Everything to know about House of the Dragon star Milly Alcock (Young Rhaenyra Targaryen)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 04: Milly Alcock attends the 2019 AACTA Awards Presented by Foxtel at The Star on December 04, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for AFI)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 04: Milly Alcock attends the 2019 AACTA Awards Presented by Foxtel at The Star on December 04, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for AFI) /

We’re in the final stretch before the Game of Thrones prequel spinoff House of the Dragon hits HBO. Can you believe it’s been three years since the original series came to an end? Of course, it didn’t take long for talks of spinoffs to come about, and we’re now just days away from the live-action continuation of the universe.

House of the Dragon, as evidenced in the title, will focus on House Targaryen, set around 200 years prior to the events of Game of Thrones. Although we won’t be seeing Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in this one, there will be dragons and a whole new batch of characters to love and hate.

One of those is Rhaenyra Targaryen, who will be played by Milly Alcock and Emma D’Arcy as younger and older versions respectively. Ahead of the House of the Dragon premiere, let’s get to know actress Milly Alcock.

Milly Alcock age

Alcock was born in Sydney, Australia on April 11, 2000, making her 22 years old.

Milly Alcock Instagram

Like most celebrities, Alcock is very active on Instagram and currently has over 40,000 followers. We’re sure when House of the Dragon premieres, that number will skyrocket. The actress uses her platform to share photos of herself and her friends, along with promotional photos and videos of her projects. Of course, you can find posts about the Game of Thrones spinoff, her biggest show to date.

Check out Alcock’s Instagram and give her a follow here.

Milly Alcock roles

Despite Alcock still very much being an up-and-comer, she does have several acting parts to her name. Her TV debut came in 2014 with the Australian romantic comedy Wonderland, where she had a minor role. Most of her resume consists of Australian shows and films, including The School (2018), The Gloaming (2020), Reckoning (2019), and more. To check out her full list of roles, see her IMDb page here.

House of the Dragon. Photograph by Ollie Upton / HBO
House of the Dragon. Photograph by Ollie Upton / HBO /

What Milly Alcock has said about House of the Dragon

Alcock walked the red carpet like a vet back in July for the House of the Dragon world premiere in Los Angeles, but was seriously pinching herself at what a big deal the show is. Ahead of the special event, the actress told News Corp Australia:

"This is a completely new experience for all of us and a world that we didn’t think we would ever get the privilege of stepping into so I am just trying to enjoy it all because it might get bigger than this and this could become normal and how beautiful that this is my first moment. Or it might never get any better than this. I am holding on tight … I want to sit in this feeling for a bit. I want to process it and try not to get too overwhelmed with the what ifs of it all."

More recently, Alcock has been doing press with her costars and spoke about her character, Rhaenyra, along with what we can expect from the HBO series. “She’s met with very similar challenges,” Alcock told TVLine when comparing Rhaenyra to Daenerys Targaryen. She noted that Rhaenyra “feels herself to be like an outsider in her own home.”

In an interview with IndieWire, she spoke about Rhaenyra’s relationship with Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey/Olivia Cooke) and being a woman in this world:

"House of the Dragon really creates a nuanced conversation of misogyny. We don’t only explore it through a level of women being shut down and the patriarchy, but also go in-depth about the internalized misogyny that women are constantly faced with, and the competitiveness. Alicent and Rhaenyra’s relationship is at the forefront of that conversation."

We are counting the days until House of the Dragon premieres so we can see Milly Alcock on our screens and George R.R. Martin’s story come to life. Don’t miss the first episode when it’s released on Sunday, August 21.

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