Adrian Lester
British actor
Adrian Lester
Adrian Lester is a British actor, director, and writer.
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Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear Approach ‘Othello’
NYTimes - over 3 years
Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear, two leading British theater actors, discuss their current play, “Othello,” and others.     
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The Secret to Effective Communication? What You Do Before You Open Your Mouth
Inc. Magazine - over 3 years
Next time you make a presentation, or lead a team meeting, consider the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art's slogan, "Think. Breathe. Speak." "Think. Breathe. Speak." is the slogan of an advertising campaign run by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. The Academy trained (among others) Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Adrian Lester, Mike Leigh, Imelda Staunton. But this ad isn't aimed at aspiring actors so much as at all those people who have to speak in public: anyone doing a presentation, sales pitch, team meeting. I love the slogan because it's so crisp and clear, but mostly because it captures a process that few of us deploy. On Thinking How much time do you spend really thinking? Most executives I know are so action-oriented, or action-addicted, that time for reflection is the first casualty of their success. They're great improvisers, of course, and great at winging it, but they all harbor a sneaking suspicion that their work would be better if they had time to think. On Breathing Brea ...
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Traveling to London in summer 2013 to see theater shows?
LATimes - over 3 years
Adrian Lester, Rory Kinnear star in a can't-miss 'Othello.' You can miss 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.' Reviews of 'Passion Play,' more. LONDON — Traveling to London this summer or just curious about the current state of theatrical affairs? Here's my score card of the scene after a week spent scurrying in and around the West End.
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Beth McGuire: Shape-shifting at the Movies
Huffington Post - about 4 years
It's been quite a year for shape-shifting at the movies. Look at Ben Affleck, an unmistakable non-ethnic Caucasian, who recently played the role of Tony Mendez in the academy award nominated film Argo. Mr. Mendez's real father was Mexican American. Moctesuma Esparza, a film producer and CEO of Maya Cinemas, recently commented on NPR's Studio 360, "Mexican-Americans and Latinos aren't getting a fair shake in Hollywood to create careers and become stars." So should Mr. Affleck have not cast himself in this juicy role in order to give other Latino actors a shot at it? One could also argue that Daniel Day-Lewis, a British actor cast as Abraham Lincoln, might have considered declining. Although Lincoln's ancestry was English, the world view of an American is quite different from that of an Englishman. Finally, we could ask why Sally Field, a 66-year-old woman, was cast as the wife of Daniel Day Louis, who is 55, when Mary Todd Lincoln was in fact nine years younger than ...
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Daphne Rubin-Vega, Wood Harris Join Broadway's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
The production subsequently moved to London's West End (with Jones and Rashad joined by Sanaa Lathan as Maggie and Adrian Lester as Brick) where it was honored with the "What's Onstage" and the prestigious "Olivier" awards for Best Revival DAPHNE
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Renaissance Man, Stephen C. Byrd, brings "A Streetcar Named Desire" to Broadway - Black Star News
Google News - over 5 years
This critically acclaimed show featuring Anika Noni Rose, Terrence Howard, James Earl Jones, and Phylicia Rashad later moved to the West End in London with Sanaa Lathan and Adrian Lester joining the cast, where it garnered the "What's Onstage" and
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Nicole Ari Parker to Co-Star With Blair Underwood in Broadway Revival of A ... - Broadway.com
Google News - over 5 years
... Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose and Terrence Howard. The production transferred to London's West End (with Jones and Rashad joined by Sanaa Lathan as Maggie and Adrian Lester as Brick) where it won the Olivier Award for Best Revival
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Nicole Ari Parker to Star Broadway's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
The production subsequently moved to London's West End (with Jones and Rashad joined by Sanaa Lathan as Maggie, and Adrian Lester as Brick) where it was honored with the "What's Onstage" and the prestigious "Olivier" awards for Best Revival
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Readers Name Their Choices
NYTimes - over 5 years
In a recent Theater Talkback column on the ArtsBeat blog, Charles Isherwood wrote about the ''truly exemplary'' Shakespearean performances he had seen in the last decade as a critic, and asked readers to name their own past favorites. Here are some of their responses: Meryl Streep and John Cazale in ''Measure for Measure'' in the park. Eve Sinaiko
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female gazing at: Adrian Lester - Flick Filosopher (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
I'm posting pictures like these every weekday-ish, of a man who is attractive and desirable, because I like to look, dammit -- and because the female gaze doesn't have to be such serious business. (If you have a suggestion for someone we should
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Spezial • "Meine Tages-Highlights auf Sky" [06.07.2011] - Digitalfernsehen.de
Google News - over 5 years
Mastermind Mickey Bricks (Adrian Lester, 2.vl) meldet sich mit seinen Meisterdieben zurück. Auch in der siebten Staffel legen sie die widerwärtigsten Subjekte der Gesellschaft aufs Kreuz. Ihre Raffinesse ist ebenso legendär wie ihre typisch britische
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“Escrocii” vin la AXN - Time Out Bucuresti
Google News - over 5 years
Infracţiunile care durează mai mult sunt de obicei puse la cale de Michael "Mickey Brics" Stone (interpretat de actorul Adrian Lester), care este liderul bandei şi are isteţimea şi temperamentul de care este nevoie pentru a plănui toate aceste
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Kristen Stewart y Meg Ryan consuelan al ex de Elena Anaya - Qué.es
Google News - over 5 years
Intérpretes: Joely Richardson, Hugh Laurie, Matthew Macfadyen, Adrian Lester. Gran Bretaña. 101 min. Comedia. Calificación: ** A las 19.00 horas, 'Trece a la mesa'. Giulio, un hombre divorciado de mediana edad, regresa a la casa familiar de la Toscana
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Blair Underwood To Broadway Debut In "A Street Car.." - Black Star News
Google News - over 5 years
The production later moved to London where it also had a successful run on London's West End, and included Sanaa Lathan as Maggie and Adrian Lester as Brick. In London, the production won the "What's On Stage," and the prestigious "Olivier" awards for
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'Crank' available on Comcast Movies: All Movies - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
With Rhona Mitra, Craig Conway, Adrian Lester, Bob Hoskins, and Malcolm McDowell (R; runs through July 31) WESLEY MORRIS PATHFINDER (Comcast Movies: Free Movies) This adventure pitting Vikings against an American Indian tribe is part “Apocalypto,''
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PRIMARY COLORS: Sex Scandals and Politics at the Movies Pt. 5 - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Also in the Primary Colors cast: Kathy Bates, Maura Tierney, Billy Bob Thornton, Adrian Lester, Diane Ladd, Caroline Aaron, and Rob Reiner. A financial disappointment upon its release, Primary Colors was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best
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MFM help sprinkle the fairy dust at new Disney Store opening - MadeForMums (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Claudia Winkleman, Meg Matthews, Adrian Lester and Ben Fogle were spotted browsing the new store - we even managed to grab a very pregnant Claudia for a quick chat (check the gallery below). The new Oxford Street store opens Thursday 26th May
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BBC Launches Off By Heart Shakespeare – A National Contest for Secondary ... - VAdvert Press Center (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
Adrian Lester, award-winning stage and screen actor and star of BBC series Hustle, has played both Hamlet and Henry V and more recently was a mentor in BBC Two's When Romeo Met Juliet. Says Adrian: “It takes a lot of courage to stand up in front of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Adrian Lester
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 44
    In July 2013, he received an honorary degree from the University of Warwick.
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    Lester was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to drama.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details He chose "Redemption Song" by Bob Marley. Lester holds a second degree black belt in Moo Duk Kwan Taekwondo.
    Lester played the part of Othello in the Shakespeare play of the same name in 2013 alongside Rory Kinnear as Iago at the National Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details Both actors won the Best Actor award in the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for their roles; the award is traditionally given to only one actor, but the judges were unable to choose between the pair.
  • 2010
    Age 41
    In 2010, Lester appeared in the documentary When Romeo Met Juliet together with his wife Lolita Chakrabarti as acting mentors to the pupils of two Coventry schools involved in a production of Romeo and Juliet.
    More Details Hide Details Lester recorded Alpha Force: Survival, an audio book written by Chris Ryan. 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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 39
    In 2008, Lester starred on the BBC drama Bonekickers, a programme focusing on a team of archaeologists.
    More Details Hide Details He also played the character Myror on the British television drama Merlin. Lester played campaign manager Henry Burton in Mike Nichols' film Primary Colors (1998), based on the novel by Anonymous (Joe Klein). His character is believed to represent George Stephanopoulos. This part earned him a Chicago Film Critics Association award nomination for "Most Promising Actor". Lester appeared in Kenneth Branagh's Love's Labour's Lost, an adaptation of the William Shakespeare play, set in the 1930s. The film itself was poorly received, but Lester received a British Independent Film Awards nomination for his performance. In The Day After Tomorrow, Lester had a minor role as Simon, one of the three researchers who drink a toast of "twelve-year-old Scotch" shortly before freezing to death. Lester filmed scenes for Spider-Man 3 (2007), as a research scientist who is sought after by the Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) to find a cure for his ailing daughter. He was seen in one teaser trailer for the film; however, his scenes were cut from the final theatrical version.
  • 2005
    Age 36
    In late 2005, Lester had a major guest starring role in Channel 4's hard-hitting police drama The Ghost Squad.
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  • 2004
    Age 35
    Lester is known for playing a big-time con artist named Michael "Mickey Bricks" Stone on the BBC television series Hustle between 2004 and 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The character was written out of the fourth series and replaced by Ashley Walters, although he returned from the fifth series (2009) onwards.
  • 2003
    Age 34
    In 2003, Lester played the title role in Henry V at the National Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details In 2010, he played the part of Brick in Tennessee Williams' play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Novello Theatre in London. In 2012, Lester appeared as Ira Aldridge in the play Red Velvet, written by his wife Lolita Chakrabarti.
  • 2002
    Age 33
    On American television, Lester appeared on the successful sitcom Girlfriends from 2002 to 2003, as Ellis Carter, a film star who dated Tracee Ellis Ross's character, Joan Clayton.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 24
    In 1993, he played Anthony Hope in the National Theatre's production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
    More Details Hide Details He has also appeared on stage in the musical Company, for which he won an Olivier Award, and in the title role of Hamlet (Carlton TV Theatre Award).
  • 1991
    Age 22
    Lester received an Ian Charleson Award commendation and a Time Out Award for his 1991 performance as Rosalind in Cheek by Jowl's all-male production of As You Like It.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on August 14, 1968.
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