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Lennie James is a Actor and Writer British born on 11 october 1965 at Nottingham (United-kingdom)

Lennie James

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Birth name Lennie James
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 11 october 1965 (54 years) at Nottingham (United-kingdom)

Lennie James (born 11 October 1965) is an English actor, screenwriter, and playwright. James has appeared in many films, including Les Misérables, Snatch and Colombiana (2011).

Among James' more notable roles in television is Mr. Glen Boyle on the current medical drama Critical on Sky 1. On American television, he portrayed the mysterious Robert Hawkins in the CBS series Jericho and Detective Joe Geddes in the AMC television series Low Winter Sun. James has received praise for his portrayal of Morgan Jones in the popular AMC series The Walking Dead, making guest appearances in the first season and again in the third season. The character has since made three additional appearances before being upgraded to main cast for the sixth season.

Biography

James lives in Los Angeles with Giselle Glasman, his longtime partner. They have three daughters together: Romy (born 1990) and twins Celine and Georgia (born 1994). The twins are currently attending Ivy League universities. He is the main cook for his family and has professed a fondness for Caribbean cuisine. He is a fan of Tottenham Hotspur.

James is among the celebrities who have penned an open "letter to my younger self" for The Big Issue magazine. In his letter in March 2015, he wrote about the pain of losing his mother at a young age. "It hit me quite strongly. It had just been the three of us: my brother, my mum and me. Everything changed when the terrible thing happened. It had a profound, fundamental effect on me. One disappointment is that I never knew my mum as an adult," he wrote.

James also works as a mentor to black inner-city kids, and says he rejects the importance people attach to fame and celebrity. "Boys and men in our community need to be aware of the guy who gets up every morning and goes to the job that he doesn't necessarily love, in order to support his family. They are the heroes my community need to celebrate,” he said.

Best films

Colombiana (2011)
(Actor)
Lockout (2012)
(Actor)

Usually with

Luc Besson
Luc Besson
(2 films)
Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
(1 films)
Guy Ritchie
Guy Ritchie
(1 films)
Ron Cook
Ron Cook
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lennie James (17 films)

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Actor

Blade Runner 2049, 2h43
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films based on works by Philip K. Dick, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Anticipation
Actors Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, David Bautista, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks
Roles Mister Cotton
Rating79% 3.9944353.9944353.9944353.9944353.994435
En 2049, des humanoïdes issus du génie biologique, appelés réplicants, ont été intégrés dans la société pour assurer la survie de l'humanité. K, l'un des plus récents modèles conçus pour obéir, travaille comme blade runner au LAPD. Sa mission consiste surtout à pourchasser et éliminer les anciens modèles délinquants.
Get on Up
Get on Up (2014)
, 2h18
Directed by Tate Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Taraji P. Henson, Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis, Dan Aykroyd, Tika Sumpter
Roles Joe Brown
Rating68% 3.447683.447683.447683.447683.44768
The film opens in 1993 with James Brown walking through a darkened hallway as an audience chants his name. He hears the voices of people he knew throughout his life. The film then cuts to 1988 in Augusta, Georgia; James learns that his private bathroom in a strip mall he owns was used without his consent. As he confronts and then forgives the trespasser, he accidentally fires a shotgun, attracting the police.
Swelter
Swelter (2014)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Josh Henderson, Alfred Molina, Lennie James, Brad Carter, Freya Tingley
Roles Bishop
Rating45% 2.260412.260412.260412.260412.26041
Five masked robbers steal $10 million from a Las Vegas casino. All but one, who is shot in the head and assumed dead, are captured, but the money goes missing. Ten years later, Cole, the leader, is broken out of jail by the rest of his gang: Stillman, Boyd, and Cole's half-brother Kane. From a boastful mechanic, they learn that their former partner apparently survived and escaped with the money due to the intervention of a local physician. They track the physician to Baker, a small, isolated town with many secrets. They find Doc, the physician, at a local bar and, from him and other patrons, learn that the sheriff mysteriously appeared ten years ago. Curious, they start a bar fight in order to draw out the sheriff, who they realize is Pike, the partner who escaped. Pike now calls himself Bishop and claims to suffer from amnesia and migraines from the bullet fragments lodged in his head. Cole saves Bishop's life during the bar fight, and Bishop runs a belligerent biker gang out of town.
Lockout
Lockout (2012)
, 1h31
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Space adventure films, Prison films, Rape in fiction, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future
Actors Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Vincent Regan, Joseph Gilgun, Lennie James, Peter Stormare
Roles Harry Shaw
Rating60% 3.048823.048823.048823.048823.04882
In 2079, CIA agent Snow is arrested for murdering undercover agent Frank Armstrong, who had uncovered evidence of another agent selling secrets about the space program. Secret Service director Scott Langral, on advice from the President, has Snow convicted of murder and espionage. Snow is sentenced to thirty years on the maximum security space penitentiary MS One, where prisoners are kept in stasis for the length of their sentence. Snow's friend and fellow agent Harry Shaw tries to locate Snow's contact Mace, who knows where Frank's briefcase containing the stolen secrets is hidden.
Colombiana
Colombiana (2011)
, 1h45
Directed by Olivier Megaton
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Amandla Stenberg, Cliff Curtis, Lennie James, Callum Blue
Roles Special Agent Ross
Rating64% 3.200813.200813.200813.200813.20081
In 1992, Bogota, Colombia, Fabio Restrepo (Jesse Borrego) has key information about drug lord Don Luis Sandoval (Beto Benites). However, Don Luis fears that Fabio will be putting a hit on them, so he sends his henchman Marco (Jordi Mollà) to kill him. Fabio gives his nine-year-old daughter Cataleya (Amandla Stenberg) the information Don Luis wants and tells her it's her "passport"; he also gives her the address of her Uncle Emilio (Cliff Curtis), a criminal in Chicago, who will take care of her if she finds herself alone. The last thing he gives her is something that will keep her safe: his mom's necklace, the cataleya orchid. Fabio tells her to sit at the kitchen table and not move no matter what. After saying their goodbyes, Fabio and his wife Alicia (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) leave to battle Marco and his men but both of them are gunned down as Cataleya listens from the kitchen. Marco tries to manipulate her into giving the information. When he asks what she wants, she stabs him in the hand with a kitchen knife, saying "To kill Don Luis", and escapes. She safely makes it to the U.S. Embassy and gives the Embassy the information in exchange for a passport and passage to the United States. She escapes to the airport, where she makes it to the US and takes a bus to Chicago. Once she finds Emilio, Cataleya asks him to train her as an assassin.
The Next Three Days, 2h10
Directed by Paul Haggis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Brian Dennehy, Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson, Ty Simpkins
Roles Lieutenant Nabulsi
Rating73% 3.698053.698053.698053.698053.69805
Lara Brennan (Elizabeth Banks) is convicted of murdering her boss and is sentenced to life in prison. The evidence seems impossible to dispute: her car is parked right next to the car of her boss, she is seen leaving the crime scene seconds before the body is discovered, the murder weapon (a fire extinguisher) has her fingerprints on it and she has the victim's blood on the back of her overcoat. Following the failure of her appeal, Lara's husband John Brennan (Russell Crowe), a professor at a community college, becomes obsessed with the idea of breaking her out of jail, while their son Luke ceases to acknowledge her during their prison visits, saddening Lara. One day, she attempts suicide, and tells John that she cannot survive a life in prison. John promises that this will not be her life.
Outlaw
Outlaw (2007)
, 1h43
Directed by Nick Love
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Sean Harris, Bob Hoskins, Lennie James, Rupert Friend
Roles Cedric Munroe
Rating56% 2.849572.849572.849572.849572.84957
The film begins by exploring stories involving a number of different characters who live in and around London, all of whom have experiences which lead them to believe that justice in the country is not being handed out fairly. These characters include white-collar worker Gene Dekker (Danny Dyer), who is violently beaten by yobs without any reason on the way to his wedding. Danny Bryant (Sean Bean) is a paratrooper who has seen action in the Falklands, Afghanistan and Iraq and who arrives back from abroad to find his wife with someone else, and also believes that the state of the country is worse than the war-torn places he has recently served in. Crown Court prosecution barrister Cedric Munroe (Lennie James) receives death threats towards his pregnant wife, being told they will only be safe if he pulls out of the case against club owner and heroin dealer Terry Manning (Rob Fry), a boss of the criminal underworld, who Munroe is currently prosecuting. Cambridge University student Sandy Mardell (Rupert Friend) and son of Bryant's former commanding officer has only recently left hospital, though the thugs who scarred him for life in an unprovoked attack were released from prison before he had made his recovery.
Sahara
Sahara (2005)
, 2h4
Directed by Breck Eisner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Buddy films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn, Penélope Cruz, William H. Macy, Lambert Wilson, Rainn Wilson
Roles General Zateb Kazim
Rating59% 2.9991352.9991352.9991352.9991352.999135
The film begins with a prologue set in Richmond, Virginia in 1865, showing the ironclad CSS Texas, carrying the last of the Confederacy's treasury, as Captain Mason Tombs tries to run a Union blockade.
24 Hour Party People, 1h57
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Steve Coogan, Paddy Considine, John Thomson, Shirley Henderson, Lennie James, Martin Hancock
Roles Alan Erasmus
Rating72% 3.6486653.6486653.6486653.6486653.648665
In 1976, television presenter Tony Wilson sees the Sex Pistols perform at the Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall for the first time. Inspired, Wilson starts a weekly series of punk rock shows at a Manchester club, where the newly formed Joy Division perform, led by the erratic, brooding Ian Curtis.
The Martins, 1h27
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Lee Evans, Kathy Burke, Linda Bassett, Mark Strong, Paddy Considine, Frank Finlay
Roles PC Alex
Rating55% 2.7541552.7541552.7541552.7541552.754155
Out of work scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family who are long suffering wife Angie, accident prone son Little Bob who is bullied at school even by his teacher who Robert brandishes a gun at also... and pregnant teenage of 14 daughter Katie in a shabby house in Hatfield next door to the Galleria shopping centre above the A1 about 25 miles north of London. Competition addict Robert dreams of winning a holiday for his family to a dream island that turns out to be Isle Of Man and when he gets to the final few for a dream holiday but fails to win a competition in which he feels cheated out of, he flips and first goes to the editors office with a gun and steals his suit, then to an ice cream shop with his family and steals a parrot from a pet shop for Little Bob's birthday, he then tracks down the elderly winners, threatens them with a gun, ties them up in the cellar and steals their tickets. The police find them tied up. Upon arriving, Angie finds out Robert has cheated on her with their next door neighbour however the family enjoy the holiday. However, the Police catch up with Martin, he's convicted and goes to jail. He is later released to find his family life has improved since he was released from jail.
Lucky Break, 1h47
Directed by Peter Cattaneo
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Prison films
Actors James Nesbitt, Timothy Spall, Olivia Williams, Bill Nighy, Lennie James, Christopher Plummer
Roles Rudy
Rating62% 3.100733.100733.100733.100733.10073
James 'Jimmy' Hands (James Nesbitt) and Rudy 'Rud' Guscott (Lennie James) are two friends who used to play "Cops & Robbers" when they were young. Now adults, they plan to actually rob a Bank, but the robbery goes wrong and Hands flees the Bank leaving Guscott trapped behind the security shutters. Hands is caught and arrested not long later.
Snatch
Snatch (2000)
, 1h44
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Mob film, Crime
Themes Sports films, Boxing films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Benicio del Toro, Dennis Farina, Stephen Graham, Brad Pitt, Rade Šerbedžija, Alan Ford
Roles Sol
Rating82% 4.1481954.1481954.1481954.1481954.148195
After stealing an 86-carat (17.2 g) diamond in a heist in Antwerp, Franky "Four-Fingers" goes to London to deliver it to diamond dealer Doug "The Head" on behalf of New York jeweller "Cousin Avi". One of the other robbers advises Franky to obtain a gun from ex-KGB agent Boris "The Blade". Unbeknownst to Franky, Boris and the robber are brothers and plan to steal the diamond from him before he can turn it over to Doug.
Storm Damage, 1h35
Directed by Simon Cellan Jones
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Adrian Lester, Mona Hammond, Kate Ashfield, Ashley Walters, Lennie James, Roland Manookian
Roles Bonaface
Rating68% 3.445743.445743.445743.445743.44574
Danny (Adrian Lester) is an English teacher in a South London comprehensive. When three youths break into his class and threaten one of his pupils, Patrick "Shinehead" (Alexis Rodney), Danny intervenes and is himself threatened with a knife before the youths leave. A shaken Danny confronts Patrick and demands that he tells him the name of the ringleader.
The Miracle Maker, 1h32
Directed by Stanislav Sokolov
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Historical, Animation
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Films about virginity
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Julie Christie, Richard E. Grant, Ian Holm, Rebecca Callard, Michael Bryant
Roles Gaius Velius Quintilus
Rating70% 3.538643.538643.538643.538643.53864
The film opens in ‘Sepphoris, Upper Galilee, Year 90 of the Roman Occupation.’ Jairus and his sick daughter Tamar are travelling to meet their friend Cleopas, who knows a doctor that may be able to help Tamar. However, the doctor is only able to offer painkillers, confiding to Jairus that there is nothing else which can be done. While Jairus is with the doctor, Tamar witnesses Jesus, one of the carpenters building a new synagogue, protect a deranged woman, Mary Magdalene, from being attacked by the townspeople. Jesus leaves his job, and goes to visit his mother, Mary. While he is there, Mary recalls his birth, the visit of the Wise Men, and how a young Jesus went missing during Passover and was found conferring with the elders at the Temple, who were amazed at his understanding of the scriptures. After leaving his mother's house, Jesus travels to the Jordan River to be baptised by John the Baptist. When Jesus rises out of the water, a voice from Heaven declares, "This is my beloved son," and the Holy Spirit descends on him as a dove. After his baptism, Jesus wanders out into the wilderness, where he is repeatedly tempted by Satan. After Jesus rebukes Satan temptations and leaves the wilderness, he is met by his friend Lazarus. Jesus returns to Lazarus' home, where he is hosted by Lazarus’ sisters, Martha and Mary.
Les Misérables, 2h14
Directed by Bille August
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Crime, Romance
Actors Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, Claire Danes, Toby Jones, Hans Matheson
Roles Enjolras
Rating74% 3.748833.748833.748833.748833.74883
Jean Valjean (Liam Neeson), a man arrested for stealing bread nineteen years earlier, is released on parole. When no one is willing to allow a convict to stay the night, Bishop Myriel (Peter Vaughan), kindly welcomes him into his home. Valjean explains to Myriel that sleeping in a real bed will make him a new man. In the night, Valjean, interrupted by Myriel while stealing his silverware, strikes him and flees. When the police arrest Valjean, Myriel tells them that the silverware was a gift and scolds Valjean for forgetting to take his candlesticks as well. Myriel then reminds Valjean that he is to become a new man.