Emilia Clarke (born 26.10.86) is a British Emmy Award-nominated actress best known for her work on the HBO series 'Game of Thrones'.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth, Emilia Clarke has a net worth of 3 million USD.
Childhood: Emilia Clarke was born in London to a businesswoman and a theatre sound engineer. Clarke grew up in Berkshire with her younger brother, where she developed a love of acting at the age of three, when she saw the play 'Show Boat' which her father was working on at the time. Clarke studied at Rye St Antony School and St Edward's School in Oxford, before moving on to study at Drama Centre London, and graduating in 2009.
Career: While studying in London, Emilia Clarke landed a series of small film, television and stage roles, and a television commercial for the Samaritans charity. In 2009, she appeared in an episode of 'Doctors', before appearing in the SyFy television film 'Triassic Attack'. In that same year, she was cast in the role of Daenerys Targaryen in 'Game of Thrones' - the HBO television adaptation of George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series of novels - after actress Tamzin Merchant left the project for undisclosed reasons.
Following the 2011 airing of 'Game of Thrones', the series became one of the most successful series of all time. In 2013, Clarke was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work on 'Game of Thrones' and the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. In April of the same year, Clark made her debut Broadway appearance in a production of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', and in December she was cast as Sarah Connor in 'Terminator Genisys' with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The actress thinks everybody should worry about something else.
Following an incredible run of seven dramatic, action-packed episodes in its penultimate season, 'Game of Thrones' has once again this year worked its way into the hearts of everybody watching. With just six episodes of the entire series to go before it concludes for good, storylines are going to have to be tied up, with one of the biggest being that of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) discovering that they're related (aunt and nephew), right after they slept together for the first time.
Emilia Clarke has played Daenerys Targaryen for seven seasons to-date
Whilst the scene of their first sexual encounter was one many had looked forward to for some time, seeing the pair make love whilst narration proved they were actually related was one of the strangest moments 'Game of Thrones' has ever had. Still, that's not the problem a vocal minority have with the series.
The characters could be locking lips before we know it...
It looks like the sexual tension we all felt between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen in the most recent episode of 'Game of Thrones' wasn't something we were willing to happen rather than it actually being there, as one of the show's directors has spoken out about the romance that could blossom between the two.
We've not yet seen Jon bend the knee to Daenerys
Whilst everybody at home knows the pair are related by blood, after it was revealed in season 6 that Jon Snow is actually from a Targaryen AND Stark background, the fact Daenerys is Jon's aunt doesn't seem to be slowing down the brewing relationship. In fact, this is a world where incest is frowned upon, but still seems to boil under the surface for many involved.
The stars found it strange finally being on set with one another.
HBO may be going through quite the disastrous week, with leaks on a variety of different shows including hit fantasy series 'Game Of Thrones', but that hasn't stopped fans from getting super excited about the amazing meeting that took place in last week's episode between Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). Whilst the relationship between the pair didn't get off to the best start, the cold freeze between them soon began to thaw, as Daenerys agreed to let Jon and his men mine the dragonglass that lay in the stocks at Dragonstone.
Daenerys Targaryen is making her bid for the Seven Kingdoms
The meeting between the two was something that fans have been waiting for for quite some time now, especially so after last year's revelation that Jon does indeed have Targaryen blood. As the nephew to Daenerys, but with neither aware of their family connection, there's now rumours that romance could blossom between the two.
Clarke spoke to Elle magazine for its August edition ahead of the return of 'Game of Thrones' for its seventh season.
The 30 year old British star, who has played Daenerys Targaryen since the HBO series began in 2011, has been working hard promoting the seventh series ahead of its return this weekend. In a new interview for the US August edition of Elle magazine, she opened up about what it is like to bare all on screen, and reveals that she gets a lot of unfair criticism for it.
Specifically referring to her up-close-and-personal encounter with Daario Naharis (played by Michael Huisman) in season four, she said: “It’s brilliant. I actually went up to [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] and thanked them. I was like, ‘That’s a scene I’ve been waiting for!’ Because I get a lot of c**p for having done nude scenes and sex scenes.”
Continue reading: Emilia Clarke Says She Gets "A Lot Of Cr**" For 'GoT' Nude Scenes
She won't be appearing in an future spin-offs.
With 'Game Of Thrones' set to end as a series after season eight, Emilia Clarke has revealed that she will be hanging up her Daenerys Targaryen wig for good even if she gets invited back later for a spin-off. She's actually surprised she got this far!
Emilia Clarke at the Primetime Emmy Awards
The 30-year-old star may be one of the key characters in the show, but she's looking forward to wrapping up that chapter of her career. Not that she hasn't enjoyed the ride over the past seven years, but now it's time to shake up her identity as an actress.
'Game of Thrones' star Clarke spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the issues surrounding gender in Hollywood.
Emilia Clarke has compared the levels of sexism in Hollywood and the wider entertainment industry as “like dealing with racism” in a new interview.
The British star, a long-time cast member of ‘Game of Thrones’ and with a part in the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars spin-off movie, spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about how accustomed she has become to being treated differently, in both film and television, because she’s a woman.
“I feel so naive for saying it, but it's like dealing with racism,” she explained. “You're aware of it, but one day, you go, 'Oh, my God, it's everywhere!’”
Continue reading: Emilia Clarke Compares Sexism In Hollywood To "Dealing With Racism"
Viral video ties in 'GoT' soundbites to the lyrics of Gloria Gaynor classic.
'Game Of Thrones' fans have gotten to experience a wonderful taste of irony with a viral video featuring the cast 'singing' along to Gloria Gaynor's 1978 hit 'I Will Survive'. It must've have taken some 'GoT' lover a long time to put together but it's so worth it.
The cast of 'Game of Thrones' at the Emmy Awards
So far the gritty fantasy show in its 6 seasons has killed off more than 100 characters, so it seems fabulously appropriate to have the cast's lines dubbed to the tune of the number one diva classic. The video merges together various clips and soundbites from the show so that it appears they are speaking the lyrics to 'I Will Survive'.
The network has not ruled out continuing ‘GOT’ in some form once the series ends.
HBO programming president Casey Bloys has confirmed that the network is still in talks with ‘Game of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin about ideas for a follow-up or prequel once the popular series ends.
‘Game of Thrones’ is expected to end after its eighth season airs on HBO, but according to Bloys, there’s still the possibility of a spin-off or prequel series.
‘Game of Thrones’ could continue once series eight ends, with a prequel or spin-off
Continue reading: HBO Discussing 'Game Of Thrones' Prequel With George R.R. Martin
We can't decide who's more violent: Cersei or Arya.
'Game Of Thrones' season 6 has been quite the rollercoaster, leaving fans a little disturbed, frequently relieved and, finally, purely stunned. In fact, finale episode 'The Winds of Winter', which aired on Sunday (June 26th 2016), has already been lauded as one of the greatest television episodes of all time and for a very good reason.
Daenerys reunites with Tyrion
Throughout the ten episodes we've seen Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) free herself from the clutches of the Dothraki and return home on Drogon, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) resurrected and executing his killers before raising an army with Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) to defeat the Boltons, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) killing the Waif and finally becomes the badass she was always going to be, and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey)... well, she exacts some pretty brutal revenge. Be warned: spoilers ahead.
The film has be criticised by disability activists groups for its portrayal of people with disabilities.
Me Before You, the romantic drama starring ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Emilia Clarke has been criticised by disability rights groups who say the film is sending out a negative message about the lives of people with disabilities.
The story below contains spoilers about the film’s plot.
Emilia Clarke stars in Me Before You.
Continue reading: Emilia Clarke's 'Me Before You' Angers Disabled Rights Groups
Date of birth
26th October, 1986
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