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Adrian Lester

 
Bio:
Adrian Lester is an award-winning actor and director. His career started with a string of successful West End productions including Company, for which he received an Olivier Award, Six Degrees of Separation and Sweeney Todd, before taking the starring role in Mike Nichol's movie Primary Colors. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Adrian Lester is an award-winning actor and director. His career started with a string of successful West End productions including Company, for which he received an Olivier Award, Six Degrees of Separation and Sweeney Todd, before taking the starring role in Mike Nichol's movie Primary Colors. ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
Donmar Warehouse Revival, 1995
Robert
  [Regional (UK)]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1993
Anthony Hope

Adrian Lester Movies

The Sun Sisters
 
[1997]
Isaac Nelson
Up on the Roof
 
[1997]
Scott
Primary Colors
 
[1998]
Henry Burton
Love's Labour's Lost
 
[2000]
Dumaine
Maybe Baby
 
[2000]
George
Born Romantic
 
[2000]
Jimmy
Best
 
[2000]
Rocky
Dust
 
[2001]
Edge
The Final Curtain
 
[2002]
Jonathan Stitch
The Day After Tomorrow
 
[2004]
Simon
Scenes of a Sexual Nature
 
[2006]
Pete
As You Like It
 
[2006]
Oliver De Boys
Starting Out in the Evening
 
[2007]
Cey Davis
Doomsday
 
[2008]
Norton
Case 39
 
[2009]
Wayne
National Theatre Live: Othello
 
[2013]
Othello
Jimi: All Is by My Side
 
[2013]
Michael X
Breakable You
 
[2017]
Ken Yates
Grey Lady
 
[2017]
Johnson
Euphoria
 
[2017]
Aron
Mary Queen of Scots
 
[2018]
Lord Randolph

Adrian Lester TV Shows

Girlfriends
 
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Ellis Carter
Hustle
 
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Mickey Stone
Red Band Society
 
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Dr. Naday
Riviera
 
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Robert Carver

Adrian Lester Biography

Adrian Lester is an award-winning actor and director. His career started with a string of successful West End productions including Company, for which he received an Olivier Award, Six Degrees of Separation and Sweeney Todd, before taking the starring role in Mike Nichol's movie Primary Colors. Other film roles include Day After Tomorrow, As You Like It, Love‚Äôs Labour‚Äôs Lost, Grey Lady, Dust, Case No39 and the Oscar nominated Mary Queen of Scots. Adrian is also well known for his TV work including the long running BBC1 series ‚ÄúHustle,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúSky Atlantic‚Äôs Riviera,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúGirlfriends‚ÄĚ (CBS), ‚ÄúUndercover‚ÄĚ (BBC1), ‚ÄúCurfew‚ÄĚ (Sky One), ‚ÄúTrauma‚ÄĚ (ITV), ‚ÄúThe Rook‚ÄĚ (Starz) and BBC1 ‚ÄúDrama Life.‚ÄĚ Directing credits include Hustle, Riviera, short film Of Mary and The Greatest Wealth at The Old Vic, which was updated in 2021 with a monologue written by Bernardine Evaristo and performed by Sharon D Clarke. Adrian has played the title roles inHenry V and Othello (National Theatre), for which he won Best Actor at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards; Rosalind in As You Like It (Declan Donnellan & Cheek By Jowl); Ira Aldridge in Red Velvet (Tricycle Theatre / St Ann‚Äôs Warehouse New York / Garrick Theatre), for which he won Best Actor at the Critics Circle Awards; Hamlet in Peter Brook‚Äôs The Tragedy Of Hamlet (London, Paris, Japan and New York), Guys & Dolls (Royal Albert Hall), Cost of Living (Hampstead), Romeo & Juliet (streamed by NT/Sky Arts) and Hymn (The Almeida/Sky Arts), which was streamed live due to the coronavirus pandemic. Forthcoming projects include ‚ÄúThe Undeclared War‚ÄĚ (Peacock/Ch4), ‚ÄúTrigger Point‚ÄĚ (ITV), directing Calmer (The Rep) and Hymn, which returns to a live audience at the Almeida in July 2021.

Adrian Lester Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Adrian Lester, The Lehman Trilogy
 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Adrian Lester, The Lehman Trilogy
 
Olivier Awards - 2016 - Best Actor
Adrian LesterRed Velvet
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2013 - Best Actor Gold Star
Adrian LesterOthello
 
Olivier Awards - 1996 - Best Actor in a Musical
Adrian LesterCompany
 
Olivier Awards - 1995 - Best Actor
Adrian LesterAs You Like

Adrian Lester News

Gala Concert Will Stream Exclusively On digitaltheatre.com Photo Gala Concert Will Stream Exclusively On digitaltheatre.com
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2022

digitaltheatre.com will exclusively stream the amazing Gala Concert, REGENERATE: Lost Songs from the Musicals from  Monday 3rd October 2022.

Florian Zeller to Write, Direct & Co-Produce THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Series Adaption Photo Florian Zeller to Write, Direct & Co-Produce THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Series Adaption
by Michael Major - Sep 15, 2022

Florian Zeller will make his television debut as the writer, director, and co-producer of the upcoming series adaption of The Lehman Trilogy. Florian Zeller is most known for his trilogy of plays, The Father, The Son, and The Mother. Later this year, a film adaption of The Son will be released starring Hugh Jackman.

Cast Announced For REGENERATE: LOST SONGS FROM THE MUSICALS Photo Cast Announced For REGENERATE: LOST SONGS FROM THE MUSICALS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2022

On Sunday 18th September 2022 at 7.00pm GMT (1900hrs), greats of the West End and Broadway join together for a unique night of musical theatre at REGENERATE: Lost Songs from the Musicals.

VIDEO: Peacock Shares THE UNDECLARED WAR Trailer Photo VIDEO: Peacock Shares THE UNDECLARED WAR Trailer
by Michael Major - Jul 25, 2022

Watch the trailer for the new series, which is a result of meticulous research by BAFTA award-winning creator Peter Kosminsky, lifting the veil on the most urgent battle of our time. In a thrilling cat and mouse game, Saara and the team at GCHQ must try to stay one step ahead and anticipate their opponents' every hidden move.

West End Theatres To Dim Lights in Honour of Peter Brook Photo West End Theatres To Dim Lights in Honour of Peter Brook
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 4, 2022

London's West End theatres will dim their lights tonight in memory of British theatre and film director Peter Brook who has died aged 97.

Acclaimed Director Peter Brook Dies At 97 Photo Acclaimed Director Peter Brook Dies At 97
by Grace Cutler - Jul 3, 2022

Variety has just reported the death of Peter Brook at 97. He was a Tony and Emmy award winning british director.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Will Return to the West End in January 2023 Photo THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Will Return to the West End in January 2023
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022

The Lehman Trilogy is set to return to the West End in January 2023 following its success at the Tony Awards.

Fremantle Joins Team For THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Television Series Photo Fremantle Joins Team For THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Television Series
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2022

Stefano Massini's newly-minted Tony-winning play The Lehman Trilogy will be adapted into a TV series for the international market by Italy's Fandango.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY's Simon Russell Beale Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by Photo THE LEHMAN TRILOGY's Simon Russell Beale Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

Simon Russell Beale has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for THE LEHMAN TRILOGY.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Play Photo THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Play
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

The Lehman Trilogy has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Play.

Adrian Lester Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY on Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY on Broadway

by Team BWW - Oct 15, 2021

Last night, the five-time Olivier Award¬ģ nominated epic play, The Lehman Trilogy, (finally) celebrated its triumphant Opening Night at the Nederlander Theatre. Starring Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Adrian Lester (in his Broadway debut), The Lehman Trilogy returns to Broadway after playing only three preview performances in March 2020.

VIDEO: The Stars of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Talk Broadway Return on MORNING JOE Videoplay
VIDEO: The Stars of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Talk Broadway Return on MORNING JOE

by Michael Major - Oct 13, 2021

The Lehman Trilogy stars Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Adrian Lester appeared on The Morning Joe to discuss their return to Broadway, working with Sam Mendes, and more.

VIDEO: Starz Releases Trailer for THE ROOK Videoplay
VIDEO: Starz Releases Trailer for THE ROOK

by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2019

Starz  released the official trailer for the Lionsgate and Liberty Global-produced STARZ Original Series 'The Rook.' In addition to the previously released key art, featuring Emma Greenwell in the title role of 'Myfanwy Thomas,' STARZ also today shared the character art for the balance of the star-studded cast. The full collection of art combined with the official trailer provide a nod to each characters' abilities and give deeper insight into the highly-anticipated new season, which will premiere on Sunday, June 30th at 8PM ET/PT.

VIDEO: Sophie Okonedo Stars in BBC America's Political Thriller UNDERCOVER, Debuting Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Premiering tonight, November 16, BBC AMERICA's UNDERCOVER is a bold new political thriller told through a family on the brink of destruction.

VIDEO: First Look - Sophie Okonedo Stars in BBC America's Political Thriller UNDERCOVER
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 21, 2016

Premiering on November 16, BBC AMERICA's UNDERCOVER is a bold new political thriller told through a family on the brink of destruction.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Previews for PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED with Morgan Freeman and David Harewood!
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2015

The next episodes of PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED features The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman (Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9 p.m.) and Othello with David Harewood (Friday, February 6, 2015 at 10 p.m.). Check out previews for the episodes below!

STAGE TUBE: Olivier Awards Tribute Sondheim!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 16, 2011

On March 13, the UK celebrated the 2011 Olivier Awards. Legally Blonde and After The Dance were the night's big winners. The evening also featured a special tribute to theatre legend Stephen Sondheim, including performances from Angela Lansbury, Adrian Lester, and more!


Adrian Lester Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Adrian Lester been in?
Adrian Lester has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Adrian Lester been in?
Adrian Lester has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Adrian Lester's first West End show?
Adrian Lester's first West End show was Company which opened in 1995

What awards has Adrian Lester been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Lehman Trilogy , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Lehman Trilogy , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Red Velvet , Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for Othello Best Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Company and Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for As You Like .

What awards has Adrian Lester won?
Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for Othello.