An undeniably talented actress, Emilia Clarke has garnered the attention of audiences for her powerful and groundbreaking performances.
Clarke starred for eight seasons as the iconic ‘Daenerys Targaryen’ on the HBO award winning series GAME OF THRONES. Over the course of the series, Clarke garnered four Emmy nominations and three Critics Choice nominations for her portrayal the beloved ‘Mother of Dragons’.
Most recently, Emilia published her first comic book M.O.M.: MOTHER OF MADNESS with Image Comics. The three-issue miniseries, co-written by Marguerite Bennett with art from Leila Leiz, centers on a busy single mom named Maya whose life is upended by the discovery of superpowers and uses them to take on a secret cabal of human traffickers. The hardcover edition will be on sale this December.
Upcoming, Emilia will be joining the Marvel Universe in the mini-series SECRET INVASION based on the Skrull-centric comic book arc of the same name. She will star opposite Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Kingsley Ben-Adir. The series is currently in production.
On the big screen, she last starred in Paul Feig’s romantic dramedy, LAST CHRISTMAS, alongside Henry Golding and Emma Thompson. Written by Thompson and playwright Bryony Kimmings, the story follows Kate (Clarke), who works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop, and her unlikely romance with Tom (Golding) that seems too good to be true. The film was a box office success, grossing over $100 million dollars.
Emilia will also lend her voice to the animated film, THE AMAZING MAURICE, starring opposite Hugh Laurie, David Thewlis and Hamish Patel.
Other notable credits include SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY directed by Ron Howard; ME BEFORE YOU, the screen adaptation of Jojo Moyes best-selling novel of the same name, which grossed over 208M worldwide. Clarke also portrayed the iconic role of ‘Sarah Connor’ in TERMINATOR: GENISYS, a prequel to the popular box-office franchise, opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. In addition, she co-starred in DOM HEMINGWAY opposite Jude Law and SPIKE ISLAND directed by Mat Whitecross.
Clarke made her Broadway debut in 2013 as ‘Holly Golightly’ in the stage adaptation of Truman Capote's classic 1958 novella, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S.
In March 2019, Clarke launched SAMEYOU, a charity aimed at revolutionizing recovery for young adults following brain injury and stroke. SAMEYOU focuses on post-surgery/post hospital care when treatment and recovery resources are often lacking, as well as providing grants and advocacy support to urge leaders to prioritize and improve neuro recovery care for young adults after brain injury and stroke.
After graduating from the Drama Centre London, Clarke began her career with a guest-leading role in the BBC series DOCTORS and a co-leading role in the U.S. made-for-television movie, TRIASSIC ATTACK. Clarke currently resides in London.
M.O.M.: Mother of Madness HC Dec 8, 2021