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Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding joining rom-com ‘Last Christmas’

/ 03:33 PM September 24, 2018

The “Game of Thrones” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” actress is to star opposite “Crazy Rich Asians” actor Henry Golding in a holiday season movie set in London.

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British actress Emilia Clarke at the Cannes Film Festival, May 2018. Image: LOIC VENANCE / AFP

Since breaking through in “Game of Thrones,” receiving three Emmy nominations and six Screen Actors Guild nods as a result, Emilia Clarke has gone on to appear in “Terminator Genisys,” smalltown romance “Me Before You,” and sci-fi spin-off “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

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Actor Henry Golding at the premiere of Warner Bros Pictures’ “Crazy Rich Asians” in Hollywood, California, on August 7, 2018. Image: Jean-Baptiste Lacroix / AFP

Now she is boarding a romantic comedy from writers Emma Thompson — yes, she who starred in “Love Actually,” adapted “Sense and Sensibility” and co-wrote “Bridget Jones’s Baby” — and the English performance artist and playwright Bryony Kimmings.

Paul Feig is directing, having helmed “A Simple Favor,” which saw Golding in support and began its international rollout last week.

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Though that was a more serious crime drama, Feig is generally better known for comedies “Bridesmaids,” “Spy,” and “The Heat,” with “Last Christmas” itself being pitched as a romantic comedy.

Next up for Clarke is crime thriller “Above Suspicion” while Golding, surfing a wave of popularity following the blockbuster success of “Crazy Rich Asians,” has post-war Vietnam drama “Monsoon” in the works. NVG

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