16 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Lena Headey plays Lady Catherine de Bourgh in the 2016 adaptation of the novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. She is the wealthy and proud aunt of Mr. Darcy, and a formidable opponent to the Bennet family during their fight against the undead.
15 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Lena Headey plays Jocelyn Fray, the mother of Clary Fray (Lily Collins) in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. She is a demon hunter and is the one who hides from Valentine Morgenstern (Jonathan Rhys Meyers).
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13 The Brothers Grimm
Lena Headey plays Angelika, the daughter of an evil mayor in the 2005 film The Brothers Grimm. She is a beautiful young woman who is held captive by her own father in a tower. She is eventually rescued by the two titular brothers, Will and Jacob Grimm, who ultimately defeat the mayor and his dark forces.
12 Gunpowder Milkshake
In the 2021 film "Gunpowder Milkshake," Lena Headey brought the character Scarlet to life. As an elite assassin and mother to the protagonist, she showcased her acting prowess, embodying both strength and vulnerability. Scarlet's fierce reputation and lethal skills blended with her deep love for her daughter, played by Karen Gillan. Headey's on-screen presence, coupled with her chemistry with Gillan, made their relationship a captivating focal point.
11 300: Rise of an Empire
In the 2014 film "300: Rise of an Empire," Lena Headey portrayed Queen Gorgo, the courageous and resolute queen of Sparta. With her commanding presence and regal demeanor, Headey breathed life into the character, becoming a beacon of strength and wisdom. As the widowed queen, Gorgo navigates the treacherous political landscape while leading her people through tumultuous times.
In the 2002 film "Possession," Lena Headey portrayed the character Blanche Glover. Blanche Glover is a modern-day academic and an expert on the work of Victorian poet Randolph Henry Ash, played by Jeremy Northam. She assists Roland Michell, played by Aaron Eckhart, in his research into the secret love affair between Randolph Henry Ash and Christabel LaMotte, portrayed by Jennifer Ehle.
9 The Red Baron
In the 2008 film "The Red Baron," Lena Headey did indeed portray the character Nurse Käte Otersdorf. She played the role of a nurse who cares for the wounded World War I fighter pilot, Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron), played by Matthias Schweighöfer. Käte Otersdorf and Manfred von Richthofen develop a romantic relationship during his time in the hospital, and Lena Headey's portrayal added depth to the film's emotional narrative.
8 The Parole Officer
In the film "The Parole Officer," Lena Headey portrays Emma, who is the love interest of the main character, Simon Garden, played by Steve Coogan. Emma is a police officer, and her character becomes entangled in a series of comedic and thrilling events when Simon, a parole officer, gets caught up in a mistaken identity situation.
In the 1997 British crime drama film "Face," Lena Headey portrayed the character Connie. Connie is a pivotal character in the movie and is the girlfriend of the film's main character, Ray, played by Robert Carlyle. The film follows the story of a heist and the challenges the characters face in their criminal endeavors.
6 Ripley's Game
In the 2002 film "Ripley's Game," Lena Headey's character is named Sarah Trevanny, and she plays a significant role in the movie. She is the wife of Jonathan Trevanny, portrayed by Dougray Scott, who becomes entangled in a dangerous game orchestrated by the cunning and manipulative character Tom Ripley, played by John Malkovich.
5 Imagine Me & You
In the 2005 romantic comedy-drama "Imagine Me & You," Lena Headey portrayed the character Luce. In the film, Luce is a charismatic and charming woman who becomes a florist and develops a close friendship with Rachel, played by Piper Perabo. The story revolves around Rachel, who begins to question her feelings and her own sexuality as she finds herself falling in love with Luce, despite being newly married to her longtime boyfriend, Heck, portrayed by Matthew Goode.
Lena Headey played the character Olga Larina in the 1999 romantic drama film "Onegin." Olga Larina is the younger sister of the protagonist, Tatyana Larina, played by Liv Tyler. Olga is a spirited and lively character who becomes entangled in a complex love triangle with Onegin, portrayed by Ralph Fiennes.
In the 2012 science fiction action film "Dredd," Lena Headey portrayed the character Madeline "Ma-Ma" Madrigal. Ma-Ma is the main antagonist of the film, a ruthless and sadistic drug lord who controls a massive vertical slum called Peach Trees. She is known for producing and distributing a dangerous drug called Slo-Mo, which slows down the perception of time and is highly addictive. Lena Headey's performance as Ma-Ma was intense and chilling, making her a memorable and formidable foe for the film's protagonist, Judge Dredd, played by Karl Urban.
2 The Gathering Storm
In the 2002 BBC–HBO co-produced television biographical film "The Gathering Storm," Lena Headey portrayed the character Ava Wigram. Ava Wigram was the personal secretary to Sir Winston Churchill, portrayed by Albert Finney, and her character played an important role in the film's depiction of Churchill's life and his early years as Prime Minister during World War II.
In the film "300," Lena Headey delivered a powerful performance as Queen Gorgo, the wife of King Leonidas, who was played by Gerard Butler. Queen Gorgo was a strong and courageous character, and she played a significant role in supporting her husband and the Spartan warriors during the Battle of Thermopylae against the Persian forces led by King Xerxes, portrayed by Rodrigo Santoro.