Emilia Clarke is a Hollywood actress born on 26th October 1986 in London, England in the United Kingdom. She was brought up in Berkshire, England. Her father was a sound engineer in theatres and her mother a business woman. She also has one brother. When she was three years of age, she went along with her mother to watch a musical play “Show Boat” in theatre, where her father was working. Ever since her visit, she aspired to become an actress. The working and life of theatre fascinated her. She has studied at Rye St Antony School- Roman Catholic School and St. Edward’s School. She has graduated from the Drama Centre London in 2009. She is skilful in ballads, jazz singing, alto, and cabaret singing.
Emilia performed in two plays, Twelfth Night and West Side Story, during her education in St Edwards. When she was in Drama Centre London, she did ten theatrical productions. She was also a part of Sense in 2009 by Company of Angels and did two commercials for an anti-abuse organization called Samaritans. Emilia acted in a short film of students of the University of London too. Her debut in television was with the medical soap opera Doctors in 2009, where she played the character of Saskia Mayer. Her next gig was in 2010 TV movie Triassic Attack. Triassic Attack was a science fictional work directed by Colin Ferguson, in which Emilia was seen as Savannah Roundtree. She was named as one of the “UK (United Kingdom) Stars of Tomorrow” by the Screen International magazine.
Emilia is widely known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the Game of Thrones series on HBO. Before grabbing that role, she was working at three to six different jobs like at a call centre, bartending, etc. to make her ends meet. Game of Thrones is based on the George R. R. Martin’s book series – A Song of Ice and Fire. She replaced British actress
in the series. During her audition for the role, she did the robot and funny chicken dance. She was a part of all five seasons of the series and is associated with the sixth season too.
She debuted in the film industry in 2012 with Spike Island. Spike Island by Mat Whitecross was a British musical drama/comedy film. Emilia was seen as Sally Harris. Her next project was a short film Shackled in the same year. Shackled was a thriller drama by Nour Wazzi. Emilia was the main lead in the movie named Malu. She also did
by Richard Shepard in 2013. She was cast as Evelyn Hemingway opposite
. She played the daughter of Jude in the British black-comedy. Emilia did Futurama, an animated sitcom in 2013. She lent her voice to the character Marianne in the ‘Stench and Stenchibility’ episode. In 2014, it was revealed that she would be a part of the Garden of Last Days, feature film along with
. But, just two weeks before the production was scheduled to begin, the movie was written off. She was also offered a role in Fifty Shades of Grey of Anastasia Steele, but she refused to be a part of the production because of the nude scenes.
Recently, Emilia Clarke was the part of motion picture
. Terminator Genisys is the fifth instalment in the Terminator movie series where Emilia was seen as Sarah Connor opposite
Me Before You
is an upcoming American romantic drama feature film by Thea Sharrock. It is the adaptation of Jojo Moyes’s novel. Emilia is in the main lead of the film. She is also a cast of Voice from the Stone, a suspense/ mysterious, romantic movie with the backdrop of Tuscany of 1950’s. Her character is named Verena.
Clarke has also lent her voice to the video game version of Game of Thrones. She played the role of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffiny’s, a Broadway production in 2013. Clarke has won Scream Awards for Breakout Performance (Female), Gracie Awards in the category of Outstanding Rising Star in a Drama Special or Series (Female), and Empire Awards. Else than these, she has been a nominee for numerous awards like Jupiter Awards, Teen Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Saturn Awards, etc.
She was rumoured to be dating Seth MacFarlane in 2012, but the couple reportedly split in 2013. Clarke was named as the Sexiest Women Alive in 2015 by Esquire. She can play the guitar, and flute. She says, if she weren’t an actress, she would have been a singer, graphic designer, or an architect.