HBO fantasy series House of the Dragon covers many years with plenty of time jumps as the story expands and charts the reign of House Targaryen in Westeros. The show has continued to see more cast members joining. Recently, House of the Dragon featured a 10-year time-jump with new actors taking over from some of the younger cast members. Among the adult versions of the characters was John Macmillan, who replaced Theo Nate as a grown-up iteration of Ser Laenor Velaryon.
Who plays Qarl in House of the Dragon?
Along with Ser Laenor, viewers met his new lover Ser Qarl Correy, who is portrayed by British-Iranian actor Arty Froushan.
The 27-year-old actor trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
He has starred across stage and screen, appearing in Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning play Leopoldstadt in 2021.
From his Instagram account, it looks like Froushan is currently appearing in a production of Leopoldstadt at the Longacre Theatre in New York with the play transferring there after last year’s success in the UK.
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During his training, he also appeared in various productions of As You Like It, The Seagull, The Merchant of Venice, The Comedy of Errors, and Lord Byron.
Along with acting, he also narrated the audiobook Angina Monologues by Samer A.M. Nashef.
Before attending drama school, the star went to Oxford University where he studied French and German and can speak both languages fluently.
According to his CV, he’s also proficient in stage combat as well as historical, Ballroom, Waltz and Show Dance.
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However, the account of this story varies with court jester Mushroom suggesting Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) ordered the killing so Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) would be free to marry again.
Prince Daemon was said to have procured a boat for Qarl, allowing him to make his escape.
Others suggest, Daemon later had Qarl also killed so the truth would never be revealed about Laenor’s murder plot.
Given the amount of changes House of Dragon has been making and divergences from the source text, it’s not clear if this storyline will play out in a similar fashion to Fire and Blood.
House of the Dragon airs on HBO on Sundays and Sky Atlantic on Mondays and streams on NOW