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Lennie James Quotes & Sayings

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If you're very clearly good or you're very clearly bad, then there isn't that much internal dilemma going on, and that's not necessarily as interesting to play. — Lennie James

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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. — Lennie James

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I like playing guys where it's as important what they're thinking as what they're saying. Those are the people I like playing, and the actor that I strive to be. I like actors who work in that area and I like parts that allow me to work in that area. — Lennie James

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I'm not a broad comic, but I think I can be funny and I think I make people laugh. — Lennie James

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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. — Lennie James

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I went to an all boys' school in South London and the only god was sport. — Lennie James

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My thing is, I like playing guys who have a really interesting internal monologue. — Lennie James

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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. — Lennie James

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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. — Lennie James

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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. — Lennie James

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I owe 'Jericho' my whole time in America, really. It was a fantastic group of people to work with. — Lennie James

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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. — Lennie James

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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. — Lennie James

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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. — Lennie James

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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. — Lennie James

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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. — Lennie James

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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. — Lennie James

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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. — Lennie James