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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 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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300 Queen Gorgo
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones Cersei Lannister
The Purge
The Purge Mary Sandin
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 2017 Thumper (post-production)
 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)
 2014-2016 Uncle Grandpa (TV Series)
Aunt Grandma
- Uncle Grandpa Retires: Part 1 (2015) ... Aunt Grandma (voice, as Lena Heady)
- Aunt Grandma (2014) ... Aunt Grandma (voice)
 2012 Dishonored (Video Game)
Callista Curnow (voice)
 2012 Dredd
 2011 White Collar (TV Series)
- Taking Account (2011) ... Sally
 2009 Risen (Video Game)
Patty / Cathy / Jasmin / ... (English version, voice)
 2009 Tell Tale
Elizabeth Clemson
 2009 Laid to Rest
 2009 The Devil's Wedding (Short)
The Devil's Bride
 2008/I Whore
 2006 300
Queen Gorgo
 2006 Vacancy (Short)
Pam Bishop
 2006 Ultra (TV Movie)
Penny / Ultra
 2005 Round About Five (Short)
 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)
 2002 Possession
Blanche Glover
 2002 Black Plague (Video)
Lady Matilda Mellerby
 2002 The Gathering Storm (TV Movie)
Ava Wigram
 2001 The Parole Officer
 2000 Aberdeen
 2000/I Gossip
Cathy Jones
 2000 Ropewalk
 1999 Inside-Out (Short)
 1999 Onegin
 1998 Twice Upon a Yesterday
Sylvia Weld
 1998 Merlin (TV Mini-Series)
- Part 3 (1998) ... Guinevere
- Part 2 (1998) ... Guinevere
 1996-1997 Band of Gold (TV Series)
- Release (1996) ... Colette
- Love (1996) ... Colette
- Hurt (1996) ... Colette
 1997 Gold (TV Series)
 1997/I Face
 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)
 1994 MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (TV Movie)
Elise Moran
 1994 Fair Game (TV Movie)
 1993 Century
 1993 The Remains of the Day
 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)
- The Clothes in the Wardrobe (1993) ... Margaret
 1992 Waterland
Young Mary
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Appears in the music video for "Bellissimo" by Bristol, UK band Ilya, directed by the Guard Brothers (January 2004). See more »

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Lena Heady


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We've all had that moment where you look into someone's eyes and there's some kind of recognition there, whether you act on it or not. See more »


Lives in Laurel Canyon, California with her husband and their two dogs: Wizard and Angela Lansbury. See more »


Distinctive smooth and rich voice See more »

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WOW! Did she really walk naked in front of all those people? jayberds
Wasn't Cersei justify, sorta, in killing the High Sparrow? palmerjosh74
Where did she say she used a body double in the GOT scene? cashmccall
She isn't playing Cersei very well, for one big reason. fion-4
Fantastic in Dredd! astrazen11
I love her Cersei! astrazen11
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