Emilia Clarke (born 26 October 1986) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series , for which she received two Game of Thrones Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013 and 2015. Clarke made her Broadway debut in a production of as Holly Golightly in March 2013. In 2015, she starred as Breakfast at Tiffany's Sarah Connor in the film . Terminator Genisys
Early life [ edit ]
Emilia Clarke was born on 26 October 1986 in London, and grew up in
Berkshire. [1 ] [2 ] Her father is a theatre [3 ] sound engineer. She has an older brother. Clarke's interest in acting began at the age of three after seeing the musical [4 ] , on which her father was working at the time. Show Boat She was educated at [1 ] Rye St Antony School and at St Edward's School, Oxford. She then attended [5 ] Drama Centre London, graduating in 2009. [6 ]
Clarke at the Hollywood premiere of the third season of
Game of Thrones
in March 2013.
Clarke's early work includes two plays at St. Edwards,
ten plays at Drama Centre London, the 2009 [5 ] Company of Angels production of Sense, and two 2009 commercials for [6 ] Samaritans. One of her first film roles was for a [7 ] University of London students' short film. Her first television roles were Saskia Mayer in a 2009 episode of the British soap opera [8 ] and Savannah in Doctors Syfy's 2010 film . Triassic Attack magazine named her as one of the "UK Stars of Tomorrow". Screen International [9 ]
In 2010, Clarke was cast as
Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO medieval fantasy series , based on the book series Game of Thrones by A Song of Ice and Fire George R. R. Martin. She was cast after fellow British actress Tamzin Merchant was replaced for undisclosed reasons. She did the [10 ] funky chicken and robot dance during her audition. The show debuted in April 2011 to positive reviews and was quickly picked up by the network for a second season. [11 ] She has appeared in all five broadcast seasons, and is attached to the sixth. Clarke won the 2011 [12 ] EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role as Daenerys. In 2013, Clarke was nominated for [13 ] Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. She was nominated again in the category in 2015. [14 ] She was voted the most desirable woman in the world by [15 ] readers in 2014. Askmen [16 ]
In 2012, Clarke appeared in
Spike Island, a film named after the location of The Stone Roses's seminal 1990 gig. [17 ] From March to April 2013, Clarke played Holly Golightly in a Broadway production of [18 ] . Breakfast at Tiffany's In 2013, she also starred in [19 ] alongside Dom Hemingway Jude Law. In May 2014, it was announced that she had joined the feature film Garden of Last Days alongside James Franco, but the movie was scrapped two weeks before production was due to begin. Clarke was offered the role of Anastasia Steele in [20 ] but turned down the part because of the nudity required. Fifty Shades of Grey She played [21 ] Sarah Connor in 2015's , opposite Terminator Genisys Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney, and Jason Clarke. She will play the lead as Nurse Verena, in the up-coming movie [22 ] (2015). Voice from the Stone [23 ] She was named [24 ] Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive in 2015. [25 ]
She is rumoured to be attached to the film
The Guns of August opposite Helena Bonham Carter, and recently wrapped up filming [26 ] , in which she stars as one of the lead roles, as the character Louisa Clark. Me Before You [27 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Video games [ edit ]
Theatre [ edit ]
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke: I feel just like Khaleesi in real life". Now . Retrieved . 10 July 2015
^ "Emilia Clarke Celebrates 28th Birthday on 'Game of Thrones' Set -- See Epic Cake!". tooFab . Retrieved . 10 July 2015
^ "Actor Bio: Emilia Clarke". Game of Thrones: Cast and Crew. HBO . Retrieved . 21 April 2011
^ "In Vogue: Emilia Clarke". . 15 June 2015 Vogue . Retrieved . 2 November 2015
^ a b "OSE to star in new HBO drama". St Edward's School. 14 February 2011.
^ a b "Spotlight: Emilia Clarke". Spotlight . Retrieved . 27 September 2011
^ (YouTube). Samaritans. 16 November 2009. Lisa's Story
^ "Video Of Emilia Clarke In Student Movie". sitmovie.com.
^ "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. '"
^ Kevin, Patrick (20 March 2014). "Did the Funky Chicken land Emilia Clarke her 'Game of Thrones' role?". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved . 5 May 2014
^ "HBO Re-commissions 'Game of Thrones. '" IFTN. 19 April 2011.
^ "EWwy Awards 2011: Meet Your Winners!". Entertainment Weekly. 19 September 2011.
^ a b "Emmy Nominees Full List: . Breaking Bad, Homeland, Downton Abbey Dominate 2013 Awards" . 18 July 2013 The Huffington Post . Retrieved . 10 July 2014
^ a b Hipes, Patrick (16 July 2015). "Emmy Nominations 2015 – Full List". Deadline.com . Retrieved . 16 July 2015
^ "Emilia Clarke Voted Most Desirable Woman" . Retrieved . 5 March 2014
^ "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
^ ". The Huffington Post. 25 March 2015 'Game Of Thrones' Star Emilia Clarke Turned Down 'Fifty Shades Of Grey '" . Retrieved . 13 September 2015
^ ". 'Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke Set For 'Terminator' In Sarah Connor Role" Deadline.com. 13 December 2013 . Retrieved . 13 December 2013
^ "Voice From The Stone Film Official Facebook Page".
^ "Emilia Clarke set to lead in Voice From The Stone". Variet.com.
^ "The Gorgeous Balance of Emilia Clarke, Sexiest Woman Alive 2015". Esquire. 13 October 2015 . Retrieved . 2 November 2015
^ "Emilia Clarke Joins WWI Drama 'The Guns of August' Opposite Helena Bonham Carter". upandcomers.net. 19 May 2014.
^ "Emilia Clarke To Star In Me Before You Movie Adaption". Empire. 2 September 2014.
^ a b Murray, Rebecca. "2011 SCREAM Awards Nominees and Winners". About.com. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013 . Retrieved . 16 January 2013
^ "The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". . Screen Actors Guild Award Screen Actors Guild. 29 January 2012. Archived from the original on 19 June 2012 . Retrieved . 7 June 2012
^ "HBO, FX Lead Critics’ Choice TV Awards — But Where Are ‘Mad Men’, ‘Modern Family’?". Deadline.com. 22 May 2013. Archived from the original on 22 May 2013 . Retrieved . 22 May 2013
^ "The International Press Academy Announces Nominations For The 18th Annual Satellite Awards". PR Newswire. 2 December 2013 . Retrieved . 2 December 2013
^ "SAG Awards Nominations: ‘12 Years A Slave’ And ‘Breaking Bad’ Lead Way". Deadline.com. 11 December 2013 . Retrieved . 11 December 2013
^ Foutch, Haleigh (3 March 2015). "Interstellar And The Winter Soldier Lead Saturn Award Nominations". Collider.com. Archived from the original on 5 March 2015 . Retrieved . 5 March 2015
^ Hipes, Patrick (10 December 2014). "SAG Awards Nominations: 'Birdman' & 'Boyhood' Lead Film Side, HBO & 'Modern Family' Rule TV – Full List". Deadline.com. Archived from the original on 26 January 2015 . Retrieved . 26 January 2015
^ "Empire Hero Award". . Empireonline.com Bauer Consumer Media. 2015 . Retrieved . 1 April 2015
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