Lena Headey

Lena Kathren Headey (born 3 October 1973) is a British actress. She gained international recognition and acclaim for her portrayal of Cersei Lannister on the HBO epic fantasy drama series Game of Thrones (2011–2019), for which she received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award nomination. Headey made her film debut in the mystery drama Waterland (1992). She continued to work steadily in British and American films and on television, before gaining further recognition with her lead performances in the films The Brothers Grimm (2005) and 300 (2007). Her other film credits include The Remains of the Day (1993), The Jungle Book (1994), Mrs Dalloway (1997), Ripley's Game (2002), Imagine Me & You (2005), Dredd (2012), The Purge (2013), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), and Fighting with My Family (2019). Outside of film, Headey starred as Sarah Connor in the science fiction television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009) and had a recurring role as Amelia Hughes in the animated web series Infinity Train (2019–2021). She provided voices for the role-playing video game Risen (2009) and the video game tie-in film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016), as well as the animated series Danger Mouse (2015–2017) and Trollhunters (2017–2018), and puppet-animated series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019).

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Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016)

The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the world’s last remaining Crystal, and the menacing empire of Niflheim is determined to steal it. King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers called the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s magic, they fight to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takeshi Nozue
CAST:  Go Ayano  •  Shioli Kutsuna  •  Ayumi Fujimura  •  Keiji Fujiwara

The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the world’s last remaining Crystal, and the menacing empire of Niflheim is determined to steal it. King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers called the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s magic, they fight to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takeshi Nozue
CAST:  Go Ayano  •  Shioli Kutsuna  •  Ayumi Fujimura  •  Keiji Fujiwara

The Broken (2008)

The life of a successful radiologist spirals out of control when she sees the spitting image of herself driving down a London street. While attempting to uncover who the imposter could be, she stumbles into a terrifying mystery that her family and closest friends ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Ellis
CAST:  Lena Headey  •  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Melvil Poupaud  •  Michelle Duncan

The life of a successful radiologist spirals out of control when she sees the spitting image of herself driving down a London street. While attempting to uncover who the imposter could be, she stumbles into a terrifying mystery that her family and closest friends ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Ellis
CAST:  Lena Headey  •  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Melvil Poupaud  •  Michelle Duncan

St. Trinian's (2007)

When their beloved school is threatened with closure should the powers that be fail to raise the proper funds, the girls scheme to steal a priceless painting and use the profits to pull St. Trinian's out of the red.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Parker  •  Barnaby Thompson
CAST:  Talulah Riley  •  Rupert Everett  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Colin Firth

When their beloved school is threatened with closure should the powers that be fail to raise the proper funds, the girls scheme to steal a priceless painting and use the profits to pull St. Trinian's out of the red.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Parker  •  Barnaby Thompson
CAST:  Talulah Riley  •  Rupert Everett  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Colin Firth

The Contractor (2007)

Former CIA Operative, James Dial is coaxed back into action to kill a terrorist in London, but it all goes wrong and he is forced into hiding, where he meets and befriends a 12 year old girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josef Rusnak
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Eliza Bennett  •  Lena Headey  •  Ralph Brown

Former CIA Operative, James Dial is coaxed back into action to kill a terrorist in London, but it all goes wrong and he is forced into hiding, where he meets and befriends a 12 year old girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josef Rusnak
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Eliza Bennett  •  Lena Headey  •  Ralph Brown

Walk Like a Panther (2018)

A group of 1980s wrestlers are forced to don the lycra once last time when their beloved local pub is threatened with closure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Cadan
CAST:  Stephen Graham  •  Jason Flemyng  •  Dave Johns  •  Julian Sands

A group of 1980s wrestlers are forced to don the lycra once last time when their beloved local pub is threatened with closure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Cadan
CAST:  Stephen Graham  •  Jason Flemyng  •  Dave Johns  •  Julian Sands

Thumper (2017)

In a town of low-income and fractured families, a group of teens are lured into working for a dangerous drug dealer. A new girl arrives who hides a dangerous secret that will impact everybody and change their lives forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Ross
CAST:  Eliza Taylor  •  Pablo Schreiber  •  Lena Headey  •  Ben Feldman

In a town of low-income and fractured families, a group of teens are lured into working for a dangerous drug dealer. A new girl arrives who hides a dangerous secret that will impact everybody and change their lives forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Ross
CAST:  Eliza Taylor  •  Pablo Schreiber  •  Lena Headey  •  Ben Feldman

Leading Lady Parts (2018)

The best women of British acting go to an audition for a dream role, primed to take on the role of a lifetime: that complex woman, the strong woman, a woman for today.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jessica Swale
CAST:  Catherine Tate  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Anthony Welsh  •  Emilia Clarke

The best women of British acting go to an audition for a dream role, primed to take on the role of a lifetime: that complex woman, the strong woman, a woman for today.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jessica Swale
CAST:  Catherine Tate  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Anthony Welsh  •  Emilia Clarke

Fighting with My Family (2019)

Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Merchant
CAST:  Florence Pugh  •  Lena Headey  •  Nick Frost  •  Jack Lowden

Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Merchant
CAST:  Florence Pugh  •  Lena Headey  •  Nick Frost  •  Jack Lowden

The Trap (2019)

Isolation and loneliness converge on an unexpected journey when intrigue and new come to town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lena Headey
CAST:  Michelle Fairley  •  James Nelson-Joyce  •  Steven Waddington  •  Larissa Murray

Isolation and loneliness converge on an unexpected journey when intrigue and new come to town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lena Headey
CAST:  Michelle Fairley  •  James Nelson-Joyce  •  Steven Waddington  •  Larissa Murray

The Flood (2019)

Wendy, a hardened immigration officer is offered a high-profile asylum case, judged on her ability to quickly and clinically reject applicants. Through her interrogation, she must uncover whether Haile is lying and has a more sinister reason for seeking asylum.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Woodley
CAST:  Lena Headey  •  Iain Glen  •  Arsher Ali  •  Ivanno Jeremiah

Wendy, a hardened immigration officer is offered a high-profile asylum case, judged on her ability to quickly and clinically reject applicants. Through her interrogation, she must uncover whether Haile is lying and has a more sinister reason for seeking asylum.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Woodley
CAST:  Lena Headey  •  Iain Glen  •  Arsher Ali  •  Ivanno Jeremiah

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch (2019)

For a year, acclaimed British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay was embedded on the set of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones,” chronicling the creation of the show’s most ambitious and complicated season. Debuting one week after the series 8 finale, GAME OF THRONES: THE ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeanie Finlay
CAST:  Kit Harington  •  Emilia Clarke  •  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau  •  Gwendoline Christie

For a year, acclaimed British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay was embedded on the set of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones,” chronicling the creation of the show’s most ambitious and complicated season. Debuting one week after the series 8 finale, GAME OF THRONES: THE ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeanie Finlay
CAST:  Kit Harington  •  Emilia Clarke  •  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau  •  Gwendoline Christie

The Summer House (1993)

Margaret (Lena Headey) is a shy, pale, middle-class Englishwoman who is reluctantly engaged to her older, twittish neighbor Syl Monro (David Threlfall). Both bride- and groom-to-be still live with their mothers in the humdrum suburb of Croydon. However Margaret has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  Jeanne Moreau  •  Joan Plowright  •  Lena Headey  •  Julie Walters

Margaret (Lena Headey) is a shy, pale, middle-class Englishwoman who is reluctantly engaged to her older, twittish neighbor Syl Monro (David Threlfall). Both bride- and groom-to-be still live with their mothers in the humdrum suburb of Croydon. However Margaret has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  Jeanne Moreau  •  Joan Plowright  •  Lena Headey  •  Julie Walters

Fair Game (1994)

It is 1970, there is World Cup and General Election fever. Marco, a wealthy Italian has come to England to discover his true identity. Carl, a student is torn between canvassing for the Labour party, watching the World Cup or going on a walking holiday with his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Dossor
CAST:  Prunella Scales  •  Lena Headey  •  Julian Kerridge  •  Polly Hemingway

It is 1970, there is World Cup and General Election fever. Marco, a wealthy Italian has come to England to discover his true identity. Carl, a student is torn between canvassing for the Labour party, watching the World Cup or going on a walking holiday with his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Dossor
CAST:  Prunella Scales  •  Lena Headey  •  Julian Kerridge  •  Polly Hemingway

Grimm Fairy Tales Animated (2012)

Animated adaptation of the Zenescope Comics horror/fantasy series.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Schnepp
CAST:  Lena Headey  •  Chris Hardwick  •  Briana Evigan  •  Robert Forster

Animated adaptation of the Zenescope Comics horror/fantasy series.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Schnepp
CAST:  Lena Headey  •  Chris Hardwick  •  Briana Evigan  •  Robert Forster

DC League of Super-Pets (2022)

When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto the Super-Dog must convince a rag-tag shelter pack - Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel - to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jared Stern
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Kevin Hart  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Vanessa Bayer

When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto the Super-Dog must convince a rag-tag shelter pack - Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel - to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jared Stern
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Kevin Hart  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Vanessa Bayer

Rita

A headstrong, unconventional teacher and single mother takes on every kind of authority - as well as her family - in a messy and unfiltered way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lisa Cholodenko
CAST:  Lena Headey  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Isabella Crovetti  •  Darren Pettie

A headstrong, unconventional teacher and single mother takes on every kind of authority - as well as her family - in a messy and unfiltered way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lisa Cholodenko
CAST:  Lena Headey  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Isabella Crovetti  •  Darren Pettie

Twist (2021)

A Dickens classic brought thrillingly up to date in the teeming heartland of modern London, where a group of street smart young hustlers plan the heist of the century for the ultimate payday.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Owen
CAST:  Raff Law  •  Michael Caine  •  Lena Headey  •  Franz Drameh

A Dickens classic brought thrillingly up to date in the teeming heartland of modern London, where a group of street smart young hustlers plan the heist of the century for the ultimate payday.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Owen
CAST:  Raff Law  •  Michael Caine  •  Lena Headey  •  Franz Drameh

Gunpowder Milkshake (2021)

To protect an 8-year-old girl, a dangerous assassin reunites with her mother and her lethal associates to take down a ruthless crime syndicate and its army of henchmen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Navot Papushado
CAST:  Karen Gillan  •  Lena Headey  •  Angela Bassett  •  Paul Giamatti

To protect an 8-year-old girl, a dangerous assassin reunites with her mother and her lethal associates to take down a ruthless crime syndicate and its army of henchmen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Navot Papushado
CAST:  Karen Gillan  •  Lena Headey  •  Angela Bassett  •  Paul Giamatti

9 Bullets (2022)

A former burlesque dancer turned author discovers a second chance at life and redemption when she risks everything to rescue her young neighbor after he witnesses his parents’ murder. Now on the run from the local crime boss, who happens to be her longtime ex, she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gigi Gaston
CAST:  Dean Scott Vazquez  •  Lena Headey  •  Sam Worthington  •  Cam Gigandet

A former burlesque dancer turned author discovers a second chance at life and redemption when she risks everything to rescue her young neighbor after he witnesses his parents’ murder. Now on the run from the local crime boss, who happens to be her longtime ex, she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gigi Gaston
CAST:  Dean Scott Vazquez  •  Lena Headey  •  Sam Worthington  •  Cam Gigandet

Band of Gold (1995)

A mother leads a life of prostitution after separating from her abusive boyfriend in order to support her family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Laxton  •  Rachel Talalay  •  Sheree Folkson  •  Charles Beeson  •  Betsan Morris Evans  •  Richard Standeven  •  David Evans  •  Matthew Evans  •  David Innes Edwards
CAST:  Geraldine James  •  Cathy Tyson  •  Barbara Dickson  •  Samantha Morton

A mother leads a life of prostitution after separating from her abusive boyfriend in order to support her family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Laxton  •  Rachel Talalay  •  Sheree Folkson  •  Charles Beeson  •  Betsan Morris Evans  •  Richard Standeven  •  David Evans  •  Matthew Evans  •  David Innes Edwards
CAST:  Geraldine James  •  Cathy Tyson  •  Barbara Dickson  •  Samantha Morton
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