Lena Headey (born October 3, 1973) is an English actress. She was discovered at age 17 performing in a one-off show at the Royal National Theatre. Her first major role was in The Jungle Book as Katherine. Other major roles include Queen Gorgo of Sparta in 300, Sarah Connor in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Queen Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones. From 2007 to 2012, she was married to musician Peter Paul Loughran, with whom she has a son named Wylie.
- The Remains of the Day as Lizzie
- The Jungle Book (1994) as Katherine
- Merlin (1998) as Queen Guinevere
- Onegin (1999) as Olga Larina
- Ripley's Game (2002) as Sarah Trevanny
- The Cave (2005) as Dr. Kathryn Jennings
- The Brothers Grimm (2005) as Angelica
- Imagine Me & You (2005) as Luce
- 300 (2007) as Queen Gorgo
- St. Trinian's (2007) as Miss Dickinson
- The Red Baron (2008) as Kate Otersdorf
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008-2009) as Sarah Connor
- Game of Thrones (2011+) as Queen Cersei Lannister
- Dredd (2012) as Madeline "Ma-Ma" Madrigal
- Dishonored (2012) as Callista Curnow
- The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) as Jocelyn Fray
- The Purge (2013) as Mary Sandin
- 300: Rise of an Empire (2013) as Queen Gorgo
- Uncle Grandpa (2014) as Aunt Grandma (guest role)
- Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016) as Lunafreya Nox Fleuret
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) as Lady Catherine de Bourgh
- Action Mom: Is often cast as such, regardless of the character being a heroine or a villain.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Has a strong tendency to play these.
- Cartwright Curse: Her on-screen love interests/husbands tend to have high mortality rates. Notable examples are 300, Ripley's Game, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (she begins the series as a single mother with the child's father long dead), Game of Thrones (her husband wasn't her main love interest in this series though) and The Purge — but notably not in Imagine Me & You.