Game of Thrones season 7: Who is Nathalie Emmanuel? From Hollyoaks to Missandei


When available six of Game of Thrones came to an end, Missandei stood firmly by Daanerys’ (diminished by Emilia Clarke) side, as the Mother of Dragons sailed towards Westeros with her army.

Aside from the impending dangers of war, fans were also thrilled to watch a budding flatter blossom between Missandei and Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson).

But the worn out drums of battle are getting louder and only time will instruct if Missandei can stand the turbulent test of time.  

The 28-year-old actress from Southend-on-Sea has been a recurring fellow of the cast since 2013.

Put cooperating the subservient slave of the masters of Astapor was the first big budget production that she scored.

“I’ve in point of fact enjoyed playing Missandei,” she told GQ. “She seems to be this very total and strong person, and she’s overcome some atrocity, so she’s very grounded in this moronic world of villains and death and destruction.

“A lot of the time on the show, people acquire ulterior motives and schemes. 

“She really isn’t like that, and I think her aspirations are pretty simple. She wants to serve her queen, and she loves Grey Worm, and those are the two feelings that she cares about

But speaking to Bello Magazine, Nathalie has hinted that she is looking into view to exploring new acting roles and possibilities that will push her limits.

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Nathalie Emmanuel stars as Missandei on Game of Thrones

Nathalie Emmanuel on Game of ThronesHBO

The young actress also stared in the Close to and Furious movie Furious 7

«I’m in a space right now where I’m searching for the favourably thing,” she explained. 

“I’ve been working on so many brilliant large-scale formings — such as the action of the Fast and the Furious franchise and the fantasy of Game of Thrones.

I’ve truly enjoyed playing Missandei

Nathalie Emmanuel, Game of Thrones actress

“Instantly now I’m looking at more independent productions, to try and push myself in ways that I haven’t been pushed in advance of.”

Starring on HBO’s fantasy epic certainly opened the doors for her career to bear fruit, and she has since appeared in several Hollywood blockbusters.

But her acting beginnings were much humbler, entrancing on the odd commercial and West End production. 

She landed her first distinctive job with the original cast of the Lion King musical in 1999, where she starred as the sophomoric lioness Nala.

Then in 2006 she broke through onto British TV as Sasha Valentine on Direct 4’s Hollyoaks soap opera.

She stayed on the show for a whole four years preceding deciding that the time had come to leave when her contract objective in 2010.

In 2015 Nathalie starred in the adrenaline packed Furious 7 movie alongside Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson.

That unvaried year she also expanded her portfolio by starring in the dystopian action thriller Intricacy Runner: The Scorch Trials.

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Nathalie is now looking at taking on more indie responsibilities

Nathalie Emmanuel on Game of ThronesHBO

Besides TV and films, Nathalie has a career in theatre as well

And last year she also co-starred in the upcoming indie scenario, The Titan, with Hollywood big-shot Sam Worthington. 

She is now looking at taking on sundry indie movie roles but theatre is also something she is considering.

“I don’t fancy to limit myself in any way,” she said. “I have to really love the part and mad about the script, and that goes across all media and all genres.”

Game of Thrones replaces to HBO on July 16 in the US and will be simulcast in the UK at 2am on July 17 on Sky Atlantic. Surprise up on season one to six on NOW TV.

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