Hello and welcome to my website! I'm Richard James, a professional actor and playwright, having
graduated from the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1992 (I'm the one in the middle, above).
My film credits include Great Expectations opposite Helena Bonham Carter, a live action version of The
Wind In The Willows with the Monty Python team and A Lover's Prayer in which I played Kirsten Dunst's
husband - although we didn't meet until the wrap party. As they say across the pond - go figure!
Ignoring the advice to never work with children or animals, I have played regular roles in numerous
children's television series, most notably 30 episodes of The Mysti Show and the rather bumptious Sir
Gestion (geddit?) in Sir Gadabout - The Worst Knight In The Land. I also spent a year under prosthetic
makeup to play the role of Officer Orrin in Gerry Anderson's sci-fi show Space Precinct, but even I realise
that nothing can quite top appearing in Crossroads in 2002!
On stage, I have toured the UK in a theatre production of the cult tv show Thunderbirds, played parts at
Derby's Playhouse and Newcastle-Under-Lyme's New Vic Theatre and taken the title role in my own play
The Mystery of Sherlock Holmes at the Swan Theatre in High Wycombe.
Writing in genres including one act and full length comedies and plays for schools and youth groups, my
plays are produced throughout the world, often winning awards in festivals and competitions.
|Filth: The Mary Whitehouse
|I will be appearing at various conventions this year. Click this link for more information and come and say hello!