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Lena Headey


Lena Headey is a British actress. She was born in Bermuda to parents from Yorkshire, England, where she was raised. She is the daughter John Headey, a police officer, and his wife Sue. Headey is best known for her role as "Cersei Lannister" in Game of Thrones (2011) (2011-present) and The Brothers Grimm (2005), Possession (2002), and The Remains ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

300
300 Queen Gorgo
(2006)
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones Cersei Lannister
(2011-2017)
300: Rise of an Empire
(2014)
The Purge
The Purge Mary Sandin
(2013)

Filmography

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 2018 Fighting with My Family (completed)
Julia Knight
 2018 The Flood (post-production)
Wendy
 2014-2017 Uncle Grandpa (TV Series)
Aunt Grandma
- Anger Management (2017) ... Aunt Grandma (voice)
- Uncle Grandpa Retires: Part 1 (2015) ... Aunt Grandma (voice, as Lena Heady)
- Aunt Grandma (2014) ... Aunt Grandma (voice)
 2017 Thumper
Ellen
 2015-2016 Danger Mouse (TV Series)
Jeopardy Mouse
- The Duckula Show (2016) ... Jeopardy Mouse (voice)
- Hail Hydrant (2016) ... Jeopardy Mouse (voice)
- Quark Games (2015) ... Jeopardy Mouse (voice)
- Jeopardy Mouse (2015) ... Jeopardy Mouse (voice)
 2016 Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
Lunafreya Nox Fleuret (English version, voice)
 2012 Dishonored (Video Game)
Callista Curnow (voice)
 2012 Dredd
Ma-Ma
 2011 White Collar (TV Series)
Sally
- Taking Account (2011) ... Sally
 2009 Risen (Video Game)
Patty / Cathy / Jasmin / ... (English version, voice)
 2009 Tell Tale
Elizabeth Clemson
 2009 Laid to Rest
Cindy
 2009 The Devil's Wedding (Short)
The Devil's Bride
 2008/I Whore
Mom
 2006 300
Queen Gorgo
 2006 Vacancy (Short)
Pam Bishop
 2006 Ultra (TV Movie)
Penny / Ultra
 2005 Round About Five (Short)
Girlfriend
 2005 The Cave
Dr. Kathryn Jennings
 2004 The Long Firm (TV Mini-Series)
Ruby Ryder
- Lenny's Story (2004) ... Ruby Ryder
- Ruby's Story (2004) ... Ruby Ryder
 2003 No Verbal Response (Short)
Megan
 2002 Possession
Blanche Glover
 2002 Black Plague (Video)
Lady Matilda Mellerby
 2002 The Gathering Storm (TV Movie)
Ava Wigram
 2001 The Parole Officer
Emma
 2000 Aberdeen
Kaisa
 2000/I Gossip
Cathy Jones
 2000 Ropewalk
Allison
 1999 Inside-Out (Short)
Window-dresser
 1999 Onegin
Olga
 1998 Twice Upon a Yesterday
Sylvia Weld
 1998 Merlin (TV Mini-Series)
Guinevere
- Part 2 (1998) ... Guinevere
- Part 1 (1998) ... Guinevere
 1996-1997 Band of Gold (TV Series)
Colette
- Release (1996) ... Colette
- Love (1996) ... Colette
- Hurt (1996) ... Colette
 1997 Gold (TV Series)
Colette
 1997/I Face
Connie
 1997 The Hunger (TV Series)
Steph Reynolds
- Menage a Trois (1997) ... Steph Reynolds
 1997 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Natasha Jackson
- Diplomatic Baggage (1997) ... Natasha Jackson
 1997 Van Gogh's Ear (Short)
 1996 Ballykissangel (TV Series)
Jenny Clark
- The Things We Do for Love (1996) ... Jenny Clark (as Lena Heady)
 1995 Devil's Advocate (TV Movie)
Clare Rigby
 1995 Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets
Cleo Coal
 1995 Loved Up (TV Movie)
Sarah
 1994 MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (TV Movie)
Elise Moran
 1994 Fair Game (TV Movie)
Ellie
 1993 Century
Miriam
 1993 The Remains of the Day
Lizzie
 1993 Soldier Soldier (TV Series)
Shenna Bowles
- Base Details (1993) ... Shenna Bowles
- Live Fire (1993) ... Shenna Bowles
- Shifting Sands (1993) ... Shenna Bowles
 1993 How We Used to Live (TV Series)
Grace Palmer
- In Civil War: Truth or Treason (1993) ... Grace Palmer
- In Civil War: Know Thine Enemy (1993) ... Grace Palmer
- In Civil War: The Fugitive (1993) ... Grace Palmer
 1993 Spender (TV Series)
Emily Goodman
- Best Friends (1993) ... Emily Goodman
- The More Things Change (1993) ... Emily Goodman
 1993 Screen Two (TV Series)
Margaret
- The Clothes in the Wardrobe (1993) ... Margaret
 1992 Waterland
Young Mary
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Other Works:

(1/2004) Music video: Appeared in the video for "Bellissimo" by Ilya, directed by the Guard Brothers. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 4 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Lena Heady

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

Shooting guns is not something I would do in my spare time. I really don't understand why Americans can purchase guns so easily and why they use them for sporting purposes. See more »

Trivia:

Was in a relationship with Jerome Flynn that ended on such bad terms that when both were cast on Game of Thrones (2011), each had a clause inserted into their contracts that they would never share scenes and must remain apart on set. See more »

Trademark:

Arched eyebrows See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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