Thursday 8 December 2016

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke to play Jamie Vardy’s girlfriend Rebekah in new film

Published 01/05/2016 | 14:44

Actress Emilia Clarke arrives at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actress Emilia Clarke arrives at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

To the millions of Game of Thrones fans around the world she’s known as Daenerys Targaryen, but actress Emilia Clarke is set to throw her skills to a new role in the biopic about Premier League footballer Jamie Vardy.

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The Mother of Dragons will leave her blonde wig behind as she prepares to star as Leicester striker Vardy’s girlfriend Rebekah Nicholson (33) in a film to hit screens in 2017.

Emilia (29), who was voted Esquire’s sexiest woman alive after rising to fame on the HBO cult show, will star in the rags to riches film which will document Vardy’s rise from a £30-a-week amateur to the top of the Premier League.

Vardy is set to marry his long-term girlfriend Nicola in a ceremony next month.

Jamie Vardy and Rebekah Nicholson attend the 6th Annual Asian Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on April 8, 2016 in London, England.
Jamie Vardy and Rebekah Nicholson attend the 6th Annual Asian Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on April 8, 2016 in London, England.

According to The Mirror, filmmaker Adrian Butchart said Emilia’s role as Rebeckah in the film with be key to the success of the film.

“In a male- dominated story, it’s important to have a strong female lead. Becky’s a combination of beauty and inner strength.”

Danaerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones
Danaerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones

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