All the best behind the scenes pictures from House of the Dragon

They know how to take some sneaky photos!
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House of the Dragon follows a war of succession during one of the most powerful dynasties in the Game of Thrones universe, House Targaryen.

We loathe the power-hungry characters and love those with an inkling of redeemable qualities, but the actors behind the overall deceptive characters are far different in real life.

There are some loved-up moments in House of the Dragon
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Like its predecessor, House of the Dragon is set in Westeros, guiding viewers through the familiar King’s Landing and Dragonstone. However, it is set roughly 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen.

On screen, viewers see the intricate architectural designs and epic dragons. But behind the scenes of House of the Dragon is a very different environment – sorry, but the dragons aren’t real… in fact we wonder how the actors keep a straight face.

With Emma D’Arcy (Rhaenyra Targaryen)), Matt Smith (Daemon Targaryen), Olivia Cooke (Alicent Hightower), Fabian Frankel (Sir Criston Cole), Eve Best (Princess Rhaenys) and many more cast members on set, there are bound to be some hilarious moments.

With season two gearing up for a major return, we have gathered some of the best photos of the cast behind the scenes on House of the Dragon because there is something brilliant about seeing these actors wearing sunglasses while donned in medieval clothing.

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“Postcard from driftmark,” Emma wrote.

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Shame, shame Sir Criston. No sleeping on the job!

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Did Sir Criston finally convince Rhaenyra to leave behind all “the burdens and the dignities of [her] inheritance”? We highly doubt it.

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Can you name something cuter?

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Sorry to burst your dragon bubble.

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Just a casual moment in the throne room.

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“A+R forever.”

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Ryan Corr on a horse. What more do you need?

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Emily is automatically cooler than everyone with those shades.

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