British actor Steve Toussaint portrays the head of one of Westeros’ most powerful families in the long-awaited prequel to HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” the most celebrated epic fantasy series in ages. recent.

Fifty-seven-year-old Steve Toussaint was born in Birmingham in England. He has been active in his acting career since 1994. Since then he has worked in a number of films and tv series.

Who is Steve Toussaint’s Character Corlys Valaryon in ‘House of the Dragon’?

Steve Toussaint
The New York Times

The events of ‘House of the Dragon’ are set nearly two hundred years before the plot of ‘Game of Thrones’. It tells the story of the Targaryen family’s infamous civil war, known as the Dance of the Dragons, which led to the demise of the house.

When the series begins the home is at the height of its power, but within its veins, a dangerous poison has begun to slowly move. King Viserys I Targaryen began to be a victim of declining health and his decisions in addition to considerations are greatly influenced by the hand of Otto Hightower.

After the death of the king’s first wife who left him without a son, Otto takes his daughter Alicent to spend time with the weeping king to conclude their inevitable marriage.

But when Alicent gives birth to kids, questions begin to arise about the indisputability of the declared inheritor – Rhaenyra, the first child and daughter of the king who also happens to be Alicent’s childhood best friend.

In this situation, the power play amongst the important houses of Westeros becomes apparent as they try to decide who they will support to attain their own interest. House Velaryon must also decide its position under the leadership of the formidable sailor Lord Corlys Velaryon.

Corlys is first introduced in the series in the Small Council of King Viserys I. He is shown as a serious man all the time vigilant about the small concerns that are emerging in the kingdom even when the King is not aware of them.

He is also presented as a largely ambitious man who, while trying to elevate his wife to the right that she was deprived of, wants to climb the ladder of power himself. For his famous sailing and his powerful navy, he’s known as “the Serpent of the Sea” in Westeros.

The following is the list of films and tv series in which Steve Toussaint worked before being cast in ‘House of the Dragon’.


Shooting Dogs (2005)-

Toussaint was cast in the role of Roland in Michael Caton-Jones’ ‘Shooting Dogs’.

Flight of Fury (2007)-

Steve Toussaint

This is an action thriller film in which Toussaint starred as Captain Ratcher alongside Steven Seagal.

Mutant Chronicles (2008)-

As Captain John Patrick McGuire he acted in the sci-fi action horror film ‘Mutant Chronicles’ which is adapted from the same role playing game mentioned.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)-

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

In this action fantasy film directed by Mike Newell, Toussaint played the role of Seso.

Asylum (2014)-

The horror film ‘Asylum’ was cast by Toussaint in the role of Sergeant Powell.

TV series:

The Knock-

Number of Seasons- 5

Toussaint was cast in this crime drama series as the main character of Detective of City and South Barry Christie.

He starred in the show with Malcolm Story, Mark Lewis Jones, Peter O’Brien, and Caroline Lee-Johnson. The series ran from 10 April 1994 to 11 November 2000 on ITV.

Jack of Hearts-

Number of Seasons- 1

This is a six-part British crime series in which Toussaint played the role of Joe. Toussaint starred alongside Keith Allen, Ruth Madoc, and Andrew Sachs in the show. The series ran from 4 August to 8 September 1999.

Scott & Bailey-

Number of Seasons- 5

Scott & Bailey

Although there are five seasons of the British police procedural series, Toussaint was only cast in the fourth season as the supporting character of Will Pemberton. The series ran from May 29, 2011 to April 27, 2016.


Number of Seasons- 1

This Canadian American miniseries, based on the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, cast Toussaint in the role of king Tushratta of Mitanni. This miniseries ran from June 19 to June 21, 2015.


Number of Seasons- 9


The ITV detective drama series ‘Lewis’ is the spin-off of another British detective series ‘Inspector Morse’ cast Toussaint in the role of Chief Superintendent Joseph Moody. The series ran from January 29, 2006, to November 10, 2015.

Pine Gap-

Number of Seasons- 1

Greg Haddrick, Felicity Packard, and Mat King created the six-part Australian television series ‘Pine Gap’. Toussaint worked in the role of American head of the joint Australian and American defense intelligence facility of Pine Gap. The series ran from 14 October to 11 November 2018.