Fans of Game of Thrones will travel hundreds of years in the past thanks to House of the Dragon. The August 21 premiere of the HBO series centres on House Targaryen and who ought to sit on the Iron Throne. Prominent Targaryen characters appear in the series, including Milly Alcock breakout role as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.
Milly Alcock, who is she?
One of Hollywood’s newest up-and-coming talents is the 22-year-old Australian actress. Everything you need to know about Milly Alcock is available here.
5. Milly plays young Rhaenyra
In House of the Dragon, Milly plays the pivotal role of the young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. The first and only live child of Queen Aemma Arryn and the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, King Viserys I Targaryen, is Rhaenyra. From an early age, she is expected to rule as queen and wins the hearts of the populace. But soon, nobles and others begin to challenge the succession plan. Emma D’Arcy portrays Rhaenyra in her younger form.
4. Milly is an Australian native
Australia’s Sydney is where Milly was raised. She was residing with her mother when she was offered the role of Rhaenyra. While residing in my mother’s attic, I was washing dishes in a restaurant. It was extremely rapid because this doesn’t happen to someone like me, the actress said of the moment she found out she received the part.
3. Milly has made multiple Australian television appearances
Before landing her role in House of the Dragon, Milly had only appeared on Australian television. Prior to being cast in the HBO series, Milly played Meg in the Upright series. In 2018, she received the Casting Guild of Australia Rising Star Award. She played noteworthy roles in Reckoning and The Gloaming, as well.
2. Emily Carey and she get along well
Milly and Emily Carey were able to grow “very close” thanks to their roles as the younger versions of Rhaenyra and Alicent, she told. Before the shooting started, they electronically got together to discuss the dynamics of their characters’ interactions. “We’re both young women performing on a big show that typically features men. Consequently, we became kindred in our relationships. Like Rhaenyra, I adore her and am fiercely protective of her because I think of her as my little sister, Milly remarked.
1. Milly is a photographer
During lockdown, Milly started taking pictures. “What drew it to me was the power to control an image and convey a particular sensation. And not necessarily looking for the beauty, but rather a movement or purpose of the subject that piques your curiosity,” the actress stated.
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