Emilia Clarke has a distinguished role in a popular TV series.
She plays Daenerys Targaryen in "Game of Thrones," the television series based on George R.R. Martin's book series of the same name, about fantasy medieval kingdoms. Daenerys is a heroine of the stories, going from a meek girl to a strong woman who helps save people from bondage by leading an army to liberate their cities, in the style of Joan of Arc.
The British actress is also moving toward motion pcitres. As of this writing, she has made two movies, Voice from the Stone and Me Before You, that are in post-production.