It’s hard to imagine how young Maisie Williams was at the beginning of Game of Thrones. Her Arya Stark character grew up and changed so much on the show. So, what is the answer to the question:

How Old Was Maisie Williams When Game of Thrones Started?

12 years old.

Maisie Williams was born on April 15th, 1997. When she first began portraying Arya Stark on GoT, she was only 12 years old.

She was practically a baby in season 1, and then became one of the strongest characters by the end of the series.

Her actual age and timeline & dates can get a bit confusing, but here is an explanation from a heavy.com article:

She was cast as Arya in August 2009, a few months after her 12th birthday, and the pilot episode was filmed that October. However, Williams was 13 for the majority of the first season; although the pilot was filmed in October 2009, the rest of the season was shot starting in the summer of 2010.

So, technically, the actress Maisie Williams was 12 when GoT started, but what about this similar question that people also ask.

How Old Was Arya Stark in Season 1?

Arya was born in 289 AC (“After (Aegon’s) Conquest”) as the third child and youngest daughter of Lord Eddard and Lady Catelyn Stark of Winterfell. The character Arya Stark is 11 years old in season 1 of the HBO show.

Season 1 of Game of Thrones premiered on HBO on April 17, 2011.

Here is a couple of cool nostalgic tweets:

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