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Explore Matt Smith's best roles before the premiere of House of the Dragon Season 2

Ahead of House of the Dragon Season 2, explore Matt Smith's unforgettable roles in TV and film.

Explore Matt Smith's best roles before the premiere of House of the Dragon Season 2
Matt Smith in a still from House of the Dragon Season

Last Updated: 02.36 PM, Jun 12, 2024

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With the second season of House of the Dragon set to premiere on JioCinema on June 17, 2024, fans can finally get their fix of Matt Smith's varied filmography. Across many mediums and styles, this gifted actor has brought several fascinating characters to life. Smith has never failed to enthral viewers, whether he's playing the Eleventh Doctor on Doctor Who or Prince Philip in The Crown. Hollywood fans can't get enough of his work on thrillers like Morbius and Terminator Genisys, as well as suspense thrillers like Last Night in Soho and His House. He also demonstrates his versatility in roles such as Patient Zero, Official Secrets, Charlie Says, Pride and Prejudice, and Zombies.

Matt Smith's vast work has something for everyone, whether they're looking to re-discover old favourites or try something completely new.

Matt Smith films and series to watch on OTT

Terminator Genisys (Prime Video [on rent])

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As the fifth installment in the Terminator series, 2015's Terminator Genisys is an action-packed science fiction film. In this installment of the saga, the makers pick up where the first film left off, shifting focus away from the events of the sequels and the TV show. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who plays the Terminator again, stars in the film. Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier penned the screenplay, and Alan Taylor was the director. The film's ensemble cast also includes Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, J. K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith, Courtney B. Vance, Michael Gladis, Sandrine Holt, and Lee Byung-hun.

Soldier Kyle Reese goes back in time from 2029 to 1984 in an attempt to save Sarah Connor from certain death in the post-apocalyptic struggle against Skynet. When Kyle arrives in the past, he uncovers Skynet's altered history and the reprogrammed Terminator sent to protect Sarah. Matt Smith plays Alex, an enhanced T-5000 Terminator that personifies Skynet. When it came to holographic avatars in 2017, Skynet also utilised Alex's likeness.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Prime Video)

Based on Seth Grahame-Smith's parody of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (1813), Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an action comedy horror film that came out in 2016. Burr Steers directs the film, which features Lena Headey, Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, and Charles Dance. The film is based on Austen's novel and follows its basic premise while adding zombie, horror, and post-apocalyptic aspects.

Patient Zero (Prime Video [on rent])

Mike Le wrote the script, and Stefan Ruzowitzky directed the 2018 science fiction horror film Patient Zero. Matt Smith, Agyness Deyn, John Bradley, Stanley Tucci, and Natalie Dormer are among the film's stars. A band of survivors embarks on a quest to discover a cure for a deadly virus that transforms its victims into an alien race with extraordinary intelligence and a voracious appetite.

Charlie Says (Prime Video [on rent])

In Mary Harron's 2018 biographical drama film Charlie Says, Hannah Murray portrays Leslie Van Houten, while Matt Smith portrays the notorious cult leader Charles Manson. Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Susan Atkins—the three women who murdered Charles Manson—are still enchanted by the notorious cult leader, even after all these years have passed since the horrific killings that made his name connected with evil. A kind doctoral student tries to help the incarcerated trio get back on their feet, but they seem doomed to spend the rest of their lives in prison, certain that a higher power orchestrated their crimes.

Official Secrets (Prime Video [on rent])

Gavin Hood's 2019 drama film Official Secrets centres on the story of whistleblower Katharine Gun. American and British intelligence agencies carried out an illicit espionage operation, which Gun uncovered, with the intention of gauging the opinion of and possibly blackmailing UN diplomats responsible for voting on a resolution concerning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The film also features Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Adam Bakri, Indira Varma, and Ralph Fiennes in supporting roles, with Keira Knightley starring as Gun.

His House (Netflix)

The 2020 horror thriller His House, written and directed by Remi Weekes, is based on a story by Felicity Evans and Toby Venables. Matt Smith, Sope Dirisu, and Wunmi Mosaku are the stars. An evil lurks beneath the surface of the English town, where a South Sudanese refugee couple is adjusting to their new life.

Last Night in Soho (JioCinema; Prime Video [on rent])

In 2021, Edgar Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns worked together on the psychological horror film Last Night in Soho. The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Sandie, a beautiful young woman who lived during the Swinging Sixties; Thomasin McKenzie plays the role of an innocent adolescent who relocates to London to pursue a career in fashion design. Among the other cast members are Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp, Rita Tushingham, Michael Ajao, and Matt Smith. Rigg and Margaret Nolan made their final cinematic appearances in this tribute, which is fitting given that they both passed away in 2020.

Morbius (SonyLIV [OTTplay Premium]; Prime Video [on rent])

The eponymous Marvel Comics character will serve as inspiration for the 2022 superhero film Morbius. It is the third feature film in Sony's Spider-Man Universe (SSU). Daniel Espinosa directs the film, which stars Jared Leto as Dr. Michael Morbius, and Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless write the script. It also features Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson. After Michael and his surrogate brother Milo (Smith) recover from a rare blood ailment, they transform into vampires in the film.

With his performance as the mysterious antihero Michael Morbius, Jared Leto brings to life one of the most intriguing and troubled characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Sony Pictures presentation. In a last-ditch effort to help others, Dr. Morbius takes a risky gamble while critically ill with an uncommon blood condition. It seems like a huge success at first, but then it brings out the worst in him. Will morality triumph over wickedness, or will Morbius give in to his strange new desires?

Doctor Who (Disney+ Hotstar)

A renegade Time Lord whose origins are murky, the protagonist of Doctor Who goes by the moniker "the Doctor." After the Time Lord planet Gallifrey was hijacked, the Doctor managed to escape using a stolen TARDIS ("Time and Relative Dimension(s) in Space"), a time machine capable of traversing the time vortex. The TARDIS, a time machine, has the ability to change into any object it encounters due to its "chameleon circuit" and its small exterior, which effectively hides its massive interior. A glitch has trapped the Doctor's TarDIS in the shape of a blue British police box. Following David Tennant's departure, Matt Smith assumed the role of the Eleventh Doctor, making his debut in "The End of Time." All seven seasons and subsequent specials featured the actor in the same role.

The Crown (Netflix)

Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Left Bank Pictures, the historical drama series The Crown follows Queen Elizabeth II's reign on Netflix. Peter Morgan serves as both a creator and a primary writer. Beginning just before Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten's 1947 wedding and concluding with Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles' 2005 nuptials, the six-season series spans nearly sixty years. Seasons one and two had Claire Foy as Elizabeth; seasons three and four featured Olivia Colman; and seasons five and six featured Imelda Staunton. In the first two seasons, Matt Smith plays the role of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

House of the Dragon (JioCinema)

George R. R. Martin and Ryan Condal's House of the Dragon is an HBO fantasy drama series. This second installment of the A Song of Ice and Fire series serves as a prelude to the 2011–2019 hit Game of Thrones. Condal and Miguel Sapochnik co-directed the first season. The show, which is based in part on Martin's 2018 novel Fire & Blood, begins around 172 years before Daenerys Targaryen was born, around 200 years before Game of Thrones takes place, and about 100 years after the Targaryen conquest unites the Seven Kingdoms. With a stellar ensemble cast, the show depicts the Dance of the Dragons, the catastrophic succession war that led to House Targaryen's downfall.

Matt Smith portrays Prince Daemon Targaryen, the uncle and husband of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and the younger brother of King Viserys I Targaryen. Fearsome fighter Daemon wields the Valyrian steel sword Dark Sister, earning him the nickname "Rogue Prince" due to his unpredictable nature. He is a seasoned dragonrider who helms the mighty Dragon Caraxes, sometimes referred to as the "Blood Wyrm."

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