Adrian Lester

Biography: Born in Birmingham England, Adrian Lester began his acting career acting in youth theatre at age 14. He left Birmingham at age 18 to study at the famed Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, going on to make a name for himself on the London stage. He has appeared in such productions as As You Like It, Hamlet (as Hamlet), Henry V (as Henry V), and Company. Nominated 6 times for the Olivier Award, he won the prestigious award in 1996 for his performance as Bobby in Company, which was directed by Sam Mendes (of American Beauty fame).

Lester first became known to American audiences as an idealistic presidential campaign work in the film Primary Colors in 1998, staring opposite John Travola. Since then, he's been seen in such films as Kenneth Branagh's Love Labour Lost, The Day After Tomorrow and starred opposite Peter O'Toole in The Final Curtain.

Preferring film and stage to television, Adrian Lester's first foray into a television series came with the BBC television show
Hustle, which has been a huge success since it's first season. Hustle has commanded an audience of almost six million viewers since it's launch. As "Mickey Bricks", he leads a crew of a long con team who is fiercely intelligent and a bit of a perfectionist.

In his personal life, Lester is married to actress Lolita Chakrabarti and they have two daughters, Lila and Jasmine.

Adrian Lester's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 51
Highest Metascore: 78 Starting Out in the Evening
Lowest Metascore: 25 Case 39
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
7 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
25 Case 39 Oct 1, 2010 Wayne 5.9
78 Starting Out in the Evening Nov 23, 2007 Casey Davis 7.9
41 Dust Aug 22, 2003 Edge 9.0
68 Born Romantic Sep 28, 2001 Jimmy 8.6
46 Maybe Baby Aug 24, 2001 George 6.2
35 Love's Labour's Lost Jun 9, 2000 Dumaine 6.0
70 Primary Colors Mar 20, 1998 Henry Burton 7.4