So let’s catch up with the cast. Stars and unknowns alike, the cast of Game of Thrones are on to (hopefully) bigger and better things.
Role on Thrones: Daenerys Targaryen
Upcoming projects: Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull on the London stage
Perhaps more than any other actor on Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke is identified with the show. It’ll take years for her to shake Daenerys from her identity. She’ll have to play another iconic character, like Harrison Ford once did. It hasn’t happened yet, but Clarke has been busy since Thrones ended in 2019.
In the years leading up to the Thrones finale, Clarke was a hugely in-demand actress. And she managed to balance her GoT schedule with movie work and her recovery from two brain aneurysms. She’s appeared in two giant franchise movies, Terminator Genisys and Solo: A Star Wars Story. And, in 2019, she released two films, in addition to GoT Season 8. Now, with Dany in her rear view, Clarke has her eyes set on the London stage. She’ll play Nina in director Jamie Lloyd’s staging of the Chekhov classic, The Seagull, at London’s Playhouse Theatre beginning in March.