Lena Headey’s biographyLena Headey is an English actress, who gained worldwide recognition after portraying a ruthless and power-hungry queen Cersei Lannister in a cult fantasy drama television series «Game of Thrones».
Childhood and youthLena Headey’s family comes from Yorkshire. Lena, however, was born in 1973 in Bermuda, where her father, a police officer, was stationed at that time. The family lived on the archipelago for five years, before moving back to Yorkshire.
Acting careerDespite never having a formal acting education, Lena was literally showered with casting invitations. She appeared in 12 films in the following five years, the most well-known of which is a drama «The Remains of the Day» (1993), starring Anthony Hopkins and a miniseries «Merlin» (1998), where Lena worked alongside Helena Bonham Carter and Sam Neill.
Headey spent the first decade of the 21st century traveling around the world and taking part in international film projects. She appeared in a British-American romantic drama «Onegin», filmed in St Petersburg. And later, in 2005 the actress got a chance to work in Prague on the set of adventure fantasy film «The Brothers Grimm», alongside Heath Ledger and Matt Damon.
In 2017, Lena together with her colleagues, Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington wrapped up the final episode of «Game of Thrones».