Maisie Williams as Jordan | Pistol on FX

Maisie Williams


Maisie Williams portrays Jordan. Icon and inspiration, Jordan was a foundational member of the punk movement. On her morning commute to SEX, she would wear a transparent, fetish-raincoat, black rubber knickers and very little else. In ‘70s Britain, this was an act of tremendous bravery. For Jordan it was political. A “fuck you” to the hypocrisy of the ruling classes, and a challenge to say what was real.

Career Highlights

Across a textured, award-winning career spanning more than a decade, Williams has established herself as a transcendent actor and at just 25-years-old, she has emerged as a confident creative, industry leader and activist.

Her heady debut feature film The Falling in 2014, in which she starred as the spiky, mass hysteria-leading schoolgirl “Lydia,” saw her win the Berlin International Film Festival’s Shooting Stars Award and London Film Critics’ Circle Award for Young Performer of the Year. Williams was acclaimed for striking both vulnerability and defiance as “Lydia,” a performance that set a precedent for the luminous, challenging parts, crossing genre and style that she would pursue and be celebrated for.

Her acting credits reflect her tenacity – as the acid-tongued “Abbie” in 2015’s oddball indie comedy Gold; a riveting one-woman performance as a blackmailed teen in BAFTA®-nominated docu-drama Cyberbully that same year, Netflix sci-fi thriller iBoy, period drama Mary Shelley and several animated films. Her first stage show, Lauren Gunderson’s I and You in 2018, showcased her expressive and full-bodied acting technique, capturing the breadth of the teenage experience with wit and brevity to critical success. 2019’s Then Came You sees her walk the taut line from drama to comedy with electric, emotional storytelling in which Williams excels. Spending eight seasons as Game of Thrones’ spit-fire tomboy turned poker-faced assassin “Arya Stark,” Williams delivered a complex, ferocious character study that the world rallied behind and for which she was Emmy®-nominated. She won both the 2012 Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress in Television and the Portal Award for Best Young Actor, making her the youngest actress ever to win the Best Supporting Actress accolade at age 15.

Now with multiple works in post-production and on imminent release, Williams’ additional roles include Two Weeks to Live, Marvel’s The New Mutants and The Owners.

As Williams’ roles reflect her ambition, so too does her work with Pint-Sized Pictures, the U.K.-based production company she founded in 2018. Aiming to develop regional young British talent, she is keen to bring underrepresented stories to cinemas, theater and television and to give opportunities to young creatives starting out in an opaque industry. Her commitment to urgent British independent filmmaking is in her day-to-day work – Williams has been a proponent of all-women production teams and sets for authentic, female-led stories. Pint-Sized Pictures’ forthcoming projects reflect this, including BAFTA Cymru-winner Lowri Roberts' Britain’s Got Chloe, which explores viral fame through bright young eyes.

In time out of the spotlight, Williams continues to anchor herself as a vital voice that champions female empowerment, environmentalism and diversity in the creative arts. With a lively social media presence, Williams uses her platform to push for change. She has been a passionate activist and campaigner, acting as an ambassador for NGO WaterAid and spokesperson for Greenpeace and Dolphin Project. Intersecting activism and her art, Williams is working on a documentary about salmon fishing and protecting endangered whales titled Searching for Chinook.

She has been dedicated to supporting a more circular and responsible fashion industry, collaborating with contemporary brands that focus on sustainability and fresh new design. In late 2019, she teamed up with Weekday to design a double-denim outfit that marked the first use of a future-defining fabric in fashion, made from recycled cardboard and agricultural waste that can be continuously recycled.

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