Harry Potter for girls? I’m not that kind of Worst Witch, says TV’s new Mildred Hubble

Game of Thrones teenage star Bella Ramsey, who is set to cast a spell on chilldren’s TV, talks about life in her new role

If Bella Ramsey could cast any spell she liked, it would be one that instantly tidied her room. “I don’t often get round to it and would find it very handy,” she says. But that is where her similarities with most 13-year-olds ends. Described as “an incredible new child actress” by the Radio Times, Ramsey has already found fame as Lady Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones. Now the talented teenager is set to cast a spell over children too as Mildred Hubble in the co-production between the BBC, Netflix and German broadcaster Zdf of a lavish new adaption of The Worst Witch.

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