Lee has been an actor for thirty years. He received a scholarship to train at the Oxford School of Drama and began his career in classical theatre.
Lee recently starred opposite Liam Neeson, Guy Pearce and Monica Bellucci in the Martin Campbell directed feature film, MEMORY. He also plays John Starr Cooke in the forthcoming American TV series SO LONG MARIANNE. In 2020 he starred as Arron Banks alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the acclaimed Channel 4 film, ‘Brexit: The Uncivil War’. Prior to that, he played Holt Thompson in two season’s of the American Amazon/Sony Pictures series ‘Absentia’ on Amazon.
He starred as serial killer Jay Newman in Sky One HD’s hit drama series from Harlan Coben “THE FIVE”, he played Hane in ITV1’s big budget drama series, “BEOWULF” and starred alongside Sean Bean in the US movie, “THE YOUNG MESSIAH”. Lee also plays Bottom in the 2017 movie version of “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” alongside Robert Lindsay and Juliet Aubrey and plays series regular DCI George Morris in ITV’s thriller, “BANCROFT”.
Lee has starred in many TV and film productions at home and abroad, including Xavier in the eight part BBC1 drama, THE INTERCEPTOR and before that played Amerigo Vespucci, a principal role in the hit American TV series DA VINCI’S DEMONS for the Fox Network. He was the notorious Jez Quigley in CORONATION STREET, Hodge in ITV1’s hit comedy series GREAT NIGHT OUT, Kevvo in BAND OF GOLD and he played model agent Murray Priestman in BBC’s British Comedy Award winning series DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. He was Craig Falcon in Sky One’s TROLLIED, played Bomber in Jimmy McGovern’s multi-BAFTA winning THE STREET, and he starred as Timon in HBO’s Golden Globe and Emmy winning series ROME. He has appeared in many movies including EMMA with Gwyneth Paltrow, he played Lee-Lee the gangster in Oscar-winner William Monahan’s LONDON BOULEVARD with Colin Farrell, Tom Hooper’s HBO’s Golden Globe winning LONGFORD & he played Badger in the 3D blockbuster directed by Bryan Singer, JACK THE GIANT SLAYER.
In theatre, Lee has played Bottom in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for the acclaimed director Michael Grandage, he starred in COOL HAND LUKE at the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End & played Mick in Harold Pinter’s THE CARETAKER amongst others.
He has narrated hundreds of hours of TV including the long-running Sky One series ROAD WARS, FIGHT SCHOOL, HOLLYWOOD VICE and the new series iCRIME. He has voiced many video games such as ASSASSINS CREED series, THE WITCHER 2, KILLZONE, the FABLE series and Warhammer’s SPACE MARINES. He has voiced commercials for everything from banks to fast food restaurants and he is the voice of BBC RADIO 5LIVE for whom he has been three times nominated for the radio Oscars, THE SONY AWARDS. He is also a full voting member of BAFTA.
Lee has been running both screen-acting and improvisation workshops for many years with many of his students going on to have professional acting careers. He trained with Jay Leggett of the famous Second City Improv Group in Chicago which has produced actors and comedians such as Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi and Mike Myers.
As an actor he is represented by Alice Coles at The Artist’s Partnership and his voice over agent is Ben Romer-Lee at Vocalpoint.