Lena Headey (born 3 October 1973) is an English actress known for playing Sarah Connor on Fox's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, as well as the comic book movie 300.
Headey was born in Bermuda, where her father, an English police officer, was sent to train as a policeman. The family returned to Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, when she was eight years old. She had her first taste of acting as a pupil at Shelley College and had her first big break at the age of 17 when she was spotted performing in a school production at the Royal National Theatre being picked for a role opposite Grant Warnock in the 1992 film Waterland.
Headey has appeared in such films as James Ivory's Academy Award-nominated The Remains of the Day (alongside Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson), Stephen Sommers' The Jungle Book, Mrs Dalloway, Gossip, Aberdeen, The Parole Officer, Possession and Ripley's Game. Headey co-starred with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger in Terry Gilliam's The Brothers Grimm, and played Queen Gorgo in Zack Snyder's 300, based on Frank Miller's graphic novel.
In addition to her film work, Headey headlined Fox's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, a television spin-off from James Cameron's popular Terminator franchise. Headey played Sarah Connor from January 2008 to April 2009. The show ran two seasons consisting of 31 episodes until its cancellation in May 2009.
It has been confirmed by the Chicago Tribune that Headey will play Cersei Lannister in the upcoming HBO pilot Game of Thrones, based on the first book of the series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.
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