When whispers of a new virus began to make the news final 12 months, the actor Adrian Lester was in Los Angeles. He instantly hurried back to London. His instinct was to get again house — but also to return to theatre.
Acknowledged to many for his charismatic television appearances — the silky-clean conman Mickey Stone in Hustle, the tormented cop in Undercover — Lester minimize his tooth in theatre, winning awards for his exquisite breakthrough performance as Rosalind in an all-male edition of As You Like It. In 2013 he was a amazing Othello at the National