In just a few years, Milly Alcock went from playing in local Australian series to starring in HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel. The actress’s most recent major accomplishment is starring in HBO’s House of the Dragon.
She began her acting career in her native country. She hasn’t gone full Hollywood up until now. However, given the near-certain success of House of the Dragon, she could quickly become a household name.
Here are some interesting facts about the House of the Dragon actress.
Milly Alcock’s Parents and Age
Alcock was born on April 11, 2000, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She grew up in the city with her two brothers and parents. She continued to live with her parents until March 2020, when her career took off thanks to her role in Upright with Tim Minchin. She had no intention of packing her belongings and leaving, at least not at that time.
During her interview with Vogue, she discussed how her hobbies differed from those of her other family members. According to Vogue, her family was more of a “sporty household than artistic.”
“I grew up in a largely rugby union family; it makes no sense,” Alcock explained. She also quipped that the only reason she became interested in acting was because no one else in her family did.
She’s Aware of Her Age and Appearance
She was only 19 years old at the time of the interview. She was, nevertheless, acutely aware of how she appeared physically. She was very aware that she appeared to be much younger than 19, which contributed to her success in Upright.
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She did see, though, how Hollywood had created unreasonable expectations for people in their teens and twenties to “look like they’re 25.” She referred to looking younger than your age as a “double-edged sword,” as it offered both benefits and drawbacks.
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‘Les Norton,’ ‘Upright,’ and ‘House of the Dragon’ are among Alcock’s works
Alcock made her television debut in 2014 with a brief role in the TV show Wonderland. After that, she took a three-year hiatus until landing her next role in the 2017 miniseries High Life. She also appeared on Janet King and a few other projects in the same year. But it wasn’t until 2019 that she received the recognition she deserved.
Her performance in Les Norton, a 2019 TV mini-series, received a lot of positive feedback. In four episodes, she played Sian Galese. Following that, her roles gradually grew larger — The Gloaming, Reckoning, and The Familiars — until she landed the role of Meg alongside Minchin in Upright. This was the event that put her on the map.
Minchin wasn’t sure if a young person could truly pull off a role as complicated as Meg, even if he believed Alcock was talented.
Alcock, on the other hand, astonished everyone by putting up an exciting and energetic performance.
In 2019, she also starred in Furlough, a short film, before being cast in House of the Dragon by HBO in July 2021. Shanahan, an Australian talent management business, represents Alcock. She is now preparing for the release of House of the Dragon, which is scheduled for August 21, 2022.