Check out the lineup of new movies and shows streaming on Netflix this month, including The Trial of the Chicago 7. See the full list. Emilia Clarke rose to fame as Daenerys in " Game of Thrones ," but she still had to compete for roles on her way to stardom. Let's look at the parts she nearly landed.
Daenerys Targaryen is a fictional character in George R. In the novels, she is a prominent point of view character. She is one of the most popular characters in the series, and The New York Times cites her as one of the author's finest creations. Introduced in 's A Game of Thrones , Daenerys is one of the last surviving members along with her older brother, Viserys of House Targaryen , who, until fourteen years before the events of the first novel, had ruled Westeros from the Iron Throne for nearly three hundred years prior to being ousted.
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 BBC One medical soap opera Doctors in Clarke rose to prominence in her breakthrough role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones — The role garnered her international recognition, and several accolades , including four Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
She replaced Tamzin Merchant , who played the role in the unaired pilot episode. Merchant's departure was announced on 29 April and Clarke's casting was confirmed on 21 May Clarke has been cast as Sarah Connor in the Terminator reboot film. The issue contains an extensive interview in which Clarke discusses her casting and work on Game of Thrones. Clarke's first major on-screen role was for the anti-abuse organization Samaritans.