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. 

Plot:
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!

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