House of the Dragon, season 2: who is Cregan Stark?

House of the Dragon, season 2: who is Cregan Stark?

Actor Harry Collett talks to us about the budding friendship between Ned’s ancestor and Jace Targaryen.

Big furs and gigantic wall: no doubt, it is in the North that season 2 of House of the Dragon. Spoiler alert!

The opening scene of episode 1 takes place near Winterfell and on the Northern Wall, still guarded by the Night’s Watch and House Stark. An ancestral duty perpetuated by Lord Cregan Stark, grandfather of Ned Stark and others Sansa, Arya, Bran…

It is Tom Taylor who plays the character, who here meets Prince Jacaerys Velaryon. The latter comes to ask the Starks to support the claims of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen. A man of honor and his word, Cregan reiterates his allegiance to him and a brotherly relationship already seems to be forming between him and Jace, a few years his junior. The actor Harry Collett tells us :

I was excited and a little stressed to start season 2 with something as huge as meeting Cregan Stark” the interpreter of Jacaerys Velaryon confides to Première. “I couldn’t wait to find out who Cregan was going to play. And Tom and I had a blast on set… even though it was all filmed in a studio, with a green screen and fake snow falling (laughs )!”

The young 20-year-old British actor then explains to us that a friendship has really been created between him and Tom Taylor on the set, like between Jace and Cregan:

“We really created a great bond together and I hope that shows on screen. In the books, Jace and Cregan spend a lot of time together. They form a real relationship and that we tried to recreate in the series.”

Lord of House Stark of Winterfell for many years during this period, Cregan will be a first-rate Lord of Winterfell. He will play, with his army, a crucial role in the Dance of the Dragons which begins…

Season 2 of House of the Dragon will continue next Monday on Max in France.

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