Lena Headey fills final major Game of Thrones role

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Lena Headey, star of the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series, has nabbed the last major part in HBO's Game of Thrones pilot, according to Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune. Headey will portray Cersei Lannister, a woman of royal blood who is every bit as smart, cunning and devious as the powerful men around her.

Other cast members include Peter Dinklage as Cersei's brother Tyrion, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Cersei's twin, Jaime, Sean Bean as aristocrat Ned Stark, Jennifer Ehle as his wife, Catelyn Stark, and Mark Addy as King Robert. HBO confirmed the casting of Headey on Tuesday.

The Game of Thrones pilot, an adaptation of the fantasy novel by George R.R. Martin, starts shooting in late October in Northern Ireland.