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House Of The Dragon cast dazzle at UK premiere in London

The Game Of Thrones prequel TV series launches on Sky next week.

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The cast of the highly anticipated Game Of Thrones prequel House Of The Dragon gathered in London’s Leicester Square on Monday evening for the premiere of the new series.

Former Time Lord Matt Smith, who plays Daemon Targaryen in the HBO series, donned a double-breasted black suit with a chunky silver chain over a black tie and sported slicked back hair while walking the red carpet ahead of the show’s launch on Sky next week.

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Matt Smith plays Daemon Targaryen in the new series (Ian West/PA)

House Of The Dragon is a fantasy tale based on author George RR Martin’s Fire And Blood, which is set 200 years before the events of Game Of Thrones.

The HBO drama chronicles the beginning of the end of House Targaryen and the events leading up to the Targaryen civil war, known as the Dance of the Dragons.

Paddy Considine, who stars as King Viserys Targaryen, the fifth king of the Targaryen dynasty to rule the Seven Kingdoms, attended the event in a navy suit, accessorised with a tie featuring a small blue skull.

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Paddy Considine attending the House of Dragon premiere (Ian West/PA)

Emily Carey, who portrays a young Alicent Hightower in the series, dazzled on the red carpet in an orange ensemble with smoky eye make-up and her dark hair slicked back from her face.

Rhys Ifans opted for a more casual outfit of a navy zip-up jacket and matching trousers over a white T-shirt.

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Emily Carey attending the House of Dragon premiere at Leicester Square Gardens (Ian West/PA)

The Welsh actor, known for his role in romantic comedy Notting Hill, stars as hand of the king Otto Hightower in House Of The Dragon.

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Rhys Ifans plays hand of the king Otto Hightower in upcoming series House of the Dragon (Ian West/PA)

Joining Ifans, 55, on the red carpet was his on-screen daughter Olivia Cooke, who plays an older Alicent Hightower.

The 28-year-old English actress stunned in a blood-red velvet gown with floral detailing, accompanied by a pair of simple long-hanging silver earrings.

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Olivia Cooke attending the House of Dragon premiere in London (Ian West/PA)

Also on the red carpet was Steve Toussaint, who portrays Corlys Velaryon, a famed nautical adventurer who has built his house into a powerful and wealthy seat.

The British actor, who is of Barbadian descent, opted for a burgundy suit with a blue shirt.

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Steve Toussaint portrays Lord Corlys Velaryon in the hotly-anticipated series (Ian West/PA)

Australian actress Milly Alcock wore a dramatic floor-length black dress, with bright pink lipstick and her blonde hair cropped in a short bob.

The 22-year-old was given her break-out role in the series after being cast as Rhaenyra Targaryen.

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Milly Alcock portrays Rhaenyra Targaryen in the Game of Thrones prequal (Ian West/PA)

Emma D’Arcy, who plays Rhaenyra Targaryen, donned eye-catching black PVC trousers with a long white shirt overlain with a gold scoop-neck tunic.

They completed their look with navy platform shoes, lilac gloves and copper eye make-up.

D’Arcy, 30, previously starred in Wanderlust and Truth Seekers before landing the role in the show.

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Emma D’Arcy portrays Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon (Ian West/PA)

House Of The Dragon will air on Sky and streaming service Now from August 22.

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