Although they have always been coy about their romance, Anne Headey, Lena’s aunt, confirmed that they were once an item.
Headey is best known for portraying Cersei Lannister in HBO's hit fantasy series Game of Thrones since 2011, a performance that has earned her three consecutive Emmy award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2014–16) and a Golden Globe Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2016.
In 2017, Headey became one of the highest paid actors on television and could earn up to £2 million per episode of Game of Thrones (based on shared percentages of syndication payments).
Headey had her first experience of acting when she was a pupil at Shelley College; she was noticed at age 17, when performing in a school production at the Royal National Theatre, and was picked for a role in the 1992 film Waterland.
At the age of 17, Headey performed in a one-off show and afterwards a casting agent took a photo and asked her to audition.
One man who looks unlikely to have been enjoying this particular perk in recent months is Jerome Flynn, Lena’s former boyfriend.