Now 33 years old, Emilia Clarke hit the big time in one of the leading roles of the recently concluded hit television show Game of Thrones.
Her role as Daenerys Targaryen captured the hearts of viewers from the start, leading to the formerly little-known actress being catapulted into Hollywood stardom. Prior to 2011, the British actress had featured in an episode of the soap opera Doctors as well as the TV movie Triassic Attack, but then came her big break as the ‘Mother of Dragons’ in the infamous HBO series.
Alongside a now-famous cast of Kit Harrington, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Lena Headey, and others, Clarke’s story was followed by millions around the world. It became so famous, in fact, that it transcended the status of a television show, growing into a cultural phenomenon and featuring across all mediums, including gaming. If anyone wants to play alongside the iconic character or her house sigil, BonusFinder is the place to go for online casinos with the Game of Thrones slot machine, or there’s the Telltale Game of Thrones video game.
Over the course of the eight years ofGame of Thrones, Clarke flexed her acting prowess in many different roles across cinema, including alongside Jude Law in Dom Hemingway, in the supernatural thriller Voice from the Stone, in the Terminator reboot Terminator Genisysas Sarah Conner, and as Qi’ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Being a pop-culture icon, Clarke also lent her voice to many animated shows, including Robot Chicken, Thunderbirds Are Go, and in the touching penultimate episode of Futurama.
While Game of Thrones and its decisive ending is still a major topic of conversation, Emilia Clarke has put the show in the rear-view mirror as she looks set to take Hollywood by storm.
A large portion of the Game of Thronesaudience didn’t enjoy the conclusion of the long-running series, citing its shortened nature, rushed writing, and particularly the ‘switch flip’ in the change in the character of Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen. Speaking at the Emmy Awards 2019, as relayed by HeraldPublicist, Clarke addressed the backlash to season eight of Game of Throneswith a smile.
“It was profoundly flattering,” the British actress said. “When someone cares that much that they’re ready to make such a noise… that’s just enormously flattering.”
Moving on from Game of Thrones, which finished earlier in 2019, Emilia Clarke already has two films in post-production. First on the slate is set to be one of the centrepieces of the winter,Last Christmas, staring Clarke and Henry Golding. Clarke says that she agreed to star in the film before even reading the script according to TheBlast.
She says that it was pitched as an Emma Thompson-written movie, to which she replied “I don’t even need to read it… I’m one hundred per cent in!” Clarke continued, hailing Thompson as “the greatest human” and saying that the duo of Thompson with director Paul Feig was an “absolute no-brainer.”
Having been announced back in 2016 at the Cannes Film Festival, Clarke’s fans have been waiting with bated breath for the release of her other upcoming movie, Above Suspicion, which also stars Jack Huston and Johnny Knoxville. Still without a confirmed release date, the film is said to be in post-production and likely slated for a 2020 release.
Emilia Clarke already has two of the biggest cinematic franchises under her belt as well as one of the leading roles in the biggest television show ever. Over the next couple of years, she’ll star inLast ChristmasandAbove Suspicion: expect these to be the beginning of the cheery British actress’ reign on the big screen.