Emilia Clarke, better known as Daenerys Targaryen on the Game of Thrones, isn’t actually blonde
Emilia Clarke (born 1 May 1987) is an English actress, best known for portraying Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO medieval-fantasy series Game of Thrones.
Clarke’s early work includes two plays at St. Edwards, ten plays at Drama Centre London, the 2009 Company of Angels production of Sense, and a 2009 commercial for Samaritans. Her first television roles were Saskia Mayer in a 2009 episode of Doctors and Savannah in SyFy’s 2010 movie Triassic Attack. Screen International magazine named her as one of the “UK Stars Of Tomorrow”.
Clarke at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con InternationalIn 2010 she was cast as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones which is based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. She was cast as a replacement to fellow British actress Tamzin Merchant who was replaced for undisclosed reasons. The show debuted in April 2011 to positive reviews and was quickly picked up by the network for a second season. Clarke won the 2011 EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role as Daenerys. Clarke will appear in a new feature film in 2013 titled Spike Island, named after the location of The Stone Roses’ seminal 1990 gig. In March 2013, Clarke played the lead role of Holly Golightly in a Broadway production of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. In May 2013 it was announced that Clarke had joined the feature film Garden of Last Days opposite James Franco.