John Bradley is an English actor. In 2011, he debuted as an actor after landing the role of Samwell Tarly in Game of Thrones, earning him mainstream recognition. He starred on the show until its finale in 2019. Simultaneously, he made his cinematic debut with a small role in the film Anna Karenina. He also portrayed Giovanni di Lorenzo de’ Medici in the historical-drama series Borgia. In 2016, he starred in the TV film The Last Dragonslayer. He next had performances in the feature films American Satan and Patient Zero. In 2019, he guest-starred in an episode of Saturday Night Live.