Emma D’Arcy’s career is predicted to continue rocketing after her much praised portrayal of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen in season 1 of House of the Dragon. Despite being chosen first for the role of Rhaenyra Targaryen, non-binary performer Emma D’Arcy was at a disadvantage going into the season due to Milly Alcock’s acclaimed portrayal of the character’s teenage version. Though Rhaenyra Targaryen is expected to be their most well-known character for the foreseeable future, D’Arcy nevertheless gave one of the best and most riveting performances of House of the Dragon season 1.
Emma D’Arcy will return in a key role for season 2 of House of the Dragon, which HBO officials anticipate will broadcast in 2024, following the episode “The Black Queen” (via Vulture). Along with Jason Isaacs and Ciarán Hinds from Game of Thrones, D’Arcy is also set to play Vera in the upcoming film Anna. With D’Arcy portraying the daughter of the slain Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the thriller will examine her life narrative. It makes fitting that Anna is D’Arcy’s only other upcoming project at the moment given the demanding nature of filming House of the Dragon seasons.
Where Else You Can See Rhaenyra Targaryen Actor Emma D’Arcy
Emma D’Arcy’s most well-known work before the first season of House of the Dragon was as Astrid in the Amazon TV series Truth Seekers. The actor also played Emma Hobday in the film Mothering Sunday, Sonia Richter in the television series Hanna, Hazel in the movie Misbehavior, and Naomi Richards in the BBC series Wanderlust. D’Arcy made cameo roles in the TV series Baptiste, Wild Bill, and Foresight before to obtaining the part of Rhaenyra Targaryen.
Could Emma D’Arcy Win An Emmy For House Of The Dragon?
Only one actor, Peter Dinklage, was able to win an Emmy for his or her work on Game of Thrones over the course of its eight seasons as one of the most popular shows in history. While other actors were nominated for Emmys in supporting and leading roles for Game of Thrones, Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister, won the prize four times. Nevertheless, despite the fact that House of the Dragon still features an ensemble cast, it appears that D’Arcy has a good chance of winning an Emmy for their portrayal of Rhaenyra Targaryen. Rhaenyra has been positioned as the main character in House of the Dragon, unlike Game of Thrones, which had a clear protagonist.
On the other hand, D’Arcy, who split the part with Milly Alcock for the first half of the season, would probably be recognised under the supporting actor category as they were only acknowledged in five of the ten episodes of House of the Dragon season 1. Despite being strong possibilities for nominations at the 2023 Emmys, the House of the Dragon cast members Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, and Milly Alcock still have a few more seasons of eligibility remaining.
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