LENA HEADEY (Ma-Ma) 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." On television, Headey has starred in a wide range of long-form projects
all over the world. Her credits include the BAFTA-nominated, "The Long Firm,"
HBO's, "The Gathering Storm," "Merlin," "Loved Up," and "Band of Gold."
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