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Adrian Lester
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Adrian Lester

Adrian Lester stars as Henry Burton, a young, idealistic African American who joins the campaign as Jack Stanton's deputy campaign manager. Lester marks his American feature film debut with Primary Colors.

Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, Lester received the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his turn as Bobby in Company. For his performance in As You Like It at the Albery Theatre in London, he garnered nominations for the Olivier, Time Out, TMA and Ian Charleson awards for Best Actor. Lester was also nominated for the London Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer in the Royal Court Theatre production of Six Degrees of Separation opposite Stockard Channing. For his performance in that production, he was awarded the Time Out Award. His stage credits also include Sweeny Todd (Olivier nomination for Best Supporting Actor), Antigone, Caste, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Fences, Winter's Tale, Hanging the President and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Lester has appeared in the films Les Souers Solier and Up On the Roof. For British television, he has appeared in Silent Witness, Soldier Soldier, Ball & Chain, Teaching Matthew, In the Dark and The Bill.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Adrian Lester Facts

BirthdayAugust 14, 1968 (55)
BirthplaceBirmingham, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

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