ADRIAN LESTER stars as Henry Burton, a young, idealistic
African American who joins the campaign as Jack Stanton's deputy
Lester marks his American feature film debut with Primary Colors.
Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, Lester
received the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for
his turn as "Bobby" in Company. For his performance
in As You Like It at the Albery Theatre in London, he garnered
nominations for the Olivier, Time Out, TMA and Ian Charleson awards
for Best Actor. Lester was also nominated for the London Critics
Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer in the Royal Court Theatre
production of Six Degrees of Separation opposite Stockard
Channing. For his performance in that production, he was awarded
the Time Out Award. His stage credits also include Sweeny Todd
(Olivier nomination for Best Supporting Actor), Antigone,
Caste, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Fences, Winter's
Tale, Hanging the President and A Midsummer Night's
Lester has appeared in the films Les Souers Solier and
Up On the Roof. For British television, he has appeared
in Silent Witness, Soldier Soldier, Ball & Chain,
Teaching Matthew, In the Dark and The Bill.
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