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Lena Headey

Lena Headey
By Denny Harrison [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $1,321,398,631 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,977)
Best-known acting roles: Queen Gorgo (300), Queen Gorgo (300: Rise of an Empire), Mary Sandin (The Purge), Jocelyn Fray (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), Angelika (The Brothers Grimm)
Most productive collaborators: Zack Snyder, Gerard Butler, Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann, Dominic West
Born: October 3rd, 1973 (44 years old)

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting8$361,842,462$570,415,273$932,257,735
Leading3$102,372,753$94,193,466$196,566,219
Lead Ensemble Member3$26,185,262$23,754,044$49,939,306
(Unclassified)12$86,993,528$55,641,843$142,635,371

Career Trend

This graph shows Lena Headey’s score on our annual analysis of leading stars at the box office. The Star Score represents points assigned to each of the leading stars of the top 100 movies (based on box office) in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on..

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Featured TV on DVD Review: Game of Thrones: Season Seven

December 18th, 2017

Game of Thrones: Season Seven

Game of Thrones is one of the biggest TV shows of all time. It was considered a hit right away with an average viewership of just over 2.5 million during its fourth season. Its most recent season had an average viewership over four times that. It holds the record for most Emmy wins by a scripted show at 38. (This past season wasn’t eligible for this year’s Emmys because it started too late in the year, but I suspect it will earn a ton of nominations next year.) However, there is bad news, as season eight, the final season, won’t begin airing until 2019. Will season seven leave viewers aching for more? Or has the show finally started to show its age? More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Game of Thrones: Season Six

November 13th, 2016

Game of Thrones: Season Six

Long time fans of Game of Thrones have just one question on their minds... Why is Season Six coming out this week and not in spring just before Season Seven comes out, like they’ve done every year before. Well, I have some bad news for you. Season Seven isn’t coming out in the spring. It’s coming out in the Summer. So will this Blu-ray holdover fans until the next season comes out? More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Game of Thrones: Season 5

March 13th, 2016

Game of Thrones: Season Five

Season Six of Game of Thrones starts on the 24th of April. Still a full month away. On the other hand, Season Five comes out this week and to celebrate we have a Contest and a review. How was Season Five compared to the previous seasons? Is it still engaging? Or now that the show is running out of source material to pull from, is it starting to show cracks? More...

Tropes and Bad Writing

May 24th, 2015

It has been a horrendously busy week at work, so much so that I just got a chance to watch the few TV shows I bother to watch on a weekly basis. I still haven't had a chance to watch the season finale of Modern Family or this week's episode of iZombie, but I finally got a chance to see the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. I know I'm late to the party, but I would like to talk about the show's most controversial scene of the season and tropes. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Macgyver: The Complete Collection

April 6th, 2015

This week, there are a number of TV on DVD Complete Series Megasets coming out from Paramount. This includes Frasier, Matlock, The Brady Bunch, as well as the one I'm reviewing this week, MacGyver. More...

2014 Preview: March

March 1st, 2014

Divergent poster

2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2013 Preview: June

June 2nd, 2013

May ended on a mixed note, but there was still enough to celebrate. Of the seven films I thought had a legitimate shot at $100 million, four have already gotten there, one more is a sure thing, and another has a good shot as well. Only one, After Earth, will definitely fail to get to that milestone. (Although Now You See Me might get there instead.) Looking forward to June, there are four weekends, each with two wide releases, for a total of eight films. Of those eight, six have a legitimate shot at $100 million. One, Monsters University, should have no trouble getting to $200 million, and another, Man of Steel, should top $300 million. It is hard to compare this June with last June, because last June there were five weekends. Taking that into account and ignoring the first week, which lines up with the final week of May, there were eight wide releases. Of those eight, five hit $100 million, including three $200 million movies. There were no $300 million movies, so if the two big hits this month do as well as expected, 2013 could come out ahead. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Game of Thrones: Season Two

February 19th, 2013

Game of Thrones was one of the biggest new shows of 2011 and the second season was given the green light, and a larger budget, a mere two days after the series premiere. This turned out to be a wise choice, because the ratings for season two were even greater than they were for season one. But was this due to just hype? Or did the quality of the show increase as well? And is the DVD or the Blu-ray Combo Pack as good as the first time around? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 The Woman of the Woods   $0 $0 $0
8/19/2016 Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive Lunafreya Nox Fleuret  $269,980 $6,210,000 $6,479,980
2/5/2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Lady Catherine de Bourgh  $10,907,291 $5,404,044 $16,311,335
8/28/2015 Zipper Jeannie Ellis  $0 $0 $0
10/24/2014 Low Down Sheila Albany  $52,337 $0 $52,337
3/7/2014 300: Rise of an Empire Queen Gorgo  $106,580,051 $224,200,000 $330,780,051
1/10/2014 The Adventurer: The Curse of the Mida… Monica  $0 $0 $0
8/21/2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Jocelyn Fray  $31,165,421 $44,800,146 $75,965,567
6/7/2013 The Purge Mary Sandin  $64,473,115 $26,793,466 $91,266,581
9/21/2012 Dredd Ma-Ma  $13,414,714 $28,052,892 $41,467,606
3/19/2010 The Red Baron Kate  $40,789 $0 $40,789
12/31/2009 Tell-Tale   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2009 Vivaldi   $0 $0 $0
10/9/2009 St. Trinian’s Miss Dickinson  $15,000 $29,815,239 $29,830,239
3/9/2007 300 Queen Gorgo  $210,614,939 $243,546,996 $454,161,935
1/27/2006 Imagine Me & You Luce  $672,243 $2,457,228 $3,129,471
8/26/2005 The Brothers Grimm Angelika  $37,899,638 $67,400,000 $105,299,638
8/26/2005 The Cave Katherine  $15,007,991 $12,140,000 $27,147,991
8/16/2002 Possession Blanche Glover  $10,103,647 $4,702,165 $14,805,812
8/17/2001 Aberdeen Kairo 'Kaisa' Heller  $64,148 $0 $64,148
4/21/2000 Gossip Jones  $5,108,820 $7,482,450 $12,591,270
12/17/1999 Onegin Olga Larin  $183,821 $0 $183,821
5/28/1999 Twice Upon a Yesterday Sylvia Weld  $258,464 $0 $258,464
2/20/1998 Mrs. Dalloway Young Sally  $3,263,672 $0 $3,263,672
12/25/1994 The Jungle Book Katherine 'Kitty' Brydon  $44,342,956 $0 $44,342,956
11/5/1993 The Remains of the Day Lizzie  $22,954,968 $41,000,000 $63,954,968
Movies: 26Totals:$577,394,005$744,004,626$1,321,398,631
  Averages:$22,207,462$28,615,563$50,823,024

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/19/2016 Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive $119,801 26 $269,980 $6,479,980 4.2%
2/5/2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies $5,324,240 2,931 $10,907,291 $16,311,335 66.9%
1/10/2014 The Adventurer: The Curse of the Mida… $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/7/2013 The Purge $34,058,360 2,591 $64,473,115 $91,266,581 70.6%
8/26/2005 The Brothers Grimm $15,092,079 3,098 $37,899,638 $105,299,638 36.0%
8/26/2005 The Cave $6,147,294 2,195 $15,007,991 $27,147,991 55.3%
Movies: 6Totals:  $128,558,015$246,505,525 
 Averages:$10,123,6291,807$21,426,336$41,084,25446.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/28/2015 Zipper $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/24/2014 Low Down $7,000 8 $52,337 $52,337 100.0%
3/7/2014 300: Rise of an Empire $45,038,460 3,490 $106,580,051 $330,780,051 32.2%
8/21/2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones $9,336,957 3,118 $31,165,421 $75,965,567 41.0%
9/21/2012 Dredd $6,278,491 2,557 $13,414,714 $41,467,606 32.3%
12/31/2009 Tell-Tale $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/9/2009 St. Trinian’s $15,000 76 $15,000 $29,830,239 0.1%
3/9/2007 300 $70,885,301 3,280 $210,614,939 $454,161,935 46.4%
Movies: 8Totals:  $361,842,462$932,257,735 
 Averages:$16,445,1511,566$45,230,308$116,532,21742.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 955 $128,558,015
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,844 $361,842,462
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,775 $577,124,025
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 988 $394,787,730
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 19,101-19,200) 19,157 $64,473,115
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,072 $577,394,005
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,085 $117,947,510
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,333 $570,415,273
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,667 $737,794,626
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 854 $586,953,932
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 27,101-27,200) 27,200 $26,793,466
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,048 $744,004,626
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,013 $246,505,525
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,530 $932,257,735
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,657 $1,314,918,651
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 895 $981,741,662
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 24,301-24,400) 24,337 $91,266,581
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,977 $1,321,398,631
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 268 29
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 233 29
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 234 29
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 336 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 327 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 338 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 177 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 157 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 207 55
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 182 55
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 183 55
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 462 21
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 448 21
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 409 21
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 580 $117,380,744
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 809 $10,907,291
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Game Movies 34 $269,980
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 684 $106,333,466
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 778 $5,404,044
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Game Movies 30 $6,210,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 622 $223,714,210
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 879 $16,311,335
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Game Movies 32 $6,479,980
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 748 $128,288,035
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 401-500) 414 $269,980
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 844 $111,737,510
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 401-500) 419 $6,210,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 779 $240,025,545
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 401-500) 429 $6,479,980
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 173 $90,658,377
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 380 $37,899,638
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 258 $50,547,510
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 311 $67,400,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 222 $141,205,887
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 329 $105,299,638
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 701-800) 758 $38,169,618
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 101-200) 179 $64,473,115
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 255 $15,007,991
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies 95 $10,907,291
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 652 $73,610,000
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 300 $26,793,466
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 230 $12,140,000
Top International Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 117 $5,404,044
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 700 $111,779,618
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 209 $91,266,581
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 247 $27,147,991
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 103 $16,311,335
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 712 $64,084,900
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 537 $64,473,115
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 601-700) 603 $91,154,044
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 773 $26,793,466
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 601-700) 659 $155,238,944
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 645 $91,266,581
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 270 $64,473,115
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 437 $25,915,282
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 338 $26,793,466
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 393 $17,544,044
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 329 $91,266,581
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 426 $43,459,326


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