Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman)
Known for: The Office (BBC), Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Hobbit Trilogy, Sherlock
Lester is an insurance salesman who’s down on his luck. Henpecked by his wife, and harassed by a local bully, his life is changed when a mysterious stranger comes to town.
“My character’s great; there are similarities between him and William H Macy’s character [from the 1996 film]. Billy Bob Thornton’s in it too, and his character teaches mine to take control in ways that aren’t always saintly.” (x)