James Sorensen

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James Sorensen
Born (1986-07-18) 18 July 1986 (age 30)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Actor
Military Recruit (2010)
Fitness Instructor (2011)
Years active 2005–

James Sorensen (born 18 July 1986 in Melbourne, Australia) is a professional model and actor. He is best known for portraying Declan Napier in the soap opera Neighbours.


As well as acting, Sorensen is also a male model.[1]

During his final year at high school, Sorensen was cast in his first major role, Hating Alison Ashley. He has also appeared in various children's programmes and in 2005 played the lead role of Mike in the children's drama series Blue Water High.[2] He has also had guest roles in Wicked Science and Satisfaction and appeared in the short film "Physical Graffiti", which was filmed in Melbourne.[3]

In 2007 Sorensen had started in the cast in the Australian soap Neighbours as Declan Napier, brother of Oliver Barnes (David Hoflin) and son of Rebecca Napier, (Jane Hall).[2] On 30 January 2010 it was confirmed that Sorensen was departing Neighbours but his character was recast as the producers were not yet ready to write him out of the show.[4] It was later revealed that Sorensen quit Neighbours to join the army, but he revealed in an interview that he will return to acting "at some point down the track".[5] However Sorensen left the army after a few months due to injury, and is now pursuing a career in Science, studying at Victoria University; St Albans Campus.[6]

In 2011 he filmed a role in Conspiracy 365,[7] a television miniseries about a boy forced to become a fugitive.

Sorensen is currently undertaking a nursing degree and hopes to eventually enter a surgery training programme. In 2011, Sorensen completed a course in fitness instruction and now trains clients in between the demands of his studies.[7] He also started a Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree in 2011 at Victoria University.

Personal life[edit]

He is of Danish and Portuguese descent.[8] He has a twin sister and a brother who is six years younger. Sorensen is a keen photographer and also enjoys keeping fit by cycling. He has participated in The Great Victorian Bike Ride twice. Sorensen plays futsal in his spare time and also enjoys Holden cars, air travel and has been playing the piano since he was four years old.[1]


  1. ^ a b "James Sorensen on TV.com". TV.com. TV.com. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "James Sorensen – Neighbours". Neighbours. Neighbours. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  3. ^ James Sorensen - IMDb
  4. ^ Swift, Lynn (2010-01-30). "Neighbours Recast Confirmed by Five". ATV Network Today. Archived from the original on 1 April 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (8 February 2010). "James Sorensen backs 'Neighbours' recast". Digital Spy. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Knox, David (17 October 2011). "James Sorensen breaks his silence". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Knox, David (17 October 2011). "James Sorensen breaks his silence". TV Tonight. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  8. ^ http://holysoap.five.tv/neighbours/cast/declan-napier-795

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