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10:02 Wednesday 30 January 2013  Written by Justin Burns

Redroofs pupil to star in smash-hit TV series Game of Thrones

Kerry Ingram appearing in Les Miserables
Kerry Ingram appearing in Les Miserables

A rising star from Redroofs Theatre School has landed a starring role in the third season of smash-hit fantasy series Game of Thrones.

Kerry Ingram will play avid book reader Princess Shireen Baratheon in the Sky Atlantic series starting on March 31.

The 13-year-old, who attends Redroofs in Bath Road, Maidenhead, filmed her role in Belfast last summer.

Her mum Sally said: "She loved doing it, but it was different filming television as there were lots of adults and only a handful of children.

"Kerry does not understand the series though, as it is an 18 certificate.

"The character has not been killed yet, but we do not know what happens to Shireen at the moment, so we'll have to see."

Kerry's thriving acting career also saw her film a small solo scene in Les Miserables at Pinewood Studios in Slough, although it was cut from the final edit by producers.

But her mother said she left happy with the experience as she was seen on the silver screen in one of the scenes and was in the credits.

Last year Kerry, who attended Charters School in Sunningdale from 2010-11, became one of the youngest ever winners of an Olivier Award in recognition for her role in Matilda the Musical.

Sally, a mum-of-three, said Kerry cannot believe the roles she has played at such a young age, but still does not see herself as an actress.

"When Kerry was 10 she never dreamed of doing television and films and was just doing local theatre productions," she added.

"It has all happened so quickly."

Kerry in the Shelter television advert
Kerry in the Shelter television advert

Her mother said Kerry still battles a brittle bone disease and has regularly fractured bones since she was born.

She said: "She has infusions to keep her bones strong every four months at Heatherwood Hospital and Wexham Park.

"It just shows what can be done even if you suffer from something."

Kerry, who lives in Warfield, has also appeared in a TV advert for the charity Shelter and will star in Annie at the Kenton Theatre in Henley-on-Thames from February 15-17.

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