WARNING: Contains spoilers for Episodes 1-6
147 is a Village taxi driver who is married to 21-16. Their daughter, 832, is recently deceased.
In New York, 147 is also the driver for Mr. Curtis, the former head of Summakor.
147 is the first person Six meets when he enters The Village. Six hails his cab, and asks to be taken to a train station. A confused 147 replies, "This is The Village, and I do local destinations." 147 next encounters Six outside of the Solar Café. When Six rebuffs 147's offer of a ride, 147 says, "I'll always be here if you need me."
147 is suffering from the loss of his daughter, 832, who fell down a hole that leads to nothingness. 832's disappearance wears heavily on his relationship with his wife 21-16: She blames 147 for not watching their daughter more closely. He considers jumping down a hole to find his daughter but Six convinces him it would be suicide.
Eventually 147 and 21-16 move on with their lives. When 147 finds Untwo – Two's alter-ego – sitting in the street, he takes him home for cake and mentions how similar he looks to Two.
147 offers a distraught Two council after Two's son, 11-12, commits suicide. They commiserate over the pain of losing a child, and Two says there's something 147 can do to end the pain: When the moment arrives, 147 must call out, "Six is the one."
147 exists in New York too as Mr. Curtis's driver. Escorting Michael to a meeting with his boss, the driver tells Michael how he used to be an angry person until Mr. Curtis helped him turn his life around. "He's a great man," the driver says of Curtis.
In The Village, 147 tells Six that deliverance is coming – they just need to wait. At 11-12's funeral, after Two admits to the Villagers that they are all prisoners, and that they should look to Six for answers, 147 proclaims, "Six is the one," rallying the crowd.
Lennie James was born in Nottingham, but sees himself very much as a South Londoner, as that is where he spent almost all of his formative years. James started acting after he followed a girlfriend into an audition and was asked to take part by the director. He is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is a board member of the Young Vic Theatre in London.
James has a long-spanning career. His most recognizable role is starring as a regular in the hit CBS series Jericho. He has appeared in several other television shows on network television in both the U.S. and Great Britain. He has also starred in countless films such as Outlaw, Sahara, Snatch and Les Miserables, among others. His theater career includes performances in shows such as A Raisin in the Sun, Two Gentlemen of Verona and Macbeth. James' most recent work can be seen in AMC's re-imagination of the 1960s cult classic The Prisoner.
James is an award-winning actor and writer, but mostly, a father of three teenage girls, and has learned to accept his place in the world as an ATM and taxi driver. He is also a dedicated supporter of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and will one day learn to play the saxophone, which he bought with his first week's wages as a professional actor and which he keeps under his bed. At present, James lives in Los Angeles with his family, but returns often to London for good West Indian cooking, fights with his brother, and rain.