The Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, starring Paddy Considine, will be released in August. Game of Thrones, HBO’s fantasy drama that aired from 2011 to 2019, will return with a spin-off. HBO completed the narrative of the seven kingdoms with a fitting conclusion after a great run of almost a decade. Although the ending was not precisely what viewers had hoped for, considering the sudden and unexpected twist at the end, the HBO series remains one of the most viewed programs of all time. It’s back with a prequel that delves into the history of one of our favorite dynasties, the House of the Dragon.
Who exactly is Paddy Considine? Everything you need to know about his part in House of the Dragon.
Paddy Considine is an English actor, screenwriter, and director who began his career with filmmaker Shane Meadows, who cast him in his debut part in the 1999 film A Room for Romeo Brass. Considine’s outstanding performance earned him a part in Pawel Pawlikowski’s Last Resort the following year. Paddy Considine began his career in the business with various minor movies in which he was cast in several scene-stealing supporting parts. The actor has appeared in films such as 24 Hour Party People (2002), Born Romantic (2000), and The Martins (2001).
Considine rose to prominence for his role as Richard in the 2004 film Dead Man’s Shoes, which he co-wrote with his friend and filmmaker Shane Meadows. He is especially well-known for his performance in Pawlikowski’s My Summer of Love (2004). Paddy Considine’s other significant films are Cinderella Man in 2005, Hot Fuzz in 2007, and The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, all of which he appeared in supporting parts. His most notable works were Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009) and Submarine (2010).
Tyrannosaur (2011), Considine’s feature-length directorial debut, earned him a BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer. In House of the Dragon, Paddy Considine portrays King Viserys, the heir to the late King Jaehaerys Targaryen. In the Game of Thrones prequel, despite being seen as a nice and fair guy, his prospects of survival are poor. What is the destiny of Viserys when the cruel powers of Westeros scheme against him?
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Everything about the House of the Dragon
House of the Dragon, based on George R.R Martin’s 2018 novel Fire and Blood, will delve into the Targaryen family’s history. Set about 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, the prequel series will largely concentrate on the Targaryen family’s underlying fortunes and politics.
The story will take place against the background of the heinous civil war that erupted among the Targaryens, popularly known as the Dance of Dragons. The series will debut on HBO’s streaming platform on August 21, 2022. View the trailer here: