The best TV shows and movies you might recognize the cast of ‘House of the Dragon’ from
Kim Renfro,Libby Torres
Sun, 2 October 2022 at 12:45 pm·5-min read
In this article:
- Rhys IfansWelsh actor and musician
- Milly AlcockAustralian actress
- Olivia CookeEnglish actress (born 1993)
- HBO’s “House of the Dragon” follows the Targaryen family centuries before “Game of Thrones.”
- The drama has plenty of actors you might recognize from other shows and movies.
- Matt Smith previously starred on “The Crown,” and Rhys Ifans had a memorable role in “Notting Hill.”
Milly Alcock stars as young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.
This is Alcock’s first major role. She previously appeared on the Starz drama “The Gloaming,” Australian series “Upright,” and in the horror film “The School.”
The role of young Alicent Hightower is played by Emily Carey.
Carey played younger versions of the main characters in both “Wonder Woman (2017) and “Tomb Raider” (2018).
Paddy Considine plays King Viserys Targaryen.
Considine played Detective Wainwright in “Hot Fuzz.” He also starred in “The World’s End,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” and period drama “Peaky Blinders.”
Matt Smith stars as Rhaenyra’s uncle (and Viserys’ brother), Prince Daemon Targaryen.
Fans might know him best as the eleventh iteration of the Doctor on the BBC’s sci-fi series “Doctor Who.” Smith also notably played a young Prince Philip in “The Crown,” and appeared in “Last Night in Soho” and “Morbius.”
The older version of Princess Rhaenyra is played by Emma D’Arcy.
D’Arcy played Astrid on the Amazon series “Truth Seekers.” They also appeared in the film “Misbehaviour,” which also featured their “House of the Dragon” costar Rhys Ifans.
Olivia Cooke plays the older version of Alicent Hightower.
Cooke costarred in the 2018 film “Ready Player One.” She also played Emma on the “Psycho” prequel series “Bates Motel,” appeared on Amazon’s “Modern Love,” and had roles in “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” and “Life Itself.”
Ser Criston Cole, a knight of the Kingsguard, is played by Fabian Frankel.
Frankel also appeared on the crime drama “The Serpent,” based on a series of real-life murders in the 1970s.
Rhys Ifans plays Ser Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King and father of Alicent.
Ifans has a long list of acting credits to his name. He played Xenophilius Lovegood in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” and starred as Dr. Curt Connors in “The Amazing Spider-Man” (2012) and “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (2021). He also had a small but memorable role as Spike in the 1999 rom-com “Notting Hill.”Story continues
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