James Anthony Pearson

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James Anthony Pearson (born 1981 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester) is a British actor who lives in Glasgow.

Pearson is best known for his performance as Bernard Sumner in Anton Corbijn's film Control.[1] He also stars in the 2009 British film New Town Killers, an action thriller for which Pearson performed most of his own stunts. Pearson first appeared on TV in the BAFTA Award-winning BBC TV series Jeopardy playing the central role of Simon. It ran for three series, with a total of 40 episodes. He also starred as Ed MacKenzie in the BBC Three drama Lip Service.

He stars in the music video for "Come Monday Night", the first single from Stuart Murdoch's new project God Help the Girl.


Date Title Role Director Station
14 March 2008 Things to Do before You Die[2] David Lu Kemp BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
26 March 2009 Gondwanaland[3] Hubert Kirsty Williams BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
6 September 2010 The Cracks[4] Michael Kirsty Williams BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
28 September 2010 The Greengrocer's Apostrophe: Penny's from Heaven[5] Reader Eilidh McCreadie BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Reading


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