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Emma D'Arcy

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Emma D'Arcy
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D'Arcy in 2022
Emma Zia D'Arcy

(1992-06-27) 27 June 1992 (age 30)
London, England
Alma materRuskin School of Art, Oxford
  • Actor
  • Theatre maker
Years active2015–present

Emma Zia D'Arcy (born 27 June 1992) is an English film, television, and theatre actor who has appeared in television productions such as Truth Seekers, Wanderlust and House of the Dragon.



D'Arcy has appeared in several theatre productions, including The Pillowman at the Oxford Playhouse, Romeo and Juliet at the Southwark Playhouse, The Games We Played at Theatre503, Callisto: A Queer Epic at the Arcola Theatre, Against at the Almeida Theatre, A Girl in School Uniform (Walks into a Bar) at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Mrs. Dalloway at the Arcola Theatre, and The Crucible at The Yard Theatre.[1]

Television and film

D'Arcy has appeared in several television productions, including Nick Payne's 2018 BBC One/Netflix series Wanderlust and the 2020 Amazon Prime Video series Truth Seekers, a comedy horror series starring Nick Frost.[1][2][3] They appear in the 2022 HBO series House of the Dragon, a spin-off of Game of Thrones, as Rhaenyra Targaryen.[3][4] The series began production in April 2021, and its ten-episode first season debuted in August 2022.[5][6]

D'Arcy appeared in the 2020 comedy-drama film Misbehaviour directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, and the 2021 romantic drama Mothering Sunday, directed by Eva Husson.[7]

Personal life

D'Arcy is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.[8]

They attended the Ruskin School of Art, an art school at the University of Oxford, studying Fine Art.



Year Films Role Notes
2015 United Strong Alone Sniper Short
2019 O Holy Ghost Stephanie Short
2020 Misbehavior Hazel
2021 Mothering Sunday Emma Hobday


Year Series Role Notes
2018 Wanderlust Naomi Richards Main cast
2019 Wild Bill Alma
2020 Hanna Sonia Richter
2020 Truth Seekers Astrid Main cast
2022 House of the Dragon Rhaenyra Targaryen Main role

Music video

Year Artist Title
2017 Little Cub "Too Much Love"


  1. ^ a b "Emma D'Arcy - Roxane Vacca Management". Roxane Vacca Management. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  2. ^ Moore, Camille (6 August 2020). "10 Things You Didn't Know about Emma D'Arcy". TVOvermind. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  3. ^ a b Low, Elaine (11 December 2020). "'Game of Thrones' Prequel 'House of the Dragon' Adds Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D'Arcy". Variety. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (11 December 2020). "'House Of the Dragon': Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith & Emma D'Arcy To Star In HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Prequel". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  5. ^ Romano, Nick (5 May 2021). "House of the Dragon unleashes first look at cast for Game of Thrones prequel". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  6. ^ Gonzales, Erica (5 May 2021). "A Game of Thrones Prequel Show, House of the Dragon, Is Coming". Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  7. ^ Morales, Wilson (19 December 2019). "Trailer To Dramedy 'Misbehaviour' Featuring Gugu Mbatha-Raw As 1st Black Woman To Win Miss World". Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  8. ^ Iftikhar, Asyia (21 July 2022). "Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon has a non-binary lead". PinkNews. Retrieved 26 July 2022.

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