Lennie James (born 11 October 1965) is an English actor and playwright. James attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 1988. He has appeared in over twenty films, including the 1998 film adaptation of Les Misérables, the Guy Ritchie crime caper Snatch (2000), 24 Hour Party People (2002), and Sahara (2005) and wrote the play The Sons of Charlie Paora, which was performed at London's Royal Court Theatre. He appeared in the short-lived Channel 4 prison drama Buried. He played Luke Gardner in the BBC terrorism drama The State Within, Bishop David Newman on the BBC spy drama Spooks and Robert Hawkins in the CBS post-apocalyptic television drama series Jericho. He played the role of Cedric Munroe in the 2007 film Outlaw. He was in a 2008 Channel 4 television drama, Fallout, playing the role of a detective alongside another detective solving a teen-related murder. He also appeared in an episode of Lie to Me. In the AMC Television/ITV miniseries The Prisoner, aired in November 2009, James was "Number 147". He has also appeared in season 2 of HBO's comedy series Hung, as a fellow pimp who gives Tanya advice.