Graham McTavish confirms he’s in House of the Dragon and promises “a lot of dragons”


Only a few days after we reported that Graham McTavish was spotted in Cornwall on the set of House of the Dragon, McTavish has confirmed that he is, indeed, a member of the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel’s cast and offered the very vaguest and non-spoilery of teases.

 In a recent interview with Stylist, McTavish, best known for his role as Dougal Mackenzie in Outlander, confirmed that, yes, he is in House of the Dragon. He didn’t offer any hints as to who he is playing, but said that production is coming along well:

“I’m enjoying that, yes. I’m really having a lot of fun. We’ve just started. It’s a very big project, so we’re getting to know each other. They’re lovely people. It’s great, but I can’t tell you too much. I can’t tell you really anything about the story! But it involves a lot of dragons.”

McTavish’s Men in Kilts/Outlander co-star, Sam Heughan, was present at the interview and jokingly asked if he has a role in House of the Dragon yet. McTavish laughed and replied: “So far, no. And I have been waiting… I have to say ‘Where is Sam?’ because it’s always in my contract now.”

*Sigh* If only.

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  1. Dougal!
    We don’t hodor anymore, do we?
    As I have already said, I enjoyed Men in Kilts due to its self-irony and my wish to visit Scotland.

  2. I’m really curious as to who he’s playing 🙂 Regardless, I’m really glad he’s part of this cast.

  3. “A lot of dragons” – great to hear this! It means we’ll likely see several of them this season. Judging by dragons ridden by current characters’ ensemble, we have Caraxes, Meleys and Syrax. I’m sure we’ll get Vhagar and Sunfyre at one point as well and probably some more. All in all, hyped for the dragons and I hope CGI will be on spot.

  4. Huh…I just posted a comment wondering how and if the fact that AT&T will sell Warner Media to Discovery Inc., including HBO, will have any impact on productions such as “House Of The Dragon”, content for which by the way we as fans and customers are expected to pay for…and it was marked as spam and deleted…


  5. Mr Derp,

    Nah, the comment was probably mentioning too many companies, trademarked names and such. Maybe the filters and/or mods classify that as spam. It is almost the same like if you post more than one link to a site or video (I think that two or three is the max allowed) in one single comment/posting. If you do, you get a “Your comment is awaiting moderation” warning and then almost always ends up deleted.

    But it’s ok. No biggie. I understand that the site has to protect itself and live by clearly established rules and norms that ensure continued functionality. This is their platform and I’m only a guest.

    I think my main point was that whether I say it or not, the aforementioned sale/merger will go ahead and happen at some point in the near future. Of course nothing is ever certain. But given who the new overlords would be, and given their let’s say (I’m trying to be diplomatic here) “frugal/modest” way of producing content and shows (of the reality TV variety), they might balk at something as expensive as “House Of The Dragon” especially if the returns on investment and other dividends don’t become apparent rather quickly . I just think that under this new regime a show like that won’t have as much breathing room to improve or grow.

    Once this acquisition goes ahead the new regime will be one populated with people who don’t have a lot pf experience with scripted content and in some cases not even be able to see its value aka return on the dollar. These are folk whose motto is “minimum input/maximum output”. I wouldn’t be surprised that even The GRRM’s development deal may end up being revised and evaluated…

    We’ll see how this plays out…as a fan I hope for the best but prepare for the worst…

  6. Not sure “a lot of dragons” is a big selling point for me. Not to be critical but it was the story and intrigue of GOT that sucked me, the fact anyone could die at any time, the creatures and magic were only secondary. I hope HotD can stand on it’s own feet with that regard and not place any over reliance on CGI as it’s audience pull.

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