Life Emilia Clarke surprised sick father with a trip to the North Pole By weekster Posted on December 16, 2019 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Emilia Clarke (33) managed to surprise her father with a gift during his last Christmas. She planned a trip to the North Pole with her parents and brother at the time. She writes that in a column in Telegraph Magazine. “But I would trade it all in for another moment with him” “This would be the last Christmas for my beloved father. I don’t know if I knew it somewhere, and therefore suddenly managed to surprise him with the perfect gift,” writes the Game of Thrones actress about the December 2015 trip. ” But I would trade it all in for another moment with him. ” According to Clarke, Christmas is not about giving presents, but about being together with the people you love. Emilia’s father died of cancer in July 2016. According to her, playing her Game of Thrones character Daenerys Targaryen helped her deal with the loss.