London is set for a fiery awakening as the premiere for the upcoming Game Of Thrones prequel series, House Of The Dragon, is held on Monday.
About Fire And Blood by George R.R. Martin, and set two centuries before the events of Game Of Thrones, the new series chronicles the beginnings of the end of House Targaryen and the events leading up to the Civil War. Targaryen, known as the Dance of the Dragon.
The show’s stars and creators will walk the red carpet on Monday at Leicester Square, before the show launches on Sky and the Now streaming service from August 22.
The HBO series features an all-star cast, including The Crown’s Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, King Viserys’ brother and heir to the throne, while Olivia Cooke plays Alicent Hightower, the daughter of King Viserys. Otto Hightower, hand of the king.
Also in the lineup are Emma D’Arcy, who plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the king’s firstborn, pure Valyrian and dragon rider, and Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, called Lord Corlys Velaryon. was the Sea Snake, a famous maritime explorer who built his home into a seat of power and wealth.
The film will also star Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower.
Ahead of the film’s premiere and premiere, Eve Best, who plays Princess Rhaenys Velaryon in the new series, revealed that the actors went through an unusual selection process to get their roles.
The King’s Speech star told The Observer: “Everything is very secretive. To audition, we were initially sent a scene from the original Game Of Thrones with a changed name. We weren’t even told the title of the new show. “
She added that when she was finally sent an actual script, she “loved the text,” saying that one particular line stuck with her.
“There’s a line that my character said early on: ‘Men would sooner put the kingdom to the torch than see a woman ascend to the throne,'” she said.
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“Lost the word Iron in that sentence and felt it was too relevant.”
Last week, a replica of the Iron Throne from the series was erected outside the Tower of London. It then embarked on a nationwide tour, visiting locations including Cardiff and Edinburgh throughout August.
George RR Martin is the series’ co-creator and executive producer.
House Of The Dragon will air on Sky and streaming service Now from August 22.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/stars-of-house-of-the-dragon-to-walk-red-carpet-at-london-premiere-41911900.html House Of The Dragon stars walk the red carpet at the London premiere