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Adrian Lester is a Actor British born on 14 august 1968 at Birmingham (United-kingdom)

Adrian Lester

Adrian Lester
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 14 august 1968 (55 years) at Birmingham (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Adrian Anthony Lester, OBE (born 14 August 1968) is an English actor, director, and writer.


Lester is married to actress Lolita Chakrabarti. They live in South East London with their two daughters, Lila and Jasmine.

In 2007, Lester took part in Empire's Children, a Channel 4 documentary exploring the journey taken by the "Windrush Generation" to the United Kingdom. Lester's grandfather, Kenneth Nathaniel Lester, was to be included in the documentary, but was unwell during filming in Jamaica and could not be interviewed. Kenneth died soon after the documentary completed filming and never saw the programme aired.

In April 2013, Lester appeared on the Cultural Exchange feature of Front Row on Radio Four, a feature of the programme where people had to choose a piece of art that meant a great deal to them. He chose "Redemption Song" by Bob Marley.

Lester holds a 2nd degree black belt in Moo Duk Kwan Taekwondo.

Best films

Primary Colors (1998)

Usually with

Patrick Doyle
Patrick Doyle
(2 films)
Neil Marshall
Neil Marshall
(1 films)
Ian Hart
Ian Hart
(3 films)
Michael Haley
Michael Haley
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Adrian Lester (20 films)

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Mary Queen of Scots, 2h5
Directed by Josie Rourke
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Guy Pearce, David Tennant, Gemma Chan
Roles Lord Randolph
Rating63% 3.154053.154053.154053.154053.15405
À seulement dix-huit ans, Marie Stuart est déjà veuve, après le décès de son époux le roi de France, François II. Elle refuse de se remarier conformément à la tradition. En 1561, elle quitte donc la France pour rejoindre ses terres natales d'Écosse et réclamer le trône qui lui revient de droit. Mais la reine d'Angleterre, Élisabeth I, n'est pas de cet avis. Elles vont toutes deux devenir de véritables sœurs ennemies, malgré une fascination réciproque.
Euphoria (2018)
, 1h38
Directed by Lisa Langseth
Origin Suede
Genres Drama
Actors Eva Green, Alicia Vikander, Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Adrian Lester, Mark Stanley
Roles Aron
Rating57% 2.857462.857462.857462.857462.85746
Deux sœurs, Inès (Alicia Vikander) et Émilie (Eva Green), se retrouvent après plusieurs années de séparation.
Jimi: All Is by My Side, 1h56
Directed by John Ridley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Actors André 3000, Hayley Atwell, Burn Gorman, Imogen Poots, Andy Buckley, Ruth Negga
Roles Michael X
Rating56% 2.8494452.8494452.8494452.8494452.849445
En 1966, dans un club new-yorkais, Jimi Hendrix est repéré par Linda Keith ; à l'époque elle est la petite amie de Keith Richards. Grâce à elle, le jeune guitariste rencontre son futur manager, Chas Chandler (bassiste des Animals), qui le convainc de l'emmener à Londres où démarrera véritablement sa carrière internationale.
Case 39
Case 39 (2009)
, 1h49
Directed by Christian Alvart
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper, Callum Keith Rennie, Adrian Lester
Roles Wayne
Rating62% 3.1010653.1010653.1010653.1010653.101065
Emily Jenkins (Renée Zellweger) is a social worker living in Oregon, who is assigned to investigate the family of ten-year-old Lillith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland), as her grades have declined and an emotional rift with her parents has emerged. Emily suspects that the parents have been mistreating Lillith. Emily's fears are confirmed when Lillith's parents try to kill her by gassing her in the oven at home. Emily saves Lillith with the help of Detective Mike Barron (Ian McShane). Lillith is originally sent to a children's home, but she begs Emily to look after her instead. With the agreement of the board, Emily is assigned to take care of Lillith until a suitable foster family comes along. In the meantime, Lillith's parents, Edward and Margaret (Callum Keith Rennie and Kerry O'Malley) are placed in a mental institution.
Doomsday (2008)
, 1h45
Directed by Neil Marshall
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Alexander Siddig, David O'Hara, Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell, Adrian Lester
Roles Sergeant Norton
Rating59% 2.950772.950772.950772.950772.95077
In 2008, an unknown killer virus, dubbed "The Reaper Virus" infects Scotland. The UK government cannot contain or cure the virus, and they decide to build a 60-foot containment wall over the border with Scotland and its islands, isolating it from the rest of Britain.
Starting Out in the Evening, 1h51
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Frank Langella, Lauren Ambrose, Lili Taylor, Adrian Lester, Michael Cumpsty, Joel West
Roles Casey Davis
Rating68% 3.447033.447033.447033.447033.44703
Now aging and ailing, one-time celebrated author Leonard Schiller has been forgotten by his readers, literary colleagues, and critics during the decade he has struggled to complete what he knows will be his final novel. When brash, ambitious Brown University graduate student Heather Wolfe approaches him with a request for access to his thoughts and recollections for the Master's thesis she hopes will reintroduce the public to his work, he initially refuses to cooperate. But the young woman is relentless, and he finally agrees to weekly meetings in which he slowly begins to open up to her as he reluctantly recalls his past.
Ballet Shoes, 1h30
Directed by Sandra Goldbacher
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Dance films
Actors Emma Watson, Richard Griffiths, Lucy Boynton, Yasmin Paige, Emilia Fox, Victoria Wood
Roles Mr. Sholsky
Rating65% 3.2968453.2968453.2968453.2968453.296845
A young orphan, Sylvia Brown, and her nurse Nana come to live at her great-uncle Matthew (Gum) 's house in London. He is a paleontologist and is reluctant to take her in, but relents when he learns that he is her only living relative. Gum is away a lot on travels collecting fossils, but he sends Sylvia letters and presents and she learns to love him.
Scenes of a Sexual Nature, 1h31
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Adrian Lester, Sophie Okonedo, Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Andrew Lincoln, Douglas Hodge
Roles Pete
Rating58% 2.9477352.9477352.9477352.9477352.947735
Husband, Jamie (Andrew Lincoln) and wife, Molly (Holly Aird) are lying on the grass, discussing footballers and multiple orgasms. Molly notices Jamie staring at a pretty girl nearby, Sophie (Eglantine Rembauville). When he is challenged about it, he pretends he was looking at the book the girl was reading, L'Etranger by Albert Camus. Immediately seeing through his lies, Molly questions Jamie about the book; Jamie claims it is a western about a man who eventually becomes sheriff. In order to embarrass Jamie and expose him as a liar, she then approaches Sophie to question her about the book as well.
The Day After Tomorrow, 2h4
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Disaster, Action, Adventure
Themes Environmental films, Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Météorologie, Politique, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Catastrophe climatique, Political films, Dystopian films, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Ian Holm, Sela Ward, Dash Mihok
Roles Simon
Rating65% 3.2501953.2501953.2501953.2501953.250195
On an expedition in Antarctica, paleoclimatologist Jack Hall and his colleagues Frank and Jason are drilling for ice-core samples on the Larsen Ice Shelf for the NOAA when the shelf breaks off.
Dust (2001)
, 2h7
Directed by Milcho Manchevski
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Action, Romance, Western
Actors Joseph Fiennes, David Wenham, Adrian Lester, Vera Farmiga, Anne Brochet, Rosemary Murphy
Roles Edge
Rating62% 3.1460953.1460953.1460953.1460953.146095
Shifting periodically between two parallel stories, Dust opens in present-day New York City with a young criminal, Edge (Adrian Lester), being confronted at gunpoint by an ailing old woman, Angela (Rosemary Murphy), whose apartment he is attempting to burglarize. While he awaits an opportunity to escape, she launches into a tale about two outlaw brothers, at the turn of the 20th century, who travel to Ottoman-controlled Macedonia. The two brothers have transient ill will between them, and they become estranged when confronted with a beautiful woman, Lilith (Anne Brochet).
Born Romantic, 1h36
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Craig Ferguson, Jane Horrocks, Catherine McCormack, Adrian Lester, David Morrissey, Olivia Williams
Roles Jimmy
Rating63% 3.197333.197333.197333.197333.19733
Salsa dancing and 'El Corazon', a London Salsa Club provide the backdrop for the love-inspired efforts of three unlikely romantics:
Best (2000)
, 1h42
Directed by Mary McGuckian
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors John Lynch, Ian Bannen, David Hayman, Jerome Flynn, Linus Roache, Patsy Kensit
Roles Rocky
Rating56% 2.8134252.8134252.8134252.8134252.813425
Le film relate la carrière du joueur de football nord-irlandais George Best, notamment lorsqu'il jouait à Manchester.
Love's Labour's Lost, 1h33
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Nathan Lane, Adrian Lester, Matthew Lillard, Natascha McElhone, Alessandro Nivola
Roles Dumaine
Rating58% 2.9482452.9482452.9482452.9482452.948245
The King of Navarre has vowed to avoid romantic entanglements to spend three years in study and contemplation. His chief courtiers agree to follow him in this vow, though one (Berowne) argues that they will not be able to fulfil this plan.