Lena Headey of “Game of Thrones” files for divorce from husband
“Game of Thrones” star Lena Headey — who plays the role of Queen Cersei Lannister — has filed for divorce from her real life husband, Peter Loughran.
According to reports, 38-year-old Lena Headey filed the legal papers last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court against her husband, Peter Loughran, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
The British actress tied the knot with her husband, Peter Loughran, back in May 2007. The couple has one son, who was born in March 2010.
Headey’s performance in a one-off show when she was just 17 years old caught the attention of a casting agent, who took a photo of the actress and asked her to do an audition. Lena Headey eventually got a supporting role alongside Jeremy Irons and Ethan Hawke in the 1992 British drama film “Waterland,” then she went to appear with higher-profile actors in major films like “The Remains of the Day (1993), The Jungle Book (1994), and Aberdeen (2000).
After she worked steadily as an actress by getting small and supporting roles in films throughout the 1990s, Lena Headey found fame at last for her lead performances in big-budget films which became well-known, such as the fantasy film “The Brothers Grimm (2005), where she acted opposite Matt Damon and Heath Ledger, the action period film (300) 2007, playing the role of Queen Gorgo, and then the adventure biopic feature “The Red Baron” (2008).
Lena Headey is also known for playing the starring role Sarah Connor on the Fox television spin-off of James Cameron’s popular “Terminator” film series “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” (2008-2009). She is currently playing the role of Queen Cersei Lannister in HBO’s television series “Game of Thrones” (2011), a series that has received universal acclaim from both audiences and critics.