Maisie Williams looks unrecognisable in blonde transformation for new role

Catherine Earp
·2-min read
Photo credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Louis Vuitton
Photo credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Louis Vuitton

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Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has undergone a big transformation for her latest role.

The actress is playing model Pamela Rooke in a new TV drama about punk band The Sex Pistols.

In a behind-the-scenes picture from the set, Maisie can be seen rocking Rooke's signature look – a huge blonde bouffant hair with matching bleached eyebrows.

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Photo credit: Click News and Media

She was also sporting a dramatic winged eyeliner with red lips.

The 23-year-old was dressed in a transparent, yellow overcoat over black suspenders and stockings with white ankle boots.

Rooke, also known as Jordan, was noted for her work with Dame Vivienne Westwood, attending early Sex Pistols gigs and creating the W10 London punk look.

Trainspotting director Danny Boyle is heading up the six-part series about the Johnny Rotten-fronted band.

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Photo credit: Mirrorpix - Getty Images

Pistol, based on guitarist Steve Jones' memoir, will chart the band's rise to fame in the 1970s.

1917 actor Anson Boon will play Johnny Rotten, aka John Lydon, and drummer Paul Cook will be played by Jacob Slater.

Enola Holmes star Louis Partridge is portraying bassist Sid Vicious, with his girlfriend Nancy Spungen being played by The Witcher's Emma Appleton.

Sid and Nancy had a controversial relationship, with the pair known for abusing drugs.

Nancy died in 1978 at the age of 20 when she was found in the couple's bathroom with a stab wound to her abdomen.

Photo credit: Dave Wainwright
Photo credit: Dave Wainwright

Vicious was arrested and charged with second degree murder, though he pleaded not guilty. He died of a heroin overdose before the trial took place.

Speaking of the series when it was first announced, Boyle said: "Imagine breaking into the world of The Crown and Downton Abbey with your mates and screaming your songs and your fury at all they represent.

"This is the moment that British society and culture changed forever.

"It is the detonation point for British street culture, where ordinary young people had the stage and vented their fury and their fashion and everyone had to watch and listen and everyone feared them or followed them."

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