Hannah Murray is an England-based actress. She is widely known for her role as Cassie Ainsworth in the teen drama series called Skins. Internationally recognized, she is also known for her role as Gilly in the popular HBO TV show Game of Thrones. In her career period, she has made a name for herself as a successful actress.
Born on the date 1 July 1989, she is the daughter of Rosemary Silvester and Martin Murray. She was born in Bristol, England. Her father is a professor at the Bristol University, and her mother is also a research technician in the same university. Her initial name was Tegan Lauren- Hannah Murray which she later shortened to Hannah Murray. She was raised there in Bristol as well.
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Murray attended the North Bristol Post 16 Centre for her primary education. She then graduated from the Queen’s College Cambridge with a degree in English. Murray before was also the part of the Bristol Old Vic Young Company.
Murray started her acting career at a young age of 16. She heard about the auditions for young actors and decided to test for it. Unexpectedly, she landed the role of Cassie Ainsworth in the E4 teen drama series called Skins.
Debut and Breakthrough
Murray debuted in acting career as Cassie Ainsworth in the E4 TV series Skin. She played the role of a gentle and creative yet self-destructive teenager who has an extreme eating disorder. Murray appeared in the first two sets of the show and eventually left to make way for the new generation of cast members. She quoted “It makes no sense to be in a teenage drama when you are no longer a teenager.”
After her initial debut in the show Skins, she made her theatrical debut in the West End Production’s “That Face.” The play was performed in the Duke of York’s Theatre. Her acting skill was majorly appreciated and praised. It became a breakthrough to her career.
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In the year 2009, Murray portrayed the role of Dorothy Savage in the ITV adaptation of the novel called Why didn’t they ask Evans? She also appeared in the thriller film called Womb in the year 2010. In the same year, she again starred in the film adaptation of the novel Chatroom.
Finally, in the year 2011, she was cast in the role of Gilly in the popular HBO TV series “Game of Thrones.” She was a major part of the show and was showcased in the second and the third seasons. Later, she again appeared in the fourth season as well. Her portrayal of Gilly, a young woman who has a baby of her father, won the hearts of many.
Besides these roles, she appeared in several films like – Wings, Dark Shadows, Little Glory, The numbers station, God Help the Girl, The Chosen, and Untitled Detroit Project, etc. She also appeared in the television shows like- Agatha Christie’s Marple and Above Suspicion: The Red Dahlia. Murray also starred in the music video of Your Cover’s Blown by Belle and Sebastian.
Hannah Murray Dating and Personal Life
Hannah Murray was originally named Tegan Lauren- Hannah Murray which she later shortened to Hannah Murray. She likes to keep herself in the low and has successfully managed to hide most of her personal details. We do not know if she is single, married or is romantically involved with anyone. She has not been a part of any rumors or controversies so far.
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During her career as an actress, she has made a remarkable image of herself in the industry. She has won several awards as well nominations for her contribution to acting. In the year 2009, she won her first award for her role in the TV series- Skins. She won the BAFTA awards in the category Audience Award TV.
Again in the year 2014, she won the Sundance Film Festival Award for her role in God Help The Girl. She won the Tribeca Film Festival Award, Ourense Independent Film Festival Award and Palma de Mallorca Evolution IFF in the year 2015. All of them were for best actress for her role in Bridgend.
Murray has also been nominated for several awards like- Screen Actors Guild Award, Bodit Award, Off West End Awards, NXG Awards as well as the Monte Carlo Television Festival.
Hannah Murray Net Worth
Hannah Murray’s net worth amount has not been disclosed yet.