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Clarke was almost unheard of before she landed her career-making role in Game of Thrones. Previously, the actress’ biggest parts had been in the U.K. soap opera Doctors and a 2010 Syfy television movie called Triassic Attack. And yet Clarke was clearly doing something right – so much so that Screen International named her a “U.K. Star of Tomorrow” in 2011. But no one could have predicted just how fitting said accolade would turn out to be.