House of the Dragon: Rhaenyra, Alicent, Laenor… who are the new interpreters of these…

With the first season of House of the Dragon containing several time jumps, the performers of some characters were replaced along the way. Episode 6 marking a 10-year jump, we take stock of the new faces.

madness Game Of Thrones is back on TV with its first spin-off House of the Dragon ! The opportunity for fans to find Westeros but also to discover characters from the past since this derivative series is centered on the Targaryens, around 170 before the events of Game of Thrones.

With Game of Thrones, viewers have seen the cast grow and evolve over eight seasons. But that won’t be the case for House of the Dragon, which will span several decades pretty quickly. The first season will contain a ten-year time jump, and that has implications for the cast.

Indeed, many characters are impacted by this jump in time. First up are Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the King’s Hand daughter and new Queen Alicent Hightower, Princess Laena Velaryon, and Prince Laenor Velaryon.

And if we are to believe the co-creator of the series Ryan Condalthis decision to call on several actors for these roles was taken very early. “It’s coquetry, but I think it works, having watched the series several times”the showrunner told Insider.

“The characters who are really children at the beginning are the ones who change interpreters along the way. And the people who are already adults when we discover them for the first time, we age them thanks to the hairstyles and the make-up. And sometimes , the actors change their voices.”

Halfway through the first season, the plot of House of the Dragon will jump in time ten years and we will therefore see the same characters aroused being embodied by other actors because they will have grown up.

Obviously, the baby and child characters will also change interpreters, like the Targaryen and Velaryon children from the different unions between the two families.

Rhaenyra Targaryen

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Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen is played by Milly Alcock (seen in the Reckoning series) during his younger years. During the first half of the inaugural season of House of the Dragon, Rhaenyra is between 14 and 20 years old. In the rest of the season (from episode 6), the princess who is then approaching her thirties is played by Emma d’Arcywhich we have seen in the series Hanna and Truth Seekers.

Alicent Hightower

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Daughter of the King’s Hand and future Queen Alicent Hightower is played by Emily Carey (Wonder Woman, Tomb Raider) during her younger years. Like his accomplice RhaenyraAlice is between 14 and 20 years old during the first half of House of the Dragon’s inaugural season. In the rest of the season (from episode 6), the young woman approaches her thirties and is played by Olivia Cookewhich we have seen in the series Bates Motel and in the blockbuster Ready Player One by Steven Spielberg.

Laenor Velaryon

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Laenor Velaryon, the son of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen, is embodied as a child by Matthew Carver (Doctor Who) then teenager by Theo Nate (seen in the series Time with Sean Bean). From episode 6, he is camped by John Macmillan (seen in the series Chewing Gum, The Nevers and the movie The Dig) in adulthood.

Leana Velaryon

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As with her twin brother Laenor, Leana Velaryon has three different performers during House of the Dragon Season 1. She is embodied by Nova Foueillis-Mosé when she was a child then briefly by Savannah Steyn (seen in the Tunnel and Intergalactic series and in Alexandre Aja’s film Crawl) when she was a teenager. From episode 6, she is camped as an adult by Nanna Blondell (seen in the Real Humans series and in the Marvel movie Black Widow).

Aegon II Targaryen

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Aegon II Targaryen is the first son of King Viserys and Alicent Hightower. Baby, he is embodied by the twins Jake and Rory Heard. From the sixth episode, after the time jump of a decade, Aegon II is embodied by Ty Tennant (seen in the Tolkien film and in the Doom Patrol series), who is none other than the son of actor David Tennant. Another change is to be expected since it has been announced that the character will be camped by Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk, Tolkien, The King) later in the season after another time jump.

Helaena Targaryen

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Helaena Targaryen, the daughter of Alicent and Viserys, appears for the first time as a baby in episode 4. We then find her as a teenager in the sixth episode in the guise of actress Evie Allen (Lost in London). Later in the series, Helaena will be played by Phia Saban (known for her role as Aelfwynn in The Last Kingdom) as an adult.

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