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Adrian Lester

Adrian Lester OBE is an award-winning actor and director. His career started with a string of successful West End productions including Company, for which he received an Olivier Award, Six Degrees of Separation and Sweeny Todd, before taking the lead role in Mike Nichol's film Primary Colors. Other film roles include Day After Tomorrow, As You Like It, Loves Labour’s Lost, Grey Lady, Dust, Case No39 and the Oscar nominated Mary Queen of Scots.

Adrian is also well known for his TV work including the long running BBC1 series Hustle, Sky Atlantic’s Riviera, US sitcom Girlfriends, Undercover, Curfew, Trauma and The Rook. Directing credits include Hustle, Riviera, short film Of Mary and The Greatest Wealth at The Old Vic.

Adrian has played the title roles in Henry V and Othello (National Theatre), for which he won Best Actor at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards; Rosalind in As You Like It (Declan Donnellan & Cheek By Jowl); Ira Aldridge in Red Velvet (Tricycle Theatre / St Ann’s Warehouse New York / Garrick Theatre), for which he won Best Actor at the Critics Circle Awards; Hamlet in Peter Brook’s The Tragedy Of Hamlet (London, Paris, Japan and New York), Guys & Dolls (Royal Albert Hall) and earlier this year appeared in the Cost of Living at Hampstead.

Forthcoming projects include the BBC1 drama Life. Adrian is also writing and preparing to direct his first feature film, Lottery Boy.

Where to find us

St Mary Abbots Parish Church

Kensington Church Street
Kensington
London W8 4LA
+44 (0)20 7908 4799

Getting here

By tube
High Street Kensington: District, Circle Lines 4 minutes walk
Notting Hill Gate: Central Line 12 minutes walk

By bus
Buses stopping close to the church: 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 52, 70, 328, 452, C1