James, Lennie 1965–

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JAMES, Lennie 1965–


Born 1965, in Nottingham, England; mother's name, Phyllis; companion's name, Giselle; children: three daughters. Education: Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduated, 1988. Politics: Labour Party.


Agent—Castaway Voice Overs, 7 Garrick St., London WC2E 9AR, England.


Actor and writer. Affiliated with Shiftwork (theatre company) and Associated Scribes (writer development program). Appeared in commercials. Public speaker on acting and writing; jury member for Sutherland Trophy, British Film Institute, 2003. Worked in a Department of Health and Social Services office.

Awards, Honors:

Winner of the National Youth Theatre and Texaco Playwright Competition; Television Award nomination (with others), British Academy of Film and Television Arts, best single drama, 2001, for Storm Damage; Screen Nation Film and Television Award, 2002, for Lucky Break and 24 Hour Party People.


Film Appearances:

Enjolras, Les Miserables, Columbia, 1998.

Jeb Walker, Lost in Space (also known as LS), New Line Cinema, 1998.

Shovel, Among Giants, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1998.

Graham, Elephant Juice, Miramax, 1999.

Sol, Snatch (also known as Snatch: Pigs and Diamonds), Screen Gems, 2000.

Asif, Intimacy (also known as Intimidad and Intimite), Empire Pictures, 2001.

Police constable Alex, The Martins, Icon Film Distribution, 2001.

Alan Erasmus, 24 Hour Party People (also known as Twenty Four Hour Party People), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 2002.

Rudy "Rud" Guscott/Hardy, Lucky Break (also known as Rein oder raus), Paramount, 2002.

General Kazim, Sahara, Paramount, 2005.

Appeared in a documentary.

Television Appearances; Series:

Detective constable Bruce Hannaford, Out of the Blue, BBC, 1995.

Lee Kingley, Buried, Channel 4 (England), 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Cliff Morgan, Civvies, BBC, 1992.

Delroy Smith, Comics, Channel 4 (England), 1994.

Matt Lomas, Undercover Heart, [Great Britain], 1998.

Guns on Our Streets, Carlton Television, c. 2001.

Trent, Frances Tuesday, Independent Television, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Baptiste, The Orchid House, Channel 4 (England), 1991.

Danny, The Perfect Blue, BBC–2, 1997.

Mark, Deja Vu, Channel 4, 1999.

Bonaface, Storm Damage, BBC–2, 2000.

Richard, The Announcement, BBC, 2000.

Voice, The Miracle Maker (animated), ABC, 2000.

James, Without You (short), BBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Detective constable Carl Tanner, "A Minority of One," A Touch of Frost, Yorkshire Television, 1994.

Kris Bumstead, two episodes, including "A Stranger in Paradise," Cold Feet, Independent Television, 1998.

Reader, "Love in a Life," Essential Poems, BBC–2, 2003.

Reader, "Wild Nights," Essential Poems, BBC–2, 2003.

Guest, Pure 24, BBC–3, 2003.

Roy Tobelem, Family Business, BBC, 2004.

Narrator of a documentary on Nigerian art, Omnibus, BBC.

Television Appearances; Other:

Argyle, Never Mind, 1994.

Narrator, Stealing Lives, Channel 4 (England), 2004.

Also appeared in Born with Two Mothers.

Stage Appearances:

Valentine, Two Gentlemen of Verona, New Globe Theatre, London, beginning 1996 later Theatre for a New Audience, New Victory Theatre, New York City, 1997.

Fallout, Royal Court Theatre, London, 2004.

Appeared in A Raisin in the Sun, Young Vic Theatre, London; appeared in The Coup, Macbeth, Pericles, and This Is a Chair.

Major Tours:

A Raisin in the Sun, British cities, 2005.


Teleplays; Movies:

Storm Damage, BBC–2, 2000.

Teleplays; Episodic:

"Burnside Knew My Father," The Bill, Thames Television, 1990.

Author of other episodes of The Bill.

Writings for the Stage:

The Sons of Charlie Paora, Auckland, New Zealand, 2002, then Massive Company, Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, London, 2004.

Author of other plays, including Trial and Error.

Writings for periodicals:

Contributor to periodicals, including Guardian and Observer.



Guardian, February 11, 2004.

Observer, March 24, 2002; February 15, 2004.


Times Online,http://www.timesonline.co.uk, February 16, 2004.

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