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.
In an alternative universe maybe...
Since Daniel Craig firmly stated that he didn't want to do another James Bond film after 'Spectre', suggestions have been flying all over the place about who it could be next. Will Idris Elba become the first black 007? Or will it embrace the talents of Tom Hardy or Tom Hiddleston? But what if was a woman?
Ok, so feminism aside, it's a firmly held idea that Bond should continue to be a male. For a start, you'd have to change the name - how many ladies do you know called James? (Apart from Blake Lively's daughter, of course). But if you erase the tradition of him being a man, you might as well erase all the other Bond conventions; the gadgets, the fast cars, the womanising etc. But, turning pop culture upside for a moment, if James Bond WERE a woman - who would she be?
Emily Blunt displayed some I-work-for-the-government skills in 'Sicario'
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Clarke is one of the star's of HBO's 'Game of Thrones', and takes the title from Penelope Cruz.
‘Game Of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke has been named as Esquire magazine’s Sexiest Woman Alive for 2015. The 28 year old English actor, who plays the white-haired Daenerys Targaryen – aka Khaleesi, aka Mother of Dragons – on the smash HBO series, is also the subject of a feature interview in the publication's new edition.
The magazine made the announcement early on Tuesday (October 13th). Benjamin Markovits, writing a feature interview for the publication, describes Clarke in the strapline for the piece as: “Friendly and fierce. Kid sister and killer. Movie star and girl next door.” Lisa Hintelmann, the editorial projects director for Esquire, said in a brief press release: “Emilia Clarke is unforgettable in 'Game of Thrones' and was hands down the number one choice of Esquire's staff, friends and family.”
'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke has been named as Esquire's 'Sexiest Woman Alive' in 2015
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The British actress, who plays the exiled Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO favourite, slammed the lack of "subtlety" in on-screen sex scenes.
She may have made her name by portraying Daenerys Targaryen, a role which has required her to appear naked several times on screen, but Emilia Clarke has spoken out against the amount of “gratuitous” nudity on TV, saying that she “can’t stand” sex scenes.
Two years ago, the 28 year old actress was reported to have told ‘Game of Thrones’ producers that she no longer wanted to appear in such scenes, even though a significant part of the HBO show’s reputation is built upon explicit scenes – sexual, violent or otherwise.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Clarke said: “Most sex scenes you see in films or on TV are gratuitous and they’re usually just to attract an audience. I’m British, so I cringe at that sort of thing anyway — I can’t stand it.”
Sam Smith received the Solo Artist of the Year award at GQ’s Man of the Year Awards on Tuesday (8th September).
Sam Smith had a pretty good day on Tuesday (8th September). The 23-year-old ‘Stay With Me’ singer won the GQ Solo Artist of the Year award and also announced he’s singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre.
Sam Smith at the 2015 GQ Man of the Year Awards in London.
The actress behind Daenerys Targaryen discusses the privilege of starring in 'Game of Thrones' - and gets excited about season six.
Fresh from her Primetime Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen, 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke is already getting excited about the sixth season of the fantasy series, telling fans to expect some "mental" scenes.
Emilia Clarke promises big things for 'Game of Thrones'
Speaking to Variety, the actress said, "I'm looking forward to absolutely every part of it, it's like go-go-go from episode one.
Continue reading: Emilia Clarke Talks 'Game Of Thrones' Scripts And "Mental" Sixth Season
HBO has set a new Emmy best with 126 nominations in total - 24 of them going to flagship show 'Game of Thrones'.
It's that time of year again - the nominations for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, and 'Game of Thrones' has battled its way to the top with a huge haul of 24, including one in the fiercely competitive category of Outstanding Drama Series.
Game On!: Will Peter Dinklage win an Emmy?
The globally popular fantasy series will go up against 'Better Call Saul', 'Downton Abbey', 'Homeland', 'House of Cards', 'Mad Men' and 'Orange is the New Black' for the coveted award. And if doesn't win, well, the show's got 23 other decent chances, including a possible gong for Peter Dinklage - up for Supporting Actor - and either Lena Headey or Emilia Clarke, who are competing against each other in the Supporting Actress arena.
Continue reading: Emmy Nominations: Record Year For HBO, Thanks To 'Game Of Thrones'
This declining franchise really needed a jolt to the head, but the producers disappointingly opt to play it safe with an unambitious script and child-friendly action. After the OK part 3 (2003's Rise of the Machines) and a weak part 4 (2009's Salvation), this film is unlikely to win new fans or keep the old ones hoping for more. Even though it's made to a high technical standard, the movie feels derivative and safe, avoiding any properly dangerous tension for a series of badly contrived action set-pieces.
It opens in 2029, as plucky rebel John Connor (Jason Clarke) is fighting the world-dominating Skynet machines with the help of his right-hand man Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney). When Skynet sends a Terminator (the young Arnold Schwarzenegger) back to 1984 Los Angeles to kill John's mother Sarah (Emilia Clarke), Kyle follows to rescue her. But he arrives to find the timeline already altered. Sarah had been attacked years earlier, rescued at age 9 and raised by an ageing Terminator she calls Pop (the present-day Arnie). Since everything has changed, Sarah and Kyle decide to jump forward to 2017 San Francisco so they can stop Skynet from taking over the planet with its Genisys operating system. But when they arrive, they realise that there's been even more jiggery-pokery in the timeline.
The way the film wraps in and around the 1984 original is clever, with added intrigue in the fact that Kyle and Sarah haven't yet fallen for each other and conceived John. So when he turns up in San Francisco, there are all sorts of mind-bending possibilities. Alas, the screenwriters can't be bothered to play with them. Instead they structure the film as a series of rambling expository conversations leading to yet another pointless flurry of explosive carnage. Honestly, if Terminators are literally indestructible, why bother trying to defeat them with guns? And yet everyone keeps shooting at them, just making them mad.
Continue reading: Terminator Genisys Review
The ‘Game of Thrones’ actress has given some hope to Jon Snow’s legions of fans.
Spoiler alert! ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Emilia Clarke has said she’s going to be in so much trouble after she hinted that it might not be the end for Jon Snow after all. During an interview with MTV to promote her new movie Terminator: Genisys, the actress gave her own fan theory on the fate of Snow, saying she believes there’s a 50/50 chance he could come back.
Emilia Clarke has given her thoughts on Jon Snow’s fate.
Speaking about life after season five’s shocking finale, Clarke said she has no idea what’s going to happen and if Jon Snow is actually gone for good. “If I have to bet, I’d say it’s a 50/50 chance,” Clarke said. ”I mean, there's some helpful people there who could bring him on back to life. But if [his death] means that I'm that much closer to getting to the Throne, then hey, okay.”
Continue reading: Emilia Clarke Gives Her Fan Theory On The Fate On Jon Snow
Season Five of 'Game of Thrones' has wrapped up, but with such a good series overall, we had to take a look at our favourite moments from the season.
With the stunning and shocking season finale for 'Game Of Thrones' Season Five having taking audiences by storm, it's time to take a look back over the season and discuss what we thought were the best moments from one of the best rated seasons of one most critically acclaimed shows of all time. While there were plenty of twists and turns this season (in addition to boat rides), these are our top five:
Kit Harington's Jon Snow seems to have bitten the dust
Cersei's Arrest: Lena Headey has put in a great performance from the start, making the incestuous, alcoholic and power-hungry Cersei Lannister both a compelling and hated character since the show's first episode. That said, seeing her chickens coming home to roost when Jonathan Pryce's High Sparrow took the power she had given him, and threw her in prison for her various crimes.
Continue reading: The Top Five Moments From 'Game Of Thrones' Season Five [Spoilers]
With Ned's execution, two major battles, and the still-painful Red Wedding rounding off the penultimate episode of each 'Game of Thrones' series, "episode nine" has always been the one to watch out for. This year, the show took a darker, more personal twist.
HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' has been getting a lot of criticism this year for it's massively dramatic departures from the book series 'A Song of Ice and Fire', upon which the show is based. While series creator George R. R. Martin stated on his official blog "there has seldom been any TV series as faithful to its source material" and reiterated how the show and the books are entirely separate stories, albeit with the same intended ending.
Shireen Baratheon (Kerry Ingram) falls victim to the ninth episode
That still doesn't excuse the sudden, unexpected (and rather brutal execution) of a young girl, in Sunday night's infamous Episode Nine 'The Dance of Dragons'. Written by show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the episode saw Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) hounded by Ramsey Bolton's (Iwan Rheon) guerrilla tactics, and offering his daughter Shireen (Kerry Ingram) to the priestess Melisandre (Carice Van Houten) as a sacrifice. Said sacrifice involved burning her alive to appease the Red God, with the hopes of turning their luck and winning him the Iron Throne once and for all.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Stuns Audiences With Season 5's Episode 9 [Spoilers]
Date of birth
26th October, 1986