21 August 2012

Lena, Congrats on 20 yrs in Showbiz!

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On August 21, 1992, Lena's first movie 'Waterland' was released in UK theaters. 

Waterland follows the story of a mentally anguished high school history teacher (Tom Crick/Jeremy Irons) going through a complete reassessment of his life. His method for reassessing his life is to narrate it to his class and interweave in it three generations of his family's history. The movie portrays the teacher's narrative in the form of flashbacks to tell the story of a teenage boy and his mentally challenged older brother living on the fens of England with their widowed father. The entire movie is motivated by an opening scene in which the history teacher's barren wife (Mary Crick/Sinead Cusack) steals a child from a supermarket and believes it to be hers. The teacher explains to his class how he and his wife carried out a teenage romance which led to a disastrous abortion that mutilated the girl's womb and left her infertile. (Young Mary/Lena Headey & Young Tom/Grant Warnock) The teacher is tortured by the guilt of this act as well as the jealousy he demonstrated to his older brother when he suspected his girlfriend's child was that of his brother. The girlfriend explains that the child cannot be that of the mentally challenged brother because his penis was of such enormousness that it could not fit into her despite several attempts. The girlfriend's flirtation with the older brother sets off events that lead to the older brother's suicide by drowning. A side-theme throughout the narration is of the teacher's grandfather, who was a successful brewer and who fathered with his daughter the narrator's older brother, thus accounting for the older brother's genetic difficulties. The movie ends with the teacher's dismissal from his school and a possible renewal of his relationship with his wife.
source: Wikipedia
The movie also starred Ethan Hawke, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Pete Postlethwaite, and John Heard.

To celebrate Lena's career, check out these fan made videos showcasing some of her work. Thanks Carmen Rey!!!
vid #1 by CarmenRey85

vid #2 by CarmenRey85

vid #3 by CarmenRey85

(music by Luar Na Lubre)

Lena's latest movie is 'DREDD' 3D (2012), it hits theaters in the UK on 7 Sept & the USA on Sept 21. The video game 'Dishonored', for which she voices the character of Calista, is due out on October 9. Looking ahead to next year, so far we'll have season 3 of 'Game Of Thrones', 'Vigilandia', 'Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box', 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones', and 'Grimm Fairy Tales' the animated series, she voices the lead character, Dr. Sela Mathers, a Doctor/Professor of Literature. Also in the pipeline for next year is 'The Poisoners', but no word yet on an actual filming date, we'll have to wait and see.
So you see, lots to look forward to! And hopefully a lot more to come!
18 August 2012

Six Degrees of Lena Headey: Women Who Kick Ass/ TV Edition

6 Degrees of Lena Headey: Women Who Kick Ass/ TV Edition
Here is a list of six kick ass actresses from TV. Try and connect Lena to each one of them through other actors. You can use up to six actors to make the link to Lena. Good luck & have fun!
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Here are the blog's connections. Don't peek if you're making your own list. Or just pick different actors to make the links to Lena. There are more than one.

1. Anna Silk + Kris Holden-Ried (Lost Girl) Kris + Lena (Gossip)
2. Anna Torv + Shelly Conn (Mistresses) Shelly + Lena (Possession)
3. Eliza Dushku + Summer Glau (Dollhouse) Summer + Lena (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
4. Lucy Lawless + Karl Urban (Xena) Karl + Lena (DREDD)
5. Maggie Q + Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible III) Simon + Lena (The Parole Officer)
6. Sarah Michelle Gellar + Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Anthony + Lena (Imagine Me & You)
16 August 2012
13 August 2012

Lena in 'Band Of Gold'

A walk down memory lane...

(clip from: series 2 episode 2, Kiss)
In 1996 &97 Lena was part of the cast of a UK TV show called 'Band Of Gold'. She played a prostitute name Colette who specializes is S&M. Also in the cast were Cathy Tyson as Carol, Geraldine James as Rose, Samantha Morton as Tracy, and Barbara Dickson as Anita.
If you've never seen 'Band Of Gold', do yourself a favor, head over to youtube and watch the whole series. Click on UKTVBOXBog, they has all 18 episodes uploaded. Lena appears in Series 2 and the first 2 episodes of Series 3.

Band Of Gold (1996), Series 2 episode 1 Hustling

Go and check it out before youtube yanks them!!!
10 August 2012

Lena Caption: Gossip - What I Learned In College

Gossip (2000)
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Grr... I really miss college!  ;) winking
6 August 2012
3 August 2012

Lena News: Video Game, DREDD, + Mortal Instruments' Website

Lena voices the character of Calista in the video game 'Dishonored'.

(and yes, Todd Kenreck mispronounced Headey... *face palm*)
What is 'Dishonored'? Check out the video games' trailer...
Dishonored casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. You are the once-trusted bodyguard of the beloved Empress. Framed for her murder, you become an infamous assassin, known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is being besieged by plague and ruled by an oppressive government armed with strange technologies, dark forces conspire to bestow upon you abilities beyond those of any common man.
In Dishonored, creatively eliminate your targets with the flexible combat system as you combine the numerous supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal. Pursue your enemies under the cover of darkness or ruthlessly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make.
Here is the final poster for 'DREDD 3D'. The movie opens in the UK on 7 Sept. and in the US on Sept 21.  
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Plus click on 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' to check out the official website for the upcoming movie.
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