|Born||James Aitken Frecheville
James Aitken Frecheville (pronounced "fresh-ville"; born 1991) is an Australian actor best known to date for his lead-role in the Australian film, Animal Kingdom, as confused teenager and youngest member of a criminal family in Melbourne's underworld, Joshua "J" Cody.
James was born in Melbourne and lived in the suburb Malvern East. He attended Lloyd Street Primary School as a child and was educated at McKinnon Secondary College as a teenager. He found a particular interest in drama and the arts at a young age and continued to excel in this field throughout his schooling life. Initially, Frecheville was involved with various youth theatre groups (mostly amateur theatre, including school productions) before commencing work as an extra on the Australian television series City Homicide. Prior to his big break, Frecheville more recently took part in a series of acting courses.
Auditions for Animal Kingdom took place in 2008 with some 500 young men competing for the lead role of 'J' Cody. Filming commenced in 2009, causing some disruption to Frecheville's studies as a year 12 high school student. At the Sundance Film Festival (where the film won the award for best film), The Hollywood Reporter described Frecheville "a brilliant casting choice", playing a watchful man-child who has to develop rapidly to survive".
|2010||Moving Pictures Live!
("Tough Guys" episode)
|2010||Animal Kingdom||Joshua "J" Cody||Nominated – Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Australian Film Institute Award for Best Young Actor
Nominated – Chlotrudis Award for Best Cast
Nominated – Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor
|2012||The First Time||Ronny|
- James Frecheville's big break into film
- "A 17-year-old's stunning debut". Smh.com.au. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
- "ANIMAL KINGDOM | In Cinemas JUNE 3, 2010 | Official Film Site | Madman Entertainment". Animalkingdomthefilm.com.au. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2010.