Bella Ramsey is booked and busy! The young actor best known for their roles in huge HBO hit shows such as Game of Thrones, and now, The Last of Us, is set to become a huge Hollywood star. Keep reading to uncover everything we know about Bella.

Who Is Bella Ramsey?

Bella, 19, is an English actor who made their acting breakthrough as young noblewoman Lyanna Mormont in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones. Following that, they starred in television roles such as Mildred Hubble in the 2017 CBBC series The Worst Witch, Jane Grey in the 2022 Starz drama Becoming Elizabeth and a medieval comedy film called Catherine Called Birdy, which earned them a Critic’s Choice Award nomination. On top of that, their role as Ellie in The Last of Us might just be their biggest role to date.

Born in Nottingham, England, Bella was 3 years old when they followed their sister into an amateur theater group. At 10, Bella joined the Television Workshop in Nottingham, which led to their audition for season 6 of Game of Thrones — where their character, Lyanna, quickly became a fan-favorite with fans.

The Game of Thrones star came out as nonbinary during an interview with Vogue in June 2023. Bella confirmed that they/them pronouns are “the most truthful thing” for them as they admitted that they’d previously been concerned that people would think they only said they’re nonbinary to be “trendy.”

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Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal pose on the red carpet prior to the premiere of HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ tv series at Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA, 09 January 2023.
‘The Last of Us’ premiere in Los Angeles, USA – 09 Jan 2023

Who Does Bella Ramsey Play in HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’?

The English actor plays Ellie in the HBO series, which is originally based on the 2013 game of the same name, which sold over 20 million copies, earned widespread critical acclaim and spawned a sequel. Ellie is a teenaged girl in a reimagined America which becomes decimated by a worldwide fungal contagion, causing people to become zombies. Bella’s character plays a beacon of hope in her world, as her ability to survive after a zombie bite might be the key to a cure.

Bella stars alongside fellow Game of Thrones actor, Pedro Pascal, as he plays a smuggler named Joel who becomes a father figure to Ellie throughout their time together.

Bella didn’t meet Pedro in person until preproduction for The Last of Us began in in July 2021. “It was very brief and special,” the English star told NYT of their initial meeting. “We got on but were shy of each other because of how much was riding on our relationship.” They explained, “we got to know each other as Joel and Ellie got to know each other.”

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