House of the Dragon in the sixth episode, he takes a giant leap in time, bringing with him a new group of actors who will play roles of characters such as Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower.
Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke play the roles of Princess Rhaenyra and Alicent respectively, replacing Milly Alcock and Emily Carey after the time jump. But there are many others who join the cast to portray a variety of key roles.
Ty Tennant is one of those actors who will play a major character, and the actor will be known to viewers because of his famous father: David Tennant.
Who is David Tennant’s son Ty Tennant in “House of the Dragon”?
Tennant joins the series from Episode 6 as Aegon Targaryen, the eldest child of Alicent Hightower of King Viserys I (Paddy Considine).
In the novels of George RR Martin, the civil war that nearly wiped out the Targaryen Dynasty – known as the Dance of the Dragons – begins when Alicent presses her son Aegon to take over the Iron Throne instead of Princess Rhaenyra, heiress to King Viserys.
This means that Tennant is taking a prominent role in House of the Dragon as Aegon, he will remain an important character throughout the fantasy series.
It is unclear how long Tennant will play the role given that he plays Aegon in his teens, and could be replaced by a senior actor in the same way that D’Arcy and Cooke replace Alcock and Carey.
The actor is the eldest son of David and Georgia Tennant, and his father is best known for portraying the Doctor’s 10th iteration in Doctor Who.
His parents met on the set of the cult series in the episode “Doctor’s Daughter” and got married in 2011. Upon marriage, David adopted Ty, whom Georgia gave birth to at the age of 17.
Tennant chose to follow in his parents’ acting footsteps and appeared in numerous productions, including the JRR Tolkien biography Tolkienand television programs Worlds War and Doom Patrol.
The actor appeared in three seasons of Epix Worlds War, and plays the role of Tom Gresham, the brother of Emily Daisy Edgar-Jones.
His maternal grandparents Peter Davison and Sandra Dickinson are also actors, with Davison previously also playing the role of The Doctor in Doctor Who, played the fifth iteration of the character.
House of the Dragon airs on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. EST on HBO and HBO Max.
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