Bran Stark actor needed a police escort at university

The King's Guard have nothing on campus police officers

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Game of Thrones may have come to an end for all of the cast (filming on the swords and sorcery epic wrapped last year) but it seems they will be feeling the effects for some time.


In fact, eager fans meant Isaac Hempstead Wright, who plays Bran Stark in the fantasy drama, had to have a police escort when he started university last year.

Speaking to the Telegraph, the 19-year-old explained he struggled when he first studied Maths and Music at Birmingham University as he was mobbed by fans.

Isaac Hempstead Wright (Getty)

“My university address got published in the press, which meant that every time I walked out of my halls pretty much I would have to do a selfie with someone,” he said. “That’s the last thing you want at nine in the morning when you’re trying to go to a maths lecture.

“I ended up being assigned a campus police officer. It was all quite surreal.”

However, the experience hasn’t put Hempstead Wright from returning to higher education later this year, now swapping to studying Neuroscience.

“I just want the chance to go and do something of my own accord,” he added. “I’ve been on this big machine for so long and yet this is still the start of my life. I fell into it when I was so young, I didn’t know what I was doing or where I was going.”

Hempstead Wright first joined the cast of Game of Thrones at just 10 years old, taking up the role after a string of unsuccessful auditions elsewhere.

But despite experiencing the trappings of fame at such a young age, Hempstead Wright doesn’t regret joining the smash hit show, and plans to keep acting upon the show’s conclusion next year.

“Can you imagine if it had been the other way around and we’d said no and I’d be sitting there watching Game of Thrones having become this huge thing?” he said.

The plot of the final series of Game of Thrones is a tightly kept secret, with Jon Snow actor Kit Harington promising the final episode will be “groundbreaking.”

Speaking to Kiss FM, he said, “I don’t think it’s about happy or sad, really. I’m satisfied with what they did, but I don’t know whether I’ll be really satisfied until I see it.

“It’s quite nice walking around, which will only happen for a few months before everyone’s seen it, knowing. I know and no one else does. I know how it wraps up. I think it’s going to be groundbreaking.”


The final series of Game of Thrones launches on April 14th on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV

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