HUDDERSFIELD actress Lena Headey will star in a major new TV drama.
She will play a fading movie star in a four-part adaptation of The Long Firm, Jake Arnott's novel depicting 60s gangster life.
The drama is being billed as one of the highlights of BBC2's spring-summer season.
Former Shelley High School pupil Lena, 28, is in a cast which includes Sir Derek Jacobi as Lord Teddy Thursby, a cash-strapped politician.
The novel on which the TV drama is based has been hailed as a brilliant evocation of the dark underbelly of Sixties London.
Filming finished in London this month.
It is a rare TV role for Lena, better known for her performances in the cinema.
Her latest big screen work, The Brothers Grimm, is due to be premiered in November.
Based on the fairy tales by the Grimms, it was filmed in Prague and directed by Terry Gilliam.