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Above Suspicion

Emilia as Susan Smith
Solo: A SW Story

Emilia as Qi'Ra
Game Of Thrones

Emilia as Daenerys
Five Times In One Night

Emilia as ???

Early Life

Emilia Clarke was born in London, England on October 23rd, 1986. She grew up at the countryside in Berkshire, with her brother and parents. Her father was a theatre sound engineer and her mother was a business woman, and her brother studied politics. Due to her fathers work as a theatre sound engineer, Emilia was early brought into the theatre enviroment. Emilia discovered her passion for drama at the young age of three, when she accompanied her mother to the musical Show Boat. Her father worked behind the scenes of the play, and Emilia was immediately drawn by it. Drama quickly became one of her hobbies, but young Emilia also had other dreams; if she wheren’t supposted to be an actress, she would be an architect, a singer, or a graphic designer.

At the start of the new millennium, Emilia started at St Edward’s School in Oxford. She attented the school for five years, until she finished in 2005. Later on, Emilia began to study at the prestigious Drama Centre London, a school which known names like Paul Bettany, Colin Firth, and Pierce Brosnan had attented before her. Roles played whilst at Drama Centre included Rosencrantz in Hamlet,  Anna in The Government Inspector, Raymonde in A Flea in Her Ear, Besse in Awake and Sing, Orsina in Emilia Galotti, Isabelle in The Changeling and Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion. In addition she played Beate in Sense for the Company of Angels Theatre. Emilia graduated from Drama Centre London in 2009.

Early Career

While still attending Drama Centre London, Emilia got a guest role in  BBC Drama Production’s Doctors. Emilia portraied Saskia Mayer in the 89th episode of season 11, which aired on television on August 25, 2009. After graduating, Em got her first film role in the fatasy/sci-fi TV Movie Triassic Attack as a girl named Savannah. Triassic Attack revolved around a Native American owner of a kitschy roadside museum, who accidentally brought to life three dinosaur fossils. Annoyed by the wakening, the giant dinosaurs wreak havoc on the small town and the local university. The film was released on November 27 2010, and went on to recieve pretty OK reviews considering the low budget.

Emilia also appeared in a commercial for Samaritans called Lisa’s Story. Lisa’s Story, a 60 second fundraising advert was created to raise the essential funds the samaritans needed to keep their phone lines open and to recruit and train the thousands of volunteers needed to answer every call, whenever the samaritans are needed. Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide, and Emilia believes that it’s a campaign deffinitely worth supporting. She appeared in a couple of adverts for the story during the year 2009.

Game of Thrones

Before Emilia’s second profesional acting piece was even released, she recieved what would be her big breakthrough role. Actress Tamzin Merchant who was originally supposted to play Daenerys Targaryen in the epic series “Games of Thrones” left the cast list after filming the unaired pilot episode, and her departure was announced on 29 April 2010. Fans of the book started to speculate on her replacer, and it was confirmed less than two months later: british actress Emilia Clarke would take up on the callenge of portraying Daenerys in the popular series.

Principal photography for the first season of the series was scheduled to begin on July 26, 2010, with the primary locations being Paint Hall Studio in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the city of Mdina, Malta. Anticipation for the series was described by various media outlets as extremely high, with a dedicated fan base closely following the show’s development.  By April 2011 multiple entertainment news outlets had described it as the most highly awaited television series of 2011. Emilia also got mentioned as one of the “UK stars of Tommorow” for the year of 2011, by screen. The UK stars of tommorow is an annual glimpse of new talent which will dominate UK and international film over the next few decades. Their lists include UK actors, film-makers, writers and animators who are shaping up as the hottest prospects in the business and whose stars are most likely to be on the rise in the coming year.

Game of Thrones premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011. The show quickly recieved positive, as well as some negative, attention, and Emilia went on to recieve great reviews for her work as Daenerys.  According to TV Guide ,“the majority of reviews for the show were very positive, with critics noting the high production value, the well-realized world, compelling characters, and giving particular note to the strength of the child actors”. Tim Goodman’s review for The Hollywood Reporter stated, “a few minutes into HBO’s epic Game of Thrones series, it’s clear that the hype was right and the wait was worth it.”

As of April, Game of Thrones has a Metacritic average of 79 out of 100 based on 28 critic reviews, but scored an average of 9.0 out of 10 based on 202 viewer reviews, earning “universal acclaim.” The strong viewing figures for the first episode prompted HBO to renew the show for a second season.

The show is currently at its sixth season, already renewed for a seventh (aired in 2017). Daenerys has become one of the most loved characters of the show/saga, together with her giant dragons.

The eight and last season of the show will air sometime in 2019, and we’ll have to sadly say goodbye to the character who made us fall in love with Emilia.

Other Emilia Projects

Thanks to the success of Game of Thrones, Emilia is now well known and she has been offered several roles for the big screen as well. She played Sarah Connor in the 2015 new Termiantor saga chapter Terminator Genisys, and all her fans are waiting to see her as Louisa Clark on the movie adpation for the best-seller Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, with Sam Claflin and Jenna Coleman. She got another big role in the Star Wars new chapter Solo: A Star Wars Story as Han Solo’s young friend Qi’Ra. We’re still waiting for the release of Above Suspicion, which she filmed back in 2013 and everyone says she’s great in it! She also has a theatre project with Me Before You’s director Thea Sharrock – Five Times In One Night in the West End.