James Warwick (actor)

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James Warwick
Born (1947-11-17) 17 November 1947 (age 71)
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, UK
OccupationActor, stage director
Years active1971-present

James Warwick (born 17 November 1947) is an English actor and director, best known for his roles on television and London's West End and New York's Broadway theatre.

Early life[edit]

Warwick was born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire UK.


James Warwick has had leading roles in UK TV including Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime (alongside Francesca Annis as the sleuthing couple Tommy and Tuppence), the detective series 'The Terracotta Horse' and the BBC serial The Nightmare Man. He also appeared in the Doctor Who serial Earthshock as Lieutenant Scott.

Other Agatha Christie works he acted in were Why Didn't They Ask Evans (alongside Francesca Annis) (1980), The Seven Dials Mystery (1981), and The Secret Adversary (also alongside Francesca Annis) (1983).

Other notable credits include: Jason King, The Onedin Line, Lillie (where he again acted with Francesca Annis), Rock Follies, Tales of the Unexpected, Howards' Way, Bergerac and Iris Murdoch's The Bell with Ian Holm.

Warwick has also worked in American television, with guest star roles in Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Civil Wars, Home Improvement, Murder, She Wrote, Babylon 5 and Alias amongst many others.

James Warwick also was a voice actor in the 1999 hit computer game Battlezone II: Combat Commander. He played the character of General Armond Braddock. He has also voiced Qui-Gon Jinn in many Star Wars video games and the Cartoon Network series Clone Wars.

His starring theatre roles included An Ideal Husband on Broadway, and King Arthur in the US national tour of Camelot. He played Brad in The Rocky Horror Show on stage in London for the first year of its run in addition to many leading roles in the West End and in regional theatres across the UK and America.

Warwick is also an award-winning theatre director, with credits from major theaters across the US. He served as associate director at the Chester Theatre Company and directed many productions for them over the last 12 years. He was Interim President of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles campus 2007/8 and directed productions for their Company series. In 2009, James Warwick was appointed President of Theatre of Arts in Hollywood, California.

He has recently returned to his freelance theatre directing career with productions of The Government Inspector, Almost and Maine for Bard College at Simon's Rock, and Halcyon Days and Folk for Chester Theatre Company. He has also records for Audible and Alison Larkin Presents... and most recently, The Mysterious Affair at Styles and a two-person recording of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. His lives in Berkshire County, Massachusetts and became an American citizen in 2015.

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