Lena Headey

Birthday: Oct 3, 1973
Birthplace: Bermuda
One of the latest in an illustrious line of British actresses to graduate from the English Rose School of Acting into the realm of full-bodied contemporary roles, Lena Headey first came to the attention of audiences in 1992, when she played the younger version of Jeremy Irons' wife in Waterland. Hailing from Yorkshire (though she was born in Bermuda in 1973), Headey originally intended to be a hairdresser. Fate intervened, however, when her performance in a one-off show in the company of six school friends at the National Theatre caught the interest of a casting agent, who contacted her drama teacher and subsequently cast Headey in Waterland.Headey's turn as a sexually adventurous schoolgirl in the film led to her being cast as a sexually adventurous maid in Merchant Ivory's The Remains of the Day in 1993. More period adventure followed that same year in The Summer House, in which Headey played a quiet young lass being forced into a 1950s marriage with an insufferable mama's boy. After another stint as a corseted virgin in The Jungle Book (1994), Headey finally got to take part in the latter half of the 20th century in the BBC miniseries Loved Up (1995), in which she played an Ecstasy-saturated raver. That same year, she took part in another BBC mini, Band of Gold, in which she further distanced herself from her period past by portraying a lesbian prostitute. Over the next several years, Headey would appear in several projects like Posession, The Brothers Grimm, and The Red Baron, as well as TV series like Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Game of Thrones.The actress returned to period drama in Marleen Gorris' adaptation of Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway (1997), which cast her as the younger version of the title character's best friend. More contemporary work subsequently came her way in Antonia Bird's Face (also 1997), a crime thriller in which she played the social worker girlfriend of Robert Carlyle's political idealist-turned-gangster. She also starred in the romantic fantasy The Man with Rain in His Shoes (1998) as one of the love interests (along with Penelope Cruz) of an out-of-work Scottish actor (Douglas Henshall).After supporting turns in the lavish made-for-TV Merlin (1998) and Onegin (1999), the latter of which featured her as Liv Tyler's sister, Headey crossed over into the realm of Hollywood teen-oriented offerings with Gossip (2000), a college-set drama that cast her as one of three students who start a nasty rumor about two of their classmates (Kate Hudson and Joshua Jackson). Although the film was a bomb, Headey's career looked bright with a number of projects on the horizon. Included amongst them was Aberdeen (2000), a road movie set in Norway and Scotland that also starred Ian Hart, Charlotte Rampling, and Stellan Skarsgård.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
93% Fighting with My Family Julia Knight 2019
No Score Yet Hear Her: Leading Lady Parts Actor 2018
86% Thumper Ellen 2017
12% Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Lunafreya Nox Fleuret $0.3M 2016
44% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Lady Catherine de Bourgh $8.7M 2016
No Score Yet Air Jaws: Night Stalker Actor 2016
17% Zipper Jeannie Ellis 2015
No Score Yet Unity Actor 2015
51% Low Down Sheila Albany 2014
44% 300: Rise of an Empire Queen Gorgo $91.1M 2014
20% The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Monica 2014
14% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Jocelyn $31.2M 2013
39% The Purge Mary Sandin $64.5M 2013
No Score Yet Vivaldi (Antonio Vivaldi) Actor 2013
79% Dredd Ma-Ma $13.5M 2012
No Score Yet Pete Smalls is Dead Actor 2011
No Score Yet Tell-Tale (Tell Tale) Elizabeth Clemson 2010
No Score Yet Laid to Rest Cindi 2009
No Score Yet Whore Actor 2008
20% The Red Baron (Der rote Baron) Kate Otersdorf 2008
49% The Broken Gina McVey 2008
31% St. Trinian's Miss Dickinson 2007
No Score Yet The Contractor Ballard 2007
60% 300 Queen Gorgo $210.6M 2007
34% Imagine Me & You Luce $0.6M 2006
38% The Brothers Grimm Angelika 2005
12% The Cave Kathryn $14.9M 2005
No Score Yet Los Actores Dolores 2003
92% Ripley's Game Sarah Trevanny 2003
64% Possession Blanche Glover $10.1M 2002
83% The Gathering Storm Ava Wigram 2002
87% Aberdeen Kaisa 2001
57% The Parole Officer Emma 2001
No Score Yet Anazapta Actor 2001
48% Onegin Olga Larin 1999
29% The Man with Rain in His Shoes (Twice Upon a Yesterday) Sylvia Weld 1998
82% Merlin Guinevere 1998
71% Mrs. Dalloway Young Sally 1998
38% Face Connie 1997
No Score Yet Grave Indiscretion Cleo Coal 1995
79% Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book Kitty Brydon 1994
95% The Remains of the Day Lizzie 1993
73% The Summer House Margaret 1993
No Score Yet Century Miriam 1993
53% Waterland Young Mary 1992

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2012
93% Game of Thrones
2011
Queen Cersei Baratheon Cersei Lannister
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Running Wild With Bear Grylls
2014
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2014
83% RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
Judge
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
97% White Collar
2009-2014
  • 2011
76% Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
2008-2009
Sarah Connor
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Long Firm
2005
Ruby Ryder
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Hunger
1997-1999
  • 1997

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