Character: Arya Stark
Creators: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Genre: Drama · Fantasy
Series Premiere: April 17, 2011
Distributed by: Home Box Office (HBO)
Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.
It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vest and savage estern lands; all the way to the frozen north. where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom for the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queen, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men…all will play the ‘Game of Thrones.’
A new original series based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series. Winter is coming soon in HBO.
· Maisie is right-handed and learn to use left hand for the role.
Arya is the youngest daughter of the Starks. She is a spirited young girl with an interest in fighting and exploring. She is said to take after her fiery aunt Lyanna in temperament and appearance.
Source: Winter Is Coming
Reviews on Maisie’s Performance
· In addition to Tyrion, two other fan favorite characters from the novels, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), thankfully turned out to be examples of casting done right. These two charismatic characters will have many demands placed upon them as the saga develops, and it seems Williams and Clarke should easily pull more fans into their ranks.
Source: Airlock Alpha
· Going forward, much of the series will hinge on the young characters, which put a lot of pressure on the casting directors secure the proper child actors to play the Stark children. There’s no doubt that wide-eyed Maisie Williams is the big discovery as tomboy-ish Arya, while Sophie Turner does a fine job of rendering Sansa’s princess fantasies without making the character as detestable as she sometimes is in the book. On the older side, Richard Madden, Kit Harington and Alfie Allen hold their own with the more experienced performers.
Source: Hit Fix
· For the most part, the casting for Game of Thrones is off to a great start. Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark were especially good. All too often the presence of children is a detriment – see The Phantom Menace – but these kids uplift the show with their presence.
Source: Culture Mob
· The cast is uniformly terrific – as is the case with all of HBO’s best shows – but I’m particularly impressed with Peter Dinklage as Tyrion (a role the show had to absolutely nail in order to work) and Maisie Williams as Arya Stark (another character who has a long journey ahead of her).
Source: TV Geek Army
Season 1 (2011)
Season 1, Episode 1 – Winter Is Coming
Season 1, Episode 2 – The Kingsroad
Season 1, Episode 3 – Lord Snow
Season 1, Episode 4 – Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things
Season 1, Episode 5 – The Wolf and the Lion
Season 1, Episode 6 – A Golden Crown
Season 1, Episode 7 – You Win or You Die
Season 1, Episode 8 – The Pointy End
Season 1, Episode 9 – Baelor
Season 1, Episode 10 – Fire and Blood