Lennie James

Active - 1998 - 2017  |   Born - Oct 11, 1965 in London, England  |   Genres - Comedy Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Crime, Science Fiction

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  • 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.