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
Primary Colors
Jimi: All Is by My Side
Mary Queen of Scots
Born Romantic
Scenes of a Sexual Nature
Maybe Baby




62% 41% Mary Queen of Scots Lord Randolph (Character) $16.4M 2018
No Score Yet 44% Grey Lady Johnson (Character) - 2017
19% 38% Euphoria Aron (Character) - 2017
68% 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
50% 49% Scenes of a Sexual Nature Pete (Character) - 2006
36% 49% As You Like It Oliver De Boys (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
No Score Yet 20% Best Rocky (Character) - 2000
58% 55% Born Romantic Jimmy (Character) $14.6K 2000
50% 48% Maybe Baby George (Character) $19.1K 2000
49% 40% Love's Labour's Lost Dumaine (Character) $284.3K 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 60% The Affair Ray (Character) - 1995


No Score Yet 44% Riviera Robert Carver (Character),
2017 2020
40% No Score Yet Life David (Character) 2020
89% 93% Staged Adrian (Character) 2020
45% 80% The Rook Conrad Grantchester (Character) 2019
88% 94% Curfew Simon Donahue (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait Artist of the Year Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Undercover Nick Johnson (Character) 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trauma Jon Allerton (Character) 2018
59% 86% Red Band Society Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
No Score Yet 100% Shakespeare Uncovered Guest 2015
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2013
No Score Yet 87% Hustle Mickey "Bricks" Stone (Character),
2004-2007 2009-2012
85% 88% The Adventures of Merlin Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Os Escavadores Ben Ergha (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2002-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soldier, Soldier Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bill Dotun Konchella (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jason and the Argonauts Unknown (Character)