Lee Williams


Lee Williams

Lee Williams (born April 3, 1974) is a Welsh actor and former model. Williams was the face of French Connection TV, and has worked as a model for designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Calvin Klein.

Early life

Lee Williams was born in Bangor, Wales, [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/faces/lee_williams.shtml BBC - Drama Faces - Lee Williams ] ] and grew up with his single mother Elaine and a household of uncles, aunts and cousins. When Williams was eleven he and his mother moved to Shropshire and then to Warrington in Cheshire, where his mother remarried and gave birth to his two half-sisters, Lucy and Kayleigh. Lee has only met his father once in his adult life.

He enrolled to study fashion at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Fashion in London, [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/faces/lee_williams.shtml BBC - Drama Faces - Lee Williams ] ] but dropped out when he was nineteen and began working in a shoe shop. He then began working in Vivienne Westwood's shop where he helped in designer shows in Paris; it was here that a photographer encouraged Lee to pursue modelling.

Modelling

Williams worked as a model for two and a half years at the time when the heroin chic look was in popular demand and was being popularized by Kate Moss, and used in Calvin Klein advertisements. He was tall, skinny had long hair and looked androgynous; a perfect candidate to model. Williams worked in many big magazines and was used as a model for "The Face", "I-D", "Arena", "Vogue", "Elle", "L'uomo". He also worked with top photographers such as Mario Testino, Bruce Webber and David Bailey. He did campaigns for Calvin Klein and fashion shows for Versace and Dolce and Gabbana. During his modelling career he lived in Japan, New York and Paris.

Acting

Williams was encouraged by his drama teacher to pursue acting, but instead chose to attend an art school in London, putting acting on hold. When he began modelling, friends encouraged him to try out for the part of a low budget movie, "The Wolves of Kromer", and he did so on a whim.

To his surprise he got the role of Seth in which he portrayed a gay werewolf. By this time he had become weary of modelling, and Williams decided to pursue acting. He auditioned for the role of Tom Riddle in the film "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" but lost out to Christian Coulson in the final stages. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/faces/lee_williams.shtml BBC - Drama Faces - Lee Williams ] ] . He has had several parts in films and television programmes. Williams lives in London.

Filmography

*"Hotel Babylon" (2008) - Jack Harrison
*"The Waiting Room" (2007) - Brian
*"New Street Law" - Joe Stevens (12 episodes, 2006-2007)
*"Miss Marie Lloyd" (2007) (TV) - Freddie
*"Popcorn" (2007) - Emil
*"The Trial" (2006) (TV) - Clay
*"No Angels" - Patrick (2 episodes, 2006)
*"Ideal" - Luke (4 episodes, 2007)
*"Stalking Pete Doherty" (2005) (TV) - Narrator
*"Teachers" - Ewan Doherty (Series 4, 2004)
*"Murder in Suburbia" - Jamie Finch (1 episode, 2004)
*"The Debt" (2003) (TV) - James Hilden
*"The Forsyte Saga: To Let" (2003) (TV mini-series) - Jon Forsyte
*"Doctors" - Phil (1 episode, 2002)
*"The American Embassy" - Drew Barkley (3 episodes, 2002)
*"No Night Is Too Long" (2002) (TV) - Tim Cornish
*"Vallen" (2001) - Lucas
*"Me Without You" (2001) - Ben
*"In His Life: The John Lennon Story" (2000) (TV) - Stuart Sutcliffe
*"Losing It" (2000) (TV) - Jude
*"Urban Gothic" - Carter (1 episode, 2000)
*"A Many Splintered Thing" (2000) - Simon (unknown episodes)
*"Billy Elliot" (2000) - Tutor 4
*"Canone inverso - making love" (2000) - David Blau
*"Mauvaise passe" (1999) - Customer in Cafe
*"Elephant Juice" (1999) - George
*"Boyz Unlimited" (1999) - Scott LeTissier (unknown episodes)
*"Still Crazy" (1998) - Young Keith
*"The Wolves of Kromer" (1998) - Seth
*"Macbeth on the Estate" (1998) (TV) - Weird Child

References

External links

* [http://www5.ocn.ne.jp/~maysh/ Who is Lee Williams]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/faces/lee_williams.shtml BBC Drama faces Lee Williams]
* [http://www.hellomagazine.com/profiles/miniprofiles/interviews/leewilliams.html Mini-profiles Lee Williams]
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