Emilia Clarke is an English actress. She studied at the Drama Centre London, where she appeared in a number of stage productions, and starred in a theatre production by the Company of Angels. After making her screen debut in a short film, her television debut came with a guest appearance in an episode of the British soap opera ‘Doctors’ in 2009. The following year, she was named as one of the UK Stars of Tomorrow by Screen International magazine for her role in the Syfy film ‘Triassic Attack’ in 2010.
Clarke rose to international prominence in 2011 for her breakthrough role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO fantasy television series ‘Game of Thrones’. The role has garnered her critical acclaim and several accolades, including three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and six nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. She has received widespread praise for her performance. Her portrayal of Daenerys, tracing an arc from frightened girl to empowered woman, has been praised highly. Matthew Gilbert of The Boston Globe called her scenes “mesmerizing”, adding that “Clarke doesn’t have a lot of emotional variety to work with as Daenerys, aside from fierce determination, and yet she is riveting.” Todd VanDerWerff for The A.V. Club commented on the difficulty of adapting such an evolution from page to screen, but concluded that “Clarke […] more than seal[s] the deal here. In 2017, she reportedly became one of the highest paid actors on television, earning £2 million per episode of Game of Thrones.
Clarke made her Broadway debut as Holly Golightly in a production of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ in 2013. She played Sarah Connor in ‘Terminator Genisys’ in 2015, opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney, and Jason Clarke. The film grossed over $400 million worldwide, but received generally unfavorable reviews from critics, despite this she did receive nominations for awards like the Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Star – Female and Germany’s Jupiter Award for Best International Actress.
In 2016, Clarke starred as the female lead, opposite Sam Claflin, in the movie adaption of the best selling book (of the same name), ‘Me Before You’, released on 3 June 2016. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $200 million worldwide and is her highest-rated film on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. For her role as Louisa Clark, she shared nominations with Sam Claflin for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liplock and the MTV Television Tearjerker Award. She played the lead as Nurse Verena, in the film ‘Voice from the Stone’ which was released on April 2017 in limited release, video on demand and digital HD.
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Emilia Clarke movie or TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Emilia Clarke films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Emilia Clarke movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
1. Last Christmas (2019)
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ star Henry Golding is joining forces with ‘Game of Thrones’ juggernaut Emilia Clarke for the most important Christmas movie since ‘Love Actually’. According to recent media reports Paul Feig, the mastermind director behind ‘Bridesmaids’, ‘Ghostbusters’, and ‘A Simple Favor’, will direct Golding and Clarke in ‘Last Christmas’, based on a script written by screen legend Emma Thompson and playwright Bryony Kimmings.
Feig, who previously helmed ‘Bridesmaids’, ‘The Heat’ and ‘Ghostbusters’ and created the comedy series ‘Freaks and Geeks’, will also produce ‘Last Christmas’ for his Feigco Entertainment, alongside Jessie Henderson. David Livingstone, producer of the upcoming Judy Garland biopic ‘Judy’ starring Renee Zellweger, and Thompson will also produce. Universal executive Erik Baiers will oversee the project for the studio. While the details of the film’s story are being kept under wraps, recent media reports have described it as a ‘holiday romance set in London’.
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2. Game of Thrones (2011 – )
As we all know, and fear of, ‘Game of Thrones’ is merciless in killing the characters off from the screenplay. Your show favourite may miss the next episode of the season. But Emilia Clarke has a different story. Her character, Daenerys Targaryen, has managed to stay alive throughout the epic show until its eighth, and final, season. Clarke has joined as a fresh talent with the franchise when it was debuted on HBO in 2011. She was literally just out of the school when entrusted with the character of Daenerys Targaryen, who would eventually grow up to become one of the main pillars of the show’s narrative. Over the seven seasons, Targaryen has gone through a character arc that marked with titles like Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, and the Breaker of Chains.
In the upcoming eighth season, Clark’s Daenerys Targaryen arrives at the home of her life partner, Kit Harington’s Jon Snow, Winterfell. She meets his sisters, Maisie Williams’ Arya and Sophie Turner’s Sansa, and Snow’s brother Bran, played by Isaac Hempstead-Wright. In a recently released sneak peek, HBO reveals Jon Snow, Arya Stark and Sansa Stark walking along the crypts at Winterfell and they find their own graves at the end of the hall! HBO doesn’t give out any clues about the fate of the clan and the characters including Daenerys Targaryen. According to fans, the actress immortalized the Queen despite her health issues during the making GoT. While the grand finale approaches, GoT has gone beyond a mere fantasy series for TV. It has become a cultural phenomenon that influencing fashion, accessories, makeup collections, drinks, video games, board games, and various utilities. It catapulted the stature of fantasy genre from a teen business to a cult for all. Moreover, GoT used the TV as a great medium of storytelling and lured viewers who were alienated from the medium. It also raised the bar when it comes to the quality of production.
On April 14, HBO will premiere Game Of Thrones’ eighth and final season. Reports suggest that season 8 consist of only six episodes. HBO confirmed that all the six episodes of the final season will have a running time between 58 and 82 minutes. The grand finale airing May 20 is written and directed by showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss. Fans are also curious about Emelia Clarke’s life after Daenerys Targaryen. The actress has already wrapped up ‘The Terminator’ and ‘Star Wars.’ She plays the lead in Paul Feig’s romcom, ‘Last Christmas.’
3. Above Suspicion (2019)
‘Above Suspicion’ is an upcoming thriller film directed by Philip Noyce, and stars Emilia Clarke and Jack Huston. It is based on Joe Sharkey’s nonfiction book of the same name. It revolves around an FBI agent who is assigned to a small town in Kentucky, where he becomes involved with a local woman, leading to scandal.
A short synopsis has been doing the rounds in the media: “The chilling true story of a newly married FBI poster boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it’s a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal shook the foundations of the nation’s top law enforcement agency, ending in the first ever conviction of an FBI agent for murder.”
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