He has worked in Britain, Ireland, Australia, and the United States. Lefevre began as an actor in Scottish repertory theatre as well as playing small parts on British television during the late 1960s and early 1970s, In the 70"s he focussed more on directing and had major success with John Byrne"s first play, Writer"s Cramp. He is associated with the Hampstead in London.
He is also known for working with playwright Billy Roche on the first productions of each of the three plays of the Wexford Trilogy at the Bush.
Outside Edge (Richard Harris), 1979, Queen"s, London. Threads (John Byrne), 1984, Hampstead, Hampstead, London.
Fall (James Saunders), 1984, Hampstead, Hampstead, London. (musical by Alan Bleasdale), 1985, Phoenix, London.
Rowan Atkinson: The New Revue (Richard Curtis/Ben Elton), 1986, Shaftesbury, London.
The Weekend (Michael Palin), Strand, London. A Handful of Stars (Billy Roche - The Wexford Trilogy I), 1988, Bush, London. Poor Beast in the Rain (Billy Roche - The Wexford Trilogy II), 1989, Bush, London.
Belfry (Billy Roche - The Wexford Trilogy III), 1991, Bush, London.
Someone Who"ll Watch Over Maine (Frank McGuinness), 1992-1993, Booth, Broadway, New York City. The Homecoming (Harold Pinter), 2001, the Comedy, London. Afterplay (Brian Friel), 2002, Gielgud, London.
See You Next Tuesday (Francis Veber), 2003, Gate, Dublin. Losing Louis (Simon Mendes da Costa), 2005, Hampstead, Hampstead.
Heartbreak House (George Bernard Shaw), 2006, American Airlines, Broadway, New York City. The Cavalcaders (Billy Roche), 2007, Abbey, Dublin.
All My Sons (Arthur Miller), 2009, Gate, Dublin.