Who Plays Gilly on Game of Thrones?
Gilly is a major character in the popular HBO series Game of Thrones. She is portrayed by the talented Hull, England-born actress Hannah Murray. Her portrayal of the young Wildling has earned recognition from both critics and fans alike.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Murray, born on July 1, 1989, attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, England. She also attended Badminton School in Bristol. There, she became a member of the school’s theater society.
Murray made her television debut in 2007 with a minor role in the show Skins. In 2008, she earned a few more television roles before being cast as Gilly, in 2011.
Role in Game of Thrones
Gilly is a Wildling beyond the wall in Game of Thrones. Murray’s performance as the young Wildling earned her critical acclaim, and awards nominations. Fans took to Twitter to reward the actress for her stellar piece, with many using the hashtag “#TeamGilly.”
Murray has earned several awards and nominations. She won the “Outstanding Performance in a Television Series” award at the Equity Awards, in 2017.
In 2018, she received an Emmy nomination for her role in Game of Thrones, in the “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series” category.
Notable Film Roles
Murray has had several roles in film throughout her career. Her more notable roles include:
- Cassie Ainsworth in Skins (2007-2008)
- Gilly in Game of Thrones (2011-2017)
- Angela in Chatroom (2010)
- Esther in God Help the Girl (2014)
- Sarah in Detour (2016)
- Maisie in Bridgend (2016)
- Mercy in School of Comedy (2014-2016)
- Gemma in Once Upon A Time in the Midlands (2018)
Today, Hannah Murray still resides in England and continues to pursue her acting career. She has earned a spot in the hearts of many fans, especially those of the hit show Game of Thrones.