In 2016, Clarke starred as the female lead, opposite Sam Claflin, in the movie adaption of the best selling book (of the same name), Me Before You, released on 3 June 2016.
For her role as Louisa Clark, she shared nominations with Sam Claflin for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liplock and the MTV Television Tearjerker Award.
Her acting, as she closed Daenerys's arc initiated in the first episode from a frightened girl to an empowered woman, was praised.
Clarke studied at the Drama Centre London, and appeared in a number of stage productions.
Clarke reprises the role of Daenerys in Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series, debuting in "The Sword in the Darkness." Clarke claimed the lead role in the 2016 movie Me Before You with Sam Claflin and Jenna Colman.
Emilia Clarke was named Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive 2015.
Clarke rose to prominence in 2011 for her breakthrough role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011–present), a performance that has gained her critical acclaim.
She has been nominated for three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and two Critics Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, among other accolades.