Adam James is an English television and stage actor. His Godfather was Jon Pertwee.
Background [ edit ]
James trained at the
Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was a contemporary of Dominic West and Daniel Evans and graduated in 1996. [1 ]
His credits include
, Band of Brothers , The Mother of Tears , Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire , Bonekickers and a long running storyline in Henry VIII: The Mind of a Tyrant , as well as an episode of Casualty ITV2 drama . He appeared in Secret Diary of a Call Girl , as the new agent of Extras Ricky Gervais's character. He has also appeared in as Edward Markham in the first episode. Ashes to Ashes
In 2009 James appeared in the
episode " Doctor Who Planet of the Dead", co-starring with David Tennant, the pair having first worked together in Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre 1999 production of . James' other theatre work includes King Lear (2010) and Blood and Gifts (2011), alongside Much Ado About Nothing David Tennant and Catherine Tate. He has recently appeared in a few rehearsed readings at the Royal Court and Finborough Theatre.
He is due to appear in The Game, a 70's set Cold War spy thriller for the BBC and recently played Jeremy Heywood in Coalition, a Channel 4 drama about the 2010 election. He can be seen in cinemas playing Monsieur de Barra in A Little Chaos.
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Cold Lazarus Militia man
Sharpe's Regiment Captain Carline
The Bill PC Kelleher
Played PC Kelleher in 2 episodes – "A Good Night Out" and "No Assistance Required".
Silent Witness Eden Blackman
Life of the Party
Winston Spencer Churchill
Let Them Eat Cake
Marquis de Bonvie
Tenth Kingdom Beantown Man
I Saw You
Murder on the Orient Express
Table Twelve-After Hours
Band of Brothers Pvt. Cleveland O. Petty
playing Pvt Petty in Currahee (Episode 1), Day of Days (Episode 2), Carentan (Episode 3) and Crossroads (Episode 5)
The Lost Battalion Capt.
Nelson Holderman, Co. K 307 th
Holby City Tim Preston
Adam also played Pete Guildford in
Dr Glen Morrow
England Expects Daniel Isaacs
As If Richard
Italian TV film
Casualty Pete Guildford
playing Pete Guildford for 17 episodes
Love Soup Guy Cassidy
Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole in my Heart
Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire Titus Flavius
playing Titus Flavius in episode 3, The Jewish Revolt (a.k.a. Rebellion)
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard Mark McCaffrey
Judge John Deed Major General Waters
He played Major General Waters in parts 1 & 2 of "War Crimes"
Waking the Dead Michael Leonard
He played Michael Leonard in parts 1 & 2 of "Deus Ex Machina"
Extras Tre Cooper
Adam played Ricky Gervais' agent in the final episode
Ashes to Ashes Edward Markham
playing a drug dealer in first episode of
Life on Mars sequel
My Family Daniel
Secret Diary of a Call Girl Matt Hexton/Tony
Adam appeared in series two
episode "The Lines of War"
Hotel Babylon Carlton Foreman
series 4, episode 2 playing a fight promoter
Henry VIII: The Mind of a Tyrant Henry VIII
Jonathan Creek Alec
Christmas special "The Grinning Man"
Hustle Carlton Wood
Adam appeared in episode 2 and episode 6 of the fifth series
Doctor Who D.I. McMillan
Adam appeared in the Doctor Who Easter special "
Planet of the Dead"
The Execution of Gary Glitter John Carter QC
Sleep With Me
A Touch of Frost Gregory Salmond
Adam played a lawyer in the last two episodes "If the Dogs Run Free parts 1 & 2"
Foyle's War Major Wesker
Lewis Ethan Croft
Adam appeared in "Your Sudden Death Question" as an officially designated troublemaker
Trinny and Susannah: From Boom to Bust Dinner Guest
Adam appeared in part four
Aka Rupert the Bear
In Dalston Nobody Can Hear You Scream
Law & Order: Los Angeles Max Steinberg
playing a lawyer in episode "Benedict Canyon"
Vexed Charlie Brewer
Silent Witness Dr Richard Fell
(second time in Silent Witness, playing a different character)
Episode "Promises, Promises"
Law & Order
working for Kudos Productions again (Broadcast 14 July 2013 ITV)
Churchill's First World War (a.k.a. Churchill:The War Letters)
Docudrama (First Broadcast 30 July 2013 BBC4) Adam played Winston Churchill's grandson in Life of the Party (1998)
HBO/BBC2 Comedy Adam appears in the fourth episode. (First Broadcast 6 August 2013 in the UK).
The Crimson Field (formerly The Ark)
Colonel Charles Purbright
2 episodes. Adam appeared in the first, (6 April 2014)and the last of the six episode series
TV Series for BBC, '70s set spy show, expected to be shown
TV Series for ABC
TV Series for ITV
Gunpowder 5/11: The Greatest Terror Plot
BBC Documentary on the Gunpowder Plot
Channel 4 Drama about 2010 UK election (Aired Saturday, March 28 2015 at 9pm).
Film and shorts [ edit ]
Gregory's Two Girls Phil
High Heels and Low Lifes Rupert
Its Not You Its Me
Three Blind Mice
A Family Man
Prima Dammi Un Baccio
Just in Time
John Graham Ashton
The Road to Guantanamo Chris Mackay
Mother of Tears Michael Pierce
a.k.a. Le Terza Madre (Italian title) (nominated as Best Actor at the David di Donatello Awards
Last Chance Harvey Josh Hillman
Acting = Intensity + Rebellion
2 in a million
Tad the Lost Explorer
voiceover, animated film
This film was released in 2013 and has been shown at the SXSW, Dallas and Newport Film Festivals
A Little Chaos
Monsieur De Barra
Theatre [ edit ]
A View From a Bridge Rudolpho
Poor Super Man
nominated as Best Newcomer at the MEN Awards
Chimes at Midnight
Glass Menagerie Gentleman Caller
King Lear Edmund
Snake in the Fridge
Time and the Conways
The Importance of Being Earnest
playing the same role in the Brits off-Broadway season at the 59E59 Theatres in New York, June/July 2007
French Without Tears
Lt. Commander Bill Rogers
Played the only named character.
Now or Later
Gethsemane Geoff Benzine
Blood and Gifts Simon Craig
nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the
Drama Desk nomination; won the 2010
Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor
Much Ado About Nothing Don Pedro
Don't Dress for Dinner Bernard
Boeing Boeing, this play is also known as "Pyjamas for Six"
After a rehearsed reading in 2010, Adam played Tony in this Mike Bartlett play at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield in February 2013. He transferred with the show when it moved to New York on 25 April.
Royal Court reading of Chilean play which took place on 13 September 2013
Death at Whitbridge
One off performance at Finborough Theatre Sunday 6 October
Rapture, Blister, Burn
A Hampstead Theatre Production, which ran from 16 January – 22 February 2014
King Charles III Prime Minister
An Almeida Theatre Production, initially open for public booking 25 February 2014, it ran from 3 April – 31 May. It transferred to the Wyndhams Theatre from 2 September to 9 November, and has now been extended to the end of January 2015.
Reprise of role he played in 2013. January 2015 - Young Vic Theatre
The Nature of Vikings
Deep Cut Colonel Nigel Josling
(Radio 4) Re-broadcast in November 2011.
Our Country's Good Robert Sideway
Our Country's Good and The Recruiting Officer shared the same cast when they were broadcast on Radio 3 & 4 in December 2011
The Recruiting Officer Mr Worthy
Twelfth Night Sir Andrew
Romeo and Juliet Benvolio
9/11: The Bronx
Dr Who Confidential (Planet of the Dead)
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