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      Adrian Lester

      Adrian Lester

      Highest Rated: 87% Starting Out in the Evening (2007)

      Lowest Rated: 19% Euphoria (2017)

      Birthday: Aug 14, 1968

      Birthplace: Birmingham, England, UK

      Actor Adrian Lester, the son of Jamaican immigrants, sang with the local church choir, and performed with the Birmingham Youth Theatre. He went on to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. By 1992, he made his television debut in the made-for-TV movie "Touch and Die." Six years later he earned the lead in the Mike Nichols political comedy "Primary Colors," a thinly veiled look at the Clinton presidential campaign. The film showed Lester could hold his own against big name stars like Emma Thompson, John Travolta, and Kathy Bates. Two years later, he was featured in Kenneth Branagh's musical adaptation of the Shakespeare classic "Love's Labour's Lost." The film was scorned by critics, but Lester's portrayal of Dumaine earned him a British Independent Film Award nomination for Best Actor. In 2006, Lester re-teamed with Branagh for his Asian-inspired take on Shakespeare's "As You Like It." Lester established a career on both sides of the pond in TV and film. In the States, he snagged the recurring role of Ellis Carter of the popular comedy series "Girlfriends," while in the United Kingdom he became a series regular on the crime drama "Hustle."

      Highest rated movies

      Starting Out in the Evening poster
      Starting Out in the Evening
      Primary Colors poster
      Primary Colors
      Jimi: All Is by My Side poster
      Jimi: All Is by My Side
      Mary Queen of Scots poster Mary Queen of Scots Born Romantic poster
      Born Romantic
      Doomsday poster
      Doomsday
      Scenes of a Sexual Nature poster
      Scenes of a Sexual Nature
      Maybe Baby poster
      Maybe Baby

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      62% 41% Mary Queen of Scots Lord Randolph (Character) $16.4M 2018
      19% 36% Euphoria Aron (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 43% Grey Lady Johnson (Character) - 2017
      65% 36% Jimi: All Is by My Side Michael X (Character) $323.0K 2013
      21% 39% Case 39 Wayne (Character) $13.2M 2009
      51% 44% Doomsday Sgt. Norton (Character) $11.0M 2008
      87% 70% Starting Out in the Evening Casey Davis (Character) $902.1K 2007
      36% 49% As You Like It Oliver De Boys (Character) - 2006
      50% 49% Scenes of a Sexual Nature Pete (Character) - 2006
      45% 50% The Day After Tomorrow Simon (Character) $186.7M 2004
      No Score Yet 40% The Final Curtain Jonathan Stitch (Character) - 2002
      20% 62% Dust Edge (Character) - 2001
      58% 55% Born Romantic Jimmy (Character) $14.6K 2000
      50% 48% Maybe Baby George (Character) $19.1K 2000
      50% 40% Love's Labour's Lost Dumaine (Character) $284.3K 2000
      No Score Yet 19% Best Rocky (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Storm Damage Danny (Character) - 1999
      81% 64% Primary Colors Henry Burton (Character) $39.0M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Up on the Roof Scott (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Witness: Cease Upon the Midnight Danny Thomas (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 55% The Affair Ray (Character) - 1995

      TV

      Credit
      69% 76% The Undeclared War Andrew Makinde (Character) 2022
      80% 36% Trigger Point Joel Nutkins (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 44% Riviera Robert Carver (Character),
      Director
      2017 2020
      40% No Score Yet Life David (Character) 2020
      89% 95% Staged Adrian (Character) 2020
      45% 79% The Rook Conrad Grantchester (Character) 2019
      88% 90% Curfew Simon Donahue (Character) 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait Artist of the Year Guest 2019
      100% 20% Trauma Jon Allerton (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Undercover Nick Johnson (Character) 2016
      59% 86% Red Band Society Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
      No Score Yet 100% Shakespeare Uncovered Guest 2015
      No Score Yet 92% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2013
      No Score Yet 88% Hustle Mickey "Bricks" Stone (Character),
      Writer
      2004-2007 2009-2012
      85% 87% The Adventures of Merlin Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2002-2003