Characters in House of the Dragon leap forward through time after ep 5. This also meant that several young actors were recast within the season. And this was exactly when actor John Macmillan first appeared on the show portraying adult Laenor Velaryon — replacing its former actor Theo Tate.
Get to know all about John’s wife, ethnicity, height, age, and more as this article proceeds.
John Macmillan On House Of The Dragons
HBO’s House of the Dragon season 1 ep 5 marked the end of an era. Not only did the reign of King Viserys I end in the next ep but also the story progressed for 28 years in total.
Naturally, the characters were older now. And while many were portrayed by their main actors, four were replaced with new faces — one of which is John Macmillan.
Actor John replaced Theo Tate as Rhaenyra’s betrothed “Laenor Velaryon.” His character, Laenor wasn’t one of the main players until the end of episode 4 when Rhaenyra agreed to marry Corlys’ son and the future head of House Velaryon. But though his reputation increased immensely after ep 5 for he’ll be the father of Westeros’ future king, he once was integral in the defeat of the Crabfeeder.
As for the viewers’ take on this decision to switch casts, many were happy to see John on House of the Dragon. Specifically, they were astonished to see John in real life because he looks completely different than his character on the show.
“The actor is definitely better looking than Laenor himself, but it’s not the wigs, it’s the beard,” a fan wrote.
While another commented, “If I looked like this I’d conquer this pathetic world.”
The other three new faces who joined House of the Dragon were Nanna Blondell as “Laena Velaryon” (replacing Nova Fouellis-Mose), Olivia Cooke as “Allicent Hightower” (replacing Emily Carey), and Emma D’Arcy as “Rhaenyra Targaryen” (replacing Milly Alcock).
John Macmillan Net Worth
John Macmillan flaunted a net worth of under $1 million in 2022.
The actor started his journey back in 2009 debuting as “Harry Fielding” in the TV series Hustle. Since then, he has graced over 40 movies and TV shows including The People We Hate at the Wedding (2022), Back (2017 – 2021), Famalam (2018 – 2020), The Sandman (2020), Hang Ups (2018), Chewing Gum (2015 – 2017), Critical (2015), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), and Hanna (2011).
Also, John has appeared in over 15 theater productions such as The Lover / The Collection, Killer, Yerma, The Homecoming, Children’s Children, Dream Weaver, Cymbeline, The Member of The Wedding, and more.
Furthermore, John’s a voice actor as well. He has voiced “Mr. Relaxation” in Bus Girl (2022), “Varl” in Horizon Forbidden West (2022), “Zazka” in Spellforce 3: Fallen God (2020), “Aiden” in Overkill’s The Walking Dead (2018), and more.
As for the honors to his name — For John’s role as “Joey” in Evening Standard, movie critic Henry Hitchings praised, “John Macmillan’s Joey, a failed or failing boxer, is a disturbingly brooding presence.” While for John’s role in The Guardian, Susannah Clapp wrote, “John MacMillan [is] beguiling as a former lover/”
Looking back, John shared that the most interesting role he ever played was as a Killer. “If you’ve ever seen a Philip Ridley play, you’ll know that his characters really explore the full spectrum of human emotion. They often travel to the most extreme parts of the human experience,” he explained.
Also, talking about what he loves most about acting, John shared it was “total engagement.” He clarified, “I think I like to make journeys away from myself. The more removed a character is from me, the more interested I am in exploring them. I’m drawn to outsiders and people on the extremes of society.”
Did you know: John can speak Bemba (Zambia), Malawian (Basic), and English languages.
Does John Macmillan Have A Wife?
John Macmillan didn’t reveal if he had a wife IRL or not. But in House of the Dragon, he’s married to Rhaenyra Targaryen (portrayed by Emma D’Arcy).
His on-screen wife, Emma is a Londen actress who has also graced series like Truth Seekers and Wanderlust. As of 2022, she was 30 years old and was already in a relationship with Thomas May Bailey.
Yes! For those shipping them together, sorry to burst your bubble.
How Old Is John Macmillan?
John Macmillan was born before 1991. That made him at least 31 years of age in 2022.
Sadly, his birthday wasn’t revealed.
What Is John Macmillan Ethnicity?
John Macmillan flaunts mixed ethnicity.
But he didn’t reveal his family.
John Macmillan Height
John Macmillan stands tall at a height above 6 feet 3 inches (190 cm).
Mentioning his distinct features, John has dark eyes, dark hair, and an oblong face.
Did you know: In Feb 2018, John endorsed Walking to Save Dogs 9 (a fundraising walk) though he didn’t own any dogs himself. “Dogs with their capacity to love humans inherently and unconditionally, are the one species in the world who can forgive humans for all their faults and shortcomings,” he said that the time.
Where Is John Macmillan From?
John hails from the UK.
So far, he’s resided in places like Johannesburg, Swaziland, Zambia, Malawi, and Oxford.
Is John Macmillan On Instagram And Twitter?
No, we couldn’t find John on Instagram or Twitter.
For those who stumbled upon this IG @johnmarkmcmillan, it’s not his.