While Lena Headey was originally born in Bermuda, she was brought up in Yorkshire, England. Interestingly Headey never attended a drama school before becoming an actress. However, after moving to London, quickly caught the attention of casting agents. She took to acting very naturally and acquired a range of new skills as a part of her many roles, from boxing to horse riding. She made her first acting debut in 1992 and has gone on to create an extensive catalogue of movies throughout her career.
Queen Gorgo is one of many characters Headey is credited for in the hugely successful 300 franchise.
The widely popular TV series Game of Thrones gave Headey the opportunity to receive international praise. Headey has played Cersei Lannister since 2011, earning herself multiple awards for her outstanding acting.