Game Of Thrones star Lena Headey has filed legal documents stating she is flat broke and has "less than $5 in her bank account".

The actress, who has also appeared in movies such as 300 and St. Trinian's, is currently going through a divorce from her husband Peter Loughran, who has filed paperwork demanding a 50 per cent share of a $46,000 (£28,750) tax refund which is due to the couple from U.S. authorities.

Headey filed a response to his claim, revealing she has asked for a $6,000 (£3,750) advance on the tax return to cover her living expenses because her current financial situation is so dire.

In the papers, obtained by Tmz.com, Headey states she has "less than $5 in her bank account" and is living off a credit card as she is waiting on payment from her acting jobs.

A judge denied Loughran's request for half the money.