Lennie James

Biography: Lennie James was born in South London to Trinidadian parents. His mother, Phyllis Mary James, died when he was 12. Lennie and his older brother went into a council children’s home. When he was 16 he was fostered with a social worker who had two older children, and they remain very close. Within a year Lennie began writing plays (Storm Damage was broadcast by the BBC in 2000 and won a Royal Television Society (RTS) award in 2001).
Lennie received his training at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama from which he graduated in 1988. Lennie has become a highly respected actor in movies (including: “Elephant Juice", "Lost in Space", "Les Miserables", "Among Giants", ."Snatch", "The Martins”, "Lucky Break”, "24 Hour Party People" and "Sahara"), TV (including: : "Born With Two Mothers", "Frances Tuesday", "Family Business", "Without You" and "Buried". "Undercover Heart" "Cold Feet", "Out of the Blue", "Comics", "A Touch of Frost", "Civvies" and the recent BBC America broadcast
Shakespea-Re-Told “ A Midsummer Nights Dream”) and theater (: "Two Gentlemen of Verona", "Macbeth", "This is a Chair", "Pericles" & "The Coup" and "A Raisin In The Sun”).
Upcoming releases of his work: British miniseries “State Within”, scheduled to air in the UK November 2006 and the vigilante drama “Outlaw”, also starring Sean Bean, Bob Hoskins and Danny Dyer, scheduled for release in 2007.

Lennie James' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 85 24 Hour Party People
Lowest Metascore: 41 Sahara
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
10 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
71 Get On Up Aug 1, 2014 Cast / Joe Brown / Joseph 'Joe' James / Joe Brown 6.4
48 Lockout Apr 13, 2012 Harry Shaw / Shaw 5.8
45 Colombiana Aug 26, 2011 Special Agent Ross 5.5
52 The Next Three Days Nov 19, 2010 Lt. Nabulsi 6.9
45 Outlaw Dec 14, 2007 Cedric Munroe 5.8
41 Sahara Apr 8, 2005 General Zateb Kazim 6.8
85 24 Hour Party People Aug 9, 2002 Alan 8.1
48 Lucky Break Apr 5, 2002 Rudy 'Rud' Guscott/Hardy In Show 7.7
55 Snatch. Jan 19, 2001 Sol 8.6
42 Lost in Space Apr 3, 1998 Jeb Walker 5.4