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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 also raised. She is the daughter of Sue and John Headey, a police officer. 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 of... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 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
300: Rise of an Empire


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 2016 Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
Lunafreya Nox Fleuret (English version, voice)
 2012 Dredd
 2009 Tell Tale
Elizabeth Clemson
 2009 Laid to Rest
 2008/I Whore
 2006 300
Queen Gorgo
 2005 The Cave
Dr. Kathryn Jennings
 2002 Possession
Blanche Glover
 2001 The Parole Officer
 2000 Aberdeen
 2000/I Gossip
Cathy Jones
 2000 Ropewalk
 1999 Onegin
 1998 Twice Upon a Yesterday
Sylvia Weld
 1997/I Face
 1995 Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets
Cleo Coal
 1993 The Remains of the Day
 1993 Century
 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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5' 5½" (1.66 m)

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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 »


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So bad acting as Cersei on Game of Thrones Hanks864
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
Stop comparing her to Kiera Knightley AudgePaudge
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