Lennie James


Date Of Birth

October 11, 1965


Born on October 11, 1965 in London, England to Trinidad natives, Lennie James attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 1988. He first worked in a government social security company before committing himself to acting full time. James originally aspired to become a professional rugby player, but felt that he liked acting more.

In 2006, James moved to Los Angeles and gave himself three months to get an acting gig. He landed two projects in three weeks. His film credits include Elephant Juice, Lost in Space, Les Miserables, Among Giants, Snatch, The Martins, Lucky Break, 24 Hour People and Sahara. He also worked on television shows such as Born with Two Mothers, Frances Tuesday, Family Business, Without You and Buried. He has also landed the role of Robert Hawkins on the CBS series Jericho. Later he appeared on The Prisoner, Hung, Line of Duty, Low Winter Sun and Critical. At present, he plays Morgan Jones on The Walking Dead.

Place of Birth

London, England

Birth Name

Lennie James



Fun Facts

-Before he became interested in plays Lennie had his mind set on a career as a rugby player.

-Lennie landed his role on Jericho after his first audition.

-Lennie wrote the play "The Sons of Charlie Paora". This was performed at London's Royal Court Theater.


2010-present The Walking Dead (TV Series)
2015 Critical (TV Series)
2014 Destiny (Video Game)
2014 Get on Up
2014 Swelter
2013 Low Winter Sun (TV Series)
2013 Run (TV Mini-Series)
2012 Line of Duty (TV Series)
2012 Lockout
2010-2011 Hung (TV Series)
2011 Colombiana
2010 Human Target (TV Series)
2010 The Next Three Days
2010 Mob Rules
2009 The Prisoner (TV Mini-Series)
2009 Three Rivers (TV Series)
2009 Lie to Me (TV Series)
2009 U.S. Attorney (TV Movie)
2008 Fallout (TV Movie)
2006-2008 Jericho (TV Series)
2007 Outlaw
2006 The State Within (TV Series)
2006 Countdown (TV Series)
2006 MI-5 (TV Series)
2006 The Family Man (TV Movie)
2005 ShakespeaRe-Told (TV Mini-Series)
2005 Born with Two Mothers (TV Movie)
2005 Sahara
2004 My Shakespeare (TV Movie documentary)
2004 Frances Tuesday (TV Movie)
2004 Stealing Lives (TV Movie)
2004 Family Business (TV Series)
2003 Buried (TV Series)
2003 Without You (TV Short)
2002 24 Hour Party People
2001 The Martins
2001 Lucky Break
2001 The Martins: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
2001 The Martins: Outtakes (Video short)
2000 The Announcement
2000 Snatch.
2000 The Miracle Maker
2000 Storm Damage (TV Movie)
1999 Shockers: Deja Vu (TV Movie)
1999 Elephant Juice
1998 Cold Feet (TV Series)
1998 Undercover Heart (TV Mini-Series)
1998 Among Giants
1998 Les Misérables
1998 Lost in Space
1997 The Perfect Blue
1995-1996 Out of the Blue (TV Series)
1996 Forest People (TV Movie)
1995 Fathers, Sons and Unholy Ghosts (Short)
1994 Lloyds Bank Channel 4 Film Challenge (TV Series)
1994 Love Hurts (TV Series)
1994 A Touch of Frost (TV Series)
1993 Comics (TV Series)
1992 Civvies (TV Series)
1991 The Orchid House (TV Series)
1988 Screenplay (TV Series)


5' 9.5" (1.77 m)


-I enjoy inviting audiences into the mind of my characters as much as into their stories. Even now, having this conversation, we know there's a million things that I'm not saying and it's the 'not saying' that is part of the journey.

(On his character in Jericho)
-It's like doing a Rubik's Cube where you have to put all your squares in the right position before they will all fit, and sometimes you have to move them out of order to be able to work them back in. That's how you do the cube. That's kind of how Hawkins' mind works.

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