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13 Oct, 2015

Esquire’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’

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Emilia Clark Esquire sexiest coverEsquire gives its cover to Clarke for its annual Sexiest Woman Alive issue. In the interview she says she had to look up the Game of Thrones series online before auditioning for the role.

I had two scenes which told me nothing and not very much time in which to read all those [George R.R. Martin] books. So I did what every good actor does and Wikipedia’d the living crap out of it.

16 Jul, 2015

Emmy nomination

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Clark is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for Game of Thrones.

Thank you. I was, hilariously, I was at the doctor’s waiting to go in. It was a very embarrassing moment. There’s a lovely British girl waiting in the doctor’s office, and you’ve got the best news ever, and you’re very excited and a bit loud on the phone. All you want to do is just scream and shout, and you have all these people glaring at you thinking, ‘What is that woman on?’ So, yeah, I had to try and contain my excitement for that moment. But it was pretty brilliant nonetheless.

1 May, 2015

British Vogue cover

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Clarke appears on the cover of May 2015 issue of British Vogue. She talks about her parents reaction to her becoming an actress, and what it’s like working on Game of Thrones.

I went back to Game of Thrones and it was like coming home. Just the smell of the hotel in Belfast made me feel safe…I told myself, forget the big game plan; all I want is to do jobs that make me happy.

25 Mar, 2015

Hollywood Reporter cover

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Clarke appears on the cover of April 2015 issue of The Hollywood reporter. She talks about playing Sarah Connor, turning down ‘Fifty Shades‘ and the success of Game of Thrones.

Never in a million years did I think Game of Thrones was going to take off like it did…It’s taken me five years to catch up with it. I’m still not sure I’m there.

15 Jun, 2014

The Children

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Clarke appears as Daenerys Targaryen in the tenth episode of season four, The Children. Daenerys is forced to chain up her remaining two dragons after the third dragon creates havoc and then goes missing.

20 May, 2014

The Prince of Winterfell

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Clarke appears as Daenerys Targaryen in episode eight of season two, The Prince of Winterfell. The Westerosi knight in exile Ser Jorah Mormont, played by Iain Glen, advises her to leave the city of Qarth in Essos and sail to Astapor without her dragons. She reminds him that she possesses powerful magic and insists he take her to the House of the Undying, where the warlock Pyat Pree is holding the dragons.

18 May, 2014

Mockingbird

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Clarke appears as Daenerys Targaryen in the seventh episode of season four, Mockingbird, alongside Michiel Huisman as her lieutenant Daario Naharis and Iain Glen as her counselor Ser Jorah Mormont. Daario speaks with Daenerys about his dissatisfaction with his role keeping the peace in the Essosi city of Meereen, and the two have sex. Ser Jorah advises mercy for the slavemasters of the city of Astapor, who have recaptured their former slaves, and Daenerys says that he may allow them to live.

11 May, 2014

The Laws of Gods and Men

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Clarke appears as Daenerys Targaryen in the the sixth episode of season four, The Laws of Gods and Men. In the city of Meereen on the continent of Essos, Daenerys struggles to learn the art of administration. She is forced to repay a peasant whose goat has been killed by her dragon, and realizes the consequences of her decision to crucify the city’s former slavemasters in retribution for their own crucifixion of slaves.

8 May, 2014

Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things

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Clarke appears as Daenerys Targaryen in Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things, the fourth episode of the first season, alongside Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen and Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont. The Dothraki khalasar arrives at the city of Vaes Dothrak. Viserys becomes enraged that he has not been given the army promised him by Khal Drogo and that the Dothraki have been marching east further into the continent of Essos rather than west towards the Narrow Sea crossing with Westeros. When Daenerys invites him to dinner in her tent, the two quarrel and Daenerys tells Viserys that he has no honour among the Dothraki as he has won no battles. He attempts to assault her but she is able to resist him physically and warns him that if he tries to strike her again he will lose his hands, as she is the queen of the Dothraki horde and carrying the khal‘s heir. Counseled by Ser Jorah, Daenerys realizes that although Viserys is the Targaryen royal family’s heir by birth, he could not challenge for the throne of Westeros even if he was given an army.

4 May, 2014

First of His Name

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Clarke appears as Daenerys Targaryen in the fifth episode of season four, First of His Name. After her lieutenant Daario Naharis, played by Michiel Huisman, captures the navy of the city of Meereen, she considers the possibility of sailing across the Narrow Sea from the continent of Essos to conquer King’s Landing in Westeros. However after learning that there is unrest in the former slave cities of Astapor and Yunkai, which have been freed by her army, she decides to stay in Meereen and learn how to administer a city.

27 Apr, 2014

Oathkeeper

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Clarke appears as Daenerys Targaryen in the fourth episode of season three, Oathkeeper. Daenerys’s army is able to incite a successful slave revolt in the city of Meereen in Slaver’s Bay on the continent of Essos. Against the advice of her counselor Ser Barristan Selmy, played by Ian McElhinney, she orders 163 former slavemasters to be crucified as retribution for 163 crucified slaves that were used as signposts to point the way to the city.

20 Apr, 2014

Breaker of Chains

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Clarke appears as Daenerys Targaryen in the third episode of season four, Breaker of Chains. The slave city of Meereen, on the continent of Essos, sends a champion to challenge her lieutenant Daario Naharis, played by Michiel Huisman. Daenerys’s army of freed slaves catapult their broken chains over the city walls in order to incite a slave revolt.

6 Apr, 2014

Two Swords

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Clarke appears as Daenerys Targaryen in Two Swords, the first episode of the fourth season. As her army marches towards the slave city of Meereen on the continent of Essos, they encounter the gruesome spectacle of crucified slave children hung beside the road to act as signposts toward the city. Daenerys promises that she will bear witness to their suffering before burying their remains.

1 Apr, 2014

Flare cover

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Clarke appears on the cover of the April 2014 issue of Flare magazine. She talks about Game of Thrones, her childhood, and her role in Terminator.

This is the most physical transformation I’ve ever done. But I haven’t done anything before this—I’ve done Game of Thrones and that’s about it. With Dany, it’s all CGI dragons, so not much training is needed.

6 Jan, 2014

The Mountain and the Viper

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Clarke appears as Daenerys Targaryen in the eighth episode of season four, The Mountain and the Viper. Realizing that she has been betrayed by her counselor Ser Jorah Mormont, played by Iain Glen, she orders him to leave the city of Meereen or face death.

13 Dec, 2013

Cast in Terminator: Genesis

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Paramount confirmsterminator_genesis Clarke is cast as Sarah Connor in Terminator: Genesis, the fifth film in the Terminator franchise and the first in a planned stand-alone trilogy. On preparing for her first major film role:

I’ve been spending all day, every day, in weapons training. I’ve been shooting guns, weightlifting, kick-boxing.

18 Jul, 2013

Emmy nomination

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Clarke is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones.

6 am rolls around this morning and my alarm in my hotel went off randomly — and I never set it. So I was in a daze, finding things to throw at this machine that I couldn’t get to stop beeping. Then my phone was ringing… I’ve kind of just been laughing and smiling ever since…

9 Jun, 2013

Mhysa

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Clarke appears as Daenerys Targaryen in the tenth episode of season three, Mhysa, alongside Nathalie Emmanuel as her advisor Missandei. After the slaves of the city of Yunkai are freed, they gather in front of Daenerys and address her as mhysa. Missandei informs her that this means ‘mother’.

2 Jun, 2013

The Rains of Castamere

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Clarke appears as Daenerys Targaryen in the ninth episode of the third season, The Rains of Castamere alongside her three advisors Ser Jorah Mormont, Barristan Selmy and Daario Naharas, played by Iain Glen, Ian McElhinney and Ed Skrein. Ser Jorah, Daario and the Unsullied warrior eunuch Grey Worm, played by Jacob Anderson, seize the city of Yunkai on the continent of Essos.