Cast and Crew of House of the Dragon

Cast of
House of the Dragon

About House of the Dragon

Welcome to my analysis of the upcoming show, "House of the Dragon"! This series is a prequel to the wildly popular "Game of Thrones" and is set to premiere on HBO. The show promises to bring the same level of intrigue, drama, and political maneuvering that fans of "Game of Thrones" have come to expect, but with a new set of characters and a fresh storyline.

The central characters of "House of the Dragon" include Emma D'Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower. Rhaenyra is the daughter of King Viserys and is poised to become the first female ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. She is a dragonrider and is known for her fierce determination and political savvy. Alicent, on the other hand, is the daughter of the Hand of the King and is a skilled diplomat and politician. She is also a dragonrider and is fiercely loyal to her family and allies.

The story of "House of the Dragon" is set in a time when the Targaryen dynasty is at the height of its power, with more than 15 dragons under their control. However, as we know from history, empires that reach such heights often crumble from within. In the case of the Targaryens, their slow fall begins when King Viserys breaks with a century of tradition by naming his daughter Rhaenyra as his heir to the Iron Throne. This decision sows the seeds of division and friction across the realm, as many of the nobles and power brokers in Westeros are not ready to accept a female ruler. The situation is further complicated when Viserys later fathers a son, setting the stage for a bitter struggle for succession that will have far-reaching consequences for the Seven Kingdoms.

Overall, "House of the Dragon" promises to be a thrilling and engaging show that will appeal to fans of "Game of Thrones" and new viewers alike. With its complex characters, intricate plotlines, and stunning visuals, this series is sure to become a must-watch for anyone who loves epic fantasy and political drama. So mark your calendars and get ready to return to the world of Westeros!

House of the Dragon ran for 2 seasons.

Main Cast of House of the Dragon

Emma D'Arcy
plays Rhaenyra (8 episodes) , Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (10 episodes)

Emma D'Arcy as Rhaenyra

Emma Zia D'Arcy (born 27 June 1992) is an English actor. They are known for their roles in the BBC drama Wanderlust (...

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Paddy Considine
plays King Viserys I Targaryen (10 episodes)

Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen

Patrick "Paddy" George Considine (born 5 September 1973) is an English actor, director, screenwriter and frequent col...

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Olivia Cooke
plays Alicent (8 episodes) , Alicent Hightower (10 episodes)

Olivia Cooke as Alicent

Olivia Kate Cooke (born 27 December 1993) is an English actress. In television, she has starred as Emma Decody in the...

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Matt Smith
plays Daemon (8 episodes) , Prince Daemon Targaryen (10 episodes)

Matt Smith as Daemon

Matthew Robert Smith (born 28 October 1982) is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as the eleventh incar...

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Robert Ryan
plays Household Targaryen Guard (10 episodes)

Rhys Ifans
plays Otto (8 episodes) , Ser Otto Hightower (10 episodes)

Rhys Ifans as Otto

Rhys Ifans (born Rhys Owain Evans; 22 July 1967) is a Welsh actor and musician. He was the frontman of Welsh rock mus...

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Graham McTavish
plays Ser Harrold Westerling (9 episodes)

Graham McTavish as Ser Harrold Westerling

Graham McTavish (born 1961) is a Scottish television actor. He has played the character Warden Ackerman in Red Dwarf ...

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David Horovitch
plays Grand Maester Mellos (5 episodes)

David Horovitch as Grand Maester Mellos

David Horovitch was born on August 11, 1945 and is currently 78 years old.

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Bill Paterson
plays Lord Lyman Beesbury (8 episodes)

Bill Paterson as Lord Lyman Beesbury

Bill Paterson (born 3 June 1945) is a Scottish stage, film and television actor.

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Gavin Spokes
plays Lord Lyonel Strong (6 episodes)

Luke Tittensor
plays Ser Arryk Cargyll (5 episodes)

Luke Tittensor as Ser Arryk Cargyll

The identical twin brother of actor Elliott Tittensor.

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Matthew Needham
plays Larys 'Clubfoot' Strong (5 episodes)

Matthew Needham as Larys 'Clubfoot' Strong

Matthew Needham was born on April 13, 1984 and is currently 40 years old.

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Kurt Egyiawan
plays Maester Orwyle (5 episodes)

Jefferson Hall
plays Ser Tyland Lannister (6 episodes)

Jefferson Hall as Ser Tyland Lannister

Jefferson Hall (born 6 December 1977) is an English actor. He has played the roles of Hugh of the Vale in Game of Thr...

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Steve Toussaint
plays Lord Corlys 'The Sea Snake' Velaryon (6 episodes)

Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys 'The Sea Snake' Velaryon

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Eve Best
plays Princess Rhaenys Targaryen (7 episodes)

Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen

Eve Best (born Emily Best; 31 July 1971) is an English actress, best known for her roles as Dr. O'Hara in the Showtim...

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Sonoya Mizuno
plays Mysaria (5 episodes)

Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria

Sonoya Mizuno (みずの・そのや) (born 1 July 1986) is a Japanese-born British actress, model and ballerina. She is best know...

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Milly Alcock
plays Young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (5 episodes)

Milly Alcock as Young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen

Amelia May Alcock (born 11 April 2000) is an Australian actress. She received an AACTA nomination for her performance...

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Emily Carey
plays Young Alicent Hightower (5 episodes)

Emily Carey as Young Alicent Hightower

Emily Carey (born 30 April 2003) is an English actress.

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Fabien Frankel
plays Ser Criston Cole (9 episodes)

Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole

Frankel was born at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in West London, to English actor Mark Frankel and actress/compos...

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Secondary Cast of House of the Dragon

Sian Brooke
plays Queen Aemma Arryn (1 episode)

Sian Brooke as Queen Aemma Arryn

Sian Brooke was born on January 1, 1980 and is currently 44 years old.

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Michael Carter
plays King Jaehaerys Targaryen (1 episode)

Michael Carter as King Jaehaerys Targaryen

Michael Carter (born 29 June 1947) is a Scottish actor of film, stage and television, known for portraying Gerald Bri...

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Steffan Rhodri
plays Lord Hobert Hightower (3 episodes)

Steffan Rhodri as Lord Hobert Hightower

The Welsh actor Steffan Rhodri was born and raised in Morriston, Swansea, Wales. He is best known for his work in the...

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Elliott Tittensor
plays Ser Erryk Cargyll (4 episodes)

Elliott Tittensor as Ser Erryk Cargyll

Elliott John Tittensor is an English film and television actor, best known for his role of Carl Gallagher in the Chan...

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Garry Cooper
plays Ryam Redwyne (1 episode)

Garry Cooper as Ryam Redwyne

Hull born Garry Cooper is an actor who came to fame playing Peter, the flash boyfriend of Leslie Ash and rival to Phi...

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Julian Lewis Jones
plays Boremund Baratheon (2 episodes)

Julian Lewis Jones as Boremund Baratheon

Julian Lewis Jones is a Welsh actor. He has appeared largely in British television in shows such as "Where the Heart ...

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David Hounslow
plays Lord Rickon Stark (1 episode)

Frankie Wilson
plays Captain Randyll Barret (1 episode)

Frankie Wilson as Captain Randyll Barret

Frankie Wilson was born on June 27, 1993 and is currently 30 years old.

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Mikhail Sen
plays Mickon (1 episode)

Rhys Parry Jones
plays Master of Revels (1 episode)

Gary Raymond
plays High Septon (2 episodes)

Gary Raymond as High Septon

Gary Raymond was born on April 20, 1935 and is currently 89 years old.

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Andrew Bicknell
plays Dragonkeeper (2 episodes)

Andrew Bicknell as Dragonkeeper

Andrew Bicknell was born on June 17, 1956 and is currently 68 years old.

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David Cann
plays Dragonkeeper (1 episode)

David Cann as Dragonkeeper

David Cann was born on November 12, 1956 and is currently 67 years old.

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Mirjam Germann
plays Dragonkeeper Acolyte (1 episode)

Nova Foueillis-Mosé
plays Child Laena Velaryon (2 episodes)

John Arnedo
plays Murderer (1 episode)

Matthew Carver
plays Child Laenor Velaryon (1 episode)

Anthony Flanagan
plays Ser Steffon Darklyn (3 episodes)

Anthony Flanagan as Ser Steffon Darklyn

Anthony Flanagan is a film and television actor.

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Daniel Scott-Smith
plays Craghas 'The Crabfeeder' Drahar (2 episodes)

Ryan Corr
plays Ser Harwin 'Breakbones' Strong (4 episodes)

Ryan Corr as Ser Harwin 'Breakbones' Strong

Ryan Corr (born 15 January 1989) is an Australian actor. Corr is known for his roles in the Australian drama series P...

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Wil Johnson
plays Ser Vaemond Velaryon (4 episodes)

Wil Johnson as Ser Vaemond Velaryon

Wil Johnson was born on April 18, 1965 and is currently 59 years old.

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Theo Nate
plays Young Laenor Velaryon (2 episodes)

Solly McLeod
plays Ser Joffrey Lonmouth (2 episodes)

Solly McLeod as Ser Joffrey Lonmouth

Solly McLeod is known for Tom Jones (2023), The Rising (2022) and Outlander (2014).

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Jonny Weldon
plays Samwell (1 episode)

Edward Rowe
plays Ser Howland Sharp (1 episode)

Lucy Briers
plays Ceira Lannister (2 episodes)

Lucy Briers as Ceira Lannister

Lucy Briers (born 19 August 1967) is an English actress.

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Joanna David
plays Joselyn Redwyne (1 episode)

Joanna David as Joselyn Redwyne

Joanna David was born on January 17, 1947 and is currently 77 years old.

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Alana Ramsey
plays Lynesse Hightower (2 episodes)

Thom Ashley
plays Brett Lannister (1 episode)

Oscar Salem
plays Ser Addam (1 episode)

Aron von Andrian
plays Velaryon Knight (Bloodstone) (1 episode)

Clea Martin
plays Royal Handmaiden (2 episodes)

Kathryn Delaney
plays Wet Nurse (2 episodes)

Chris Jarman
plays Triarchy Lieutenant (1 episode)

Chris David Storer
plays Lord Humfrey Bracken (1 episode)

Gabriel Scott
plays Jerrel Bracken (1 episode)

Alfie Todd
plays Willem Blackwood (1 episode)

Toby Dixon
plays Messenger (1 episode)

Minnie Marx
plays Blind Woman (1 episode)

Jonathan Jaynes
plays Street Actor (Narrator) (1 episode)

Samuel Sargeant
plays Street Vendor (1 episode)

Paul Leonard
plays Lord Beric Dondarrion (1 episode)

Benjamin Dilloway
plays Ser Soren (1 episode)

Philip Young
plays The Drunkard (1 episode)

Savannah Steyn
plays Young Laena Velaryon (1 episode)

Owen Oakeshott
plays Ser Gerold Royce (1 episode)

Jefferson Hall
plays Lord Jason Lannister (3 episodes)

Jefferson Hall as Lord Jason Lannister

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Rachel Redford
plays Rhea Royce (1 episode)

Martha Thomas
plays Royal Handmaiden (1 episode)

Arthur Conti
plays Royal Servant (1 episode)

Leo Hart
plays Prince Jacaerys Velaryon (2 episodes)

Harvey Sadler
plays Prince Lucerys Velaryon (2 episodes)

Ty Tennant
plays Prince Aegon Targaryen (2 episodes)

Ty Tennant as Prince Aegon Targaryen

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Leo Ashton
plays Prince Aemond Targaryen (2 episodes)

Evie Allen
plays Princess Helaena Targaryen (2 episodes)

Shani Smethurst
plays Baela Targaryen (2 episodes)

Eva Ossei-Gerning
plays Rhaena Targaryen (2 episodes)

John Macmillan
plays Ser Laenor Velaryon (2 episodes)

John Macmillan as Ser Laenor Velaryon

John Macmillan is known for House of the Dragon (2022), The Nevers (2021) and King Lear (2018).

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Nanna Blondell
plays Lady Laena Velaryon (1 episode)

Nanna Blondell as Lady Laena Velaryon

Nanna Blondell is an actress and director, known for Black Widow (2020), Hassel (2017), Boys (2015) and Real Humans (2012).

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Paul Kennedy
plays Lord Jasper Wylde (3 episodes)

Paul Kennedy as Lord Jasper Wylde

Paul Kennedy is a Belfast-based actor, writer and director working in television, film and stage.

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Alexis Raben
plays Talya (4 episodes)

Alexis Raben as Talya

Alexis Raben was born on August 25, 1980 and is currently 43 years old.

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Arty Froushan
plays Ser Qarl Correy (2 episodes)

Patrice Naiambana
plays Dragon Elder (1 episode)

Jordon Stevens
plays Elinda Massey (3 episodes)

Dean Nolan
plays Prince Reggio Haratis (1 episode)

Sean Cernow
plays Gaunt Black Cells Prisoner (2 episodes)

Sean Cernow as Gaunt Black Cells Prisoner

Sean Cernow was born on June 3, 1977 and is currently 47 years old.

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Arevinth V Sarma
plays Black Cells Prisoner (1 episode)

Gareth Morrison
plays Black Cells Prisoner (1 episode)

Rosie Ede
plays Older Midwife (2 episodes)

Rosa Escoda
plays Younger Midwife (1 episode)

Ravi Aujla
plays Pentoshi Surgeon (1 episode)

Paul Hickey
plays Lord Caswell (3 episodes)

Anna Sari
plays Dragonkeeper Acolyte (1 episode)

Anna Sari as Dragonkeeper Acolyte

Anna Sari was born on December 26, 1990 and is currently 33 years old.

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Afolabi Alli
plays Dragonkeeper Acolyte (1 episode)

Phil Daniels
plays Maester Gerardys (3 episodes)

Phil Daniels as Maester Gerardys

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Haqi Ali
plays Maester Kelvyn (2 episodes)

Bijan Daneshmand
plays High Priest (2 episodes)

Bill Bekele
plays High Tide Page (1 episode)

Bill Bekele as High Tide Page

Bill Bekele was born on May 30, 2006 and is currently 18 years old.

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Harry Collett
plays Prince Jacaerys Velaryon (2 episodes)

Harry Collett as Prince Jacaerys Velaryon

Harry Collett was born on January 17, 2004 and is currently 20 years old.

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Tom Glynn-Carney
plays Prince Aegon Targaryen (2 episodes)

Tom Glynn-Carney as Prince Aegon Targaryen

Tom Glynn-Carney (born February 7, 1995) is an English film, theatre and television actor. After studying at the Cano...

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Ewan Mitchell
plays Prince Aemond Targaryen (3 episodes)

Ewan Mitchell as Prince Aemond Targaryen

Ewan Mitchell was born on March 8, 1997 and is currently 27 years old.

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Bethany Antonia
plays Baela Targaryen (2 episodes)

Bethany Antonia as Baela Targaryen

Bethany Antonia was born on December 25, 1997 in Birmingham, England. She is an actress, known for Get Even (2020), T...

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Phoebe Campbell
plays Rhaena Targaryen (2 episodes)

Phia Saban
plays Princess Helaena Targaryen (2 episodes)

Phia Saban as Princess Helaena Targaryen

Phia Saban was born on September 19, 1998 and is currently 25 years old.

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Elliot Grihault
plays Prince Lucerys Velaryon (2 episodes)

Max Wrottesley
plays Ser Lorent Marbrand (2 episodes)

Maddie Evans
plays Dyana (1 episode)

Kieron Jecchinis
plays Dragonkeeper (1 episode)

Kieron Jecchinis as Dragonkeeper

Kieron Jecchinis was born on June 3, 1964 and is currently 60 years old.

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Michelle Bonnard
plays Brothel Madam (1 episode)

Michelle Bonnard as Brothel Madam

Michelle Bonnard is an English actress and screenwriter.

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Oliver Grange
plays Jon (1 episode)

Simon Chandler
plays Septon Eustace (1 episode)

Simon Chandler as Septon Eustace

Simon Chandler was born on January 1, 1953 and is currently 71 years old.

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Nina Barker-Francis
plays Jayne (1 episode)

Tripti Tripuraneni
plays Helaena's Nurse (1 episode)

Miriam Lucia
plays Lady Fell (1 episode)

Paul Clayton
plays Lord Merryweather (1 episode)

Paul Clayton as Lord Merryweather

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Roger Evans
plays Lord Borros Baratheon (1 episode)

Nicholas Jones
plays Lord Bartimos Celtigar (1 episode)

Nicholas Jones as Lord Bartimos Celtigar

Nicholas Jones (born 3 April 1946) is an English character actor who has appeared on stage, film and television.

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Michael Elwyn
plays Lord Simon Staunton (1 episode)

Michael Elwyn as Lord Simon Staunton

Welsh character actor of stage and screen. Since 1995, Elwyn has been the partner of the actress Alison Steadman.

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