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Game of Thrones star Lena Headey ordered to bring son back to the US

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Published 27/10/2016 | 07:53

Actress Lena Headey arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actress Lena Headey arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Lena Headey and ex husband Peter Loughran
Actress Lena Headey attends the 67th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 25720_001 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for TNT LA)
Game Of Thrones star Lena Headey at LAX with her son Wylie in an Antrim jersey.
Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones
Actress Lena Headey arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress Lena Headey
Cast member Lena Headey attends the premiere for the sixth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in Los Angeles April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

An American judge has ordered Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey to bring her son back to the United States after declaring she violated a custody agreement.

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The 43-year-old star relocated to the United Kingdom with her six-year-old son Wiley and 15-month-old daughter over the summer, prompting a legal spat with the little boy's father, Peter Loughran.

He had a problem with the move, took the matter to family court and on Wednesday, a Los Angeles judge agreed with Headey's ex-husband and ruled she had violated a custody agreement, mapped out in 2013, by enrolling Wiley into school in the U.K. without seeking Loughran's permission.

The decision is a blow to Lena, who allegedly planned to keep her son in England permanently, insisting the education system in the U.S. is not as good as it is in her native United Kingdom.

Lena Headey and ex husband Peter Loughran
Lena Headey and ex husband Peter Loughran

However, she has been cut a little slack - she doesn't have to take Wiley back to the States immediately and can complete filming on the seventh season of Game of Thrones, which is expected to wrap in February.

The actress has been ordered to pay for Loughran's travel expenses to and from the U.S. in the interim.

According to TMZ, Lena's former spouse is allowed to visit Wiley 10 days every month.

Headey and musician Loughran ended their four-year marriage in 2011, but the divorce was finalised in 2013 following a lengthy feud over custody and financial issues, which were resolved when they struck a deal to share joint legal custody of Wylie.

Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones
Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones

Meanwhile, the actress welcomed a second child in July, 2015, but she has yet to reveal the little girl's name or the identity of her father.

Actress Lena Headey attends the 67th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 25720_001 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for TNT LA)
Actress Lena Headey attends the 67th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 25720_001 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for TNT LA)

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