- Harry plays Jacaerys Velaryon House of the Dragon.
- He made his first appearance in episode 8 of the HBO series.
- Harry used to play next door Robert Downey Jr.
Harry Collett is one of House of the Dragon newest stars, and he’s here to stay. The 18-year-old actor plays Jace Velaryon in the HBO mega-hit. The House of the Dragon children, Harry included, will be pivotal as the show continues.
So who is Harry Collett? He has been playing since a very young age. The role of Jace Velaryon is going to catapult him into superstardom. Hollywood Life summed up everything you need to know about Harry.
1. Harry plays older Jace House of the Dragon.
There were several time jumps during the first season of House of the Dragonand many characters have been played by several actors. Harry Collett first started playing the teenage version of Prince Jahaerys “Jace” Velaryon, Rhaenyra Targaryen’s eldest son, in episode 8. The role was previously played by a child actor. Leo Hart.
Harry will continue to play Jace as the show continues. Subsequent seasons will explore the brutal Dance of the Dragons, the Targaryen civil war over succession. Jace will play a pivotal role in his mother’s battle for her claim to the Iron Throne, which will be challenged by Prince Aegon Targaryen and Alicent Hightower.
2. Harry played the main role Doolittle with RDJ.
Before you get thrown in House of the DragonHarry starred in the 2020 film Doolittle. He played with Tommy Stubbins Robert Downey Jr., Selena Gomez, and more. “Robert and I got on so well and he taught me so much. He always made sure I was okay and happy on set. He was a mentor to me and without him I don’t think I would be who I am today,” says Harry The Rakish Gent.
3. Harry started with stage productions.
Harry’s career kicked off in the West End. He made his first West End appearance in the 2010 production of Billy Elliot the musical. He has also appeared in stage productions of Eleven and Matilda the Musical. He made his film debut as the voice of young Raymond Briggs in the 2016 film Ethel and Ernest. He had a recurring role in the TV series Casualties.
4. Harry has never seen game of thrones before House of the Dragon.
Harry admitted The Rakish Gent that he “never actually” watched the flagship series before being cast as Jace. “I watched a little while I was filming and thought to myself, ‘I can’t believe I’m in the lead for this,'” the actor said. After being cast, showrunner Ryan Condal gave him George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood to read. “I got an idea of what Jace was like and also added my own stuff. All I want to do is make the fans happy, so I really gave it my all in this role,” Harry continued.
5. Harry already has a House of the Dragon mortgage.
Even before he made his debut on the show, Harry was already friends with one of the show’s stars. Harry was playing next door Emily Careywho played young Alicent, in the 2014 music video for Michael Buble and Idina Menzel’s “Honey, it’s cold outside.”