One of the most recognisable, talented and accomplished actors on our screens.
He has starred in multiple critically acclaimed film roles, including Bloody Sunday, Danny Boyle’s movie Millions, BAFTA award-winning Occupation for BBC One. He has also starred in Coriolanus, alongside Ralph Fiennes and Gerard Butler. He can currently be seen as Bofur in The Hobbit trilogy.
An extremely experienced host, James has hosted the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) for the past six years, hosted the Travel Trade Gazette Awards, The Empire Awards, GQ Awards and the Campaign Media Awards and the Music Week Awards. He is also an accomplished after dinner speaker.
Star of the hit TV show The Missing, James started his career on stage, James has appeared in numerous plays including Paddywack, Translations, As You Like It, Philadelphia Here I Come, and Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay and most recently Shoot The Crow in the West End.
His first major TV roles included Ballykissangel and Playing The Field but it was the BAFTA award winning Cold Feet that brought him to the attention of a wider audience.
Since then, TV roles have included Monroe and Murphy’s Law, Jekyll, The Passion, The Deep and Babylon.