Lennie James quotes

  • 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

    #Drama #Ghost Stories #Eight

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

    #Interesting #Guy #Monologues

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

    #America #People #Groups

  • 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

    #Together #Pieces #Entertainment

  • 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

    #Play #Long #Transition

  • 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

    #Watching Tv #Generations #Actors

  • 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

    #Character #Television #Tvs

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

    #Sports #School #Boys

  • 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

    #Jobs #Thinking #Talking

  • 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

    #Football #Thinking #Boxing

  • 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

    #Jobs #America #Long

  • 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

    #Real #Hero #People