Lennie James net worth: Lennie James was born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England in October 1965. As an actor he first appeared in a episode of the television series Screenplay in 1988. In 2003 he starred as Lee Kingley in the show Entombed. Among his best known characters came starring as Robert Hawkins in the television series Jericho from 2006 to 2008. James starred as Charlie in the show Hung from 2010 to 2011. In 2015 he starred as Glen Boyle in the show Essential. James has had recurring characters in the TV series The Orchid House, Civvies, Cold Feet, The State In, The Prisoner, Human Target, Line of Duty, and The Walking Dead. He’s also starred in the films Lost in Space, Les Miserables, Among Giants, Snatch, Lucky Break, The Martins, 24 Hour Party People, Sahara, Outlaw, Another Three Days, Colombiana, Lockout, and Get on Up. In 2001 he was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Storm Damage.
Long term partner of Giselle Glasman with whom he has three daughters: Romy, and twins Celine and Georgia.
Graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1988.
I've written virtually as long as I've acted, it wasn't a sudden transition. I acted in my first play when I was 16 and I wrote my first play when I was 17.
My thing is, I like playing guys who have a really interesting internal monologue.
I will say that when I first came out to the States to work on 'Jericho,' that was the only time that I've ever been frightened about a job, because in America they tell stories over such a long time, and I was petrified that I'd get bored.
I don't usually like talking about acting or what my process is, and all those kinds of things, because I don't necessarily think it's helpful to talk about how I do my job.
I went to an all boys' school in South London and the only god was sport.
One of the things I learnt over the years is that there is a craft to writing, like there is a craft to acting. I hadn't done my apprenticeship as a writer. I did try to be a writer for hire but I'm not any good at it.
I owe 'Jericho' my whole time in America, really. It was a fantastic group of people to work with.
I'm part of that generation that grew up watching TV, and being an actor was all about being on TV or being in films.
I'm not setting 'Jericho' up to be anything other than what it is, which is, you know, a piece of good, well thought-out, well put-together TV and entertainment.
I'm not a broad comic, but I think I can be funny and I think I make people laugh.
One of the things I liked about playing Tony Gates in 'Line of Duty' was that I don't think he gave much thought to justifying his actions until he was under investigation.
I've worked in the theater, television, and films. A five-hour TV series is certainly more time than a character I'd be playing in a film.
My favorite television show of all time is 'Hill Street Blues.' I think it's the show that is to television what Pele was to football or Muhammad Ali was to boxing.
I was dreading all of the ghost stories of working on American television, not in the least, the length. In Britain, a series is six episodes of an hour drama, maybe sometimes eight, but never twenty-two, so I was petrified of that.
When I was growing up and watching 'The Sweeney,' the notion of police officers being an inch away from the villains that they're chasing was commonplace.
If you look in real life, it is very hard to describe people as good people, bad people, heroes or villains. People aren't bad people. They all have their justifications.