Lennie James

  • Celebrity
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor, Playwright, Screenwriter
Where to Watch

Next on TV

  • Sahara Tuesday Jun 6th, 9:00pm

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  • Sahara Wednesday Jun 7th, 5:30pm

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  • Get On Up Sunday Jun 11th, 8:00pm

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Fast Facts

  • After the death of his mother when he was 10, he and his brother chose to live in a children's home in London instead of being sent to America to reside with a relative. He stayed in foster care for eight years. 
  • Aspired to be a professional rugby player as a teen.
  • Was introduced to acting after following a girl he was interested in to an audition for a play.
  • Was once employed by the British government's social security office. 
  • Penned the autobiographical TV film, Storm Damage, in 2000.
  • Wrote the well-received play The Sons of Charlie Paora, which opened in London's Royal Court in 2004.
  • Landed the role of Robert Hawkins on Jericho after his first audition.

Relationships

  • Romy — Daughter
  • Phyllis Mary James — Mother
  • Giselle Glasman — Significant Other
  • Kester James — Brother
  • Celine — Daughter
  • Georgia — Daughter

College

  • Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, England (1988)

Details

  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor, Playwright, Screenwriter

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