Adrian Lester biography
Date of Birth: August 14, 1968
Adrian Lester made his American film debut as the idealistic
young deputy campaign manager in Mike Nichols' Primary Colors.
Adrian's lack of film experience was more than compensated for
by his background on the London stage. Trained at the Royal Academy
of Dramatic Arts, Adrian has been nominated for many of the theater's
highest awards, and received the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Actor
in a Musical for his role in Company.
His performance opposite Stockard Channing in Six Degrees of
Separation (a role Will Smith played opposite Ms. Channing
in the 1993 film version) won Adrian a Time Out Award and a nomination
for the London Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Actor.
Other stage credits include As You Like It (further nominations
for Olivier, Time Out TMA and Ian Charleson awards for Best Actor),
Kiss Of The Spider Woman, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Lester continues to work steadily on television and in film in his native England, playing Hamlet in the TV movie The Tragedy of Hamlet (2002) and landing a starring role in the BBC crime series Hustle in 2004.
Adrian Lester Filmography