James was born and raised in Brighton and was educated at Brighton College. While at school he participated in numerous school productions and gained a role in Alan Bennett’s Forty Years On at the Theatre Royal in Brighton.
James applied to drama school in 2000 and reached the final auditions at all the schools to which he applied. He took up his place to train at LAMDA in September 2001 and graduated in July 2004.
Since graduating, James has recorded several plays for BBC Radio 4. He has also appeared in a touring production of Tunes of Glory as well as Dr Faustus and Twelfth Night. In April 2008, James starred in one of the Old Vic ’24 Hour Plays’, which was presented by Jeff Goldblum and Kevin Spacey. He is doing particularly well on radio and has worked for BBC Radio 3 and 4 in their radio drama companies, most recently on The Country Wife for Radio 3.
James is represented by Kirk Whelan-Foran at United Agents.
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