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Who Is Rhaenyra Targaryen From ‘House of The Dragon’?

Rhaenyra Targaryen is a well-known character from ‘House of the Dragons’ played by two actresses, Milly Alcock and Emma D’arcy, where Milly plays young Rhaenyra Targaryen.

House of the Dragons television series has one season and ten episodes, and the first season was aired on August 21, 2022. Milly Alcock played in 5 episodes, and Emma D’arcy played in 5 episodes as the main cast of the series.

Main cast and their characters in the series House of the Dragon. 

  • Paddy Considine played as the King Viserys;
  • Matt Smith played the Prince Daemon Targaryen ;
  • Rhys Ifans played as Ser Otto Hightower;
  • Steve Toussaint played as Lord Corlys Velaryon;
  • Eve Best played as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen;
  • Sonoya Mizuno played as Mysaria;
  • Fabien Frankel played Ser Criston Cole;
  • Olivia Cooke played Queen Alicent Hightower.

House of the Dragon Season 1 with ten episodes. Let’s see the directors of the series in each episode:

  • Episodes 1, 6, and 7: The Heirs of the Dragon, The Princess, the Queen, and Driftmark, directed by Miguel Sapochnik.
  • Episodes 2, 3, and 10: The Rogue Prince, Second of His Name, and The Black Queen, directed by Greg Yaitanes.
  • Episodes 4, 5, and 9 of King of the Narrow Sea, We Light the Way, and The Green Council, directed by Clare Kilner.
  • And episode 8, The lord of the Tides, directed by Geeta Vasant Patel

Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen was told to be a queen of the Targaryen dynasty and has the title of ‘Princess of Dragonstone.’ The spouses of the Queen are Daemon Targaryen and Laenor Velaryon. 

This article lets us know more about the actress who played the prominent role of Rhaenyra Targaryen actress in the series.

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House Of The Dragon: The Rise of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen

House of the Dragon, an American fantasy drama, was created by George R.R. Martin. It is a prequel to Game of Thrones, the second television series from A Song of Ice and Fire. 

The only surviving child and daughter of King Viserys 1 Targaryen and his first wife, Queen Aemma Arryn. Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen is a dragon rider who rides the dragon Syrax.

Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen was called names such as ‘The Prince That Was Promised,’ ‘The Realm’s Delight,’ and ‘The Black Queen.’ She is known to have originated from the culture Valyrian with the religion’ Faith of the seven old gods of Valyria’.

Rhaenyra Targaryen’s spouse is Lenor Velaryon, with whom she separated and then married Daemon Targaryen. She also has two rumored lovers, Criston Cole and Harwin Strong.

With the supporters’ Blacks’ by her side, she is crowned Queen until her half-brother removes her position from the throne. Born in 97 AC, she was the only child of the king. When his two sons died at a young age, he announced that Rhaenyra took his position after him when she became a dragon rider.

Therefore, it is a war between the princess and her half-brother Aegon II, who fought over the seven kingdoms.

Milly Alcock And Emma D’arcy As Rhaenyra Targaryen

Milly and Emma played the young and central roles of the Queen in the ‘House of the Dragon’ series. The House of the Dragon series was created by Ryan Condal and George R. R. Martin based on the story Fire and Blood by George R. R. Martin. 

The series can be categorized into various genres as it contains exciting plots that excite users to watch: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, and serial drama. Let us know more about the actress who played the leading role in the series, the character Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Milly Alcock

Milly Alcock played the young Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen actress in the series. Born on April 11, 2000, Milly is an Australian actress who started her career with the television series Wonderland in 2014 in the episode ‘Narcissism.’

She acted as ‘Jien’ in the film The Scholl in 2018 and served as ‘Alison’ and ‘Ella’ in The Familiars and Furlough in 2020.

She also acted in many series, including B. F. Chefs, Hanging between 2015-2016 and 2017. She served as ‘Cindi Jackson’ in Janet King’s series in 2017. She acted as ‘Emma Carvolth,’ ‘Maya Nordenfelt ‘And Marissa Campbell’ in A Place to Call Home, Fighting Season, and Pine Gap in 2018.

In 2019, she acted in Les Norton, where she played ‘Sian Galese.’ She served as Meg Adams Adams in the ongoing series Upright and worked as ‘Jenny McGinty’ and ‘Sam Serrato’ in The Gloaming and Reckoning.

Milly also played in a web series called High Life miniseries with six episodes in which she played “Isabella Barrett.” She starred in a music video, Easy Now, in 2023 with Noel Gallagher’s Flying Birds. She played in the theatre The Crucible, in which she played ‘Abigail Williams.’

Milly won an award in 2018 under the ‘Rising Stars of 2018’ category in television and career. She was also nominated for five different awards between 2020 and 2023.

Emma D’Arcy

Born on June 27, 1992, Emma Zia D’Arcy played the central role of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen actress in the series’ House of the Dragon’. She started her career with the theatre in 2014 and starred in the film United Strong Alone in 2015, where she played ‘Sniper.’

She acted as ‘Stephanie’ in the film O Holy Ghost in 2019, served as ‘Hazel’ in the movie Misbehavior in 2020, and worked as ‘Emma Hobday’ in Mothering Sunday in 2021.

From 2018, she also acted in some series such as Wanderlust, in which she played ‘Naomi Richards,’ acted as ‘Alma’ in the series Wild Bill in 2019, acted as ‘Sonia Richter’ in the series Hanna in 2020, and acted as ‘Astrid’ in the series Truth Seekers in the year 2020.

Emma played in some theaters such as Romeo Juliet in which she played as ‘Romeo’ with Southwark Playhouse in the year 2015, played ‘Kat’ in Clickbait with Theatre503 in 2016, played ‘Tammy Frazier’ in Callisto: A Queer Epic with Arcola Theater in the year 2016, played as ‘Anna’ in Against with Almeida Theatre in the year 2017, played as ‘Bell’ in A girl in school uniform with west Yorkshire playhouse in the year 2017, plays as ‘Lucrezia’ in Mrs Dalloway with Arcola Theatre in the year 2018 and played as ‘Elizabeth proctor’ in The crucible with The yard theater in the year 2019.

How Rhaenyra Targaryen Ended

The life of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen ends tragically as she dies in the House of the Dragon. From what we know, in episode 4 of season 3, Queen dies due to her brother. Specifically, her brother, dragon Sunfyre, eats Rhaenyra Targaryen while her son watches.

Milly and Emma play the character of Queen very well, and they both ward in specified categories and make it very real in the series with their acting skills. Milly played the young Queen, and Emma played the main cast for five straight episodes in the season.

House of the Dragon is the most viewed television series. As HBO premiered the first episode, it is estimated that 9.99 million viewers in the U.S. watched the attack. It is also the most popular television series. It became a trending topic on Twitter and Google Trends.

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