Lena Headey

Actress Lena Headey

Lena Headey is an English actress. Headey's performance in a one-off show when she was 17 caught the attention of a casting agent, who took a photo and asked her to audition and eventually she got a supporting role alongside Jeremy Irons and Ethan Hawke in the 1992 British drama film Waterland and went on to appear with higher-profile actors in major films such as The Remains of the Day (1993), The Jungle Book (1994), Onegin (1999) and Aberdeen (2000).
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'GoT' star was 'depressed, but I didn't know it'
CNN - 5 months
Lena Headey is used to waging battles as Cersei on "Game of Thrones," but in real life she's fought some tough fights of her own.
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Game of Thrones' final season looks extremely bleak for Cersei Lannister - Vox
Google News - 6 months
Vox Game of Thrones' final season looks extremely bleak for Cersei Lannister Vox Cersei Lannister ended the seventh season of Game of Thrones much like she started it — at the top, and with a seemingly foolproof plan to hold onto her power. The season finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” saw the queen seemingly outsmart Jon Snow and ... Lena Headey Reveals What Cersei Was Really Thinking When She Met Daenerys In Season 7moviepilot.com I Really Hope This Person Didn't Impregnate Cersei LannisterRefinery29 Game of Thrones Star Lena Headey Completes Flawless Summer with Real Estate Deals and a Music VideoW Magazine EW.com (blog) -Daily Star -Telegraph.co.uk -Express.co.uk all 228 news articles »
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Lena Headey Had Postpartum Depression Her First Year On 'Game Of Thrones'
Huffington Post - 8 months
The actress described the experience as "really horrendous."
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Lena Headey, Cersei in ‘Game of Thrones,’ Has Her Own Power Moves
NYTimes - 8 months
Ms. Headey, whose character has the coveted position on the show, says she’s finding balance in a thriving career and her personal life.
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Lena Headey, Cersei in ‘Game of Thrones,’ Has Her Own Power Moves
NYTimes - 8 months
Ms. Headey, whose character has the coveted position on the show, says she’s finding balance in a thriving career and her personal life.
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New 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Trailer Hints At Westeros' Biggest Battle
Huffington Post - 8 months
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); On the first day of summer, “Game of Thrones” is here to give you chills. With less than a month until the Season 7 premiere, HBO has dropped a second trailer for the beloved series.  Set to the ethereal “Light of the Seven” tune that accompanied Cersei’s (Lena Headey) path of destruction in Season 6′s violent finale, the trailer reminds us of the only thing Westeros has ever truly had to fear: the White Walkers and their army of the dead.  In a voi...
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Upcoming drama 'The Flood' sheds light on refugee crisis
Reuters.com - 10 months
"Game Of Thrones" Lena Headey and Iain Glen and "Humans" Ivanno Jeremiah star in a low-budget independent film on Europe's refugee crisis. Lisa Giles-Keddie reports.
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Most Of The 'Game Of Thrones' Leaks You're Seeing Are Real, Says Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Queen Cersei praises Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech in 1 emphatic tweet
Yahoo News - about 1 year
LONDON — Queen Cersei may be a fairly unpleasant character in the Game of Thrones universe, but actress Lena Headey has proven time and time again she's anything but. SEE ALSO: Queen Cersei strikes down Donald Trump with 1 thunderous tweet When you consider her position on Donald Trump and her recent efforts to spread awareness of the refugee crisis, it's really no surprise that Headey would be a fan of Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech. In the speech, which was praised by many but divided others, Streep spoke about the dangers of exclusion, disrespect and violence. On Monday morning, Headey made her own feelings about the speech crystal clear. MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL MERYL .. all we need — lena headey (@IAMLenaHeadey) January 9, 2017 She wasn't the only celebrity to support Streep's words, either. J.K. Rowling retweeted a full transcript of the speech written up in a New York Time s article, while John Legend and Ellen DeGeneres...
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Queen Cersei strikes down Donald Trump with 1 thunderous tweet
Yahoo News - about 1 year
LONDON — If there's one thing we've learned from 2016, it's that you don't mess with Queen Cersei. Not ever. That goes for the actor as well as the character, by the way. SEE ALSO: 'Game of Thrones' star Lena Headey hints Cersei is headed to an even darker place It's been awhile since Game of Thrones star Lena Headey last slammed Donald Trump on Twitter, but on Tuesday morning she clearly couldn't resist responding to this tweet from Mark Duplass. What's it called when one gets impeached before one actually takes office? — Mark Duplass (@MarkDuplass) December 12, 2016 Headey's reply was fairly no-nonsense. I think it's called a stroke of necessary GENIUS at this point https://t.co/99Eo94B1MZ — lena headey (@IAMLenaHeadey) December 13, 2016 If you get on the bad side of the current ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, you'd better be prepared for winter to come early. BONUS: Breaking down the brilliance of 'Battle of the Bastards'
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Queen Cersei gives her verdict on the debate with one resounding tweet
Yahoo News - over 1 year
LONDON — It's only been a matter of hours since J.K. Rowling gave her view on the debate (hint: it involved a memorable comparison between Donald Trump and a "giant orange Twitter egg"), and now other celebrities are getting involved too. Enter current ruler of the Seven Kingdoms and general no-nonsense badass, Queen Cersei.  SEE ALSO: Sounds like even Ramsay Bolton hates Donald Trump In the early hours of Thursday morning, Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey shared her enthusiastic verdict: Oh god YES !! I'm with her ... I'M WITH HER  .. Women's rights, eloquent, empathetic and brilliant. — lena headey (@IAMLenaHeadey) October 20, 2016 Shortly after, she retweeted this post from Clinton. RT if you’re proud of Hillary tonight. #DebateNight #SheWon pic.twitter.com/H7CJep7APX — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 20, 2016 Headey's tweet seemed to go down well. @IAMLenaHeadey pic.twitter.com/bEl9H0FwZ6 — Edith Marroquin ❤️ (@peneloopies) October 20, 2016 @IAMLenaHeadey pic.twitte...
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Even The Most Evil ‘Game Of Thrones’ Villain Dislikes Donald Trump
Huffington Post - over 1 year
You know you’re in trouble when even Ramsay Bolton is questioning your sanity. The most evil villain in “Game of Thrones” appeared to shut down GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Twitter Sunday. Well, the Welsh actor Iwan Rheon who plays the sadistic character in HBO’s epic fantasy drama did, anyway. I've decided to be the opposite to that mad guy from the USA (the name escapes me). I'll respect women, embrace all races and pay my taxes. — Iwan Rheon (@iwanrheon) October 10, 2016 While not specifically naming Trump, it’s pretty clear to whom he was alluding. Perhaps the greatest giveaway was when he said he would “respect women, embrace all races and pay my taxes.” See how Trump has done exactly the opposite of that here, here and here. Rheon joins fellow “Game of Thrones” cast member Lena Headey, who plays Queen Cersei, in criticizing the brash businessman. Here's my last thought of the night. Donald Trump can...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - over 1 year
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kim...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - over 1 year
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kim...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lena Headey
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 42
    In 2016, Headey co-starred in the horror film Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, opposite her former Game of Thrones, Century and The Contractor co-star Charles Dance.
  • 2015
    Age 41
    In July 2015, it was reported that Headey will voice Jeopardy Mouse in Danger Mouse, a reboot of the 1981 TV series of the same name, which was broadcast on CBBC in late 2015.
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    In 2015, she appeared on the cover of More.
    Headey supports the LGBT organisation NOH8 and in April 2015 appeared on a T-shirt designed by them and sold through Represent.com to raise funds for the cause.
    On 10 July 2015, she gave birth to her second child, a daughter.
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    On 16 April 2015, Headey stated that the baby will be a girl.
    In February 2015, Headey confirmed she was expecting her second child in the summer.
  • 2014
    Age 40
    Headey also appeared in the 2014 biopic Low Down, a film which detailed the life of jazz pianist Joe Albany, as well as playing the wife of Patrick Wilson's character in Zipper in 2015.
    Following the success of 300, Headey reprised her role as Queen Gorgo in the 2014 sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 39
    In 2013, Headey was cast as Jocelyn Fray in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opposite Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower.
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    She re-teamed with Ethan Hawke to co-star in The Purge, a 'micro-budget' horror film, which opened on 7 June 2013 at number one position in the United States, grossing over $US36 million over the weekend.
  • 2012
    Age 38
    Headey made a guest appearance in the television show White Collar in the episode "Taking Account" in which she played the role of Sally. In 2012, she appeared in the 3D action science-fiction film Dredd alongside Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby.
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  • 2011
    Age 37
    Headey and Loughran separated in 2011 and she filed for divorce in the Los Angeles County Superior Court on 20 July 2012. The divorce was finalized on 26 December 2013.
    In 2011, she was nominated for a Scream Award in the category of Best Fantasy Actress for the role.
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  • 2008
    Age 34
    Headey was cast in the lead part in another horror film titled Laid to Rest, which was first screened in 2008.
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    In 2008, Headey starred in the horror film The Broken.
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  • 2007
    Age 33
    She married musician Peter Loughran in May 2007.
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    She also appeared as the stuffy Miss Dickinson in the 2007 release of the St. Trinian's series.
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  • 2005
    Age 31
    In 2005, she starred with actress Piper Perabo in the films The Cave and Imagine Me & You.
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    Headey co-starred with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger in Terry Gilliam's The Brothers Grimm, which was released in August 2005.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2002
    Age 28
    In 2002, she had a role in the mystery drama Possession alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart.
  • 2001
    Age 27
    She received the Silver Iris Award for Best Actress at the 2001 Brussels European Film Festival for her role in Aberdeen.
  • 2000
    Age 26
    She also had roles in 2000's Gossip and 2001's The Parole Officer.
  • 1997
    Age 23
    After a number of film roles, she appeared opposite Vanessa Redgrave in the 1997 romantic drama Mrs Dalloway.
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  • 1994
    Age 20
    Headey was once engaged to Johnny Cicco, and dated actor Jason Flemyng for nine years, from 1994 to 2003.
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    She played Katherine in Disney's The Jungle Book, released in 1994.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 19
    She landed a small role in The Remains of the Day, which came out in 1993 and received eight Academy Awards nominations.
  • 1992
    Age 18
    Headey had her first experience of acting when she was a pupil at Shelley College; she was noticed at age 17, when performing in a school production at the Royal National Theatre, and was picked for a role in the 1992 film Waterland.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Born
    Born on October 3, 1973.
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