House of the Dragon, the long-awaited TV prequel to Game of Thrones, has finally found one of its protagonists. Actor Paddy Considine has landed the role, after gaining worldwide recognition for work in series such as The Outsider and Peaky Blinders. The British star will have the honour of bringing the king "Viserys Targaryen" to life.
Paddy Considine cast in Game of Thrones prequel on HBO
This week, HBO announced that actor Paddy Considine will take on a main role in the first TV prequel set in the Game of Thrones universe, as created by George R.R. Martin.
In the series, set decades before the epic of the "Lannisters" and the "Targaryens," Considine will play the king "Viserys Targaryen," an heir chosen by the knights of Westeros to succeed the old king "Jaehaerys Targaryen" in the Great Council of Harrenhal.
Described by the production as a kind and decent man, King "Viserys" will be one of the lead characters in the story, based on the Martin's novel Fire & Blood.
Who is Paddy Considine, the new protagonist of Game of Thrones?
Known for his work on the popular series Peaky Blinders, actor Paddy Considine is one of the biggest names in the UK entertainment industry.
After his film debut in 1999 with A Room for Romeo Brass, the actor has appeared in films such as In America (2003), Cinderella Man (2005), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Pride (2014) and The Death of Stalin (2017). He has also worked on multiple short films, miniseries, plays and music videos.
In 2008, he won the BAFTA for Best Short Film for his work in Dog Altogether. In 2012 he would receive the award again, only this time he did it in the category of Best Debut by a British Screenwriter, Director or Producer for his film Tyrannosaur (2011).
We recently got to see him in the miniseries The Outsider and he currently stars in The Third Day alongside Jude Law, airing weekly on HBO. Look for this acclaimed star to carry his impressive run into the Game of Thrones universe in coming years.