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Lena Headey

Lena Headey will next play the title role in the Fox Network television pilot The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which continues the saga of The Terminator movies, with Headey taking over the part made famous by Linda Hamilton.

Headey has also just wrapped production on the psychological horror film The Brøken, directed by Sean Ellis, in which she stars as a woman whose life is thrown into turmoil when she sees her exact double on the streets of London. Her upcoming films also include The Red Baron, in which she stars as the love interest of Germany's famed World War I flying ace, Baron Von Richthofen, played by Matthias Schweighöfer, with Joseph Fiennes also starring. She also stars in the action drama The Shooter, with Wesley Snipes, and she is attached to the biopic Vivaldi, which will reunite her with Joseph Fiennes, who is set to play the title role of the legendary composer.

In 2006, Headey showcased her talents in three different features: the horror thriller The Cave; the fantasy adventure The Brothers Grimm, in which she starred with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger; and the British romantic comedy Imagine Me & You, with Piper Perabo and Matthew Goode.

Headey made her feature film debut in 1992's Waterland, playing the younger version of Jeremy Irons' wife. 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 such independent films as Mrs. Dalloway, Face, Onegin, Gossip, Possession, Ripley's Game and The Actors.

On television, Headey has starred in a wide range of longform projects all over the world. Her credits include the BAFTA-nominated The Long Firm, HBO's The Gathering Storm, Merlin, Loved Up and Band of Gold.

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Lena Headey Facts

BirthdayOctober 3, 1976 (46)
BirthplaceYorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 5½" (1m66)  How tall is Lena Headey compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Gathering Storm
Twice Upon A Yesterday
The Red Baron
Imagine Me & You
Mortal Instruments, The: City of Bones
The Purge
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
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