Olivia Cooke has been cast as one of the key characters in HBO’s House of the Dragon spin-off series. The Game of Thrones prequel, which will tell the tale of the Targaryens, will be available on the HBO Max streaming platform in August. Several well-known actors have been cast in House of the Dragon, including Paddy Considine and Matt Smith. The series, directed by Miguel Sapochnik and RJ Condal, is based on George R.R. Martin’s 2018 novel Fire and Blood. House of the Dragon is probably one of the year’s most anticipated films.
Who is Olivia Cooke and what role does she play in House of the Dragon?
Olivia Cooke is a British actress who made her on-screen debut in 2012 with the BBC mini-series Blackout, in which she portrayed the character’s daughter, played by Christopher Eccleston. Following that, she was cast as a young orphanage teacher in The Secret of Crickley Hall. Olivia Cooke’s stunning performance as Emma Decody alongside Freddie Highmore in Bates Motel is one of the actress’s greatest. She also played Rachel, a leukemia sufferer, in the Sundance film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Cooke was then cast as the lead in the thriller film Thoroughbreds, opposite Anya Taylor-Joy and Anton Yelchin, in which she portrayed her own interpretation of a psychopath.
Olivia Cooke was seen as Art3mis in Steven Spielberg’s science fiction thriller Ready Player One in 2018. Cooke featured in Life Itself later that year, with Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, and Samuel L. Jackson. Her most notable part, though, was as the protagonist character Becky Sharp in the ITV series Vanity Fair. Olivia Cooke was recently cast as MI5 agent Sidonie “Sid” Baker in the Apple TV+ series Slow Horses. She will next appear as Queen Hightower in the HBO series House of the Dragon.
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Alicent Hightower is the daughter of Otto Hightower, the King’s Hand. She is also King Viserys’ second wife, and in Dance of Dragons, she is battling for her son Aegon’s claim to the throne. She is regarded as one of the most attractive ladies in the Seven Kingdoms and is fluent in political jargon. Alicent Hightower is often likened to Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones due to her beauty, poise, and grace, as well as her intellect and political expertise.
What exactly is the House of the Dragon all about?
Fans of the critically acclaimed Game of Thrones have waited a long time for the debut of the prequel spin-off House of the Dragon. With the release date approaching, we won’t have to wait long to witness the politics of the House of Targaryen on television on August 21, 2022.
House of the Dragon chronicles the Targaryens’ internal politics and the destructive civil war. With Viserys’ death, fighting breaks out to determine who will claim the throne and govern the Seven Kingdoms.