James Gaddas

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James Gaddas
Born (1960-06-09) 9 June 1960 (age 59)
Years active1983 - present
Spouse(s)Deborah Gaddas

James Gaddas (born 9 June 1960 in Ragworth, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham) is an English actor best known for playing Governing Governor Neil Grayling in ITV's Bad Girls. Prior to Bad Girls, Gaddas had played Robert Prescott in Coronation Street in 1989 before returning later as Vinnie Sorrell.

Since leaving Bad Girls, Gaddas has appeared as Jackie Elliot in Billy Elliot the Musical, productions of Peter Pan and Spamalot and Bill Anderson in Mamma Mia! in London.

Gaddas has also made appearances on The Bill, Tracy Beaker Returns, Medics, Dogtown, BBC's daytime soap Doctors and Waterloo Road and in 2015, he acted in Emmerdale, playing Ged, who is a prisoner awaiting trial for murder.

In 2017 he played John in the musical The Girls at the Phoenix Theatre in the West End.[1]


Gaddas is a member of the Conservative Party and was selected as a candidate for Stockton South in the 2005 UK general election, but finished in second place behind Labour's Dari Taylor after gaining 34.1% of the vote.

He is married to Deborah Gaddas, with whom he has a daughter, Cate.


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