James Murray (English actor)
22 January 1975 |
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Parish (2007 - present)|
Ella-Jayne (born May 2008, died January 2009).Nell Murray (born 21 November 2009)
James Murray (born 22 January 1975) is an English actor.
Murray was born in Manchester; his great-grandfather, Richard Hollins Murray, invented the reflecting lens in 1927.
Murray found initial fame as in ITV's soap opera Coronation Street (1998) as Sandy Hunter. He then starred in a series of both film and television pieces, including the comedy series Roger-Roger (1999), legal drama series North Square (2000), mini series Other People's Children (2000) and Sons & Lovers (2003), a Granada production of The Sittaford Mystery (2006) as Charles Burnaby, a film of the Thomas Hardy story Under the Greenwood Tree (2005) as Dick Dewy, plus earlier films Nailing Vienna (2002) as Peter, All the King's Men (1999) as Pvt Will Needham, and Phoenix Blue (2001) as Rick. He also found more permanent roles in Channel 4's 20 Things to Do Before You're 30 (2003) playing Glen and BBC One's season four of Cutting It (2005) as Liam Carney.
According to United Agents James appeared on the CBS series CHAOS in Vancouver from November 2010 to April 2011. His character was called Billy Collins (not Michael Dorset as listed at their website).
James appeared in the second series of Death in Paradise as the character Ronnie Stuart in ep:6 - A Dash of Sunshine - Series 2 - broadcast February 2013 and filmed in Guadeloupe. He also filmed the first episode of "Midsomer Murders" season 16 for airing over the Christmas 2013 season - "A Christmas Haunting". His character was a traumatized soldier called Ollie Tabori.
It was recently announced that James had been cast as Niles Pottinger, the new Mayor of Defiance. The second season of the hit Syfy series Defiance started production in August, 2013 in Toronto and is expected to continue until December 2013. The second series will air in June 2014.
Murray married his Cutting It co-star Sarah Parish in Hampshire on 15 December 2007, following a two-year romance. On 18 January 2008, it was announced that Sarah was pregnant with their first child. Their daughter was born 5 weeks premature in May 2008 and died in January 2009 aged 8 months due to a congenital heart defect. In her honour, Parish and Murray are raising funds for the Children's Intensive Care unit at Southampton General Hospital where she was cared for . In October 2009, it was announced that Sarah was expecting another child, to be born in the new year. Their daughter Nell was born 21 November 2009.
Murray is often mis-credited in filmography listings as either James Scott Murray (a Scottish actor who appeared in Monarch of the Glen and Dr. Finlay) or as James Murray, an American animator/puppeteer/voice actor (who appeared in Being John Malkovich and Greg the Bunny and his voice as Splinter in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series) or as James Murray, an American stage and screen actor (who appeared in Air Crash Investigation ).
|1998||Coronation Street||Sandy Hunter||TV series (4 episodes)|
|1999||Roger Roger||Jason the Gardener||TV series (1 episode: "Two Much Wine, Too Many Stars")|
|All the King's Men||Pvt. Will Needham||TV film|
|2000||Peak Practice||Marcus Johnson||TV series (1 episode: "Turning Tides")|
|Kevin & Perry Go Large||Candice's Adonis||Film|
|Other People's Children||Lucas||TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 1.3")|
|North Square||Johnny Boy||TV series (10 episodes)|
|Clocking Off||Mark Talbot||TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 3.3")|
|Always and Everyone||Dr. Danny Barton||TV series (8 episodes: "Episode No. 4.1 – No. 4.8")|
|2003||Sons and Lovers||William Morel||TV film|
|20 Thing's to Do Before You're 30||Glen||TV series (7 episodes)|
|Keen Eddie||Colin Kinney||TV series (1 episode: "Eddie Loves Baseball")|
|2004||Cutting It||Liam Carney||TV series (12 episodes: 2004-2005)|
|2005||Under the Greenwood Tree||Dick Dewy||TV film|
|2006||Agatha Christie's Marple: The Sittaford Mystery||Charles Burnaby||TV film|
|2007||Primeval||Stephen Hart||TV series (13 episodes: 2007-2008)|
|2008||It's Alive||Frank Davis||Film|
|2009||Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire||Ralph Longshaft||TV series (4 episodes)|
|2011||CHAOS||Billy Collins||TV series (Pilot and 12 episodes: 2011)|
|2012||New Tricks||Luke Oswald||TV series (1 episode: "Dead Poets" – No. 9.7)|
|2013||Death in Paradise||Ronnie Stuart||TV series (1 episode: "A Dash of Sunshine" – No. 2.6)|
|Midsomer Murders||Ollie Tabori||TV series (1 episode: "A Christmas Haunting" – No. 16.1)|
|2014||Defiance||Niles Pottinger||TV series (season 2)|