The journey of Bella Ramsey


Bella Ramey was born on September 30, 2003, in Nottingham, United Kingdom. Bella was schooled online through InterHigh. She started acting as a side hobby at 4 years old while attending the Loughborough branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts for 7 years. She went to the Television Workshop in Nottingham and began auditioning for professional roles. 

At age 11 the first show Ramsey appeared in was her fan-favorite show Game of Thrones in seasons 6 – 8 the character she played was Lady Lyanna Mormont the head of Bear Island.  A lot of people loved her character, some saying they loved the brave, honorable, and intelligent girl during the series.

The next role Bella got was in the worst witch series in 2017 an adaptation of the worst witch books, Ramsey played Mildred Hubble a good-hearted unskillful witch in training what people loved. 

Bella also plays on a British-Canadian show called Hilda debuting in 2018 and is based on the graphic novels by Luke Pearson who also is the creator of the show. Ramsey plays a fearless blue-haired girl who is extremely adventurous and has two great friends named Frida and David tagging along on her adventures. What makes Hilda a good show is its curious characters, exceptionally matched storytelling animation, friendship, and how sometimes our greatest strengths are our greatest weaknesses.

Recently Ramsey also did a film. The 2022 movie titled Catherine Called Birdy. in the film Bella plays the character Lady Catherine who is quirky and self-aware enough to see the world through her observant, but also immature eyes. Lady Catherine is trying to come to terms with marrying someone to be the only hope of her family from escaping poverty, but she tries to sabotage every potential host. 

Presently Bella is playing on the HBO Max show The Last of Us adapted from the original game. She plays the 14-year-old Ellie who is mature, strong, witty, and a little jagged around the edges. Bella plays alongside her co-star Pedro Pascal who plays Joel the resourceful, practical, and emotionally impenetrable older man that helps her along the way. The two actors have a strong bond not only in the show but also in real life. Bella on the show has done an incredible job portraying all kinds of emotion and heart in Elle. 

The 19-year-old British actress has improved her accent a lot during her acting career,  during an interview with James Corden, Belle said “ I had a dialect coach which was helpful and we started the first phase I mastered was like olive oil (cuss word).” Bella also mentioned she mastered her American accent through curse words because her character Elle curses a lot on The Last of Us.