Emilia Clarke (born 23 October 1986) is an English actress. She studied at the Drama Centre London, appearing in a number of stage productions, including one by the Company of Angels. Her television debut came with a guest appearance in an episode of the British medical 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 .
She made her Broadway debut as Holly Golightly in a production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 2013 in addition to a West End production of The Seagull in 2020. Her film roles include Sarah Connor in the science fiction film Terminator Genisys and Qi’ra in the Star Wars film Solo: A Star Wars Story. She has also starred in the romantic films Me Before You and Last Christmas . In 2018, she was honoured by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts with the British Artist of the Year award. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019.