John Bradley-West

John Bradley-West

Bradley-West at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con International

1988 (age 2728)

Manchester, England

Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Years active 2011–present

John Bradley-West (born 1988), credited as 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 grew up in the Wythenshawe district of Manchester, where he attended St Paul's Roman Catholic High School. He later graduated from Loreto College, Hulme and the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre.[1]


Bradley's first appearance on television was in the drama Borgia where he played the minor role of Cardinal Giovanni de' Medici.

Bradley also plays the major character Samwell Tarly in the HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones. His character is a friend of Kit Harington's Jon Snow and provides occasional comic relief.[2][3] One reviewer called him "a wonderful comedic and cowardly yin to Jon's dour yang".[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Anna Karenina Austrian Prince Uncredited
2015 Traders Vernon Stynes
2015 Man Up Andrew Uncredited
2016 Grimsby Fan in Pub
2016 American Satan Ricky Rollins
2017 Patient Zero Scooter Filming

Television series

Year Title Role Notes
2011present Game of Thrones Samwell Tarly Main Role; 38 episodes
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2011, 2013–15)
2011 Borgia Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici 5 episodes
2012 Merlin Tyr Seward Episode: "A Lesson in Vengeance"
2012 Shameless Wesley 2 episodes


  1. "Graduate to star in blockbuster". Manchester School of Art. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  2. Hoare, James (13 March 2012). "Game of Thrones Season 2: Samwell Tarly is "going to change"". SciFiNow. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  3. "Interview with John Bradley". 11 March 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  4. Singh, Ti (21 June 2011). "Game of Thrones episode 10 review: Fire And Blood: season finale". Den of Geek. Retrieved 31 March 2012.

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