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David Tennant’s son Ty makes memorable debut in House of the Dragon episode 6

‘Ty Tennant sure did make an impressive first impression,’ one viewer wrote

Tom Murray
Monday 26 September 2022 12:11 BST
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Ty Tennant’s debut appearance in House of the Dragon episode six likely won’t be leaving the memories of viewers any time soon.

The 20-year-old son of Doctor Who star David Tennant plays prince Aegon Targaryen II in the Game of Thrones prequel series.

In just his second scene in the show, Ty is seen (from behind) standing on his windowsill, masturbating in the open air.

It’s at that point, rather embarrassingly, that his mother, Queen Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke), walks in on him.

The moment had viewers on Twitter blushing, with one writing: “I will say that Ty Tennant sure did make an impressive first impression as Aegon.”

Ty should feel right at home on the show, as his uncle Daemon is played by another Doctor Who star: Matt Smith.

The young actor previously appeared in the Doctor Who special The Five(ish) Doctors, alongside Smith, in 2013.

Ty Tennant in House of the Dragon (Gary Moyes / HBO)

What’s more, he’s joined by two other Doctor Who alums: Matthew Needham (Larys Strong) and Steve Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon), the former of whom’s performance is drawing big comparisons to one feature in Game of Thrones.

Meanwhile, former cast member Emily Carey hase shared her verdict on Cooke’s version of Alicent.

House of the Dragon continues in the UK on Sky Atlantic on Mondays at 2am, before repeating at 9pm later that day. It is also available to watch on NOW.

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