Emma D’Arcy was not only not familiar with Game of Thrones when they signed on for the project, but they also had no idea that they were reading for one of the most-anticipated projects called House of the Dragon.
Though it helped that they had long been a fan of fantasy and science fiction. Also, looking back they believe that had they already had a love for Game of Thrones they would not have been able to deal with the pressure of the audition process the way did.
Anyway, Emma here plays princess Rhaenerys Targaryen, the firstborn child of King Viserys and Queen Aemma Arryn. Let us tell you more about their new role and answer the burning queries about their gender and partner in the rest of the writing.
Emma D’Arcy As Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen In House Of The Dragon
House Of The Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel takes place about 200 years before the before of the events of the original series and follows the fortunes of House Targaryen. And Emma’s princess Rhaenyra Targaryen fits in this story as the king’s first-born child. She is of pure Valyrian blood and aspires to be a dragon rider. But of course, not being born as a man her life goals are restricted.
Emma later continues as the grown-up princess after Milly Alcock plays the young Rhaenyra.
The series opens with Rhaenyra’s father, Viserys, the king, (actor Paddy Considine), ascending to the throne over his older female cousin Rhaenys (Eve Best), who has a stronger claim. But, years later, when the king passes over his brother and names his teenage daughter (Rhaenyra) as his heir there is tension around. And soon enough the future queen also learns that her former closest allies have turned into her biggest rivals and so a new promising story about the House Of The Dragon begins.
Emma D’Arcy Gender: Are They Non-Binary?
Yes. It is true that Emma D’Arcy is nonbinary and uses gender-neutral pronouns.
Does Emma D’Arcy Have A Partner?
As of 2022, Emma D’Arcy had a partner but chose to name the person publicly. They, however, did admit to having a partner.
When talking to Entertainment Weekly about putting together a “very speedy audition tape” for princess Rhaenyra, using an iPhone during the lockdown, they also mentioned their “partner” who had to help them create a make-shift wig to cover their usual buzz-cut. They detailed how for 24 hours, they tried to do the hair for the look Emma was auditioning for. Every time they taped Emma shared that their partner would do their hair extensions for an hour and a half.
Other than that, Emma has been pretty private about their personal experiences. However, as of 2022, it did seem like this partner they were talking about could be Thomas May Bailey, the director for stage and screen. Because not only were most of Emma’s recent posts with him but were also taken by him. And they also were seen spending time with their family.
So, if this is true, if Emma and Thomas are really together, that should make them together since at least 2013. Around this time, Emma’s mom was seen appreciating Emma as well as Thomas for their outstanding performance in a play. So, you know that was Emma’s first play and they had co-directed as well as acted.
On IG @tmayb, Thomas recently finished working as an assistant to the director on Persuasion a feature film that is an adaptation of the Jane Austen novel.
He previously trained on the NYT Brian Forbes directing scheme and the National Theatre Studio Directors’ Course. And he worked as a Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse between 2019-2020.
Emma D’Arcy Parents
Emma D’Arcy’s parents are Richard John D’Arcy and Sally Elizabeth D’Arcy.
Emma’s dad has mobility issues and this their mother wrote on Facebook recently thanking Cheltonian airport transfers who provided them a door-to-door service. It was around May 2022 and she and her husband were flying to London for an important medical appointment.
Emma’s dad did not appear to be on social media. However, their mom made sure to post updates from his life too on hers. For instance, they also showed people a glimpse of his cottage studio at Cheltenham Open Studios.
As for siblings, Emma seemed to have a sister only. Named Loe D’Arcy and on IG @__very_seedy, the sibling also identified as non-binary and preferred they/them pronouns.
Also, Loe is a dance artist based in London.
Emma D’Arcy’s Net Worth
Emma D’Arcy reportedly had above $2 million net worth as of 2022.
The Fine Art alumni at the Ruskin School of Art have also notably appeared in the comedy horror series Truth Seekers and BBC’s Wanderlust and several theatre productions, including Romeo and Juliet and Christopher Shinn’s ‘Against’.
Also a theatre maker, they are also the Joint Artistic Director of the Forward Arena Theatre Company.
So far their House of the Dragon stint, they were represented by the Roxane Vacca Management.
How Old Is Emma D’Arcy?
Emma D’Arcy was born on 27 June 1992. So, they turned 30 years old in 2022.
Emma D’Arcy Height
Emma D’Arcy stands 5′ 7½” (1.71 meters) in height. Their portfolio on the internet goes on to list that their eyes are blue-green and their hair is light-mid brown.
Where Is Emma D’Arcy From?
Emma D’Arcy was born in London and they also continued to dwell around Greater London, England as of 2022.
Has Emma D’Arcy Appeared On Euphoria?
Emma D’Arcy has not appeared in Euphoria yet. It is only that they shares an uncanny resemblance with the show’s actress Hunter Schafer.
Euphoria, if you don’t know already, is a popular American teen drama television series based on the Israeli miniseries of the same name. The series stars Zendaya (as Rue Bennett) as the main character.
Is Emma D’Arcy On Instagram?
Yes. Emma D’Arcy could be found on Instagram @emmaziadarcy where they had 123 posts and 32K followers as of 24 August 2022.
Emma also shared glimpses of their life on Facebook.