House of the Dragon SPOILER: Matt Smith’s Prince Daemon Targaryen appears to be DEAD on shore

House of the Dragon will take place around 300 years before the Game of Throne series, which ended in 2019.

And on Thursday, actor Matt Smith, 38, was pictured as Prince Daemon Targaryen on the set of the highly anticipated fantasy drama series on a beach in Cornwall.   

In what looks to be a possible spoiler, his character appeared to be dead on the shore with a large sword piercing his stomach. 

House of the Dragon SPOILER: Matt Smith’s Prince Daemon Targaryen (pictured) appeared to be DEAD on the shore with a sword in his stomach, as filming for the Game of Thrones prequel continued on a beach in Cornwall on Thursday 

Cameramen crouched down to capture the scenes in what’s sure to make for compelling viewing. 

Matt of Doctor Who fame, transformed into character by sporting a long ice-blonde wig, a long black jacket and knee-high boots.   

It had already been confirmed that filming for House of the Dragon would take place in the UK at Leavesden Studios, which is owned by Warner Bros.

Dramatic scenes: In what looks to be a possible spoiler, his character appeared to be dead on the shore with a large sword piercing his stomach

Dramatic scenes: In what looks to be a possible spoiler, his character appeared to be dead on the shore with a large sword piercing his stomach 

In character: Matt of Doctor Who fame, 38, transformed into character by sporting a long ice-blonde wig, a long black jacket and knee-high boots

In character: Matt of Doctor Who fame, 38, transformed into character by sporting a long ice-blonde wig, a long black jacket and knee-high boots 

Filming underway: It had already been confirmed that filming for House of the Dragon would take place in the UK at Leavesden Studios, which is owned by Warner Bros

Filming underway: It had already been confirmed that filming for House of the Dragon would take place in the UK at Leavesden Studios, which is owned by Warner Bros 

However with several sightings of film crews working in Cornwall over recent months, production in the county has now been confirmed.    

In July, production was paused after a person on set tested positive for Covid-19.

It is understood that the production shut down for two days, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  

Location: However with several sightings of film crews working in Cornwall over recent months, production in the county has now been confirmed

Location: However with several sightings of film crews working in Cornwall over recent months, production in the county has now been confirmed

Delays: In July, production was paused after a person on set tested positive for Covid-19

Covid-19: It is understood that the production shut down for two days, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Delays: In July, production was paused after a person on set tested positive for Covid-19. It is understood that the production shut down for two days, according to The Hollywood Reporter 

Setback: The delay was the latest to hit the movie industry after work on Bridgerton series two was also postponed amid positive coronavirus test results

Setback: The delay was the latest to hit the movie industry after work on Bridgerton series two was also postponed amid positive coronavirus test results

Comments: A spokesperson for House of the Dragon told the publication at the time: 'As part of the rigorous testing implemented for all production employees, a Zone A production member on House of the Dragon tested positive for COVID-19'

Comments: A spokesperson for House of the Dragon told the publication at the time: ‘As part of the rigorous testing implemented for all production employees, a Zone A production member on House of the Dragon tested positive for COVID-19’ 

The delay was the latest to hit the movie industry after work on Bridgerton series two was also postponed amid positive coronavirus test results.  

A spokesperson for House of the Dragon told the publication at the time: ‘As part of the rigorous testing implemented for all production employees, a Zone A production member on House of the Dragon tested positive for COVID-19. 

‘In compliance with industry guidelines, the production member is in isolation, and close contacts will be required to quarantine.’

They continued: 'In compliance with industry guidelines, the production member is in isolation, and close contacts will be required to quarantine'

They continued: ‘In compliance with industry guidelines, the production member is in isolation, and close contacts will be required to quarantine’ 

And action! In scenes filmed on Thursday, Matt's character was slumped down in the water

Prince Daemon: Matt's character was slumped down in the water

And action! In scenes filmed on Thursday, Matt’s character was slumped down in the water 

Star-studded cast: Alongside Matt, non-binary actor Emma D'Arcy is portraying the 28-year-old version of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen

Star-studded cast: Alongside Matt, non-binary actor Emma D’Arcy is portraying the 28-year-old version of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen 

Notable names: They join Eve Best as Rhaenys Velaryon, Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole and Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower

Notable names: They join Eve Best as Rhaenys Velaryon, Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole and Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower

MailOnline contacted a WarnerMedia representative for comment at the time.   

Alongside Matt, non-binary actor Emma D’Arcy is portraying the 28-year-old version of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. 

They join Eve Best as Rhaenys Velaryon, Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria and Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon.

Cast: Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria and Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon

Other names: Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria and Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon

Cast: The cast also includes Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria and Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon

Plot: The show will depict the war of succession between Daenerys Targaryen's ancestors Rhaenyra and Aegon II, two dragon-wielding heirs to the Iron Throne, in a civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons

Plot: The show will depict the war of succession between Daenerys Targaryen’s ancestors Rhaenyra and Aegon II, two dragon-wielding heirs to the Iron Throne, in a civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons 

Events: The Dance of the Dragons saw Rhaenyra and her half-brother Aegon II fight over their father Viserys I's throne in a war that lasted three years, and led to untold death and misfortune to the Targaryen line

Events: The Dance of the Dragons saw Rhaenyra and her half-brother Aegon II fight over their father Viserys I’s throne in a war that lasted three years, and led to untold death and misfortune to the Targaryen line 

Revenge: Rhaenyra was declared the heir to her father Viserys I, but upon his passing, Aegon II was hastily crowned and she swore revenge against him

Revenge: Rhaenyra was declared the heir to her father Viserys I, but upon his passing, Aegon II was hastily crowned and she swore revenge against him

The show will depict the war of succession between Daenerys Targaryen’s ancestors Rhaenyra and Aegon II, two dragon-wielding heirs to the Iron Throne, in a civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. 

The Dance of the Dragons saw Rhaenyra and her half-brother Aegon II fight over their father Viserys I’s throne in a war that lasted three years, and led to untold death and misfortune to the Targaryen line.  

Rhaenyra was declared the heir to her father Viserys I, but upon his passing, Aegon II was hastily crowned and she swore revenge against him.

Power dynamic: She was shortly crowned queen with their father's stolen crown, thus leading to a power struggle between the two

Power dynamic: She was shortly crowned queen with their father’s stolen crown, thus leading to a power struggle between the two 

Campaign: Rhaenyra wed her uncle Daemon following the death of her first husband Ser Laenor Velaryon, prior to the Dance of the Dragons, and he helped support her campaign against her half-brother

Campaign: Rhaenyra wed her uncle Daemon following the death of her first husband Ser Laenor Velaryon, prior to the Dance of the Dragons, and he helped support her campaign against her half-brother 

Highly anticipated: Casting began last year, and the prequel is due to be released in spring 2022

Eagerly awaited: Casting began last year, and the prequel is due to be released in spring 2022

Highly anticipated: Casting began last year, and the prequel is due to be released in spring 2022 

Work: Matt is best known for his roles in the BBC series Doctor Who and as Prince Philip in Netflix series The Crown

Work: Matt is best known for his roles in the BBC series Doctor Who and as Prince Philip in Netflix series The Crown 

She was shortly crowned queen with their father’s stolen crown, thus leading to a power struggle between the two.

Rhaenyra wed her uncle Daemon following the death of her first husband Ser Laenor Velaryon, prior to the Dance of the Dragons, and he helped support her campaign against her half-brother.  

Casting began last year, and the prequel is due to be released in spring 2022.  

Recognition: His role as Prince Philip earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination

Acclaimed: His role as Prince Philip earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination

Recognition: His role as Prince Philip earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination 

Sightings: Matt is also a fixture on the social scene, having recently attended the Venice International Film Festival

Sightings: Matt is also a fixture on the social scene, having recently attended the Venice International Film Festival 

First sighting: Matt was first pictured on the set of House of the Dragon in April this year

First sighting: Matt was first pictured on the set of House of the Dragon in April this year 

Closely guarded: Scottish actor Graham McTavish will also star in the prequel, however he's yet to reveal his character

Closely guarded: Scottish actor Graham McTavish will also star in the prequel, however he’s yet to reveal his character 

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