Lee started his career in the 1996 British Film Beautiful Thing, Directed by Hettie Macdonald and released by Channel 4 Films. The screenplay was written by Jonathan Harvey based on his own original play of the same name, initially the film was only intended for television broadcast but it was so well-received that it was released in cinemas. The atmosphere of the film is heavily influenced by a soundtrack consisting almost entirely of the work of Mama Cass Elliot
Lee is best known for his roles in the hugely popular, multi-award winning crime drama series The Bill which ran for 25 years. First broadcast in 1984, it was one of the country's most popular crime dramas. The show follows officers from Sun Hill police station, as they enforce law and order in east London. Throughout his time in the show, Lee played the roles of many East London Bad boys from thief's to gang muggers and a barman in a 7 episode running story, which saw Mick Mortimer (Roger Lloyd Pack) as a nightclub drugs baron.
During his time in The Bill, Lee has worked alongside many regular actors on the show as well as many guest actors. Including Bernie Nolan, Diane Parish, Ciaran Griffiths & Austin Drage.
Lee has also gained recognition as a skilled improvisor in many stage plays from Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and "Romeo & Juliet" Too a stage version of the 1998 British Film "Get Real" which was originally based on the play Whats's Wrong with being Angry?. by screenwriter Patrick Wilde. The plot is about gay teenager Steven Carter's coming out to the world. Lee played Steven Carter is a sixteen-year-old middle-class schoolboy: intelligent and good-looking, but unathletic and introverted. Bullied at school, misunderstood at home, his only confidant is his neighbor and best friend.
Lee took a keen interest in Drama from an early age, taking Drama as a subject at School, also attending Drama workshops on weekends. His busy and successful career was kick-started after being spotted by an agent, when at the age of 14 when he was performing in a school play. Lee then went on to appear in a sex educational video for NHS Scotland, an infomercial for The BBC and an Argos Television commercial starring alongside Richard E Grant.
Lee also appeared in a Youth issue of Attitude Magazine, Role Play modelling, The article was based on a true story of a Teenager who was bullied for being Gay. That teenager went on to commit suicide, the article highlighted the affects of bullying and Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 which was used to prevent teaching about gay issues in schools.
Recently Lee was asked to Write and also Star in an online Drama series "Breakups Drama" which was about a group of friends in relationships. They main objective was to highlight what people outside of the relationships do not see.
"Though most of us have experienced at least one painful break-up in our lives, how we choose to recover and how long it takes varies from person to person"
Lee was also given the challenge of injecting an element of Comedy into the Drama series, which he achieved with great outcome.
Lee "I am a great fan of comedy and I took a lot of inspiration from people such as James Corden and Kathy Burke, I like comedy that is blunt, witty and straight to the point"
Breakups Drama with the help of social media achieved Global success with 2 Million Views and still achieving more.