One of the big hits in the series House of the Dragon – spin off in game of Thrones from HBO Max – is the young Australian actress Milly Alcock, who plays the character Rhaenyra Targaryen.
After all, do you know who this young star is and where else did she appear? Below, we tell you a little about the life and work of Milly Alcock. Check out!
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After all, who is Milly Alcock?
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Amelia May Alcock – Milly is her stage name – is 22 years old and grew up in Sydney, Australia. She discovered her love of acting as a child, after participating in a children’s production of Little Red Riding Hood.
As a teenager, Milly participated in Australian films and TV shows such as high life, Fighting Season and reckoning. Although, she rose to prominence after participating in the drama series Uprightwhich won him a Casting Guild of Australia Rising Star award.
In an interview with Vogue magazine, the actress revealed that she dropped out of her senior year of high school to star in the series.
At the time she was selected to audition for House of the Dragon, Milly was living in a run-down apartment with her mother and was working washing dishes. A curiosity is that, before taking this test, she had not yet watched Game of Thrones.
Milly Alcock has already stated that your first experience in set in House of the Dragon it was ravishing. This is because she was not used to productions of this size.
“I’ve done Australian television where our entire show’s budget is less than an episode (of House of the Dragon). I’ve never been on a hundred million dollar set before. So there was a lot of responsibility of having to carry Rhaenyra, and it was interesting because Rhaenyra and I have had similar trajectories in our history – the way we navigate an unforeseen world that we really hope to be in and learn to face those challenges.”spoke to the website Hollywood Reporter.
What has Milly Alcock done in her career?
As a young actress, Milly Alcock still doesn’t have many works in her career. However, her “curriculum” already has some titles that are worth watching. Check out some of them:
The Familiars (2020)
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Milly participated in this short film, directed by Milicent Malcolm, playing a teenager who inherits a dark power. Then she has to make some decisions about what she should use it for: to save herself or her sister.
The School (2018)
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In this horror feature film, directed by Michael Lira, Milly Alcock plays a secondary character. The film revolves around Amy, a woman who balances her work as a doctor and caring for her son, who has fallen into a coma.
She obsessively believes that her son will wake up. This causes her to be trapped in a kind of purgatory at a school where children from the past show up to tease her.
high life (2018)
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Here Milly participates in a science fiction, playing Isabella Barrett. The film focuses on a group of criminals who exchange their sentences for participating in a space mission.
Obviously, things don’t go as expected and the trip turns into a fight for survival.
Pine Gap (2018)
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In this series, which is available on Netflix, a group of scientists work to keep Pine Gap, a defense facility in Australia, standing. Milly has a cameo as a character named Marissa.
Rhaenyra Targaryen: Meet the character from the spinoff series Game of Thrones
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The character played by Milly Alcock is one of the central House of the Dragonwhich was a worldwide success. Rhaenyra Targaryen is actually a princesseldest daughter of King Viserys I Targaryen and his first wife, Queen Aemma of House Arryn.
The girl is at the center of a tragedy that occurs because of the love her father has for her. As her mother and brothers died, the king does everything not to leave the girl. So he starts training her from an early age to one day take her place.
As a result, the king ignored one of the most important laws regarding the succession to the Iron Throne: only male heirs can take the place. It so happens that the father marries Alicent Hightower again, having four children with the king.
When he died, he made it clear in his will that he wanted Rhaenyera to be his successor, but his half-brother, Aegon II, was crowned instead. The princess doesn’t handle this loss of power well and isolation from her allies, so she is consumed by paranoia.
In the sequel, she disputes the Throne with her half-brother, giving rise to a civil war – the Dance of Dragons. Rhaneyra also marries twice and becomes a mother of 5 children. It is worth remembering that before the whole plot, the showrunners already know the ending.
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