Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones, to Watergarte

Her role as a villainous queen was one of the most remembered in series in recent years. Britain’s Lena Headey, who played Cersei Lannister on the HBO series Game of Thrones, prepares for a new character in a miniseries.

This time, Lena Headey will be part of The White Plumbers, a story based on a real case. Also produced by HBO, the miniseries will refer to Watergate, the famous political scandal of the 1970s in the United States, which led to the Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency.

The cast of this new five-part production, joined by Headey, is also made up of por Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux y Domhnall Gleeson. And it still has no confirmed release date.

A scandal that ended in resignation

The White Plumbers will delve into the Watergate scandal through the story of how then-President Richard Nixon’s political spoilers and Watergate brains, E. Howard Hunty G. Gordon Liddy, accidentally overthrew the Presidency, the same one they were jealously trying to protect.

The British actress will play Dorothy Hunt, the wife of E. Howard Hunt, a woman who, in the midst of her husband’s political problems, will try to keep her family together, which also includes her four children. Dorothy also belongs to the CIA.

The Watergate case involved theft of State documents, persecution of opponents and officials and falsification of data among other illegal activities that caused an unprecedented scandal in the country.

Lena Headey – The British actress will star in a new HBO miniseries about the Watergate affair. AP Photo.

After a journalistic investigation and also by the United States Congress, the institutional crisis ended with the resignation of then Republican President Richard Nixon, in 1974, and with several of his collaborators imprisoned.

Headey’s career

Lena Headey, who also worked on the film 300 where she played Queen Gorgo, started studying acting while still in high school. At 17 years old, she already attracted attention for her talent and that was when a casting agent called her to play a supporting role in Stephen Gyllenhaal’s 1992 film, The land of water, together with two figures already consecrated as Jeremy Irons y Ethan Hawke.

The actress has publicly stated that she is very shy, to the extreme. But that happens outside of the sets, since in his roles, he has no problem. This was demonstrated in the famous scene of the “walk of shame” to which Cersei was condemned in a chapter of Game of Thrones, walking almost naked in front of everyone and based on a real case.

That evil character, one of the most hated in the series, brought the actress some problems. According to her own account, that hatred was made to him in real life by some fans who came to insult her in public. Headey also recounted on one occasion, at a book signing by Games of Thrones where he was present, the followers of the series, They took the books out of her hands for her to touch us.


At age 45, and with many projects ahead, Lena Headey has been nominated several times for best supporting actress in the prestigious Emmy Awards, from 2014 until now, although he still has not managed to keep a statuette.

Headey also played the role of Sarah Connor, the famous character from Terminator popularized by Linda Hamilton, but made it into the series The Sarah Connor Chronicles, in two seasons in 2008 and 2009.



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Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones, to Watergarte