Game of Thrones Star Opens Up About Feeling ‘Patronized’ on Set of the Fantasy Series


Bella Ramsey, who gained immense recognition for their portrayal of Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones, shared some insights into their experience as a child actor on set. Despite achieving fame through their performance in the hit series, Ramsey expressed dislike for the limitations and separation that came with being a child actor.

In an interview with The Independent, Ramsey highlighted their frustration with the patronizing treatment they received and the constraints imposed on them as a child actor, such as limited time on set and mandatory tutoring. While understanding the necessity of regulations around child actors, Ramsey found the experience restrictive.

However, Ramsey also mentioned that despite being young and working alongside much older cast members, they weren’t intimidated. Over time, they learned the importance of advocating for themselves and other young actors, aiming to empower them to stand up for themselves in the industry.


Ramsey’s standout performances, particularly in Game of Thrones, resonated widely, showcasing their talent and leading to other significant roles. They secured a major part in the video game adaptation of The Last of Us, playing Ellie opposite Pedro Pascal’s Joel. Moreover, Ramsey has expanded their repertoire, starring in productions like “Catherine Called Birdy” alongside Andrew Scott and lending their voice to the sequel of the animated film “Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget.”

Despite the challenges faced as a young actor, Ramsey’s dedication and remarkable performances have solidified their position as a talented and sought-after performer in both television and other media formats.