Kerry Ingram


Kerry Ingram
Kerry Ingram.jpg
Ingram in 2013
Born (1999-05-26) 26 May 1999 (age 22)
Slough, Berkshire, England
Years active2009–present
Known forGame of Thrones
Free Rein Matilda the Musical

Kerry Danielle Ingram (born 26 May 1999)[1] is an English actress, known for her roles as Shireen Baratheon in the HBO series Game of Thrones[2][3][4] and Rebecca 'Becky' Sidebottom in the Netflix series Free Rein.


Before being cast in Matilda, Ingram played a workhouse child in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. From November 2010 to January 2011 she played the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda the Musical in Stratford-upon-Avon.[5] She was the only original Matilda transferred to the West End cast, where she shared the role with three other girls at the Cambridge Theatre. In April 2012, just after departing the show, she received an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.[5][6] After completing Matilda, she played a small role in Tom Hooper's film adaptation of Les Miserables.

From 2013 to 2015, Ingram portrayed Shireen Baratheon in the third through fifth seasons of HBO's fantasy TV series Game of Thrones.[2][3][4] In 2013, she appeared at the Doctor Who Prom[7][8] as the Queen of Years, where she sang "The Rings of Akhaten" with Allan Clayton. Other roles include Lois Wren in an episode of Doctors,[9] and a role in the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall alongside Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis. From 2017-2019 Ingram portrayed series regular Rebecca "Becky" Sidebottom in the Daytime Emmy award winning Netflix original Free Rein[10] and also reprised the role for two special film episodes.

Personal life

Kerry Danielle Ingram is of Maltese descent, with her grandfather being from Mqabba.[11] Ingram lives in Warfield.[12] Ingram has a form of osteogenesis imperfecta; having regularly fractured her bones, she requires periodic infusions to increase her bone mass.[3] She received her Maltese citizenship in September 2020.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2009 Robin Hood Village child Uncredited [citation needed]
2010 Burke and Hare Child thief Uncredited [citation needed]
2012 Les Misérables Turning Women 8 Cut from final edit [citation needed]
2018 Free Rein: The 12 Neighs of Christmas Becky Netflix original [citation needed]
2019 Free Rein: Valentine's Day Becky Netflix original [10]


Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2013 Doctor Who At The Proms The Queen of Years Soloist [citation needed]
2013–2015 Game of Thrones Shireen Baratheon 10 episodes [2][3][4]
2014 Doctors Lois Wren Episode: "Unsolved Mysteries" [9]
2015 Wolf Hall Young Alice Williamson Episode: "Entirely Beloved" [citation needed]
2016 Barbarians Rising Hilde Episode: "Boudica" [13]
2016 Doctors Hannah Devlin 3 episodes [14]
2016 Thronecast Herself 1 episode [citation needed]
2017–2019 Free Rein Rebecca "Becky" Sidebottom Season regular (32 episodes) [10]


Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2010 Oliver! Workhouse child Theatre Royal, Drury Lane [citation needed]
2010 Matilda the Musical Matilda Wormwood Courtyard Theatre
9 November 2010 – 29 January 2011
2011 Matilda the Musical Matilda Wormwood Cambridge Theatre
26 October 2011 – 12 April 2012
2017 Animalphabet Metro the Gnome The Fringe, as well as nationwide UK tour [19]


Year Title Role Company Notes Ref(s)
2011 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jemima Potts BBC Original recording [20]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref(s)
2011 Awards Best Actress in a Musical (shared with Cleo Demetriou, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington Cox) Matilda the Musical Nominated [21]
2012 Laurence Olivier Award Best Actress in a Musical (shared with Cleo Demetriou, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington Cox) Won [22][23]


  1. ^ ""Getting ready to go to @LesMiserables filming today on my birthday xxxx :0D x"". 26 May 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Jeffery, Morgan (1 June 2012). "'Game of Thrones' casts 'Matilda' star". Digital Spy. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d Burns, Justin (30 January 2013). "Redroofs pupil to star in smash-hit TV series Game of Thrones". Maidenhead Advertiser. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Prudom, Laura (6 April 2019). "Kerry Ingram: When I Died on Game of Thrones - IGN". IGN. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  5. ^ a b Rustin, Susanna (7 April 2012). "Matilda the musical: Daughters on stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Youngest ever Olivier award winner". BBC News. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Prom 2: Doctor Who Prom". BBC Music Events. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Doctor Who at the Proms". BBC Radio 3. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Unsolved Mysteries - Doctors". BBC. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  10. ^ a b c Whelan, Zara (27 September 2018). "Everything you need to know about Free Rein - the Netflix show filmed in N Wales". North Wales Live. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Game of Thrones actress back for Mqabba feast". Times of Malta. 16 June 2016.
  12. ^ Fort, Hugh. "Help Matilda star Kerry Ingram win award". Get Surrey. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  13. ^ "'Barbarians Rising', Roman & Barbarian battle on History TV18". Indian Television.Com. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  14. ^ "Below the Belt - Doctors". BBC. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  15. ^ Spencer, Charles (10 December 2010). "Matilda, Courtyard Theatre, review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  16. ^ Woodforde, Giles (4 November 2010). "Matilda, A Musical: Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  17. ^ Woddis, Carole (25 November 2011). "Matilda the Musical, Cambridge Theatre". Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  18. ^ Massey, Nina (29 December 2011). "Review of Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre *****". News Shopper. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  19. ^ Blackham, Daniel (28 June 2017). "Game Of Thrones star to feature in South Hill Park musical". Bracknell News. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  20. ^ "BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA Sunday 3 April 2011 - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". BBC. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  21. ^ "Full List: 2012 Award winners". WhatsOnStage. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  22. ^ Tim Masters (16 April 2012). "Matilda star, 10, is youngest Olivier winner". BBC. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  23. ^ "Olivier Winners 2012". Olivier Awards. Retrieved 27 December 2020.

External links

  • Kerry Ingram at IMDb