Lena Headey Career Milestones
Lena Headey brings to life the role of ‘Cersei Lannister’ in HBO’s epic television series “Game of Thrones;” based upon the popular fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin. She recently completed production on the feature film adaptation of “Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box,” based on the popular children’s fantasy book series; the thriller “Vigilandia” alongside Ethan Hawke and the comic-book adaptation “Dredd” opposite Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby.
Her next film, “The Nakeds,” is set to begin pre-production in the Fall of 2012, with director Steven Shainberg (‘Secretary’) at the helm. She previously played the title role in the Fox Network television series, “The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” (which continues the saga of “The Terminator” movies), with Headey taking over the part made famous by Linda Hamilton.
Headey’s recent film credits include “Tell Tale,” opposite Josh Lucas and Brian Cox, the psychological horror film “The Broken,” directed by Sean Ellis, “The Red Baron,” in which she stars as the love interest of Germany’s famed World War I flying ace, Baron Von Richthofen (opposite Matthias Schweighofer and Joseph Fiennes). She also starred in the action drama “The Shooter,” with Wesley Snipes.
In 2006, Headey showcased her talents in three different features: the horror thriller “The Cave;” the fantasy adventure “The Brothers Grimm,” in which she starred with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger; and the British romantic comedy “Imagine Me & You,” with Piper Perabo and Matthew Goode.
Headey made her feature film debut in 1992’s “Waterland,” playing the younger version of Jeremy Irons’ wife. She was also seen that year in the BBC television movie, “The Summer House.” In 1993, Headey appeared in the period drama “Century” and the award-winning Merchant-Ivory film “The Remains of the Day.” Her first leading role came in the live-action version of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book,” and she continued to star in such independent films as “Mrs. Dalloway,” “Face,” “Onegin,” “Gossip,” “Possession,” “Ripley’s Game,” and “The Actors.”