Rising Australian star Milly Alcock has landed a recurring role in The Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, it can be revealed.
Alcock and British actor Emily Carey will play the young versions of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) and Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke), respectively, HBO announced on Tuesday.
The highly anticipated series, based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, is set 300 years before the events that took place in Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen and the Targaryen civil war that became known as the “Dance of the Dragons.”
Alcock, 20, previously starred in The Gloaming as well as the 2018 TV drama Pine Gap and the 2019 miniseries The Reckoning. She also had a part in Seven’s A Place To Call Home. She previously attended Sydney’s Newtown High School for performing arts but dropped out to star alongside Tim Minchin in Australian drama, Upright.
Speaking to the Gold Coast Bulletinin December, Alcock said that school was never for her, and she’s glad she discovered acting.