Emilia Clarke Will Be A Poet In Let Me Count The Ways

Emilia Clarke

by James White |
Published on

As we write this, we don't yet know whether Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen will end up sitting on the Iron Throne in Game Of Thrones or deciding to say stuff it with all the battles and politicking and taking a job at the King's Landing Starkbucks Coffee. But we do know at least one job that Clarke herself will be taking now the show is ending: she'll play poet Elizabeth Barrett in Let Me Count The Ways.

Set in the mid-19th century, the based-on-truth film follows Barrett as she is living in the family home with her siblings in an affluent part of London. She has gained fame and recognition for her poetry but, weakened by a mysterious illness, lives as a virtual recluse, reliant on laudanum. The youthful, impulsive Robert Browning comes into her life, awakening a passion she had previously only ever written about. But the closer she and Browning get, the more her father fights to keep control over her.

Björn Runge, who last directed The Wife, is behind the camera for the film, working from Paula Milne's script. Clarke will next be seen in Paul Feig's Last Christmas, headed our way on 15 November. And for those keeping track of Thrones, our reviews can be found here.

Keep up to date with all the latest movie news, click here to subscribe to Empire on Great Magazines and have the latest issue delivered to your door every month.

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us