John Bradley

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John Bradley is an English actor, best known for his role as Samwell Tarly in the HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones.

Early Life

Bradley was born in September 1988. He grew up Catholic in the Wythenshawe district of south Manchester and attended St Paul’s Roman Catholic High School. He has a sister who is 13 years older than he is.

In 2005, he began attending Loreto College in Manchester, where he studied Drama and Theatre Studies. He graduated in 2007. He earned a BA in acting at the Manchester School of Theatre, and graduated in 2010.

In 2011, John Bradley appeared in the drama, Borgia, in the role of Pope Leo X. Then in 2012, Bradley played the character Tyr Seward in the BBC production of Merlin in series 5, in the episode “A Lesson in Vengeance.” The same year, he appeared on the Channel 4 TV series, Shameless, in the role of Wesley, Frank Gallagher’s boss, in two episodes of series 10. Later in 2015, Bradley played the role of Miloš Hrma in the BBC Radio Salford radio play production of Closely Observed Trains.

Then in 2018 Bradley appeared as Scooter in the film Patient Zero. He starred alongside Stanley Tucci and fellow Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer.

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