James Walker (actor)

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James Walker (born James S. Chalton, 1940–2017) was a British actor active in films and on television between 1980 and 2006. His career highlights included a season between 1992 and 1994 with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon – including a foreign tour with The Winter's Tale – and taking the role of Albert Einstein in Terry Johnson's play Insignificance, in Harrogate in 1999.[1]

Walker was born in Bournemouth, and was later brought up in Leeds in Yorkshire. He was the son of Stuart Chalton, a chartered accountant, and his wife, Alice, known as Molly (née Walker). James later took his mother's maiden name as a stage name. He was educated at Sedbergh School and thereafter at Trinity College, Oxford, to study modern languages, graduating in 1961. He met his wife, Sandra, having been introduced by friends and they married in London in 1986.[1]

James appeared in TV serials including The Secret Adversary, Fairly Secret Army, Howards' Way, Inspector Morse, and The Shell Seekers.

He also had roles in films including Nineteen Eighty-Four, Danny the Champion of the World, and Red Sun Rising.

He died in 2017.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Chalton, Sandra (28 February 2017). "James Walker obituary". The Guardian. 

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