Headey, Lena 1973(?)–

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Headey, Lena 1973(?)–

(Lena Heady)


Born October 3, 1973 (some sources cite 1976), in Bermuda; raised in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England; father a police officer; married Pete Paul, May 19, 2007. Avocational Interests: Boxing, yoga.


Agent—Jimmy Darmody, Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Michael Duff, Troika, 74 Clerkenwell Rd., 3rd Floor, London EC1M 5QA, England. Manager—Tina Thon, TMT Entertainment, 648 Broadway, Suite 1002, New York, NY 10012. Publicist—Rogers and Cowan Public Relations, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., 7th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069.



Awards, Honors:

Silver Iris, Brussels European Film Festival, 2001, and Chlotrudis Award nomination, 2003, both best actress, for Aberdeen; Teen Choice Award nomination, choice movie actress in an action adventure film, and MTV Movie Award nomination, outstanding breakthrough performance, both 2007, for 300.


Film Appearances:

Young Mary, Waterland, Fine Line, 1992.

Lizzie, The Remains of the Day, Columbia, 1993.

Miriam, Century, I.R.S. Releasing, 1994.

Katherine "Kitty" Brydon, The Jungle Book (also known as Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" and El libro de la selva), Buena Vista, 1994.

Cleo Coal, The Grotesque (also known as Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets and Grave Indiscretion), 1995, Live Entertainment, 1997.

Connie, Face, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Young Sally, Mrs. Dalloway (also known as Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway"), First Look International, 1998.

Sylvia Weld, The Man with Rain in His Shoes (also known as If Only, Twice upon a Yesterday, Lieber gestern als nie, and Lluvia en los zapatos), Trimark Pictures, 1999.

Window dresser, Inside-Out, 1999.

Olga Larina, Onegin, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 1999.

Allison, Ropewalk (also known as Hanginaround), 2000.

Cathy Jones, Gossip, Warner Bros., 2000.

Kairo "Kaisa" Heller, Aberdeen, First Run Pictures, 2001.

Girlfriend, Round about Five (short film), Rogue Films/Jerwood Foundation/Long March Film, 2001.

Emma, The Parole Officer, Universal Focus, 2001.

Blanche Glover, Possession, USA Films, 2002.

Lady Matilda Mellerby, Anazapta, Lightning Entertainment, 2003.

Sarah Trevanny, Ripley's Game (also known as Il gioco di Ripley), Fine Line, 2003.

Dolores, The Actors, Miramax, 2003.

Dr. Megan Pillay, No Verbal Response (short film; also known as Harvest Festival), DMS Films, 2003.

Kathryn, The Cave, Screen Gems, 2005.

Angelika, The Brothers Grimm, Miramax/Dimension Films, 2005.

Luce, Imagine Me & You (also known as Eine Hochzeit zu drift), Fox Searchlight, 2006.

Queen Gorgo, 300 (also released as 300: The IMAX Experience), Warner Bros., 2006.

Gina McVey, The Broeken, Societe des Etablissements L. Gaumont, 2007.

Ballard, The Contractor (also known as The Shooter), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007.

Miss Dickinson, St. Trinian's, Entertainment Film Distributors, 2008.

Kate, Der Rote Baron (also known as The Red Baron), Warner Bros., 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Colette, Gold, ITV, 1997.

Sarah Connor, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Fox, 2008.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Colette, Band of Gold, Granada, 1995.

Queen Guinevere, Merlin, NBC, 1998.

Ruby Ryder, The Long Firm, BBC America, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Margaret, Clothes in the Wardrobe (also known as The Summer House), BBC, 1993.

Elise Moran, MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday, ABC, 1994.

Clare Rigby, Devil's Advocate, BBC, 1995.

Sarah, Loved Up, BBC, 1995.

Ava Wigram, The Gathering Storm (also known as The Lonely War), HBO, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Penny/Ultra, Ultra, CBS, 2006.

Sarah Connor, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Fox, 2008.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Ellie, Fair Game, BBC, 1994.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"The More Things Change," Spender, BBC, 1993.

"Best Friends," Spender, BBC, 1993.

Shenna Bowles, "Shifting Sands," Soldier Soldier, ITV, 1993.

Shenna Bowles, "Live Fire," Soldier Soldier, ITV, 1993.

Shenna Bowles, "Base Details," Soldier Soldier, ITV, 1993.

(As Lena Heady) Jenny, "The Things We Do for Love," Ballykissangel, BBC1, 1996.

Natasha Jackson, "Diplomatic Baggage," Kavanaugh QC, ITV, 1997.

Steph Reynolds, "Menage a Trois," The Hunger, Showtime, 1997.

Herself, The Buzz, YTV, 2003.

"300," HBO First Look, HBO, 2007.

HypaSpace (also known as HypaSpace Daily and HypaSpace Weekly), Space Network, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in The Coca-Cola Dragon, Lloyds Bank Theatre Challenge, Yorkshire, England.



Appeared in the music video "Bellissimo" by Ilya, 2004.



Movieline, April, 1999, p. 16.

Movieline's Hollywood Life, September, 2005, p. 20.

Parade, August 14, 2005, p. 18.