Adrian Lester in conversation

Adrian Lester talks to Al Senter about playing his acting career, focusing on his current role as Othello in Nicholas Hytner's production. He also talks about about working on the BBC series Hustle, performing for Stephen Sondheim and his future plans.


Acting requires a wide range of skills, vocal, physical, imaginative, expressive, intellectual, intuitive, and work can demand different dialects, languages, accents, vocal control or body language, improvisation, observation and emulation, mime, and often dancing or stage combat. A stage actor will often be required to research around a character or a period of history. In an ever changing world it is a continually evolving profession. This collection aims to give an insight into what it is like to be an actor at the National Theatre.