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Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer’s life growing up in Reading

Numerous celebrities call Berkshire home whether they were born here or have moved here later on. The long list of celebrities who took their first baby steps in the county range from singers and actors to comedians and a whole host of others. Berkshire is or has served as a home to countless people who have gone on to make a name for themselves. You never know, you could have been living next door to them. Success for most celebs is never overnight as each person has a story of where they started and grew into the people they are now. One actress, Natalie Dormer, had quite the busy childhood to become the household name she is now.

Here’s the humble beginnings of what the Game of Thrones star did before she was in the spotlight. She was born in Reading in February, 1982, making her 40 years old now. Within her lifetime, she has already achieved so much including winning an Empire Award, and receiving nominations for a Critics’ Choice Award, two Gemini Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. most people will know Natalie from her starring role as Margaery Tyrell in the popular TV series Game of Thrones. She has starred in several films after graduating such as Casanova as well as playing Anne Boleyn in The Tudors. But where did it all begin for her?

The Hunger Games star went to Chiltern Edge Secondary School in the bustling town before moving to Reading Blue Coat School for sixth form. She was a head girl, vice-captain of the netball team and part of a public speaking team in which they won an award at Kenton Theatre in Henley in 1998.She had quite the motivational start in her schooling as she was also a member of Allenova School of Dancing. Its head office was based in Thatcham but also runs classes in Caversham Heights and Tilehurst. Natalie was also once a member of Reading’s Starmaker Theatre School where Hollywood star Kate Winslet and singer Nathan James are alumni. She also had a part time job as a waitress at The Mill at Sonning in Sonning Eye when she was younger.

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