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Lena Headey’s movie is BAFTA Nominated

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Lena Headey, popularly known as Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones, is not just a remarkable actress. She is now also a renowned film-maker and director. Her short film ‘The Trap’ is nominated by BAFTA- one of the most prestigious awards.

‘The Trap’ by Lena Headey

Lena Headey is the writer and director for a hit short film this year.

The film named ‘The Trap’ is her second project as a director and the first one as a writer. Earlier, Lena Headey was behind the direction of another short film, ‘Freya Ridings: You Mean The World To Me’ in 2019.

‘The Trap’ is a thirty minutes drama, about loneliness and isolation and how they converge on an unexpected journey when intrigue comes to town.


The film stars Michelle Fairley, Larissa Murray, and James-Nelson Joyce.

BAFTA Short-film Nominations

The British Academy Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the shortlisted films for the category of British Short Film and the British Short Animation.

This award is for British individuals for their involvement in brilliant, creative work, fiction as well as non-fiction. Here is the list of all the nominees in the category:

Anna – Dekel Berenson, Merlin Merton

Azaar – Myriam Raja, Nathanael Baring

Goldfish – Hector Dockrill, Laura Dockrill, Harri Kamalanathan, Benedict Turnbull

Kamali – Sasha Rainbow, Rosalind Croad

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) – Carol Dysinger, Elena Andreicheva

Madame – Garth Jennings, Marine Dorfmann, Octavia Peissel

The Nightcrawlers – Alexander A. Mora, Abigail Anketell-Jones, Doireann Maddock, Joanna Natasegara

November 1st – Charlie Manton, Teodora Shaleva

The Trap – Lena Headey, Anthony Fitzgerald

We Are Dancers – Joe Morris, Luz Alejandra Llano

Lena Headey’s short film is also among the nominations. This is a huge achievement for the actress and director. In fact, she herself was in disbelief as she proudly shared the good news on Instagram.


She wrote:

I am chuffed to my eyeballs, honored and totally gobsmackedto be in this list.

We are so happy for Cersei- she completely deserved this one.

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