By Rita Kokshanian
Jul 20, 2015 @ 2:15 pm
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Winter may be coming, but it's definitely summer for Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel. The actress, who plays Missandei on the hit series, was seen catching some rays in Italy while on vacation, and she looked good while doing it. 

Emmanuel donned a teeny black bikini while hanging out on a boat with friends in Ischia, an island off the eastern coast of the country. The English actress, who topped off her look with a body chain and sunnies, is in the area for the Ischia Global Film & Music Festival, where she took home an award for European actress of the year. Emmanuel took to Instagram to thank the festival for the award—check out the photo she shared below.

The excitement is so real... Thank you @ischiaglobalfest for honouring me last night. It really means so much! My first award!!! And I shall never forget it! Ischia you are beautiful!!! It was also unbelievably inspiring to be standing with these talented women, who I admire so much.... as well as the other brilliant creative minds this festival celebrates! ... Can you see the sheer excitement in my face to be meeting Helen Mirren?? 😂😂😂 She has been an inspiration of mine for many years as she has been for many people... But she is from the same town me and that makes me very proud! #ischiaglobalfilmfestival #Ischia #stolemyheart #helenmirren #aliciavikander #trudiestyler #film #blessed #thankyou #inspired Styling by @rebeccacorbinmurray

A photo posted by Nathalie Emmanuel (@nathalieemmanuel) on

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