‘House of the Dragon’ Actress Milly Alcock- Journey To Acting, Family, and More!

Australian actress Milly Alcock, she played Meg in Upright and Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon

Milly Alcock, an Australian actress surfed the waves of unprecedented on-screen success in no time. It was her portrayal of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (young) in the HBO series House of the Dragon (2022) that echoed her name worldwide.

The TV series which centers on House Targaryen is a prequel to the hit fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011-19).

Having made her TV debut in 2014, the Sydney-born actress already has some notable acting credits too. She portrayed Sam Serrato in Reckoning (2019-20) and Meg in Upright (2019-22).

When Is Milly Alcock’s Birthday? Parents, Age, and Height?

A native of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Alcock was born on April 11, 2000. Her full name is Amelia May Alcock.

As of 2024, the 5 feet 5 inches tall blonde actress is 24 years old.

She is the second of three children; her mother’s name is Emma Alcock– she is divorced as per her Facebook profile (@emma.alcock.92). The detail regarding the Upright star’s father is under wraps.

Milly Alcock with her mother and brothers
Milly Alcock with her mother and brothers| Photo Source: Instagram

Emily Alcock has an elder brother named Eddy and a younger brother named Bertie who plays football.

Is Milly Alcock Dating Anyone? Any Boyfriend?

Officially, it seems she is not dating anyone. So far, The Upright actress has no publicly disclosed boyfriends.

But there were rumors that she could be in a relationship with her co-star Fabien Frankel who played Ser Criston Cole in House of the Dragon. They seemed to have hung out outside of the set too.

Even more, after the Australian actress moved to London (where Frankel also lives), fans assumed it meant for spending time together. Added that Twitter users found them attending the same Halloween party in London- they posed in two different pictures but with the same fan.

Yet they are to confirm if they are good friends only or actually dating.

Moreover, in the past, the actress was in a rumored relationship with Ari Kwasner-Catsi and Luca Ward. But it didn’t get the confirmation either.

Alcock Dropped School To Appear In ‘Upright’

The Australian actress openly admits that schooling is not her forte.

In a 2020 interview with Miss Vogue Australia, Milly opened up that she dropped out of Newtown High School of the Performing Arts in order to work in the TV series Upright, which premiered in 2019.

Speaking of her decision to choose TV work over finishing her 12th grade, she said:

“I knew that this opportunity would be so much more of a valuable experience than getting my piece of paper.

I never doubted it for a second. I was almost too impulsive.”

And without a doubt, it added another step to her TV prominence.

Even more, Milly Alcock won the CGA Rising Star Award 2018 for portraying Meg in the drama series Upright co-starring Tim Minchin, Ella Scott Lynch, Heather Mitchell, and Daniel Lapaine.

Will There Be Season 3?

So far, the official confirmation for the third season of Upright is nowhere to be found. But with Season 2 ending with lots of open storylines to explore, fans are eager for the third drop. The Foxtel series premiered its 8-part Season 2 on a binge-watch on November 15, 2022.

From Washing Dishes To Starring In ‘House of The Dragon’

It’s bitter yet a true fact that starters in TV careers will not always be on perks, and so was for Alcock- after the filming of Upright before casting in House of The Dragon.

To earn extra money between acting breaks, she worked in a restaurant (washed dishes) while living in the attic of her mom’s house in Sydney, as per her interview with Stellar Magazine in August 2022.

Reportedly, she was at her friend’s house when her agent told her that she got the role of young Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of The Dragon (2022).

The HBO series is a prequel to the famous Game of Thrones (GOT) series, based on A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin, and covers events from 200 years earlier than GOT.

More About Her Character In ‘House of The Dragon

The ‘House of The Dragon’ premiered on August 21, 2022, with 10 episodes in the first season. Only after 5 days of premiere, it was renewed for Season 2.

In the series, Milly Alcock appears as the young princess of the Targaryen house, Rhaenyra Targaryen, a dragon rider and pure-blood Valyrian. Actress Emma D’Arcy plays the grown-up version of Rhaenyra.

She is the firstborn of King Viserys (actor Paddy Considine) and nephew of Prince Daemon Targaryen (actor Matt Smith).

Actress Milly Alcock as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon
Actress Milly Alcock as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon| Photo Source: Instagram Fanpage

Other major casts include Rhys Ifans (as Ser Otto Hightower), Eve Best (as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen), Steve Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon), Emily Carey (as young Alicent Hightower), Olivia Cooke (as grown-up Alicent Hightower) and Sonoyo Mizuno (as Mysaria).

After 5 episodes of House of the Dragon, Alcock, and Emily Carey were replaced by their grown-up versions (Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke respectively) for the 10-year time jump in the series.

Will She Return In Season 2 of HOTD?

At least not yet- as the next season of House of the Dragon prepares for the plot for war, there won’t be the return of the young version by Alcock in Season 2.

Speaking to the Independent in mid-November 2022 about her future roles, Milly said that she won’t be doing any more fantasy TV roles or movies.

The showrunner Ryan Condal’s answers during an interview with Variety left fans on cool heels. He said, “I’m not closing the door on anything. So there, how’s that for an answer?”, while reminding the House of the Dragon may get “a little bit fancy” unlike Game of Thrones’ keenness on flashbacks.

Fun Fact: In an interview with the New York Post, Milly said that she had not watched any ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes earlier. So, she completed all 8 seasons in two weeks after being cast in its prequel series.

How Acting Career Started For Milly Alcock?

As per the Reckoning star, her family has a sporty background but she rejoiced in creative arts instead. At the age of 6, Milly made her stage debut at the local church theatre’s production of Little Red Rocking Hood.

In 2014, the then-teenager Alcock got her on-screen debut in a minor role in Wonderland. After that, she had TV roles in Janet King (as Cindy Jackson), High Life (as Isabella Barrett), Fighting Season (as Maya), and Pine Gap (as Marissa).

The actress also landed in some TV commercials for KFC, Woolworths, NBN, and Cadbury.

By 2019, her TV fame began to see hype; Alcock earned the recurring role of Sam Serrato in the crime thriller series Reckoning. There she appeared in 10 episodes until 2020, featuring Sam Trammell, Aden Young, and Simone Kessell, among others.

FAQs:

Is ‘House of the Dragon’ Cast Milly Alcock Active on Instagram?

Yes, Alcock who plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen has an Instagram account (@millyalcock) with more than 1.4 million followers. Within a few months, it rocketed from 206K followers (in August) to millions.

How Much Is the Net Worth Of Milly Alcock?

The Reckoning actress possibly owns an estimated $2 million net worth as of 2024. Her salary comes from TV ventures- notably through Upright and House of the Dragon. She makes a decent sum through Instagram modeling as well.
Back in late 2019, before a big shot to fame, her alleged fortune was around $180,000.

What Is the Eye and Hair Color of Alcock?

The Australian-born Milly Alcock has grey eyes and blond hair.

Stay tuned for updates.

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