photo by Emily Atkinson

Born in Oxford, England & raised in the countryside, James swapped his wellies for Waterloo in pursuit of his theatrical aspirations. After three years training at Rose Bruford College, he recently graduated with a first class degree in Actor Musicianship.


He made his professional stage debut in The Trench with Les Enfants Terribles, performed at the Southwark Playhouse in London, and has just finished a run performing in the UK premiere of the revised Strouse and Schwartz's musical Rags for the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester.

multi-instrumentalist and composer-lyricist, he enjoys uploading regular content as a singer-songwriter to his YouTube channel and teaching singing & piano to a wonderful cohort of students.

In his spare time, he is a passionate advocate of LGBT rights, fighting animal cruelty (yes, he's one of those vegans) & protecting our beautiful planet.

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