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Which TV shows and movies has Emma D’Arcy been a part of?



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Emma D’Arcy has recently come into the public spotlight for portraying Princess Rhaenyra in House of the Dragon. D’Arcy is a rising star known for their captivating performances on both TV and film.

Their talent has grabbed attention and praise from viewers and critics. This article will explore the various shows and movies where Emma D’Arcy has displayed their skills.

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Who is Emma D’Arcy?


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Emma Zia D’Arcy, born on June 27, 1992, is an English actor recognized for their roles in various TV shows and movies. Their breakthrough came with the HBO fantasy series “House of the Dragon” in 2022. They received a Golden Globe Award nomination for portraying Rhaenyra Targaryen.

D’Arcy was born in Enfield, North London. Their interest in acting sparked during a school production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” where they played Titania in year six. This experience ignited their passion for the performing arts. D’Arcy pursued Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art, graduating in 2011 from St Edmund Hall, Oxford. While at university, they explored theater alongside their studies. They initially started as a set designer before transitioning into acting and directing.

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What TV Shows has Emma D’Arcy appeared in?

Below are the TV series that Emma D’Arcy has been in, in addition to their role in House of the Dragon as the older Rhaenyra Targaryen.



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D’Arcy marked their television debut as Naomi Richards in the 2018 BBC One and Netflix series “Wanderlust,” created by Nick Payne. “Wanderlust” is a British drama miniseries directed by Luke Snellin and Lucy Tcherniak, co-produced by BBC One and Netflix.

It premiered on BBC One on September 4, 2018, in the United Kingdom. Netflix streamed it internationally starting from October 19, 2018.

The show delves into the life of therapist Joy Richards, portrayed by Toni Collette. Richards’ encounter with a former patient sets off a chain of events impacting her marriage and personal journey.

The series comprises six episodes. D’Arcy plays Naomi, Joy’s 18-year old daughter who has returned home early from her gap-year travels after a break-up

Wild Bill


Credits: ITV

In 2019, D’Arcy took on the role of Alma Smith in the drama series “Wild Bill,” which premiered on ITV. The series centers around Chief Constable Bill Hixon, played by Rob Lowe. Hixon who relocates to Boston, with his daughter after facing professional setbacks.

“Wild Bill” made its debut on June 12, 2019, on ITV, with Rob Lowe also serving as an executive producer. The premise of the series revolves around Hixon, a widowed former US police chief, moving to Boston.

This is following his dismissal from the police force for assaulting a boy who had shared explicit images of his daughter online. Despite making a strong impression on his new colleagues, many are wary of having an American officer in their midst.

The exceptions is for the enthusiastic young trainee detective Muriel Yeardsley. Bill develops a close bond witrh her after a somewhat rocky introduction. D’Arcy plays Alma Smith, the local librarian.



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In 2020, Emma D’Arcy portrayed Sonia Richter in the Amazon Prime Video action drama streaming series “Hanna,” based on the 2011 film of the same name.

“Hanna” is an American action drama television series created and written by David Farr. It features Esme Creed-Miles and Mireille Enos in starring roles.

The series debuted its first episode as a time-limited preview on Amazon Prime Video on February 3, 2019. This was followed by the release of the full eight-episode first season on March 29, 2019.

The show follows the story of Hanna, a teenage girl trained by her father to become an assassin. Hanna navigates through a perilous world while trying to evade capture by a CIA operative.

Hanna lives with Erik, the man she believes to be her father, in a secluded part of a forest in Poland. Erik, once recruited pregnant women into a CIA program known as UTRAX to create super-soldiers. He rescues baby Hanna after falling in love with her mother, Johanna.

However, the CIA orders their agent, Marissa, to shut down the project and eliminate all the babies involved. D’Arcy’s character, Sonia Richter, is introduced in the second season as a new addition to Marissa’s Paris office.

Truth Seekers


Credits: Amazon Prime Video

Emma D’Arcy portrayed Astrid in the 2020 Amazon Prime Video series Truth Seekers. It is a British supernatural comedy horror created by Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, James Serafinowicz, and Nat Saunders. The show revolves around a team of paranormal investigators uncovering mysteries.

Directed by Jim Field Smith, it stars Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Emma D’Arcy, Samson Kayo, Julian Barratt, Susan Wokoma, and Malcolm McDowell. The first two episodes premiered at the Canneseries Festival on 10 October 2020. This was followed by an Amazon Prime Video release on 30 October 2020.

However, on 11 February 2021, Nick Frost announced via Instagram that the show had been cancelled. Gus Roberts, an engineer, pursues paranormal investigations in his spare time.

Paired with new recruit Elton John by his boss David, Gus forms a close friendship with Elton in enthusiasm for the supernatural. They are joined by Astrid, a young woman haunted by ghosts, played by Emma D’Arcy.

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What movies has Emma D’Arcy appeared in?

Emma D’Arcy has also been in a bunch of movies, in addition their TV show roles. We’ve listed them below.



Credits: BBC Films

In March 2020, Emma D’Arcy appeared in “Misbehaviour,” a comedy-drama directed by Philippa Lowthorpe. The film focuses on the 1970 Miss World competition and the feminist protest it sparked.

D’Arcy played Sally Alexander, a key figure in the protest against the contest’s objectification of women. “Misbehaviour,” had screenplay by Gaby Chiappe and Rebecca Frayn, based on Frayn’s story.

The cast also includes Keira Knightley and Rhys Ifans. The plot follows Sally Alexander, who joins a women’s group after meeting feminist activist Jo Robinson. Together, they plan a protest at the 1970 Miss World competition in London.

The event’s host, American comedian Bob Hope, faces objections from his wife due to his past infidelities with pageant winners.

Mothering Sunday


Credits: Lionsgate

In 2021, Emma D’Arcy portrayed Emma Hobday in “Mothering Sunday,” directed by Eva Husson. Set in 1924, the film explores class divides and postwar survivor’s guilt.

It follows Jane Fairchild, played by Odessa Young, a maidservant with a wealthy lover, Josh O’Connor. D’Arcy’s character, Emma, navigates love and societal expectations with Paul and Jane.

“Mothering Sunday,” also stars Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman, and Colin Firth. The film also features Glenda Jackson, her first theatrical release in over 30 years.

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Ved Prabhudesai is an avid enthusiast of all things pop culture. He has a special interest in the field of animation and art, with a background in Fine Arts and Digital Media Arts. He has begun his first into the field of Entertainment Journalism with Wiki of Thrones, and has been writing for them since 2023. He also has experience working as a screenplay writer, animator and comic book artist. His hobbies include holding discussions and organising events focused around pop culture, dissecting the importance of media in today's world. He began reading A Song Of Ice And Fire shortly before Game of Thrones debuted on HBO. He has followed the series religiously and has spent hours reading Wikis learning about Targaryen history and possible plot points we will see in the Winds of Winter.


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