingbird

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the seventh episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, Mockingbird. Rory McCann plays Sandor Clegane, a kingsguard deserter known as the Hound who is holding Arya captive. They are confronted by two men, Biter and Rorge, who had been prisoners of the Night’s Watch until they escaped during a battle with Lannister forces. The Hound kills Biter and questions Rorge, who reveals that a bounty has been placed on the Hound. Recognizing Rorge as the man who threatened to rape her while she was traveling with the Night’s Watch, Arya stabs him through the heart.

4 May, 2014

First of His Name

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the fifth episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, First of His Name. Rory McCann plays Sandor Clegane, the kingsguard deserter known as the Hound who is holding Arya captive. Arya and the Hound continue to travel eastwards through Westeros towards the Eyrie, the stronghold of Arya’s aunt Lady Lysa Arryn, where the Hound plans to ransom her.

20 Apr, 2014

Breaker of Chains

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the third episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, Breaker of Chains. Rory McCann plays Sandor Clegane, the kingsguard deserter known as the Hound. Traveling through the Riverlands in central Westeros, Arya and the Hound are taken in by a farmer and his daughter. After staying the night, Arya is shocked to find that the Hound has violently robbed the farmer, as he says the man will not survive the winter and does not need his silver.

6 Apr, 2014

Two Swords

maisie-williams-two-swordsWilliams appears as Arya Stark in the first episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, Two Swords. Rory McCann plays Sandor Clegane, the former kingsguard known as the Hound. After the deaths of her mother and brother, the Hound plans to ransom Arya to her aunt, the Lady Lysa Arryn. As they travel towards Lysa’s stronghold in eastern Westeros, Arya and the Hound encounter Lannister soldiers at an inn. Recognizing one as the man who took her sword Needle during her capture by the Lannisters, Arya insists on entering the inn and confronting them. The Hound is able to overcome four of the soldiers in a brutal battle. Arya uses Needle to kill the last man.

9 Jun, 2013

Mhysa

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the tenth episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, Mhysa. Rory McCann plays Sandor Clegane, the former Lannister loyalist and kingsguard known as the Hound. At the stronghold of House Frey, the Hound flees the scene of the betrayal of Robb Stark with Arya, who he has knocked unconscious for her own safety. Arya regains consciousness and witnesses soldiers of her brother’s former allies desecrating his body. After escaping, Arya and the Hound come across a group of Frey soldiers in the Riverlands in the center of Westeros. One of them boasts that he was responsible for the desecration of Robb’s corpse. Arya approaches him and tricks him into letting down his guard, before murdering him. The Hound is able to kill the rest of the men, but is stunned at Arya’s actions.

2 Jun, 2013

The Rains of Castamere

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the ninth episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, The Rains of Castamere. Rory McCann plays Sandor Clegane, a former Lannister loyalist and desrter from the kingsguard. Arya and the Hound arrive at the Twins, the stronghold of the House of Frey, who have pledged allegiance to the Starks. The Hound plans to ransom Arya to her brother, Robb Stark. As they arrive, they are turned away by the guards. Arya evades the Hound in order to investigate what is happening inside the castle. She witnesses the slaughter of Robb’s direwolf by Frey soldiers, and senses that his former allies have turned on him. She runs towards the castle, but is stopped by the Hound who says that it is too late to help her brother and knocks her unconscious before carrying her to safety.

19 May, 2013

Second Sons

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the eighth episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, Second Sons. Rory McCann plays Sandor Clegane, a former Lannister loyalist nicknamed the Hound, who is holding Arya captive. Arya protests at what she believes is the Hound’s plan to take her back to King’s Landing. The Hound reveals that he has deserted the kingsguard and that he plans to ransom Arya to her family.

12 May, 2013

The Bear and the Maiden Fair

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the seventh episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, The Bear and the Maiden Fair. Rory McCann plays Sandor Clegane, a former Lannister loyalist who has deserted the kingsguard. Arya escapes from the Brotherhood Without Banners, a rebel group that had been planning to ransom her to her brother Robb Stark. However she is immediately captured by the Hound, who was a fellow captive of the Brotherhood and has been waiting for her since the Brotherhood released him.

5 May, 2013

The Climb

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the sixth episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, The Climb. Carice van Houten plays Melisandre, the Red Priestess of the Lord of Light. Joe Dempsie plays Gendry, Arya’s companion. Melisandre arrives at the hideout of the rebel group Brothership Without Banners, and tells the group that Gendry is required by the Lord of Light. In return, she provides the group with gold for their mission to disrupt the Lannister and Stark armies. Arya accuses Melisandre of being a witch. Melisandre responds by saying that she has had a vision that Arya will kill many people in the future, and that they will meet again.

28 Apr, 2013

Kissed by Fire

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the fifth episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, Kissed by Fire. Joe Dempsie plays her companion Gendry. Rory McCann plays Sandor Clegane, known as the Hound, a deserter from the kingsguard. At the hideout of the renegade Brotherhood Without Banners group, The Hound appears to kill the leader of the group, Ser Berric Dondarrion, in his trial by combat. The warrior priest Thoros of Myr, played by Paul Kaye, revives Ser Berric through the power of the Lord of Light, a new religion that is gathering followers in Westeros. The Hound is declared innocent and allowed to leave. Despite Arya’s offer to join the household of the Stark noble family, Gendry tells Arya that he will remain with the Brotherhood after they deliver her to her older brother Robb in the north of Westeros. He appreciates their egalitarian ideals whereas with the Starks he would be separated by his status as a commoner.

14 Apr, 2013

Walk of Punishment

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the third episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, Walk of Punishment. Joe Dempsie and Ben Hawkey play her companions, Gendry and Hot Pie. As they prepare to leave the inn, Hot Pie reveals that he is not going with the others as he is not suited to a life of traveling and fighting, and he has been hired to serve in the inn’s kitchen.

And Now His Watch is Ended

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the fourth episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, Walk of Punishment. Rory McCann plays Sandor Clegane, known as The Hound, the former kingsguard captured by the Brotherhood Without Banners bandits after deserting King’s Laning. The Brotherhood explain that they are former Stark soldiers who became trapped behind enemy lines but that they now oppose the war and fight against both the Starks and the Lannisters. They question The Hound over crimes by Lannister loyalists, many of which he says were committed by his brother, Ser Gregor Clegane. Arya responds that The Hound killed her friend, Mycah the butcher’s boy, who had fought with the then-Prince Joffrey Baratheon. The Hound says that he had no choice but to follow Joffrey’s orders, and the Brotherhood declare a trial by combat.

7 Apr, 2013

Dark Wings, Dark Words

maisie-williams-arya-dark-wings-dark-wordsWilliams appears as Arya Stark in the second episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, Dark Wings, Dark Words. Her companions Gendry and Hot Pie are played by Joe Dempsie and Ben Hawkey. After escaping from Lannister forces at Harrenhal castle, Arya, Gendry and Hot Pie are taken in by the secret society known as the Brotherhood Without Banners and given food and drink at an inn. Members of the Brotherhood bring the captive kingsguard Sandor Clegane, played by Rory McCann. Clegane recognizes Arya and notifies their captors that she is a daughter of the Stark noble family.

3 Jun, 2012

Valar Morghulis

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the tenth episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, Valar Morghulis. After escaping the Lannister forces at Harrenhal castle, Arya encounters Jaqen H’ghar, Tom Wlaschiha, who is waiting for her outside the stronghold. He offers to ke her to Braavos and teach her the art of assassination so that she can kill her growing list of enemies. Arya refuses and Jaqen H’ghar gives her a coin. He says that if she ever needs to find him again, she must give the coin to a Braavosi and say the words valar morghulis.

20 May, 2012

The Prince of Winterfell

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the eighth episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, The Prince of Winterfell. Charles Dance plays Lord Tywin Lannister, and Tom Wlaschiha plays the assassin Jaqen H’ghar. At the castle of Harrenhal, Lord Tywin decides to march his army west to face Robb Stark, Arya’s older brother. Arya realizes that she has missed the chance to have Lord Tywin assassinated by Jaqen H’ghar. With the help of H’ghar, she and her companions are able to escape Harrenhal.

13 May, 2012

A Man Without Honor

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the seventh episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, A Man Without Honor. Charles Dance plays Lord Tywin Lannister. At the Lannister-held castle Harrenhal, Arya is in the service of Lord Tywin as his cupbearer as war continues between the Lannister and Stark families. Lord Tywin investigates the death of one of his men who was killed by an assassin at Arya’s command. Arya’s role remains undetected, however Lord Tywin questions her about her pronunciation, suspecting that she is highborn. Arya is able to convince him that her mother served a highborn family, hiding her identity as a Stark.

6 May, 2012

The Old Gods and the New

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the sixth episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, The Old Gods and the New. Charles Dance plays Lord Tywin Lannister and Aidan Gillen plays Lord Petyr Baelish, the royal treasurer. At the Lannister army encampment at Harrenhal castle, Lord Tywin has taken Arya into service as a cupbearer. Arya is surprised by the visit of Lord Petyr, who she is familiar with from her time in King’s Landing, but she is able to keep her identity as a Stark secret from him and from Lord Tywin. While Lord Tywin is distracted, she notices that a letter on his table refers to her older brother Robb Stark, who is fighting a war with the Lannister armies. She steals the letter and runs outside, but a Lannister loyalist sees her carrying it and becomes suspicious. She is able to alert Jaqen H’ghar, an assassin who is in her debt, and he kills the man before he is able to inform Lord Tywin of what he saw.

29 Apr, 2012

The Ghost of Harrenhal

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the fifth episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, The Ghost of Harrenhal. Tom Wlaschiha plays the character of Jaqen H’ghar. An army of the Lannister noble family, the main rival to the Starks, is using the castle of Harrenhal as a base. Lord Tywin Lannister, played by Charles Dance, takes Arya into service as a cupbearer. He questions her about her northern accent but she manages to conceal her identity as a Stark. Arya encounters Jaqen H’ghar, who has been recruited as a Lannister soldier. As Arya had freed him from a cart during the battle in which her group of Night’s Watch recruits was captured by the Lannister men, he tells her that he is in her debt and will kill three people for her if she provides him their names. Arya gives the nickname of a soldier who had previously tortured captives, and later finds him dead.

22 Apr, 2012

Garden of Bones

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the fourth episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, Garden of Bones. Joe Dempsey plays the character Gendry, one of a group of Night’s Watch recruits that Arya is traveling with. The recruits and Arya are taken by Lannister soldiers to the castle of Harrenhal where a Lannister army is encamped. They witness the torture of several captives by Lannister men seeking valuables as spoils of war, as well as information about a secret society known as the Brotherhood. As Gendry is about to be tortured, Lord Tywin Lannister arrives and tells the men to put Gendry and the other captives to work instead. Lord Tywin, played by Charles Dance, notices that Arya is a girl disguised as a boy, and takes her on as a servant.

15 Apr, 2012

What is Dead May Never Die

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the third episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, What is Dead May Never Die. Francis MaGee plays the Night’s Watchman Yoren. The Night’s Watch recruit Lommy is played by Eros Vlahos, and Joe Dempsey plays Gendry, a recruit who is secretly King Robert Baratheon’s illegitimate son. As Arya travels north disguised as a recruit, City Watchmen from King’s Landing stop the Night’s Watch group and demand that Gendry be handed over. Yoren refuses and marshals the recruits to fight. During the fighting, Arya frees the prisoner Jaqen H’ghar from his cart, as Yoren is killed and the recruits are overpowered. Mistakenly thinking they have killed Gendry, the City Watchmen take the rest of the party prisoner.

8 Apr, 2012

The Night Lands

maisie-williams-night-landsWilliams appears as Arya Stark in the second episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, The Night Lands. Francis MaGee plays the Night’s Watchman Yoren. Joe Dempsey plays Night’s Watch recruit Gendry. A disguised Arya travels north on the Kingsroad with the Night’s Watch recruits. She approaches three caged prisoners and one tells her that his name is Jaqen H’ghar. The other two threaten her. The group is approached by two of the City Watch from King’s Landing. Arya suspects that they are looking for her however they inquire after Gendry. The City Guards leave after being threatened by Yoren, threatening to return with reinforcements. Arya asks Gendry why he is wanted but, unaware that he is the illegitimate child of King Robert Baratheon, Gendry replies that he doesn’t know.

1 Apr, 2012

The North Remembers

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the first episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, The North Remembers. Arya travels north on the Kingsroad with a group of recruits of the Night’s Watch.

19 Jun, 2011

Fire and Blood

maisie-williams-arya-fire-bloodWilliams appears as Arya Stark in the tenth episode of the first season of Game of Thrones, Fire and Blood. Francis MaGee plays Yoren the Night’s Watchman. Joe Dempsey plays Night’s Watch recruit Gendry. Following the execution of her father, Yoren smuggles Arya out of the city of King’s Landing disguised as a boy. Intending to take her north to the Stark stronghold Winterfell, he tells her that they will be traveling with other Night’s Watch recruits made up of criminals, and she must not reveal her identity. The recruits Lemmy and Hotpie, played by Eros Vlahos and Ben Hawkey, try to take her sword Needle but she threatens them that she has already killed a boy with it and will do so again. Gendry, who is secretly the illegitimate son of King Robert Baratheon, protects Arya from the other recruits.

12 Jun, 2011

Baelor

maisie-williams-arya-baelorWilliams appears as Arya Stark in the ninth episode of the first season of Game of Thrones, Baelor. Sean Bean plays her father, Lord Eddard  Stark while Francis MaGee plays the Night’s Watchman Yoren. After Lord Eddard’s arrest and her escape from the royal stronghold, Arya is living on the streets of King’s Landing. She sees crowds moving through the streets and is told that the Hand of the King is being brought to the Sept of Baelor, the capital’s main place of worship. Arya follows the crowd in order to catch a glimpse of her father, who is being brought to the sept in chains. Unaware of the true situation, she is rescued by Yoren and before she can witness her father’s execution.

5 Jun, 2011

The Pointy End

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the eighth episode of the first season of Game of Thrones, The Pointy End. Miltos Yerolemou plays her fencing master, the Braavosi swordsman Sylvio Forel. Arya is having a fencing lesson and is unaware of her father’s arrest for treason. Lannister guards appear and claim that her father has sent them, but she realizes that this is a trick. Using his wooden training sword, Sylvio is able to defeat all of but one of the guards. As he faces the last man, Arya escapes without knowing what Sylvio’s fate will be. Arya runs to the stables where Stark men were waiting to transport her to a ship traveling for Winterfell, but the men are dead. She finds her sword in the bottom of her trunk. As a stableboy attempts to accost her from behind, she accidentally impales him with the sword. Arya escapes into the dungeons of the Red Keep.

22 May, 2011

A Golden Crown

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the fifth episode of season one of Game of Thrones, A Golden Crown. Sean Bean plays her father, Lord Eddard Stark, and Sophie Turner plays her sister, Sansa. In King’s Landing, Lord Eddard tells Arya and Sansa that the girls must return to Winterfell, the Stark stronghold, as they are unsafe amid court politics. Arya is disappointed that she will have to leave her swordfighting lessons.

15 May, 2011

The Wolf and the Lion

Williams plays Arya Stark in the fifth episode of the first season of Game of Thrones, The Wolf and the Lion. While chasing a cat as part of her fencing training, she enters the dungeons of the royal castle and overhears two men plotting for the impending war between the Lannister and Stark noble families. She realizes that they are discussing assassinating her father Lord Eddard Stark, the Hand of the King, and rushes to warn him.

8 May, 2011

Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the fourth episode of season one of Game of Thrones, Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things. In King’s Landing, Arya continues her lessons with the Braavosi swordsman Sylvio Forel. She attends a tournament held in honour of her father, Lord Eddard Stark, and encounters the royal Master of Coin, Lord Petyr Baelish, who says that he is a friend of her mother, Lady Catelyn.

1 May, 2011

Lord Snow

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the third episode of the first season of Game of Thrones, Lord Snow. Sean Bean plays her father, Lord Eddard Stark. In King’s Landing, Lord Eddard discovers Arya’s sword, Needle. Lord Eddard is hesitant about her possessing a dangerous weapon, but allows her to keep it as long as she learns how to use it. He contracts the Braavosi swordsman Sylvio Forel, played by Miltos Yerolemou, to teach Arya the swordfighting style of Braavos, known as the Water Dance.

24 Apr, 2011

The Kingsroad

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the second episode of the first season of Game of Thrones, The Kingsroad. Arya is gifted a sword by her half-brother Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington. Traveling south with the royal party on the Kingsroad highway towards King’s Landing, Arya becomes involved in a dangerous confrontation with the teenage Prince Joffrey Baratheon, played by Jack Gleeson, and her older sister Sansa Stark, played by Sophie Turner. Joffrey threatens Arya with his sword and her direwolf intervenes, injuring Joffrey. She escapes into the forest and forces her direwolf to flee as she knows that it will be killed for hurting the prince. Found by men loyal to her father, Lord Eddard Stark, she is taken before King Robert Baratheon for judgement. Queen Cersei Lannister, played by Lena Headey, insists that a direwolf be punished for the injury to her son. As Arya’s direwolf cannot be found, Sansa’s direwolf is executed in its place.

17 Apr, 2011

Winter is Coming

Williams appears as Arya Stark in the first episode of season one of Game of Thrones, Winter is Coming. The children of the Stark noble family are each gifted with a direwolf and Arya names hers Nymeria, after a warrior princess. Arya’s unruly behaviour during King Robert Baratheon’s arrival at the Stark stronghold annoys her older sister Sansa, played by Sophie Turner.

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