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Lena Headey

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Lena Headey is a British actress. She was born in Bermuda to parents from Yorkshire, England, where she was raised. She is the daughter John Headey, a police officer, and his wife Sue. Headey is best known for her role as "Cersei Lannister" in Game of Thrones (2011-present) and The Brothers Grimm, Possession, and The Remains of the Day. Headey stars as "Queen Gorgo", a heroic Spartan woman in the period film, 300, by director Zack Snyder.Headey was born in Hamilton, Bermuda, to British parents Sue and John Headey. Her father, a Yorkshire police cadet, was sent to Bermuda shortly before her birth. She was raised there, living by the ocean until she was five. Back in England, she was brought up in Yorkshire before moving to London in her teens. Headey had not gone to drama school before she became an actress. At the age of 17, Headey's performance in a one-off show in the company of six school friends caught the attention of a casting agent, who took a photo and asked her to audition. Eventually, Headey was cast in Waterland, which became her big-screen debut. 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. During her film career, spanning over 15 years, Headey has shown her range in a variety of roles, playing characters from Amazon-type warriors and action-minded women in The Cave and The Brothers Grimm, to a lesbian florist in Imagine Me & You.Headey's film career has taken her all over the world. She was in India for the filming of The Jungle Book, then in St. Petersburg, Russia, for filming Onegin, and in Norway for filming of Aberdeen. In 2005 Headey was filming in Romania and in Mexico, then spent four months in Prague, Czech Republic, where a forest was designed and built for filming The Brothers Grimm, with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger. During 2006 Headey was in Canada for the filming of 300, then went to locations in Bulgaria for shooting The Contractor, and Germany and in Czech Republic for the filming of The Red Baron.She also played Gina McVey in the horror thriller The Broken, and Elizabeth in Tell Tale. In addition to her film-work, Heady appeared as Sarah Connor in a TV spin-off of the popular "Terminator" film franchise, the FOX's television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.Outside of her acting profession, Headey continued taking boxing lessons in London. She is a vegetarian and also remains loyal to yoga, which she discovered during her work in India. She has never been back to her birthplace in Bermuda; she shares her time between her homes in London, England, and Los Angeles, California.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Ultimate Doctor's Note We Need You in Europe for 'Game of Thrones'

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Lena Headey -- Son Must Return to the US of A

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Son Must Return to the US of A ...

Lena Headey violated her custody agreement with her ex-husband by keeping their son in the U.K., and a judge has just ordered her to come back to L.A. with the kid after the show… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Lena Headey -- Game of Custody War

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Game of Custody War

Lena Headey has had it with her ex-husband's demands to move their kid from the land of fish and chips to the city of sushi ... she's now asking a judge to end the war. The "Game of Thrones" star… READ MORE >

- 44 days ago
Lena Headey to Ex-Husband -- U.S. Schools Suck ... Our Kid Stays In The U.K.

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U.S. Schools Suck!! Our Kid Stays In The U.K.

Lena Headey says she won't be returning her son to L.A. anytime soon -- father's wishes be damned -- because the American education system sucks. Headey's ex-husband, Peter… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Lena Headey to Ex-Husband -- You Signed Off On Moving Our Kid to the U.K.

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You Signed Off On Moving Our Kid to the U.K.

Lena Headey's ex-husband is pissed she moved to the U.K. with their son -- but she's calling BS because she says they had a clear understanding about the move across the pond. Headey's lawyer, Joy… READ MORE >

- 79 days ago
'Game Of Thrones' -- It Costs a Ton to Keep Cersei's Nude Scene Secret

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It Costs a Ton ... To Keep Cersei's Nude Scene Secret

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- 795 days ago
'Game of Thrones' -- Lannister Hooters Scene Saved! They Shall Be Gazed Upon

'Game of Thrones'
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- 831 days ago
Game of Thrones -- Lena Headey's Boobs Dissed by Church Leaders

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Lena Headey's Boobs Dissed By Church Leaders

Game of Thrones usually delivers boobs by the bunch, but now it might be forced to hold back the pair viewers most want to see ... and it's all God's fault! The plan was for Lena Headey… READ MORE >

- 836 days ago
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Best Boobs On Show Victim of Church Cover-Up

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- 837 days ago
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