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House of the Dragon cast: Movies and TV shows to spot them in beyond the series

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The House of the Dragon cast have quickly become familiar faces. But apart from their stellar performances in the Game of Thrones prequel, these actors can be spotted in various other projects. From television to the big screen, they have left their mark in different genres, bringing their unique talent to diverse roles.

Many fans may already be familiar with actors like Matt Smith and Olivia Cooke from their other projects. This article provides a glimpse into the various roles that shaped their artistic trajectories. Let’s delve into the lives of the House of the Dragon cast members beyond the series.

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Emma D’Arcy

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31-year-old Emma Darcy embodies the leading woman of House of the Dragon, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. This is their most significant and prominent project since they entered into the realm of acting for television series in 2018.

Their first TV series was the BBC drama series Wanderlust. In this, they play Naomi Richards, the 18-year-old daughter of Toni Collete’s character Joy Richards, as a couple’s therapist.

D’Arcy also appears in Truth Seekers, an Amazon-produced horror comedy series starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. They also star in the films Misbehaviour, starring Keira Knightley, and Mothering Sunday, a romantic drama.

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Olivia Cooke

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Olivia Cooke is a recognizable face. She has starred in multiple projects that most younger audiences may have seen, the most famous of which is Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.

Cooke rose to mainstream recognition as Art3mis, a gamer and pop culture junkie who teams up with Wade Watts, played by Tye Sheridan. She also starred in The Sound of Metal alongside Riz Ahmed.

In the black comedy film Thoroughbreds, she plays the emotionless friend of Anya Taylor Joy. Together, they scheme to assassinate her stepfather via a contract with a drug dealer. Cooke also plays Rachel Kushner in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl as a character diagnosed with leukaemia.

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Matt Smith

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Most pop culture enthusiasts know Matt Smithy as the Eleventh Doctor in the long-running BBC television series Doctor Who.

He also played Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, in the Netflix series The Crown. The performance earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

Smith is also a part of Sony’s Spider-Man Universe in the spin-off film Morbius. He plays Lucien/Milo Morbius, a living vampire, alongside Jared Leto.

Smith recently starred in Edgar Wright’s film Last Night in Soho alongside Anya Taylor Joy. He also has a supporting role in the movie Terminator Genisys, where he plays the embodiment of Skynet.

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Rhys Ifans

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Rhys Ifans, who plays Otto Hightower, is a veteran actor who has appeared in numerous films and TV series. Another fantasy series that he has appeared in is the Harry Potter movies, where he plays Xenophilius Lovegood in The Deathly Hallows: Part 1. Ifans played the role of Dr. Curtis Connors, The Lizard, in The Amazing Spider-Man and reprised the role in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

He also played the role of Grigori Rasputin in The King’s Man, the third instalment in the Kingsman series based on the comic books by Mark Millar. He plays the role of Mycroft Holmes, the older brother of Sherlock Holmes, in the CBS television series Elementary.

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Paddy Considine

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Paddy Considine stars in The Bourne Ultimatum alongside Matt Damon as newspaper reporter Simon Ross. He also starred in the HBO mini-series The Third Day alongside Jude Law.

Considine has also worked with Edgar Wright in two of his most famous films. In the first one, Hot Fuzz, he had his first comedic role. In the second one, The World’s End, he played one of the “Five Musketeers,” reattempting an “epic pub crawl.”

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Milly Alcock

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Milly Alcock played the younger counterpart of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. Though she is still a relative newcomer, she has performed numerous roles in various television series and films.

In Upright, an Australian comedy-drama series, she is in the leading role. She plays a runaway teenager who runs into a struggling musician and helps him transport an upright piano across Australia.

She also stars in the Netflix series Pine Gap. It is a political thriller set around the Australian and American joint defence intelligence facility. She also played the lead roles in the 2020 film The Familiars and the 2018 horror film The School.

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Emily Carey

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Emily Carey plays the younger version of Alicent Hightower. It isn’t the first time she’s been cast to play the younger version of a character. She played the teenage Wendy in the Peter Pan adaptation, The Lost Girls, alongside another Game of Thrones alumni, Iain Glen.

She also played the young Lara Croft in the 2018 Tomb Raider movie, with Alicia Vikander playing the older version. Additionally, she also played the younger version of Diana Prince, played by Gal Gadot in the first Wonder Woman movie.

She has also played the lead in the movie Anastasia alongside Brandon Routh. She has also voiced Mila Starr in the animated franchise Monster Family, which also stars Nick Frost and Jason Isaac.

Steve Toussaint

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Steve Toussaint plays the enigmatic Lord Corlys Velaryon, also known as the Sea Snake. He has worked with one of the House of the Dragon cast members in the past, namely Milly Alcock, starring alongside her in the Australian series Pine Gap.

 
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Apart from this, he has worked in many series that were produced in the early 2000s, one of which is Flight of Fury alongside the legendary Steven Seagal. He has worked in Judge Dredd, the post-apocalyptic superhero film that stars action star Sylvester Stallone.

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