5 TV Shows Starring the “House of the Dragon” Cast Worth Checking Out

Freddie Highmore and Olivia Cooke in
Freddie Highmore and Olivia Cooke in "Bates Motel"

House of the Dragon wouldn’t be the same without its amazing cast, and many of them were established actors long before this epic fantasy drama came their way. We’re bringing you five TV shows that serve as the best showcase of their amazing talent.

Emma D’Arcy – Truth Seekers

The role of Rhaenyra Targaryen certainly gave Emma D’Arcy their big break, but we’ve previously seen them opposite Nick Forst and Simon Pegg in the supernatural comedy Truth Seekers.

Olivia Cooke – Bates Motel

The roles in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Ready Player One helped Olivia Cooke establish herself as one of the biggest rising stars of her generation during the early 2010s, but the role in the modern Psycho prequel Bates Motel also helped.

Matt Smith – The Crown

After getting his big break as the eleventh Doctor on Doctor Who, Smith cemented his reputation as one of the UK’s most prominent TV stars while playing young Prince Philip in The Crown.

Eva Best – Nurse Jackie

The role of Rhaenys Targaryen marks a dramatic turn for Eva Best, who previously starred opposite Edie Falco in the medical dramedy Nurse Jackie.

Rhys Ifans – Berlin Station

Rhys Ifans has a pretty impressive filmography, and the role in Epix’s thriller series Berlin Station, which follows the team of CIA agents working in Berlin, is one of his most notable TV roles.