Lena Headey (her real name) is a British born actress who comes to the Game of Thrones on the back of successes with Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Buy from Amazon US | Buy From Amazon UK ) and as Queen Drogo in 300 (Buy From Amazon US | Buy from Amazon UK ). She has been cast a the Queen we love to hate Queen Cersei of House Lannister.
Other of the more notable roles she has taken have been in the Brothers Grimm, Possession, and The remains of the Day.
She was born in Bemuda in on October 3, 1973, her father, a Yorkshire police cadet, had been posted there shortly before she was born. She was remained in Bemuda living on the ocean, until she was 5. When Back in England, she was brought up in Huddersfield Yorkshire, before moving south to London in her late teens.
Lean Headey had not received any formal training at drama school before she became an actress., Headey’s performance in a one-off show at the age of 17 was noticed by a casting agent, who took a photo and asked her to audition. Eventually, Headey was cast in Waterland (1992), which became her big-screen debut.
She spent much of the early 90’s in TV work in the UK before involvement in Other major productions she has been involved in as an actress are Jungle book, The Cave, Imagine Me & You, Possession, the Red Baron, and a small role that got large billing the remake of St Trinian’s amongst many others.
She honed her natural acting talent while filming and also took archery classes and horse training. She also took boxing classes in clubs in south London, where a former boxer had been teaching her to spar. She has used these skills in her portrayal of many Amazonian and all action characters in her film career, but has also played some more sedate roles in her career.
In addition to her acting profession, Lena Headey has continued taking boxing lessons. She is a vegetarian, and also still enjoys yoga, which she began whilst working in India. She has never spent any considerable time in her birthplace in Bermuda, and shares the majority her time between her homes in London, England, and Los Angeles, California favouring Los Angeles since her marriage to Peter Paul in 2007.
Previous Film Work
The Brøken Gina McVey
The Red Baron Käte
The Sarah Connor Chronicles Sarah Connor
300 Queen Gorgo
The Contractor Inspector Annette Ballard
Imagine Me & You Luce
The Cave Kathryn
The Brothers Grimm Angelika
The Long Firm Ruby Ryder
No Verbal Response Dr. Megan Pillay
The Actors Dolores
Ripley’s Game Sarah Trevanny
Possession Blanche Glover
The Gathering Storm Ava Wigram
The Parole Officer Emma
Round About Five Girlfriend
Aberdeen Kairo ‘Kaisa’ Heller
Gossip Cathy Jones
Onegin Olga Larina
The Man with Rain in His Shoes Sylvia Weld
Merlin Queen Guinevere
Mrs. Dalloway Young Sally
The Hunger Steph Reynolds