John Bradley - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 5, 2022

John Bradley
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Game of Thrones (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $5 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 15, 1988 (age 35)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
John Bradley-West
Birth Place: Wythenshawe, Manchester, England
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 1

older sister

High School: St Paul's Roman Catholic High School
University: Loreto College, Manchester School of Theatre
Ethnicity: English
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Rebecca April

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 108 kg (238.10 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is John Bradley?

John Bradley is an actor by profession and British by nationality. Among all his roles, he is best known for portraying Samwell Tarly in the HBO Series Game of Thrones.

John Bradley – Age, Parents, Siblings

John Bradley’s birth took place on 15 September 1988 in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England. He was born John Bradley-West and the names of his mother and father are not shared with the public. He is not the only child of his parents and has an older sibling, a sister who is 13 years older than him nicknamed "Em".

Source: Instagram (young John Bradley with his mother (left), with his older sister (right))

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Bradley attended St Paul's Roman Catholic High School. After graduating high school, he enrolled at  Loreto College in 2005. He graduated from there with a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies in 2007. He also enrolled at Manchester School of Theatre and graduated in 2010 with BA (Hons) in Acting.

His ethnicity is English.

John Bradley – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

John Bradley is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend Rebecca April, an entertainment journalist. They have dated since 2017 and have not shared their plans to get married and start a family yet.

Bradley has never been married and is sans wife and children. Since he has never married, divorce is out of context.

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Source: Getty Images (John Bradley, Rebecca April attend Game of Thrones season 8 premiere- March 2019)

John Bradley – Career

Before fame

Bradley was influenced by acting from a young age. As a child, he used to put on impromptu scenes for the family by putting together whatever costumes and props he could find around the house.

Soon after graduation in 2010, he landed the role of Samwell Tarly in Game of Thrones in 2011. John Bradley also portrayed the same character in the final and season eight of the series.

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Films, Series

Since being cast in Game of Thrones, he has had roles in Borgia (2011), Merlin (2012), Shameless (2012), and guest appearances in Saturday Night Live (2019).

In films, John Bradley has landed supporting roles in Grimsby (2016), The Last Dragonslayer (2016), American Satan (2017), and Patient Zero (2018), among others. He has also lent his voice to the 2018 video game World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. In addition, Bradley is also an amateur drummer


On the set of Game of Thrones, John Bradley has starred alongside Kit Harington, Hannah Murray, Josef Altin, Indira Varma, and Lino Facioli.

Source: Elite Daily (John Bradley, Hannah Murray in Game of Thrones)

John Bradley – Awards, Nominations

John Bradley has been nominated for 2013’s, 2014’s, 2015’s, and 2017’s Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

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John Bradley – Net Worth, Salary

Bradley’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million but his salary has not been estimated.

John Bradley – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

As for social media, he is active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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