How old is Maisie Williams, when was she in Doctor Who and who will she play in the new X-men film?

And now Maisie Williams is carving out a role for herself away from the ruthless world of Westeros.

Who is Maisie Williams?

Born in Bristol on April 15, 1997, high-achieving Maisie Williams is still only 21 years old.

Her birth name is Margaret Constance Williams, but she was nicknamed "Maisie" after the character from the comic strip The Perishers.

She was raised with her three siblings in Somerset before began studying Performing Arts at Bath Dance College.

Maisie was launched into the public eye when she took on her debut acting role in 2011, playing one of the leading roles in the award-winning series Game of Thrones.

Who does Maisie Williams play in Game of Thrones?

The actress plays Arya, the tomboy third child of Ned Stark, played by Sean Bean.

She has four siblings, her older brother Robb, younger brothers Bran and Rickon and older sister Sansa, played by Sophie Turner.

She also has a half-brother – Jon Snow – who SPOILER ALERT turns out to actually be her cousin.

Arya enjoys being outdoors and wants to explore and fight, all skills which become invaluable to her on her journey – and is handy with her beloved sword, nicknamed Needle.

She has been on somewhat of a horrific journey, having spent half of season five completely blind and halting her mission to get revenge on those who had wronged her family (she has a list).

But she's proven to be more than a match for her enemies, and despite her small stature, has become one of Westeros' most prolific fighters.

Maisie has now revealed she now looking forward to the show to be over.

She told BBC Newsbeat: "I'm really excited for Game of Thrones to finish, and there's going to be time for me to do whatever I want."

What else have I seen Maisie Williams in and when was she in Doctor Who?

In 2015, Maisie appeared in a one-off Channel 4 documentary Cyberbully as well as starring in the music video for Oceans by Seafret, with the video having an anti-bullying message.

She later made an appearance alongside Peter Capaldi in episodes of the sci-fi favourite, Doctor Who.

In 2016, the star appeared in Netflix Original iBoy – based on the book by Kevin Brooks.

who will she play in X-Men: New Mutants?

The Hollywood Reporter announced that Maisie will be starring in X-Men: New Mutants, which will follow the story of teenagers coming to terms with their powers.

She will play Wolfsbane, a Scottish girl struggling to deal with her new werewolf abilities and how they contradict her religious beliefs.

Anya Taylor-Joy, who has shot to fame this year thanks to her leading role in M Night Shyamalan movie Split, will also be in the new film.

It is not known if any of the main X-Men team will make an appearance in the outing, or if this will be a completely separate spin-off.

The film is slated for release on April 13, 2018.

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