Story/Interview October 21, 2021
Bella Ramsey | Actress
Actress Bella Ramsey stars in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones as Lady Lyanna Mormont and as the lead in CBBC’s Worst Witch series. She joined King's InterHigh because she didn’t enjoy mainstream school.
"King's Interhigh is, in my opinion, one of the best things the internet can be used for. It’s great. I love it and recommend it to everyone."
King's InterHigh student
Fitting in your studies around your acting career must be challenging, why did you join King's InterHigh and how does it compare to your previous educational experiences?
Yes, it is a challenge but I cope, it’s great that the lessons are recorded. I joined King’s Interhigh for two reasons; one because I really didn’t enjoy mainstream secondary school and wasn’t happy – it just wasn’t for me and two because of acting.
King’s Interhigh is, in my opinion, one of the best things the internet can be used for. I get way more out of the lessons because there’s no frustrating distractions or loud unruly classes, you get to sit in the quiet and safety of your own home and learn. It’s great.
I love it and recommend it to everyone. It also decreases peer pressure and the desire we all have to fit in to a certain box. I think it allows people to be who they truly are and it leaves room for people to do the non-academic things they love.
Game of Thrones was your first professional acting role, is acting something you’d like to do full-time after you’ve completed your studies or would you like to do something else?
To be honest I’m pretty much doing it full time already and I think I’ll just carry on while I’m loving it. I’ll just keep going until people get fed up of me. I fit school in when I can, that’s why King’s Interhigh works really well because it’s so flexible. In the future I’d like to set up a performing arts/ film and tv centre for special needs children. Also, I love art and music and writing – I write songs and poems – so I’d like to do that too. I’m obsessed with football as well but I’m not good enough to do it as a profession, I’ll keep practising though! But no, I think I’d like to carry on acting.