LENA HEADEY (Mary Sandin) 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 is currently filming
Low Down alongside Elle
Fanning, Glenn Close and
John Hawkes. In addition to
The Purge, Headey recently
completed production on The Mortal Instruments: City
of Bones, Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box and 300:
Rise of an Empire, the highly anticipated sequel to 300.
Headey previously played the title role in the 20th
Century Fox television series Terminator: The Sarah
Connor Chronicles, which continued the saga of The
Terminator films, with Headey taking over the part
made famous by Linda Hamilton.
Headey's recent film credits include the comic-book
adaptation Dredd, opposite Karl Urban and Olivia
Thirlby; Tell Tale, opposite Josh Lucas and Brian Cox;
Sean Ellis' psychological horror film, The Broken;
and The Red Baron, in which she starred as the love
interest of Germany's famed World War I flying ace
Baron Manfred von Richthofen, opposite Matthias
Schweighofer and Joseph Fiennes.
Headey made her feature-film debut in 1992's
Waterland, playing the younger version of Jeremy Irons'
wife in the film. 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 independent films, including Mrs
Dalloway, Face, Onegin, Gossip, Possession, Ripley's
Game and The Actors.
In 2006, Headey showcased her talents in three
features: the horror/thriller The Cave, with Piper
Perabo and Morris Chestnut; the fantasy adventure The
Brothers Grimm, with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger;
and the British romantic comedy Imagine Me & You,
with Perabo and Matthew Goode.
Headey has starred in a wide range of television
projects all over the world. Her credits include the
BAFTA-nominated The Long Firm, Merlin, Loved Up,
Band of Gold and HBO's The Gathering Storm.
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