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WATCH THE TRAILER - Huddersfield star Lena Headey in new movie Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Star appears in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Huddersfield’s Hollywood star Lena Headey is heading back to the cinema screen.

The Shelley actress is one of the many stars of the new movie Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which is released this week in the United States and next week in the UK.

It’s a send up of the Jane Austen classic, with buckets of blood and gore.

Headey, 42, stars as Lady Catherine de Bourgh in the film, which also stars Lily James, of Downton Abbey, Charles Dance, former Doctor Who Matt Smith and Sam Riley.

Atmosphere during the European premiere of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies held at Vue West End in Leicester Square, London.

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Austen’s period romance is given a gruesome twist in the film version of Seth Grahame-Smith’s parody novel, which transplants the heaving bosoms and unspoken desire to a 19th-century Britain overrun with the ravenous undead.

Mr Bennet (Charles Dance) teaches his four daughters Elizabeth (Lily James), Jane (Bella Heathcote), Lydia (Ellie Bamber) and Mary (Millie Brady) martial arts so they can take care of themselves in an era of marauding zombies. The girls’ mother Mrs Bennet (Sally Phillips) is more concerned with finding them wealthy husbands.

(L-R) Actors Matt Smith, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Lily James and Douglas Booth pose at the Screen Gems' "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" photo call at the London Hotel on January 22, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The arrival of Mr Bingley (Douglas Booth) in town sends Mrs Bennet into a frenzy of excitement and she despatches the girls to a ball with instructions to catch his eye. Bingley is smitten with Jane, while Elizabeth meets her match in Bingley’s haughty friend, Mr Darcy (Sam Riley).

PPZ as it has been dubbed will be Headey’s 49th film, since she made her debut in Waterland having been spotted in a Shelley College production at the age of 17.

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Her previous roles include 300, The Parole Officer and The Purge.

She was born in Bermuda but brought up in Shelley with her family, but now lives in Los Angeles.

She is possibly best known now for her role as Cersei Lannister in the fantasy drama Game of Thrones, which returns for a new series later this year.

Actress Lena Headey attends the premiere of Screen Gems' "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" on January 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)



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