Isaac Hempstead Wright

Isaac Hempstead Wright

Date Of BirthApril 9, 1999
Age21 years 4 months 1 days
Day of BirthFriday
Place Of BirthSurrey, England, United Kingdom
Zodiac SignAries
Birth Name Isaac William Hempstead
Other Names Isaac H. Wright , Isaac Wright
Name(Native Language) English

Personal Information
ReligionAtheist Humanist
Language English
Star SignAries
NationalityBritish
Ethnicities Caucasian , English
Complexion White
Sexual Orientation Straight
Famous For Brandon Stark, Game of Thrones
Body Features & Measurements
Height181 CM
5 Feet 11 Inches
Eye color Dark Brown
Hair color Dark Brown
Weight64 KG
141 lbs
Shoe Size8 (US)
Figure TypeRectangle
Body Type Slim
Chest size 34 (in 2017)
Waist Size 28
Biceps Size 12
Family Information
Mother Helen Wright
Education Qualifications
Education(School) Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (Faversham)
Alma MaterUniversity of Birmingham
Kent Youth Theatre (Canterbury)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) The Awakening
Years Active 2011–
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbiesPianist
Baking
Favorite Food Tacos
Favorite MovieThe illusionist ([4])
Favorite Musician Charlie Mingus
Favorite TV shows Trigger Happy TV
Spongebob square pants
The Simpsons
Favorite Music BandsThe libertines
Velvet undergorund
The Beatles
LikesBurgers (McDonalds)
Coffee (Starbucks)
Chocolate
Calamari
Sushi
Favorite Character Tyrion Lannister (among Game of Thrones characters)
Favorite Musics Jazz
Classical music
Favorite Pet Dog
Favorite Composer Franz Liszt (As a student of music Isaac has studied Franz's music)
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileIsaac Hempstead Wright Facebook Profile
Twitter ProfileIsaac Hempstead Wright Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileIsaac Hempstead Wright Instagram Profile
More Information
Friends Dean-Charles Chapman
Nell Tiger Free
Maisie Williams (Actress)
David J East
Sophie Turner (Actress)
Net worth$5-10 Million
Instruments Piano
Drums

Biography

Isaac Hempstead Wright is an English actor who is famous for his role as Brandon Stark in the most popular TV show of our times- Game of Thrones. His role as the key character of the show & his handsome face have made him a hearthrob of the young girls. He has won the Best Young Artist award for his role as Bran Stark at the TiBS Scifi Awards.

He is recently working in the science fiction movie Voyagers with actors Colin Farrell & Tye Sheridan and in the other project- The Blue Mauritius.

Childhood - Family

Isaac William Hempstead was born on 9th April 1999 in Kent/ Surrey, England, United Kingdom to Helen Wright(Mother)

Isaac Hempstead Wright with Mom Helen Wright

[ Isaac Hempstead Wright with Mom Helen Wright ]

He grew up with his family in his birthplace Kent and lived there under he had to move out for the sake of Job and Education. His mother Helen followed him wherever his schedule took him when he was little, Isaac has been roaming around alone with friends after he turned 18.

He has older siblings. One of them a sister [2]

Parents

Both his mother and father are school teachers. His stepfather is in the printing business. [2]

Education

  • School: He attended the 'Queen Elizabeth Grammar School'- a co-educational state grammar school located in Faversham, Kent, South East England.
  • Kent Youth Theatre: He studied acting at the KYT, an acting school as well as an agency that trains young kids in acting skills and helps them find jobs.
  • University of Birmingham: He joined Birmingham university in 2017 to study Maths & Music. However he dropped out of college to continue his career in acting.
  • University College London: In 2019 Isaac rejoined university at the 'University College London' where he is studying Neuroscience while also continuing his acting career.

Girlfriend - Dating

Isaac Hempstead Wright & Harriet Kean [?] 

There are rumors that Isaac could be dating Harriet Kean, a junior news editor with Grazia magazine. she has previously worked at Evening standard, Dazed & Conde Nast. They have been sighted together at coffee shops, music events and the London subway.

They are posting pics of them going places together on their instagram profiles. Makes us wonder if they are together as a couple or just friends.

Isaac Hempstead Wright & Harriet Kean

[ Isaac Hempstead Wright & Harriet Kean attended the Emmy's together for 'Game of Thrones']

Isaac Hempstead Wright & Sofie Jackson

Isaac has dated Sofie Jackson for a few years before saying good byes around 2018. It was her influence that helped him grow interest in reading books. As per the media reports she had not watched even one episode of Game of Thrones while they dated. they have attended the NME awards together.

Isaac Hempstead Wright& Sofie Jackson

[ Isaac Hempstead Wright& Sofie Jackson ]

Facts and Trivia

  • Acting: As a child he was fond of make-believe games, his natural tendencies drew him towards the drama group. [2]
  • Child actor: His drama teacher realized he had the essential qualities of- Ability, Enthusiasm, Listening & Patience that make him a good fit to play the child actor and encouraged him to go for auditions. [2]
  • A Royal Roommate: He currently lives with his friend and co-star Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen Baratheon in Game of Thrones)
  • Isaac had appeared in a commercial previous to landing the role in Game of Thrones.
  • Hodor's brother: He feels that Khristian nairn(Hodor) is like a brother figure to him and they are so close that Kristian also came to Issac's birthday also.
  • Musician: He is quite interested in Music, Music is one of the subjects he has chosen to study at the university. He has been playing the guitar since his childhood days. He also plays Ukelele & Piano.
  • He felt being the Prince of Winterfell in season 2 of Game of Thrones to be extremely cool.
  • The Libertines: He had a chance once to meet with his favorite music band- The Libertines.
  • The purpose of Life: He feels that his character Bran Stark from GoT teaches one important thing- that there is purpose for everyone which they have to fulfill.
  • Baking & Cooking: He once baked a bowl of cake icing without any desserts in the house. It didn't taste nice without a cake.
  • Languages: He has been studying French and German languages. Dothraki is of course an added bonus he learned on the sets of Game of Thrones:)
  • Hempstead vs Wright: Isaac was born Isaac William Hempstead, he changed his name for the screen to his mother's maiden name 'Wright', he uses both the surnames, he is now 'Isaac Hempstead Wright'
  • Sherlock Holmes: Isaac is a huge Sherlock Holmes fan. After the completion of shooting of 'Game of Thrones' he was asked about the TV series he would be keen to join. Isaac named 'Sherlock', starring- Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) & Martin Freeman (Doctor John Watson)
  • Isaac's girlfriend and mother have influenced what he books he has read, Five Books that have influenced him the most are: [5] 
    • Brave New World (Author: Aldous Huxley)
    • Lucky Jim (Author: Kingsley Amis)
    • Slaughterhouse 5 (Author: Kurt Vonnegut)
    • The London Nobody Knows (Author: Geoffrey Fletcher)
    • Franz Liszt: Musician, Celebrity, Superstar (Author: Oliver Hilmes)
  • Writer: Isaac writes stuff sometimes, he wishes to write an autobiography some day and tell stories from the sets of Game of Thrones and unique stories from his growing days.
  • Endorsements he has made, promotions (online/ offline) he has been part of are:
    • Ami Alexandre mattiussi (Paris)
    • ICONIC UNITED
    • Magic: The Gathering (card game)
    • War Child UK
    • Zegna (fashion for men)
  • Philanthropy
    • He has been promoting charity works through his social media accounts.
    • Brain Tumour charity: He encouraged his followers on twitter to donate to the  'Brain Tumour' cause, to help the financially needy patients.
    • Blue Cross: He appeared in a promotional project with his own pets with "Blue Cross", they are a charity for animal related things.
    • He met Leon at the Wales Comic Con and posted the pics on twitter encouraging his fans to help raise money for his SDR surgery (Selective dorsal rhizotomy).
  •  

Animal Lover

Isaac Likes pets, he has dogs named Ted & Rosie. he was shot by Rankin Photography In a project for "Blue Cross", an animal charity foundation.

Isaac Hempstead Wright with his pets

[ Isaac Hempstead Wright with his pets ]

Activism

Isaac supported the Humanists UK efforts to oppose the ban on the advertising that spoke of "No God". 

Isaac Hempstead Wright

[ Isaac Hempstead Wright]

"Ban adverts that discriminate, harass, and incite hatred, but don’t ban legitimate free speech" said Isaac while supporting the organization's petition to reinstate the ads.

Questions & Answers

  • How did Isaac Hempstead become a actor?
    • He was trying football in his local football club on Saturdays for a while, he traded his time in the cold football field to the warm insides of the local drama club. (ironically he  spent his next 10 years of acting career on the cold-freezing sets of 'Game of Thrones)[2]
  • Is he saving his money to do a PhD?
    • It is widely believed throughout the internet that he is saving his Game of Thrones remuneration to do a PhD. This is false and is confirmed by Isaac himself who has no intention of doing a PhD. 
  • What is Isaac's religion?
    • Isaac is an atheist humanist. In 2019 December He became a patron of the charity organization- Humanists UK

 

Career

  • Voice Artist: He has lent voice to characters in many TV shows & Films such as- Revolting Rhymes Part Two, The Boxtrolls, Family Guy

Game of Thrones

Isaac's parents were skeptical of his career as a child actor. They allowed him only six auditions. Game of Thrones audition was the 6th and final audition he faced, luckily for him he got the role.

After he was selected for the role, his parents were asked to sign a 30 page contract, signing him for the role for 6 years. His parents wondered if it was good for him at age 10 to have the next 6 years of his life spent in the sets of a TV series. His parents finally decided to give him a chance in acting. It turned out to be a huge turning point in his life.

He had a difficult time adjusting to the cold temperatures of Belfast, Northern Ireland and then going to the sunny Spain where temperature was hot and very taxing. However he cherishes his time around the cast and crew. Khristian nairn (who played Hodor) & Isaac had a very friendly relationship, almost like that of brothers. Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen Baratheon) & Isaac became roommates later on.

Isaac played Brandon Stark, the second son of Lord Eddard & Catelyn Stark of Winterfell. He was pushed down the palace building by Jaime Lannister to cover his incestuous relationship with his sister Cersei. Brandon survived the accident but became paraplegic (impairment of motor organs).

Brandon survives the hunt carried to kill him, he becomes a clairvoyant, grows in wisdom during his exile up in the north. He goes on to become a wise counselor and then made the king in the end.

He did not appear in the fifth season of Game of Thrones but was one of the principal characters vital to the storyline in the next seasons.

Filmography

Movies List

Year Movie Character Comment
TBA The Blue Mauritius Stephen  
2020 Voyagers    
2016 Un conte peut en cacher un autre Jack  
2014 The Boxtrolls Eggs (voice)  
2013 Closed Circuit Tom Rose  
2011 The Awakening Tom Hill  

 

TV Series List

Year Series Character Comment
2011-2019 Game of Thrones Bran Stark Main role; 40 Episodes (Season 1-4,6)
2016 Revolting Rhymes Jack (voice) Revolting Rhymes Part Two (Season 1 Episode 2)
2014 Family Guy Aidan (voice) Chap Stewie (Season 12 Episode 21)

 

Soundtrack

  • Isaac has performed in the song "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" from the episode "Chap Stewie" of the TV series Family Guy.

 

Music Video

Isaac has appeared the video song "Exists" by the English rock band "Foals". It was directed by Albert Moya and featured French actress Christa Théret alongside Isaac as the students at a fencing academy.

The song was 5 minutes 57 seconds long (video song posted on youtube is 6 minutes 39 seconds long), the song was written by Edwin Congreave, Jack Bevan, Jimmy Smith & Yannis Philippakis of Foals. The video was filmed in the beautiful sceneries of Budapest (Ice and snow doesn't seem to leave Isaac alone).

[ FOALS - Exits ]

Awards & Nominations

Isaac has received a plethora of award nominations for his role as Bran Stark in the hugely popular TV show- Game Of Thrones.

Year Won? Award Project Category Comments
2019 Nomination Screen Actors Guild Awards Game of Thrones Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble   
2017 Nomination Screen Actors Guild Awards Game of Thrones Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble   
2013 Nomination Screen Actors Guild Awards Game of Thrones Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble   
2013 Nomination Young Artist Awards Game of Thrones Best Supporting Young Actor  
2013 WON TiBS Scifi Awards Game of Thrones Best Young Actor  
2011 Nomination Screen Actors Guild Awards Game of Thrones Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble   
2011 Nomination Scream Awards Game of Thrones Best Ensemble  

 

News & Updates

  • He was on the Jimmy Kimmel show in April 2019
  • Esquire UK covered him in April 2019
  • He was on the cover page of Roller Coaster magazine (SS 19) in March 2019
  • He was on the cover page of Zoom magazine in March 2019
  • He celebrated 2017 Christmas in a London pub with friends
  • British GQ Style magazine featured his photos in March 2017
  • He once wore the Batman costume to San Diego Comic Con.
  • He was featured on the cover page of "F**ing young" SS19 "FAMILY" issue.

Quotes

  • If Game of Thrones were real I would be dead in 5 minutes.
  • Bran is a character whose experiences are luckily very far from my own. You know I haven't had my entire family murdered and turned into a tree wizard
  • The kind of medieval times in which there was an extraordinary amount of treachery and so many villainous characters who were constantly being dethroned & killed, that's what made it dynamic & interesting times.
  • I think I understand what I misunderstood before.
  • Bran becoming king is a victory for the still and considered people of this world, who too often get sidelined by the commotion of those who are louder and more reactionary. [2]

Sources

  1. Isaac Hempstead Wright
  2. Hollywood Reporter interview
  3. Humanism UK- profile
  4. Imdb bio
  5. Five Books that shaped Isaac Hempstead Wright
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