James Buckley (actor)
Buckley at the British Academy Television Awards 2009
|Born||James Patrick Buckley
14 August 1987
Croydon, London, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Clair Meek (2012–present)|
James Patrick Buckley (born 14 August 1987) is an English actor and musician. He is known for playing Jay Cartwright in the BAFTA-winning E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners and as Del Boy Trotter in the Only Fools and Horses prequel Rock & Chips.
Buckley was born in Croydon, but at the age of two moved to Dagenham, where he attended Beam Primary School. It was here, while taking part in school plays, that Buckley found out how much he enjoyed performing and, from the age of seven, started going to a stage school at the weekends. At age 11, Buckley began his first professional jobs in the West End shows Whistle Down the Wind and Les Misérables. At 11 years old he also began attending The Chafford School.
Buckley appeared in a Hellmann's advertisement in 2004. His stage credits include the West End musical Les Misérables as Gavroche and Whistle Down the Wind as Clarence. As well as The Inbetweeners, The Inbetweeners Movie, The Inbetweeners 2 and Rock & Chips, Buckley's other credits include an episode of Skins and episodes of The Bill, Holby City and Teachers.
He also played the character of Fred in Off the Hook. For Red Nose Day 2011, Buckley and his Inbetweeners co-stars went on a "rude road trip" and visited the rudest street names in the United Kingdom in 50 hours. In April 2011, Buckley received a BAFTA nomination for his role in The Inbetweeners. Buckley played the main character in the short film Veronique. He had a part in the film Everywhere and Nowhere, released in 2011. He reprised his role as Jay Cartwright in The Inbetweeners Movie, released 17 August 2011.
Buckley also does voice-overs utilising his distinctive accent. He recently worked with AllAboutCareers.com to produce an explanatory animation for the website. Buckley is also the narrator on E4's show Little Box of Horrors. He starred in the music video for States of Emotion's track "The Unsung", and also features on backing vocals and guitar on Steve Cradock's album Peace City West. He appeared in a commercial for the mobile phone company Orange, with the cast of The Expendables 2. He recently voiced the Envirofone adverts. In 2012, he made his directorial debut when he directed a music video for Essex band The Milk. He also starred in the video. More recently he played Mr Norice, PE teacher in The Boy in the Dress. He has acted as voiceover for children's travel brand, Trunki, in their first TV advertisement with Aardman. As of 2015, Buckley currently lends his voice to the latest Hastings Direct TV advertisement.
|2011||Everywhere and Nowhere||Jamie|
|2011||The Inbetweeners Movie||Jay Cartwright|
|2014||The Inbetweeners 2||Jay Cartwright|
|2016||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||Sponge|
|2016||The Comedian's Guide to Survival||James Mullinger||Post production|
|2001||'Orrible||Ryan||Episode: "Two Men and a Bastard"|
|2005–2008||The Bill||Tom Wilkinson / Joseph Rake / Marcus Stepney||3 episodes|
|2006||Holby City||Ali Wilkinson||Episode: "Better the Devil You Know"|
|2008–2010||The Inbetweeners||Jay Cartwright||18 episodes
Nominated – British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Actor (2010)
Nominated – BAFTA for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Role (2011)
Nominated - Royal Television Society Award for Best Comedy Performance (2011)
|2009||Off the Hook||Fred||7 episodes|
|2010||Comedy Lab||Rob||Episode: "Filth"|
|2010–2011||Rock & Chips||Del Boy||3 episodes|
|2011||The Comic Strip Presents...||Sergeant||Episode: "The Hunt for Tony Blair"|
|2011||Little Box of Horrors ||Himself||6 episodes|
|2014||The Boy in the Dress||Mr Norris||Television film|
|2016||Impractical Jokers||Himself||Episode: "British Invasion"|
- "James Buckley CV". James Buckley Official Website. Retrieved 4 May 2009.
- "James Buckley Filmography". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 4 May 2009.
- Lyndhurst returns as Rodney's dad BBC News, 5 October 2009
- "AllAboutCareers.com". YouTube. 2011-01-11. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
- "STATES OF EMOTION - THE UNSUNG feat. James Buckley (Official Video)". YouTube. 2010-04-05. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
- "Steve Cradock New Album Promo". YouTube. 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
- Taylor, Frances (4 November 2012). "'The Inbetweeners' star James Buckley marries Clair Meek". Digital Spy. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to James Buckley.|
- James Buckley at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview With Simon Bird and James Buckley profile, The British Comedy Guide
- "The Inbetweeners - Who's who?", lastbroadcast.co.uk