Emilia Clarke (2013)
1 May 1987 |
|Education||Drama Centre London|
Clarke was born in London and grew up in Berkshire. Her father is a theatre sound engineer, her mother is a businesswoman, and her younger brother is[when?] studying politics. Clarke's interest in acting began at the age of three after seeing the musical Show Boat, on which her father was working at the time. She was educated at St Edward's School, Oxford from 2000 to 2005, and Rye St Antony School. She then studied at Drama Centre London, graduating in 2009.
Clarke's early work includes two plays at St. Edwards, ten plays at Drama Centre London, the 2009 Company of Angels production of Sense, and a 2009 commercial for Samaritans. Her first television roles were Saskia Mayer in a 2009 episode of Doctors and Savannah in SyFy's 2010 movie Triassic Attack. Screen International magazine named her as one of the "UK Stars of Tomorrow".
In 2010, Clarke was cast as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones which is based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. She was cast as a replacement to fellow British actress Tamzin Merchant, who was replaced for undisclosed reasons. The show debuted in April 2011 to positive reviews and was quickly picked up by the network for a second season. Clarke won the 2011 EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role as Daenerys. In 2013, she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the 2013 Primetime Emmys.
In 2012, Clarke appeared in Spike Island, a film named after the location of The Stone Roses' seminal 1990 gig. From March to April 2013, Clarke played Holly Golightly in a Broadway production of Breakfast at Tiffany's. In May, it was announced that she had joined the feature film Garden of Last Days.
|2015||Terminator: Genesis||Sarah Connor||Pre-production|
|2009||Doctors||Saskia Mayer||Episode: "Empty Nest"|
|2011–present||Game of Thrones||Daenerys Targaryen||30 episodes|
Episode: "Stench and Stenchibility"
|2013||Breakfast at Tiffany's||Holly Golightly||Cort Theatre|
Awards and nominations
|2011||Scream Award||Scream Award for Breakout Performance – Female||Game of Thrones||Won|
|2011||SAG Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (shared with the cast)||Game of Thrones||Nominated|
|2012||Gracie Awards||Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Drama Series or Special||Game of Thrones||Won|
|2012||Monte-Carlo Television Festival||Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series||Game of Thrones||Nominated|
|2013||SFX Award||Best Actress||Game of Thrones||Won|
|2013||Critics' Choice Television Award||Best Drama Supporting Actress||Game of Thrones||Nominated|
|2013||Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Game of Thrones||Nominated|
|2014||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress||Game of Thrones||Pending|
|2014||SAG Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (shared with the cast)||Game of Thrones||Pending|
- Blickley, Leigh (1 May 2013). "Emilia Clarke's Birthday: 'Game Of Thrones' Star Turns 26 Today". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
- Ryan, Maureen (21 May 2010). "Exclusive: 'Game of Thrones' recasts noble role". Chicago Tribune.
- "Actor Bio: Emilia Clarke". Game of Thrones: Cast and Crew. HBO. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
- Nathanson, Hannah (1 April 2011). "Game of Thrones is good news for Brit stars". Evening Standard. "...says Emilia, 23."
- "OSE to star in new HBO drama". St Edward's School. 14 February 2011.
- "Spotlight: Emilia Clarke". Spotlight. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
- Lisa's Story (YouTube). Samaritans. 16 November 2009.
- "UK STARS OF TOMORROW 2010". Screen Daily. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
- "Emilia Clarke Was Not the First Choice to Play Daenerys Targaryen on 'Game of Thrones'". Yahoo. 30 March 2013.
- "HBO Re-commissions 'Game of Thrones'". IFTN. 19 April 2011.
- "EWwy Awards 2011: Meet Your Winners!". Entertainment Weekly. EW.com. 19 September 2011.
- "Lesley Manville and Emilia Clarke Travel to 'Spike Island' With The Stone Roses". Thefilmstage.com. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
- "Spike Island (2012) – Cast e personaggi". Movieplayer.it. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
- "Breakfast at Tiffany's Coming to Broadway with Emilia Clarke". Broadway Tour. BroadwayTour.net. 13 October 2012.
- Loading... (2 May 2013). "Games of Thrones Star Emilia Clarke Cast in New Film Garden of Last Days Alongside James Franco". Entertainmentwise. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
- "PICS: Seth McFarlane Dating Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke!". USA Magazine. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
- Ryder, Taryn (20 March 2013). "Seth MacFarlane and 'Game of Thrones' Star Emilia Clarke Break Up". Yahoo! omg!. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
- 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke to guest on 'Futurama' – EXCLUSIVE
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- Emilia Clarke at the Internet Broadway Database
- Emilia Clarke at the Internet Movie Database
- Emilia Clarke at Spotlight